Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Upcycled Garden Volume 13: Using Recycled & Salvaged Materials In Your Garden

In each of my Upcycled Garden blog posts I share  great ideas for unique DIY garden art that will hopefully inspire you to be innovative and think about how you can create your own upcycled garden creation.

I'm back again with my 13th installment of The Upcycled Garden, where you will find my picks for the very best ideas for using repurposed, recycled, and salvaged materials in your garden and outdoor landscape. 

So enough chat and let's get on to these beautiful ideas! Be sure to let me know which is your favorite. Leave me a comment below and share with us your own best garden upcycle project - we'd love to hear all about it!

Attach clay flowerpots to an old shutter with wire

Create some planters with fabric and cement like these from Kim, DIY instructions are here

Or for a smaller version, learn how to make a vase here

Ceramic and metal tub fountain with water plants

Old washtub with antique treadle sewing machine makes a pretty planter

Here's another version using the treadle base only, with the wooden top and sewing machine removed

Artistic landscaping - braiding long grasses

Create a mini pond with an old tub DIY instructions from Mrs. Greenhouse

Frame a garden shed with a collection of painted & decorated birdhouses

Use heavy wire to create a garden sculpture that can be used as a trellis for flowers. This one has fairy lights added to it, which I bet looks beautiful at night!

Cinder block succulent garden that you can build yourself to fit a corner

A garden totem is a beautiful way to add color, texture, and a touch of vintage to your garden.
from little vintage cottage

Vintage glass insulators + solar lights

Create a pretty succulent planter out of an old window, leaving some of the window glass in place

Alternating flower pots with recycled olive oil tins makes a unique visual

Vintage glass insulators + solar lights, the end of an old rake and some macramé plant hangers

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Have a great week!

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