Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Upcycled Garden Volume 4: Using Recycled Salvaged Materials In Your Garden

Spring and summer always seem to pass by so quickly! I figured I had better
get on the ball and share some more of these beautiful upcycled garden art ideas
while we are in the season. It's the time of year for planting, decorating, and 
enjoying our gardens and outdoor landscapes, so take a look below at this 
collection I gathered together for June, and be inspired!
Let me know which is your favorite!

And old metal bed headboard repurposed as a garden gate

Fish sculpture made from roof flashing by Mark Noll via Etsy

An old whiskey barrel hides a trashcan

Daisy garden flower planter by VaVasVintage via Etsy

Add a glass top to a container with succulents for an instant mini greenhouse

These old doors from Forever Vintage Rentals are perfect for taking photos in 
at an outdoor wedding, but I'd love them in my garden every day!

Recycled spoon flower by nbillmeyer via Etsy

Birdhouse made with reclaimed objects via Pinterest

Beautiful succulent garden from lacallefloridajardins

It's a piano garden...

Tin Man flamingo recycled garden art by CedarMoon via Etsy

Plant a flower garden in an old boat

Adirondack chair with wine glass holder made from wine barrels

Alligator tires by artist Eric Langert will surely keep your garden pests away

Yellow dump truck planter from House of Hawthornes

Painted salad bowl atop a tree stump = mushroom 
from mykidseatoffthefloor

Flowerpots placed in old dresser drawers

I hope you enjoyed this post.
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  1. A favorite!? There isn't one here that isn't! So much inspiration, I think I need to go look for some garden projects since you've shown so many awesome ideas!!

    1. Thanks for visiting Laurie, glad you liked the post! :)

  2. I love the mushroom stump idea. As always, thanks for all of the great inspiration!

  3. All are great, but gotta love those alligators!

  4. So inspirational! I love them all!

  5. They are all wonderful but I just love the birdcage full of succulents

  6. I think all these are imaginative and sometimes fantastical. Each would make a super project,...but the piano? I wonder if that would go in a real garden? :-) Love the dresser planted up and the crocodiles and boat would be fun in a children's garden... ~~ Sue

  7. These are really nice picks.
    Thank you for sharing through Etsy Blog Team.

  8. Some people are just so freakin' clever! All of these samples are fantastic ... but I DO love the birdcage planter ... and the door and chandelier photo opp spot ...

  9. I would love to have one one those alligators in my front yard. I do have a couple of old bird cages that need some inspiration, but I really love the hall hanging with the succulents...

  10. Thank You for including my Tin Man Of OZ Flamingo Incognito. Who would have thought a flamingo could be anything but PINK and a tire could be an alligator!
    Kate (CedarMoon Studio)

  11. They're all fantastic! I'm a 'one hit wonder' when it comes to art, make it once, and never again,...but these artists all give me some inspiration! Thanks!

  12. just stumbled on your site. it is fabulous. gives me inspiration if i just let my mind wonder and take a risk

    1. Sandy, Thanks for your kind comment, I'm so glad you are enjoying the blog! Please share it with your friends!