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Saw Blade Garden Art

Melissa Dunlap is a writer, editor and blogger specializing in lifestyle communications. Fueled by curiosity, and a tad too much coffee, Melissa enjoys dissecting current trends for the modern woman. When she's not having dance parties w...

Use old circular saw blades for homemade garden art.

Metal saw blades have a wonderful artistic shape that is perfect for the outdoors. Just look at the circular blade with its spiky edge and you can envision a potential flower, smiling sunshine, tractor tire or so much more. And saw blades, old ones particularly, are durable enough to stand up as garden art regardless of weather.


Metal saw blades have a wonderful artistic shape that is perfect for the outdoors. Just look at the circular blade with its spiky edge and you can envision a potential flower, smiling sunshine, tractor tire or so much more. And saw blades, old ones particularly, are durable enough to stand up as garden art regardless of weather.

What your old saw blade becomes depends mainly on your skills and the tools you have available. If you know how to weld, making funky metal sculptures like fierce mechanical flowers and vicious robotic scarecrows might be up your alley.

How to weld a flower from saw blades:

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If painting is more your comfort zone, saw blades are perfect canvasses for wall art of any variety. Saw blades of different sizes painted gold or bronze look cool on their own and can make a neat backdrop for a garden wall.

If you don't even feel like painting, try saw blades as a border around a garden or walkway. Use a mallet to pound them into the ground and create decorative edging.

A very large saw blade can also make an excellent outdoor wall clock. Even if you don't finish the blade with paint or stain, its rust stains will provide a rustic outdoor character ideal for the garden. No wall space for a clock? How about a sundial? Make a birdbath-type pedestal as the sundial base and then lay a blade atop it with a wedge of metal to fall as the time-telling shadow.

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