12 Crazy Clothes Hacks for the Garden

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These clever Clothes Hacks for the Garden will teach you to use old fabric in many ways in the backyard and garden.

Repurposing, upcycling, or reusing used garments can help with the environmental crisis besides saving money. So, check out some cool Clothes Hacks for Garden below and try what you like.

Learn some crazy ideas to turn cloth racks into plant gardens here

Clothes Hack for the Garden

1. Make a Pocket Vertical Garden

Clothes Hacks for the Garden 1 You can make a pocket wall vertical garden using old clothes–especially jeans for growing houseplants, herbs, and microgreens.

Check out some vertical pocket planter ideas here

2. Compost Old Clothes

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It is an excellent choice to repurpose your old clothes rather than tossing them into the bin when you discard them. 

To compost your clothes, make sure they are made of natural, sustainable materials such as hemp or cotton. Get rid of any non-decomposable items such as zips, buttons, etc.

Shred clothes into small pieces and put them in the compost pile. Make sure to add textiles only upto 25 percent of the compost material.

3. Protect from Frost

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Get ready to utilize the old blankets and sheets you may have left spare to use as frost cover for your plants. It will save them from the damages that can occur when the temperatures drop during the colder months. 

4. Make Quirky Planters

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Use clothes to make fun, quirky hanging baskets, planters, and pots. You can use old jeans, pants, undergarments or t-shirts for the same.

Learn some crazy ideas to turn cloth racks into plant gardens here

5. Shade Plants from Sun 

You can make a sunshade for your plants like you sew your hammock. Use pieces of clothes to make a sunshade that will provide shade in the hotter months. 

6. Make a Scarecrow for Your Garden

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Another fun project that you can create with your kids for the garden! Use old or new clothes to make a cute scarecrow in the garden. It will keep the birds and small animals off your plants. Check out the DIY here.

7. Make Fabric Garden Pillow Covers

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You can use clothes lying around in the house to make beautiful pillow covers for home and garden. Check out the DIY here.

8. Tie Vines

You can use pillowcases, nylon pantyhose, or sheets to make ties for your tomato plants that need extra support to grow upright. It will help keep the vines off the ground.

9. Decorative Bunting For Your Garden

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Liven up your backyard, front porch, or balcony for any festivities by making your beautiful bunting using colorful clothes that you may have left around. Here’s the DIY. 

10. Make a Beautiful Pot Cover

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It is another fun, creative, easy sewing project that can ideally add style and texture to your home decor. Also, the plants will love this new tuxedo. So, if it sounds like something you want to do, let’s start crafting. Check out the DIY here.

Check out some beautiful DIY decoupage pot ideas here

11. Make Garden Apron

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Use old clothes like jeans, hot pants, or trousers to make a garden apron. Use the pockets to your advantage to keep tools, cuttings, and other garden knick-knacks.

12. Make a Plant Hanger

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This simple macrame plant holder can be made out of an old t-shirt within an hour. You can go creative and personalize it. Check out the DIY here

               Check out our article How to Grow Baby Corns at Home in Pots here


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