Do you love the look of using upcycled items in your garden?
Sure, anybody can do your basic store bought flower pots and mass produced hanging baskets. And honestly, I've done that on occasion too.
But to run across a little bit of whimsy and something unexpected in a garden?
THAT is special. THAT makes makes me smile!
Plus it's super thrifty, eco-friendly and FUN to upcycle common, slightly boring household objects for the garden.
Over the years I have added more and more pieces of yard art and repurposed planters into my flower beds. It started with a spur of the moment idea to glue some pennies onto a bowling ball and has morphed into me dragging home a heavier than I thought it was sink from the Habitat Restore store to use as a planter (that one is super new, so no pictures of that one yet).
Not sure where to start? I've collected some great repurposed garden projects from around the web with a few of mine thrown in for good measure.
Upcyled Garden Ideas
Upcycled Chair Planter
Junk Garden Planter
Upcycled Garden Tool Organizer
Seed Spreader Garden Planter
DIY Bird Feeder Form Vintage Snack Set
DIY Faux Enamelware Planter
Upcycled License Plate Planter
Repurposed Toy Truck Planter
Lampshade Frame Vertical Garden
Rubber Boot Planters
Outdoor Metal Stand Update
Vintage Galvanized Planters
Penny Bowling Ball Yard Art
DIY Potting Bench With Sink
Upcycled Bathroom Light Planter
Succulent Log Planter
Repurposed Stair Railing
DIY Hummingbird Feeder Station
Colander Planter With Silverware Wind Chimes
Frying Pan Plant Markers
Tipped Wheelbarrow Planter
Upcycled Garden Center Plastic Pots
Tomato Cage Bottle Tree
Repurposed Shoe Planter
Repurposed Cinder Black Planter
Upcycled Planters From The Kitchen
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Thank you Pam. We needed some inspiration and beauty in our lives with what all is going on all over the world. Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome!!!
The Seed Spreader Garden Planter is gorgeous. What kind of Purple plant or name of Purple plant is in box planter behind the Seed Spreader?
It's Lobelia. It is an annual and was one of the Techno Heat varieties which do very well in hotter weather (earlier varieties tended to quit blooming and would look leggy in July, these newer ones will last all summer long). They come in a lot of shades of blue, a few pinks and then white.
Thank you for all of the great ideas you share!! I smiled at the penny bowling ball. I did one with my grandson and all of the pennies popped off!! I should have used better glue for our northern climate! Anyway I love your ideas!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
So many wonderful ideas...I can hardly wait to get outside in the garden! Hope you and your family are staying well!
There are so many incredible and creative ideas! Thanks for including my shoe garden idea.
love your garden spreader flower pot - I have a old lawn mower that I want to turn into a flower pot hope it comes out as cute as that
Digging out some old tomato wires now, love the bottle tree made easy.
Many of these ideas feature planters made of metal. I repainted an old wheel barrel . It was cute full flowers . But later in Spring, when it got warmer, metal amplified the heat and fried the contents. I recommend metal only for shady locations.
Wonderful ideas thanks very much best regards Anne
So many good ideas! Thank you
My daughter had male neighbor who had a very different idea about unusual planters. He took oversized bras, filled them with dirt and plants and hung them on his fence. Strange...
Hey. I love your work. This should really be made something more than a trend. Its saving the planet and I thing will evolve. I tried starting my own blog on much similar ideas. Shine on.x
I love your ideas !
You had a small yellow step stool or ladder with a bird bath on top. I would love to see it again.
Very inspiring, thanks for sharing! There are at least 3-4 ideas here that I can do immediately. That is when our Canadian winter goes away and it’s time to get outside. lol The succulent planter, the upcycl mail holder, and more, it will take no time to make them happen, and new ideas like these just continue to motivate me. I’ll be following, enjoy your summer…….one love.