Since we’ve just rebuilt the fence around our veggie garden (blogged here), I’ve been looking for a decorative way to top each of the new fence posts. I wanted something artistic and fun, but it couldn’t be too expensive, because I had over 20 posts to top!
Last week at the Silverton Arts Festival, I found the perfect solution: rusty birds 🙂 These cut-out shapes from naturally rusted metal are inexpensive but oh so cool. I bought a whole variety of shapes – nuthatches, robins, chickadees, wren, sparrows, cedar waxwings, etc. I also splurged on a couple of larger sizes to throw in the mix, including a meadowlark, a bluejay, and an owl.
We mounted them on sheets of flexible copper, to protect the cut ends of the fence posts from water and weather.
And, as the final touch, I bought a pileated woodpecker to grace the large post at the entry of the garden.
You can order these rusty birds online here. Check them out!