Create unique, useful, and eco-friendly items with these upcycled garden ideas - everything from outdoor lighting to furniture and planters.
Are you ready for some amazing upcycled garden ideas from some talented bloggers? Reusing things and making them into useful and beautiful objects are one of my favorite things, ever. In fact, I have an ebook and a section of the blog dedicated to Thrift Store Transformations! They're good for the environment, good for the pocketbook, and create unique items that aren't just the same cookie-cutter, what-everyone-else-has things.
And of course when you gift one of these creations, it just gets even better in my mind - blessing others with unique, lovingly made things is so much more meaningful than just running to the store and grabbing something off the shelf (not that there's anything wrong with that, if that's what you can do!).
So how about seeing what we can upcycle for the garden? I've gathered some really creative ideas for you that use a lot of common things that are easy to find, some that solve problems (need for light or furniture, what to do with a rusty old grill frame), and all that are super inspiring! Even if I don't have the exact items, I'm always inspired by lists like these that make me look at the stuff I do have with new eyes - aren't you?
Fifteen Upcyled Garden Ideas
I've got to start with one of mine, right? DIY Reclaimed Mason Jar Wood Box
Upcycled bench planter @ My Creative Days
DIY wind chime and decor from upcycled spice bottles @ Little Free Monkeys
Lamp to side table upcycle project @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Upcycled vintage garden caddy @ Satori Design For Living
DIY drawer pull hose guard-garden art @ Empress of Dirt
Upcycled grill frame to patio-cart @ Small Home Soul
DIY ashtray birdbath @ Here Comes the Sun
DIY hanging planter from an embroidery hoop @ Northstory
Repurposed hanging baskets decor @ Ribbons & Glue
Anthropologie inspired salvaged outdoor lantern @ Sadie Seasongoods
Upcycled vintage window herb planter @ Pillar Box Blue
DIY tin can outdoor pendant lighting tutorial @ The Heathered Nest
Rusty bedspring sweet pea garden @ Raggedy Bits
Recycled tin cans turned into herb planters @ Rae Ann Kelly
NOTE: Thanks to each of the amazing bloggers featured in this collection. Please pin responsibly and share directly from their sites.