The Junk Gypsy Wander Inn: Amie's Campfire Wall Art

Junk Gypsy sister Amie Sikes and her dad, Phillip Sikes, made campfire-themed wall art for the Junk Gypsy Wander Inn using metal and leather scraps and plywood. See how they did it, and get inspired to make your own.

By: Jennifer Frazier
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Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Treasures and Junk

Amie and Jolie rummaged through their old Gypsyville barn, which is loaded with treasures and junk, in search of inspiration and items for a campfire-themed art project to hang in the new Junk Gypsy Wander Inn.

Gypsy Plan

Every Gypsy DIY project starts with a plan, which includes designating a theme, sketching the project and junking to find the materials needed. Here, Amie drew the outline of a campfire on paper and traced it onto the plywood.

Scrap Metal Art

No stranger to tools and getting dirty, Amie used tin snips to break apart old steel cans and license plates. "I love that we literally made art from scrap metal," she said.

Hammer It Out

Wearing heavy-duty leather gloves, Amie put the cans and license plates on top of an anvil and hammered them flat.

Daddy's Hand

Phillip Sikes, Jolie and Amie's dad and part of the Junk Gypsy team, cut old Western belts to serve as the "logs" in the campfire artwork.

Campfire Cutout

"This was the hardest DIY we did all season. My brain really had to work," Amie said, pictured here with her dad and the unique plywood cutout. "Once we realized that we didn't have to cut the metal in the campfire shape, it was such a breakthrough."

Almost Finished

Amie and Phillip placed the cutout atop the leather and metal collage pieces.

Fireplace Art

Amie's art was placed above the fireplace mantle as a way to bring the Texas sisters' vision of creating "Camp Junk Gypsy" to life.

See before and after photos of the Wander Inn renovation.