Friday, February 22, 2013

The Upcycled Garden Volume 2: Using Recycled Salvaged Materials In Your Garden

I really enjoyed writing The Upcycled Garden blog post I did last year so I thought I'd do another one (or two) of them this year. Before you know it spring will be upon us (hopefully sooner rather than later!) so why not get those gears turning and think about what creative ways you can use and display unique items in your yard and garden this summer? Take a look at this collection and let me know what you think!

Coffee cans + chain + paint = A unique hanging planter
Can garden via Against the wood grain

Upcycled garden hose door mat by Mark Kintzel

Mosaic wall with embedded teacups for succulents

Painted wash tub garden via Indulgy

Simple birdbath made from a grapevine wreath, terracotta saucer, and rope

Upcycled bottle hummingbird feeder by Dee Luxford via Etsy

Tub settee from CleverJunk via Junkmarketstyle 

Chicken wire chandelier DIY from

Upcycled water fountain photo via Heartland Gardens

Bicycle lawn mower from Treehugger

Planter made from an old doll by Franglias Designs

Make a ginger-bird house to feed the birds like this one from Backyard Farming

Old sink on sewing machine base is now a unique planter. From Cherry Hill Cottage

Planter made from an old wagon & sewing machine base from Second Hand Rose

Use broken clay pot pieces in your planters to deter digging pests by gardengateenotes

Vertically hung garden fence edging serves as a unique trellis

Birdhouse chandelier

Recycled tin can hanging planters from Poppytalk

Old screen door used as a garden gate 

Chicken coop car (It's a Yolkswagon) 

Bowling ball + 714 marbles = unique garden art

Outdoor chandelier made with electric insulators by Brian at Gadget Sponge

Old electric glass insulators on copper pipes =  unique garden art

Copper pipe windchimes by SarahMc

Flower art via Just Imagine

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