26 Upcycled Garden Ideas Anyone Could Do

Gardens are the perfect place to express your inner artist.

After all, floral landscapes are carefully arranged to create a sense of natural beauty. Adding fun and crafty pieces can both elevate the look of your garden and give it a unique spin, personal to you.

Best Upcycled Garden Ideas. Start your gardening goals with these DIY Upcycled Garden Projects and repurpose old and unused objects into something useful in the garden! #decorhomeideas

Planters can be repurposed from materials you no longer need, like grills, cans, and even chairs.

Lighting can, too, be utilized using upcycled garden ideas, like bottles.

These 26 ideas are sure to give you an idea to go on!

1. Eye-Catching Vertical Garden with Upcycled Tin Cans

Backyard Tin Can Fence Garden #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This garden idea adds color and dimension to your garden.

Along with fence posts, blue tin cans are mounted at various heights.

Converted to floating planters, these tin cans hold various brightly colored blooms. They are placed above a planter box of leafy greens.

via Cierra Design

2. Creative Upcycled Beer Bottle Garden Feature

Beer Bottle Tree Cap and Base #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Upcycling several of your favorite beer bottles, this idea adds a crafty element to your garden.

Twenty or so beer bottles without their labels have been placed upside down in a hollowed post to resemble a treetop. Three of these with different heights are placed together.

Find it here: Etsy

3. Make a Bee-Inspired Garden with DIY Wooden Post Stakes

Bumble Bee Plant Stake #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

An adorable DIY project, this garden idea makes use of some wood post scraps you have laying around.

A black wooden post top has been turned into a bee with two curly antenna wires and a plastic yellow cutout.

Four of these are attached to long sticks, grouped, and used as plant stakes.

Find it here: Etsy

4. Create an Elegant Garden with a Minimalist Planter Design

Burlap and Nautical Knot Porch Planter #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Simple and elegant, this garden idea uses a minimalist approach to level up your planters.

A square planter is covered in burlap wrapping. It is then decorated with an intricate knot tied with rope.

via Elizabeth Joan

5. Make a Colorful Corner Planter with Repurposed Cabinetry

Corner Cabinet Planter #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This garden DIY upcycles some cabinetry and wood pieces to make a corner planter for the patio or front porch.

Two cabinet panels are joined at a right angle and painted mint green.

Three sky blue boards are attached with bottom shelving along the inside. Within these spaces are planter areas and colorful flowers.

via My Love 2 Crate

6. Create a Calming Oasis with a DIY Butterfly Watering Station

DIY Butterly Waterer #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Calming and inviting, this DIY project will have all the butterflies floating in your garden.

A deep white plate is secured to the top of a pole to create a watering area. Inside the water are translucent green and blue stones.

via Chicken Scratch NY

7. Make a Garden-Chic Wreath with Repurposed Garden Hose

DIY Garden Hoses Wreath #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Garden chic and festive, this DIY idea has you use excess garden hoses as a wreath.

Several small sections of a garden hose have been pained in matter pinks, yellows, and blues and secured together in a circle.

Various fake flowers and garden memorabilia are secured to the wreath as well.

via Lora Bloomquist

8. Create a Mosaic Stepping Stone with Crafty Garden DIY

DIY Garden Mosaic Stepping Stones #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This garden DIY gives your space to express your inner artist while putting your crafting skills to the test.

A flat circular stone is used as the base to create a cut-out mosaic of pinks and white. The artwork now serves as a stepping stone.

via Over The Big Moon

9. Construct a Metal Cactus Sculpture for Your Home Garden

Galvanized Metal Pipes Cactus #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Taking an industrial perspective on nature, this DIY idea makes a cactus sculpture.

Galvanized pieces of pipe with blue rust are secured together to look like a cactus. Two of these are put together in a rock garden.

via AZ DIY Guy

10. Make an Artistic Ladybug Garden Craft with Your Kids

Googly-eyed Golf Ball Ladybug #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

An adorable DIY project that your kids will love to do with you, this garden idea makes an artful ladybug!

A golf ball is painted red with black spots to resemble a ladybug. Two googly eyes are added to increase the likeness.

via Turning Clock Back

11. Succulent Lantern Planters for a Castle-Inspired Project

Hanging Lantern Succulent Upcycled Holder #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

With an overgrown castle vibe, this DIY idea uses lanterns as succulent planters.

Attached to an overhead pulley by rope, two metallic lanterns hang unevenly. Within them, overgrowing succulents are held.

via A Crafty Mix

12. Create a Floral Statue with a DIY Horseshoe Tulip Display

Horseshoe Tulip Flower #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This fun and cute DIY idea is about how to create a floral statue in the garden.

A horseshoe has been painted yellow and attached to a short pole placed in the ground.

The tulip look is fully actualized with a curvy yellow wire placed on both ends of the horseshoe. Three of these are put together to create a tulip garden.

Find it here: Etsy

13. Make an Elegant Arbor with Three Recycled Screen Doors

Metal Screen Doors Trio Turned Arbor #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

A seemingly difficult, but actually simple DIY idea converts three screen doors into an arbor.

Two white ornate metal screen panels are secured into the ground, while one lays across the top as a roof.

via Kabam Family

14. Metallic Garden Wall Sculpture with Corrugated Metal Petals

Painted Corrugated Metal Flower #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Tapping into your crafty art side, this DIY idea creates a metallic garden wall sculpture.

Using corrugated metal differently sized petals are layered to create a flower. The back three layers are painted in purple, while the top layers pop in a pale yellow.

Find it here: Etsy

15. Create a Quoted Garden Oasis with DIY Metal Spoon

Personalized Spoon Miniature Garden Sign #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This garden DIY creates a small, but intentional space in your garden.

A metal spoon has typed into it a loving garden quote of your choice. The look is complete with a simple twine bow.

Find it here: Etsy

16. Turn Hummingbird Feeders into a Front Porch Chandelier

Red Hummingbird Feeder Chandelier #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Functional and aesthetically pleasing, this garden idea turns hummingbird feeders into a front porch chandelier.

Five hummingbird feeders hang from the arms of a red chandelier.

via Renovated Faith

17. Illuminate Your Garden with a DIY Luminary Centerpiece

Solar Light Outdoor Upcycled Centerpiece #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

With a magical ambiance, this DIY idea creates a luminary centerpiece for your garden.

An oversized lantern is filled with size tall solar lights. The effect is a large, seemingly candle-lit lantern.

via Reuse Grow Enjoy

18. Upcycle Kitchen Items into a Garden Work of Art

Tea Saucer and Plate Jeweled Flower #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This garden idea takes some leftover kitchen items into the garden bed.

A transparent green tea saucer is secured onto a white plate with curved edges to create a flower. A crystal is secured in the center to create a more jeweled look.

Find it here: Etsy

19. Chair Floral Transformation with Upcycled Garden Ideas

The Chair Planter #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Creating a seat for your flowers, this DIY garden idea turns a chair into a planter.

An older wooden chair is painted antique blue and has the seat hollowed out. Inside a flower pot holds some bountiful purple blooms.

via Painted Therapy

20. Add Dimension to a Garden with an Upcycled Tire Plant Holder

Tire Plant Holder #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

With a seamless look, an old tire is upcycled into a plant holder.

Surrounding some white and violet plants, an old bubble tire is painted white. It is placed around the top of a flower pot to add dimension.

via Holly Grace

21. Rusted Wheelbarrow Garden Accent for a Storybook Setting

Turned Over Flowering Wheel Barrow #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This garden idea creates a scene and story within your flower bed.

A rusted wheelbarrow is turned on its side in a garden bed. In the wheelbarrow soil and flowers naturally flow into the garden bed.

via The Honeycomb Home

22. Repurpose an Unused Grill into a Lovely Flower Bed 

Upcycled Grill Flower Bed #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Cute and whimsical, this DIY idea upcycles an unused grill into a gorgeous flower bed.

A small grill has been painted red with its lid removed. Inside the grill is now a planter, resting will on the deck.

via Ann Marie John

23. Transform an Old Shovel into Garden Art with Animal Theme

Upcycled Shovel Garden Art #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This garden idea takes a no longer functional shovel and turns into art.

Atop the scoop of the shovel, a garden message and farm animal is painted. These are laid in a bed of leaves to add a fun look to your backyard.

Find it here: Etsy

24. Upcycle Wooden Furniture into Birdhouses for Your Garden

Upcycled Slender Spindle Single Bird House #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

With an adorable fantasy look, this DIY garden idea upcycles wooden spindles into birdhouses for your garden.

Old wooden chairs and table legs are painted demure shades of red, yellow, and green and hollowed out.

A small post and roof are attached to complete the birdhouse. Three of these are secured into a garden bed.

via Gingham Gardens

25. DIY Wind Chime Craft with Rusted Silverware

Utensil Wind Chime #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

Musical and creative, this DIY idea turns rusted and older silverware into a wind chime.

A plastic wire is attached to each tine of a fork and is used to support a lower hanging set of forks or spoons.

Five of these two-tiered chimes are hung together to create a larger wind chime.

via Fresh Vintage By Lisa

26. Beautify Your Garden with Unique DIY Tiki Torches

Wine Bottle Outdoor Torch Lamp #garden #upcycled #diy #decorhomeideas

This DIY idea brings warmth and light to your garden and patio.

Two wine bottles have been turned into a pair of Tiki torches. Inside are decorative translucent and multicolored rocks.

via Hello Glow

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