Bike Art




Introduction: Bike Art

Using objects I had I created an art bike for a wall in my living room. It is about 5 feet long; about the size of a bike.


2 bike rims with spokes 1 crossbar of your choice. I had the wavy stick

2 12inch lengths of light wire 1 crow or bird of your choice (crows are up year round in my home)

hammer and nails

optional: round wall mirror, bike art cards, clothespins, wire flower

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

2 rims, 1 cross bar, 1 crow, 1 wire flower

Step 2: Assembling the Bike

I have a round wall mirror that was already on the wall. I placed the first rim over the mirror: place a small nail above the mirror. tie a piece of wire or ribbon around the rim and loop it over the nail. If you are not using a mirror, a few nails strategically placed in the wall will hold the rim to the wall like hooks. The rim is not heavy.

I perched the back rim on top of my book case by leaning it against the wall. You can use a few nails, again for holding the rim up on the wall if you are not using an existing bookshelf.

Step 3: Adding the Cross Bar

Using the wire lengths tie the cross bar to the front and back rim.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

I had a wire flower shape that was originally used to hold photos. I added it to the center of the front rim.

I used some clothespins to add bike art to the spokes, but you could use a deck of playing cards on the spokes.

I set the crow on the crossbar using a small nail to hold the crow in place on the wall.

If you have enough wall space you could add a "safety flag" to the back rim.

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    2 years ago

    This is so much fun... think about all of the photos you could post on the spokes of the rim of each wheel! (Holidays, cards for special occasions, graduation, birthdays!)
    I also love the detail of a semi bike feel for people who love bicycling... take a small item to create a special place in their home without a 'FULL BIG BIKE' in their home... super fun and creative! Absolutetly LOVE IT!