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Fun Upcycling Garden Ideas

The beginning of a new year is a great time to look through old stuff lingering in your backyard shed, or in your garage. I’m doing just that this week, and I gathered a few upcycling garden ideas for inspiration.

Upcycled garden ideas

Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Fun Upcycled Garden Projects by Alex Mitchell (2016-01-29)Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Fun Upcycled Garden ProjectsAmazon buy button Let’s see what I found so far that either needs to go to the trash or find a way to recycle it into something useful. If I can’t find a use for these, maybe I could turn them into some sort of garden art, or even a new container for my flowers.

Upcycling Garden Ideas

Wheelbarrow Garden

I’ve seen this over and over again: an old barrel transformed into a beautiful wheelbarrow garden. you can make it the center of attention in your front yard, or you can move it around as you feel inspired.

In the end, it’s beautiful no matter where you place it.

Old wheelbarrow filled with colorful flowers

If you love working with wood, you can make a wooden wheelbarrow to display your plants and flowers. This one looks gorgeous!

Wooden wheelbarrow flower box

Garden shovel welcome sign

Do you have a rusty or broken garden shovel? You can make this beautiful sign to greet your family and friends when they visit 😉

Garden shovel welcome sign

Hanging bottle wind-chime

You can use just one bottle, or several of them to create a musical garden wind chime.

Hanging bottle windchime

Wood pallet window box

Got some old pallets? this window box looks really easy to make. Add some lovely flowers and you’ll have a beautiful (maybe fragrant) windowsill garden.

Wood pallet window box

Rain-boot planter

What a cute project! Alecia over at Chicken Scratch saved a pair of broken pair of rubber rain boots and make them into beautiful containers for some dwarf coreopsis she received as a gift. I love how her projected came out!

Greenery planted in a garden boot

Watering can  planter

I hate it when my watering can gets a hole and it starts dripping. Sometimes, I can still use it for a while, but it’s not fun loosing half of the water in the process.

So, I was really exited to find this watering can planter idea. So easy to do, and it gives new life to that useless broken watering can 😉

Here are some more planter ideas!

Watering can planter

Sock cozy upcycled tin can planters

Who knew? Chrysa used up empty tins and lonely socks form the mismatched pile to create a beautiful planter.

DIY Sock Cozy Upcycled Tin Can Planters

Painted pansies on glass

This project is adorable! Pamela has tutorials on painting flowers on glass, and these pansies are literally popping off the glass. Gorgeous!

Painted pansies on glass jar

You can watch her do it here:

Recycle a broken bird bath into a plant stand

Once you get your mind into recycling mode, you’ll see “gold” everywhere. That’s what happened to Richard when he walked by this broken bird bath.  Take a look and see how he re-purposed it into a beautiful plant stand.

Bird bath transformed into a planter

Did you get some upcycling garden ideas you’d like to try? I sure hope so.

There is so much potential out there to up-cycle (or recycle), and create beautiful items for your landscape!

I’d love to see what YOU come up with. Do you have a recycled garden project? Share it here in the comments or on our Facebook page others can get inspired.

Fun upcycling garden ideas

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Adriana Copaceanu is a passionate nature lover living in the country on her dream property where she grows vegetables, lavender, and wildflowers that she shares with the wildlife they attract. When she's not in the garden, she loves spending time with her chickens and planning her next nature project. Check out her books below:

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