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Bee Art: Beware of Bees – Wacky Yard Art

Bees’ knees are cute – but their stingers leave a lot to be desired. Warn folks to steer clear of the buzzing little buggers with this fun and funky Beware of Bees sign. This metal sign in the form of a bumbling bumble bee is an excellent addition to any area that flourishes with flowers and especially helpful near hummingbird feeders oozing with sweet red nectar.

Why you need it:
Do you honestly like being stung?

How I made it:
Metal yard art is created with love and care by first cutting out shape from sheet metal, filing down the edges with a Dremel and pounding out kinks with a flat hammer and anvil combination that the neighbors and my dogs hate.

Why I made it:
I still harbor a horrific childhood memory of being stung at a family picnic and resorting to eating in the car. The bees here in Tucson also invade my bright red hummingbird feeders.

Specs:
Approx. 17 inches wide by 8 inches high.
Weather resistant, rust-resistant paint finished off with clear coat.
Wire loop for easy hanging. Bright yellow and black with silver white highlights.

Variations:
Custom orders always welcome! If you are more annoyed by other bugs, feel free to popt for a Beware of Gnats, Beware of Mosquitoes, Beware of Flies or an umbrella Beware of Insects sign. To place a custom order or more info, e-mail ryngargulinski@hotmail.com

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Fish Art: Beware of Ugly Fish Metal Sign

ugly fish sign
ugly fish sign
 

Ugly fish might be necessary to make other fish look pretty, but by no means is it necessary for you to go near them. Remember to steer clear with this gorgeous ugly fish metal warning sign, a perfect piece to enhance your fishpond, home aquarium or desktop fish bowl. Putrid orange hues blend unnaturally with light purple polka dots and wild, unfocused eyes.

Why you need it:
You will never again have your arm ripped off by the jaws of a horrific-looking fish if you have such a sign to remind you to steer clear. Your fishpond, aquarium or fish bowl will also benefit aesthetically from heeding the warning.

How I made it:
Metal yard art is created with love and care by first cutting out shape from sheet metal, filing down the edges with a Dremel and pounding out kinks with a flat hammer and anvil combination that the neighbors and my dogs hate.

Specs:
Approx. 15 inches wide by 12 inches high.
Weather resistant, rust-resistant paint finished off with clear coat.
Wire loop for easy hanging. Ugly purple polka dots.

Variations:
Custom orders always welcome! Fish signs can include specialized species, such as colossal koi or battling bettas, or the ever-popular “Beware of Goldfish” and “Beware of Guppy,” the latter of which sold out nearly before I finished making it. A big wide fishpond of possibilities is yours for the choosing. To place a custom order or more info, e-mail ryngargulinski@hotmail.com

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Pink Flamingo Arizona Style: Quail in Pink and Blue

arizona pink flamingo

arizona pink flamingo
 
The Arizona Style Pink Flamingo is a gorgeous tribute to the Grand Canyon State’s mighty quail. It proves once and for all that Floridians are not the only ones lucky enough to have a version of this ever-popular and gorgeous bright pink flamingo.

Why you need it:
Pink flamingos are the ultimate piece of yard art – and you don’t want to be left in the barren dust. Besides, the Arizona Pink Flamingo ensures you are helping wildlife thrive by acknowledging its beauty in every form. It will also make your neighbor’s laugh, which means they will automatically like you and then you can get away with things like leaf-blowing all your debris onto their property with no repercussions.

How I made it:
Metal yard art is created with love and care by first cutting out shape from sheet metal, filing down the edges with a Dremel and pounding out kinks with a flat hammer and anvil combination that the neighbors and my dogs hate.

Specs:
Approx. 14 inches high by 11 inches wide.
Weather resistant, rust-resistant paint finished off with clear coat.
Wire loop for easy hanging.

Variations:
Custom orders always welcome! Consider pink flamingos of other regions, such as the Michigan-style flamingo that is a robin done up in pink and aqua hues or the Alaska version, which is a penguin sporting the same colors. Oh, yeah – you can also get a traditional Florida-style pink flamingo if you so desire.

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