Friday, April 4, 2014

The Upcycled Garden Volume 5: Using Recycled Salvaged Materials In Your Garden


 It's that time of year again! 
It's spring...and that means it's time for some new upcycled garden ideas.
Check out my April picks for the most creative, unique, and beautiful ways to wow your outdoor landscape and create some fun, artistic, and functional art by incorporating salvaged and repurposed materials into your yard and garden. Check it out!



Old iron headboard from a bed turned into a garden gate by A Way To Garden




Decoupage napkins onto tin cans and spray with sealant. Punch holes in sides to add a wire hanger. 
Now wouldn't these be pretty in your garden? By catshome




Old window frame graced with hanging flower pots.  via Pinterest





Add decorative corbels to wash lines. from Toves Sammensurium







These look like pillows, but they are actually concrete stepping stones! from Tuffits





VW Stone sculpture via Pinterest



Plant succulents in vintage coffee cans. from livingarragementsla





Farm tiller turned sculptural fountain from Bland Hoke





Add an old ornate window to a garden trellis. via Pinterest









Perfect for drinks on the patio, these coasters look like mini pallets.





Chicken wire stapled to old window frame = trellis. from reneegarner





Outdoor rocking bench made from an old tailgate.




Spruce up a potting or tool shed with giant letters. from vivaterra










Mini Emerald City fairy house made with green glassware from Florence Griswold Museum





Create a drying rack for your garden herbs and flowers from the back of an old chair. By Anne Parker







I hope you enjoyed this post.
Please leave me a comment below! 

Enjoy the rest of your week. 
Love, Laura




   



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22 comments:

  1. LOVE all these ideas. Well, okay the chicken gnome is a little creepy. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  2. So many amazing picks here! The tin cans, Emerald City, stepping stones, and grow letters are all fabulous. Thanks for the great round up!

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    1. You're welcome, glad you enjoyed the post!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE the headboard garden gate. I've been wanting to get a metal headboard/footboard for the garden, but my husband just can't see it.
    Laura

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    1. The garden gate is fab! You will need to do some convincing!

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  4. I like the decoupage tin cans... I think I will try it myself !

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    1. I think printed paper napkins and mod podge would work perfectly for that project!

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  5. our new house had a headboard garden gate, it was rusty, and my husband tossed it. Man has no vision.

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  6. Anyone know how to construct the clothes line?? It is beautiful!

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  7. Can u tell me more about the concrete pillows, they are SO unique!

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  8. My husband just cut down all the pine trees in the front yard. Now I know what to do with some of the stumps! Turn them into outside seats!!! Perfect!

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    1. Great! I'd love to see the final result!

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  9. Thank you -- I'm excited about the outdoor seats and the garden steps that look like cushions!

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  10. The ideas are so inspiring and will liven up my garden. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Donna

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  11. I feel sorry for the chicken :-)

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  12. You have such great ideas...love them....favorite is the clothes line!!!

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