License Plate Yard Art

It's time  for what is quickly becoming my favorite post of the month!!

The second Wednesday of each month the Thrifty Chicks (a group of blogging buddies and I) join together and complete a challenge project and then share our results with you!

This month's challenge was license plates! If you missed last month's kitchen items challenge you can check it out here: What To Do With a Collection of Random Kitchen Do-Dads.

Recycled license plate projects!

Here are all the before shots from everyone for this fun project.
Here is my before pile... two license plates and an old table leg.

This project was so easy!

First, I cut the license plates like so, to create the wings for my dragonfly yard art.

I added some wood balls on the bottom and the top of the table leg to make it resemble a dragonfly more.

The wings were attached just by bending the ends of the license plates over and screwing them to the table leg on the sides. Like many of my projects, I used my Crop-A-Dile Punch to punch holes in the metal license plates.

And then I found some rusty wire in the garage and made some little antennae!

And this cute little big dragonfly is hanging out on my fence... brightening up my backyard!

What do you think?

Be sure to check out all the other ladies projects below!

Marie at The Interior Frugalista - License Plate Art For A Child's Room
Debra at Shoppe No. 5 - How To Make A Welcome Sign From A License Plate
Tuula at Thrifty Revel Vintage - How to Make a License Plate Wind Chime
Lora at Lora B. Create & Ponder - License Plate Trug How-To
Diana at Adirondack Girl at @Heart - A Vintage License Plate DIY for the Man Cave

Next month's theme is chalkboards!

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Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

I love it Tania! Your dragonfly is absolutely adorable. Great idea!

Marie Blackburn said...

This is really adorable, Tania and my fence could use one or two of these! I have an old chair spindle just waiting - all I need is more license plates. Pinned and sharing

Nancy Carroll said...

Love that giant insect! Something i don't say often! LOL! I may have to go rummage in the garage---don't tell dad!

Diana Petrillo said...

Super cute, Tania!! And what a conversation piece, too, for summer BBQ's.

Lora Bloomquist said...

Your dragonfly is adorable! But I think he needs some friends flying around that fence with him!

Debra Pashkowsky said...

This would certainly brighten up my fence. It is so cute. I love how bright and colorful the license plates make this sweet dragonfly.

Tania said...

Thanks Debra! I think a blue one would be cute (and look more like a dragonfly too)!


Tania said...

Definitely Lora!


Tania said...

Thanks Diana!!


Tania said...

Ha Ha! My lips are sealed... although he may catch on when he sees the license plate wings ;o)


Tania said...

Thanks Marie! You'll definitely need to collect some more license plates and make a couple!


Tania said...

Thanks Tuula!!


handmade by amalia said...

I like a bit of whimsy in a garden.

Tania said...

Me too Amalia :o)


VintageSouthernPicks said...

Well, I wondered why my favorite bloggers were all 3 doing license plate projects! This is cute Tania! Looks great on your fence! I wish I had a fence.

Tania said...

How about on a shed... or a large tree??


Amanda Wallace said...

Woman your talents, and vision, cease to amaze me! Now I have a new project to add to my to craft list.

Tania said...

Ha ha! Thanks Amanda... your project list is growing and growing!! ;o)


A Pretty Fix said...

Your creativity seems boundless! Love how you can transform trash into a real treasure - and talking point, too! Am inspired by you :)

Tania said...

Thank you!