28 Recycled Garden Ideas

Everyone loves a bargain, but gardeners are an especially resourceful bunch. Reuse odds and ends (you may already have around the house) with these recycled garden ideas!

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Home decor need a little freshening up? Take old household accessories to the garden.

  1. Use old lamp bases as pedestals for birdbaths or planters.
  2. Give old mirrors a new life in the garden. Hang them on a fence or the side of your shed to create dimension in the backyard.
  3. Rugs a little shabby for indoors? Take them outside to warm up your patio.
  4. Have a bunch of old keys or metal trinkets in your junk drawer? Hang them with string from an old colander for a fun wind chime.

Bonus Tip: Time to define! The definition of upcycling: reusing old materials to create objects of higher quality or value than the originals.

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  1. Joanne says

    I don’t like the mirror idea, especially reading it in Birds and Blooms. It is bad enough with birds getting killed or injured flying into windows, but hanging mirrors outdoors is an additional hazard for them.

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