Flower folk art garden displays are fun and uplifting behind my fence line where a 200 foot long guerrilla garden rests. I share the flower folk art with my community as the sitting area rests on a public sidewalk.
How Fence Garden Art Brings Joy
Every day little old ladies and teenagers and children on bikes and neighbors who have health problems – all sorts of wonderful people – pass by my garden-behind-the-fence. Some people stop to rest at the garden bench while others simply smile and wave. Yet each person mentions how they like the garden and the flower folk art wall decorations I put up and many stop and hug me; bringing a certain special joy to my life.
How to Make a Flower Folk Art Display
I painted the bench a very bright chartreuse green and felt it needed something even brighter and happier – like the flower folk art – to make my neighbors smile. It is easy to find flat round objects at resale shop visits and an old green electrical cord I pulled from the trash. (I have sliced the electrical cord more times than I can count while attempting to trim bushes in the garden.)
Four Easy Steps to Create Art for a Garden Fence
- Find several large round flat items – old wall hangings, wreaths, flattened iron pieces, or flat baskets work perfectly.
- Paint bright colors which match your gardens color scheme.
- Hang on a fence wall as “flower heads” using nails, wire, or staples.
- Recycle an old electrical cord, hose, or wires into the stem and leaves – staple onto the fence.
See the little lizard that rests beneath the garden bench? That was placed by a little boy from my neighborhood who walks by regularly.
No doubt the little neighbor was trying to scare some of the sweet old ladies that sit on the bench in front of the flower folk art. I found it charming and adorable and have left it as my Official Mascot Of The Park Bench to make sweet old ladies grin and think about their grandchildren. ::wink::
You can build flower folk art in your garden to inspire your community. Filled with whimsy, it is a colorful change from the plain old fence line. If you make it from reused and recycled items, you are saving money and helping the earth so it will be a joy to all who see it in your neighborhood.
How to Make a Garden Fence Flower Folk Art Display
- Source Large Round Flat Items
Find old wall hangings, wreaths, flattened iron pieces, or flat baskets in the recycling, garbage or at resale shops.
- Paint the Round Pieces to Look Like Flowers
Paint the items with bold paint colors.
- Hang Flowers on the Garden Fence or Gate
Using nails, wire, or staples, hang on a garden fence wall, making the items look like “flower heads”.
- Add Cord for the Stem
Recycle an old electrical cord, hose, or wires to look like stem and leaves; stapling onto the garden fence