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6.07.2021

sunshine door decor

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talk about sun salutations!
i was staring at some junk that was sitting in the garage the other day,
decided it looked a bit like something from a place i love,
and came up with another way to make a sunny project
that's perfect on your front door, wall, or even garden fence!

this is an easy one to make,
using only a few pieces of metal junk, paint, a wreath hanger, and some zip ties...

*** as a matter of fact, it's SO EASY that i just RE-DID this project
with a *bit* more of the original inspiration included! ***
continue reading for details on the original project AND the changes i just made...

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this project is actually the first of THREE variations on a theme.
all made from metal junk found around the house,
all spray painted in this sunny yellow hue.
(stay tuned for the other two projects in coming posts!)

for this one, i grabbed some rusting galvanized pieces,
one of which you've seen before...

the small galvie windmill wall hanging was from Hobby Lobby a few years back,
and i used it in our garden, hung on a metal tomato cage like this:
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since then, it's been sitting on a shelf in the garage.
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combined with another piece of metal, and painted,
now it's got a whole new look!

the windmill wall hanging was attached to a damaged plant roller (from IKEA),
using zip ties to hold them together.
(ignore the metal 'ring' in the middle image - it was used on another project)

after painting it all yellow, the sun was ready to come out and play,
and it became garden art in our backyard raised garden area:

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(pssst! don't miss these other sunny garden projects! see this post )

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didja' know you can use wreath hangers to hang art on your FENCES
as well as on your doors?! yep!
cheap, easy, NO damage, and easy to remove.
i love that they perfectly fit the ugly vinyl fencing around our backyard.


i didn't even notice the bee happily buzzing around the sun when i snapped that photo!

of course, you could hang it on a door, to welcome guests:

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tho i like the sort of mod feel of this simple version,
the image at the top of this post shows a sweet little kawaii face 
painted on. 
that's easy to do with craft paints! 

oh, and the thing from the place i love that inspired this project?

(is anyone REALLY surprised by this?!!!!)

UPDATE:
so. sometimes a project turns out good.
and then you get an idea to make it BETTER.

i got to thinking about the big sun in the attraction,
and wanted to add more details to mine
so it would look just like the one in the last 'room' of the Small World (shown above).


whaddya' think?! BETTER, right?! 
especially for a major Disneyland Small World fan. (me)

the features of the face are really simple...

those eyes? the lids of some mint tins, painted yellow and flattened.
(you'll see them in another garden project post soon!)
i glued magnets on the back of them and they stick perfectly to the metal 'sun'!

the nose is another magnet, covered with yellow gift wrap plus plastic tape.
ditto for the cheeks.
and the subtle smile is painted on with paint pens, right in the groove on the plant roller.


i'm calling him 'Sunny D' now - for sunny Disney!!!
(common name for him IN the attraction is 'the demon sun' because his eyes glow eerily...
but i'm not so enamored of that name or imagery!!!)

i love using things in new ways, and turning junk into new decor...
if you do, too, make sure you check out
the 'Upcycled Decor Projects' link party
every Friday night on the Funky Junk Interiors blog!


links to previous related posts:

painted Small World globe


shared online:

funky junk interiors | new upcycled projects to make #580
thank you for featuring my project, Donna!


creatively beth | creative crafts link party #46

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6 comments:

  1. Well, that is cate as can be and it makes me smile with its bright, sunshiny look. xo Diana

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    1. why thank you, Miss Diana! we can all use a smile!

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  2. Such a FANTASTIC upcycle Deb!!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-45/
    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth

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    1. thank you so much for the kind invitation, Miss Beth.
      FYI: i'm not sure when you saw this post... but at 9 AM PST Saturday, i updated it with ANOTHER 'more Disney' version of my junky sun! ;) you might like the NEW version better so check it out and pin it!

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  3. That is an adorable idea for outdoor fence art. Love the bright happy color! This would be so sweet above our grandkids sand table in our yard. So cute!

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  4. thank you so much, Marie! i love your idea - and i bet your grandkids will, too!

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