Go green in your yard this year with these think-outside-the-box repurposed garden projects that are both beautiful and resourceful.
Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse in your outdoor and garden projects with these creative project ideas
Now that summer is on the way, that means it’s time to start thinking about those summer projects! To give you some motivation, we’ve found 18 Garden & Yard DIY Ideas that will help you turn your backyard into an oasis that you’ll never want to leave!
I swear once you make the outdoor projects we’ve gathered for you, your sanctuary will be your backyard. We have everything from garden decor to outdoor furniture plans, a few luxuries that will keep the birds coming back daily, and so much more!
Repurposed Garden Projects
Check out the links below and get inspired!
1. Tin Can Fence Garden Feature
Backyard Tin Can Fence Garden from Ciera Design Studio – Make sure to save your tin cans for this DIY garden idea – it takes up minimal space in your backyard and is perfect if you’re on a budget.
2. Whimsical Ladybug Painted Rocks
Ladybug Garden Rocks from Crafts By Amanda – How adorable are these ladybug painted rocks?! These super cute ladybugs are so easy to make even your kids can help!
3. Turn a Mason Jar into an Outdoor Light
Magical DIY Hanging Mason Jar Lights from A Piece of Rainbow – Illuminate your yard at night with these enchanting hanging mason jar lanterns. Just a few household items are needed to make these decorative lights for almost no money at all!
4. Make a Canvas Hammock
DIY Fabric Hammock from Sustain My Craft Habit – Ideal for any outdoor setting, add this DIY hammock chair to your sanctuary – it will have your space feeling both cozy and practical! This blogger used canvas fabric, but I think dropcloth fabric would be a great option as well.
5. Try out the *Fairy Garden* Trend
Broken Pot Fairy Garden from Mimosas & Motherhood – This charming broken pot fairy garden will let creativity and imagination thrive all summer long.
6. Upcycle a Wine Bottle into a Creative Bird Feeder
Wine Bottle Bird Feeder from Elizabeth Joan Designs – You’ve got the birdhouse, and with this project, you will be able to feed them too.
7. Design a Garden Walkway from Pallet Wood
Pallet Wood Walkway from Funky Junk Interiors – With just a few scraps of pallet wood, you can make this garden walkway in just one day!
8. Build a Fun Swing Bed from Scrap Wood
DIY Pallet Swing Bed from The Merrythought – Just imagine sitting or lying on your pallet swing bed after a hard day’s work of gardening – it doesn’t get more relaxing than that!
9. Repurpose Old Doors and Windows to Build a Garden Shed
DIY Garden Shed from A Cultivated Nest – Keep all of your yard tools organized and in one place with this upcycled DIY project. This quaint little garden shed was using repurposed doors and windows.
10. Make these Colorful Spoon Garden Markers…
Wooden Spoon Garden Markers from The Crazy Craft Lady – Wooden Spoon Garden Markers are a simple, sustainable way to keep your garden or flower beds organized while adding character!
11. … Or give these Stamped Tea Spoons a Try
Silver Spoon Plant Tags from Paper and Planes – This is such a fun and whimsical way to keep everything labeled in your garden. Grab a pile of spoons from the thrift store, and you’re in business.
12. Build a Pallet Wood Potting Bench
Two Pallet Potting Bench from A Piece Of Rainbow – Of course, no garden lover’s yard is complete without a charming pallet potting bench!
13. Turn an Old Tire into a Gorgeous Planter
DIY Tire Planter from Addicted 2 DIY – Grab an old tire, some scrap wood, and some nautical rope, to make this one-of-a-kind patio planter.
14. Pallet or Scrap Wood Garden Border
Garden Border and Edging Ideas from Hometalk – Grab a pile of scrap wood, cut down to size, and tap the wood into the soil using a rubber mallet.
15. DIY Chair Planter
Save a broken old chair from the trash pile with this creative upcycling project. Here are two ideas to get you started: Chair Planter from Country Sampler and Chippy Chair Planter from My Repurposed Life.
16. Make a Whimsical Wreath from a Garden Hose
Garden Hose Wreath from Crabtree – What a genius way to repurpose an old, leaky hose.
17. Make a Totally Recycled Herb Planter
Wooden Ladder Garden Display from Simple Bites – I’m always up to try a new tin can craft, and this garden display seems like a fantastic way to show off some of your more decorative tins.
18. Add Ladders to Your Flower Garden
Ideas for displaying flowers on ladders from Organized Clutter – If you’re looking to add a bit of visual interest to your garden beds, consider adding a ladder. It’s a great option for displaying potted plants all summer long.
19.Planters made from Old Rain Boots
Planting Flower Boots from Rosy-Posy – Save your kids old, worn-out boots for this unique upcycled planter idea.
20. Display Plants in a Repurposed Wheelbarrow Planter
Wheelbarrow Planter from Hometalk – If you have an old wheelbarrow that isn’t entirely functional any longer, this project is for you. Add it to any garden bed for a bit of visual interest.
21. Add a Frame Around Hanging Flower Pots
Framed Flower Pots from Organized Clutter – Jazz up your hanging flower pots with a large picture frame. This seems like a great project to make with an inexpensive thrift store frame.
22. Upcycled Bicycle Mailbox Post
Bicycle Mailbox from Pinterest – Convert an old bicycle into a mailbox stand surrounded by a bed of flowers.
23. Hanging Window Boxes
Hanging Flower Window Boxes from Pinterest – It seems like old windows are everywhere. Put a couple to use in your garden.
24. DIY Repurposed Wire Spool Table
Wire Spool Table from The Lovely Life – I’ve always dreamed of snagging one of these giant spools and making something from it. It’s this table lovely?
Don’t forget to PIN these Upcyled Garden Projects for later:
More Garden and Plant Crafts I Think You’ll LOVE:
- Label Your Garden and Herbs with These Creative DIY Plant Markers
- “Please Grow” – Distress and Paint a Wood Garden Sign
- How to make an Herb Garden with Mason Jars
- DIY Farmhouse Style Craft Stick Herb Markers
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