Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Upcycled Garden Volume 14: Using Recycled & Salvaged Materials In Your Garden

Old spring frame with discs of stained glass and wine glasses

Hi friends! It's already June and I'm late with my Upcycled Garden blog post! Here it is! 

It's obvious that with Covid19 so many people have picking up new hobbies and the skills that go along with them while they learn how to make all different types of DIY projects, crafts, and home improvement projects. I think that's great! Especially when I see more people embracing the use of recycled and salvaged materials. 

Whether you are a new reader to my blog or a returning fan, this is my 9th year of doing my Upcycled Garden blog posts (wow time flies!) and with each one I chose some of my very favorite Upcycled Garden inspiration. I hope you enjoy this collection and be sure to check back for more. 

Be sure to leave a comment below and let us know which is your favorite, and I want to know, what have you been working on lately?

Recycled wine bottles create a garden fountain

Create a container pond in an old tin tub

Use bricks to elevate plants inside the tub

Metal garden art birds nest. Photo by Karl Gercens

Fill a sparse area with something bright and unexpected, like this section of fence and half-basket.

Handy with woodworking? Create a handcarved wooden bird bath from a log.

Recycled can windchimes decoupaged by Jeanne Hildrew

Use a vintage table to create a stylish lettuce table like this one by Tara at Savvy Gardening

A painted & distressed old door is always a great way to add color to a garden. Here a wimple wreath was formed using tin kitchen molds.

Create a herb dryer like this one by Stephanie S using frames, chain, and window mesh screening

Old wine corks, acorn caps and bits of copper are transformed into these cute little wine cork birdhouses that are perfect for fairy gardens or as  plant pics. (above and below) From Simon's Grandaughter

Use old galvanized buckets as planters. Drill a hole at the bottom of each bucket and thread a metal rod through each to get this look.

Bird's nests by Gail Hyde from Metalsome

Rusty metal barbed wire and moss garden art from Lottes Vita

Wrap and old ladder in chicken wire to create a charming trellis for your garden.

Create a stone throne to rule your garden by

Multitask with a canopied clothesline turned-hammock

Sweet & simple handmade bird feeder for your garden

Teacup and saucer bird feeders

What do you think?

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