We are continually being told that we must recycle more for environmental reasons so it’s encouraging when we have some practical suggestions for using those discarded items rather than just being told to sort our rubbish for collection. The ideas described below all use old household items repurposed as planters, bird feeders or garden decor. These simple DIY projects are described in an article by Kathy Woodard which I found on The Garden Glove website.
Repurposing is a craze that is not going away any time soon, and it shouldn’t! We all need to think about things in a new way to prevent waste, and it helps that it is a lot of fun to use your creativity to make old things into new. These thrift store DIY garden projects are just the thing for a rainy Saturday (or a sunny Monday!) to help you decorate your outdoor space.
From ‘Gumption Decor’ I love this DIY file cabinet planter! I’ve seen these projects before, but wondered if they could hold up to all that weight of the soil. They fixed this problem by having a wood liner made from scrap wood. A little spray paint and wheels, and a very cool, contemporary planter! (BTW, you need to make sure you have a solid bottom on the file cabinet, these run about $10 at my local Goodwill!)
Pam at ‘House of Hawthornes’ made this DIY mosaic bowling ball yard art from… well, yes, a bowling ball. This is an easy project with some caulk, grout and some craft store gems. I would love one that was all aqua blue! Easy to follow tutorial with photos.
Ingenious much? ‘Gadget Sponge‘ created these repurposed up cycled bird feeder for ‘Birds and Blooms Magazine’! Pretty…Cool… And a good tutorial too!