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These Upcycling Projects Will Transform Your Garden into the Best Part of Your Home

If you’ve been dreaming of creating a beautiful outdoor garden, don’t be discouraged by a limited budget. There are multiple DIY garden decor projects you can create using recycled materials. Eye-catching and eco-friendly, they’ll transform your garden into a space that you’ll be proud to show your family and friends.

Tire planter

Tire Planter

Upcycle an old tire into a large planter with this easy DIY project. Head over to Addicted 2 DIY for the instructions.

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Tin Can Planters

Spray paint large tin cans, then nail them to a wooden fence to create a small vertical garden. This would be perfect for growing fresh herbs to use in your cooking. Photo courtesy of Love This Pic.


Spoon Plant Markers

Use a metal stamping set to turn old spoons into sturdy plant markers for your flowers, herbs, and produce. My Salvaged Treasures shows you how.

Garden charms

Garden Charms

Turn empty soda charms into adorable garden charms with this easy DIY project from Empress of Dirt. Visit the eBay blog for details.

Recycle old wine bottles to create a garden edge

Upcycled Garden Edging

Use colorful glass bottles to make flower borders or walkways. Get more garden edging ideas on Homedit.

Bottle art

Bottle Art

Grab colorful glass bottles from your recycle bin to make this beautiful art for your garden. Shermanator’s Guns & Gardens explains how.

Stained glass spinner

Stained Glass Garden Spinner

Add color to your garden with this eye-catching spinner made from an old bike wheel. Flea Market Gardening shows you how.

Garden flowers

Garden Flowers

Glass garden flowers are a stylish way to add visual appeal to your garden. Learn more about this DIY project at Empress of Dirt.

Brick books

Brick Books

Paint old bricks to look like your favorite books for literary inspired garden art. Head over to Punk Projects for the details.

Spindle wind chimes

Spindle Wind Chimes

This vintage-inspired garden wind chime was made from assorted spindles and a cast-off bird statue. Learn more at Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer.

Watering can with crystals 5

Watering Can Sculpture

Give an old watering can a new look by adding a cascade of crystals. Head over to Crafts by Amanda to learn more about this project.

Word art

Pallet Word Art

Upcycle wooden pallets by painting them with a favorite inspirational phrase or quote. Photo courtesy of The Space Between.

Stepping stone

Garden Stepping Stones

Even broken plates and bowls can be transformed into something useful with this DIY stepping stone project. Visit Intimate Weddings to learn more.


Candle Holder Bird Feeder

This upcycling project takes no time at at to complete: simply fill old candle holders with bird seed. Photo courtesy of Charter House Interiors.

Bird bath

Bird Bath

Join together a large glass vase and oversized platter to make an elegant looking garden birdbath. Visit At Home by the Baye to learn more.

Tic tac toe garden table

Tic Tac Toe Table

Make your garden a place for relaxing and entertaining guests with this adorable tic tac toe table featuring a tree trunk base and painted stones for the game pieces. Learn more at Hometalk.

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