Paint samples are really cheap (cheaper at Lowes than Walmart). Grab a blank canvas (also cheap), use painters tape to make a design, and buy a size appropriate wooden letter, or smaller letters to make a word, and paint those= Awesome art.
Funky Junk Interiors is a go to spot for repurpose and upcycle inspiration of all kinds. This canning jar lid wreath is a personal favorite. Just last week, I happened upon a bag of old rusty canning lids similar to