Start your 2019 gardening goals with these 60+ DIY Upcycled Garden Projects and repurpose old and unused objects into something useful in the garden!
1. Garden Tool Gate
2. DIY Birdhouse
3. Raised Herb Beds
Upcycle drawers from your waste list into this attractive raised bed. Grow your herbs or flowers in it, your choice. Get the details at By Dawn Nicole.
4. Lantern DIY
Dip some twine into a right amount of glue and wrap the cord around a balloon after that. Once it dries, pop the balloon, and you’ll have a brand new Lantern for an outdoor dining setting.
5. DIY Lego Planter
Cut a lego baseplate into desired shapes and proceed to build a planter structure using them. Bright Nest has the detailed step-by-step on it.
6. Garden Trellis
If you have some rusted garden tools that you don’t want to use anymore, recycle them to this garden trellis idea. You need to secure wood trims to the back of the tools. Check out more garden trellis ideas.
7. Bicycle Planter DIY
With the necessary gardening supplies, you can easily convert a bicycle into a planter like this. You’ll need baskets, moss, potted plants, grocery bags, metal piece, ribbon, and a bike. More bicycle planters are here!
8. DIY Fire Pit
For this fire pit idea, you don’t need any supplies except old tire rims of a car, truck or tractor, and tools. Visit DIY Joy for the inspiration.
9. Hanging Flower Basket
To create this expensive looking inexpensive hanging basket, stick wooden slices in the sequence mentioned here.
10. Lamp Bird Bath
A glass dish and a lamp base are all that you need to set this DIY vintage birdbath in your yard. An excellent source to attract the feathered friend at your doorstep, find it here.
11. Garden Art
Give a bold appeal to usual terracotta pots by designing them with some coats of abstract art using waterproof paints and brush. Get inspiration here. You can see DIY pot designing ideas in this article.
12. Tropical Pallet Living Wall
13. Pallet Garden
In our list of upcycled garden projects, this one is so simple–Pallet gardens are one of the most natural growing methods that even beginners can opt for without the hassle. Look for some wood pallets in your nearby store and do something like that here.
14. Coil Spring Candle Holder
This coil spring is not just a unique decor item, but it can hold some postcards and act as a candle holder as well. Take inspiration from here.
15. Steel Drum Chair
Turn an empty steel drum into a worthy DIY chair with a few materials and equipment for your garden, patio or deck. Click here to get the supply list and the video tutorial.
16. Floppy Disk Planter
17. Chair Back Bird Feeder
This bird feeder is made out of a chair back and pine plywood. See the How-to at The Interior Frugalista.
18. Bunk Bed Wall Shelf
Repurpose a bunk bed from your garage into this rustic wall shelf in six easy steps. Visit My Repurposed Life for more information.
19. Rope Bottle Vase
20. Hanging Herb Baskets
Grow herbs vertically with some lamp shades, pots, jewelry wire, and spray paint. See the details here.
21. Mobile Container Garden
Drill drainage holes at the base of trash cans and attach casters as required to recreate this mobile container garden. You can get the planting instructions at HGTV. More mobile container garden ideas are waiting for you here.
22. Sifter Wind Chime
Find a vintage flour sifter and combine it with some spoons and other materials to DIY this mindblowing wind chime for your garden. We found the idea here.
23. Human Manpowered Lawnmover
This ingenious mowercycle can be a great pick for the crazy DIYers who love to try something weird. Even though there’s no specific tutorial for this DIY yet, but we think replacing the front set and wheel of a cycle with a mower will do the work.
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24. Tin Can Fence Garden
Spruce up a boring fence in your yard with this inexpensive DIY, secure some tin can planters and you are good to go. For a more attractive appeal, you can paint the tin cans into vibrant colors. Find more amazing DIY fence decoration ideas here.
25. Golf To Garden Caddy
That’s more a crazy 2019 gardening hack. Move your garden tools into a golf caddy that’s no longer usable; it makes the job of carrying the tools easy! We found the idea here.
26. Hanging Bird Bath
Hang a glass lid with metal chains from a tree that has a suitable surrounding for the birds to get attracted. Know the steps in detail here.
27. Bed To Bench
Transform a broken bed frame into a garden bench with this well-explained tutorial. It might seem difficult at first sight, but even beginners can give this a try.
28. Tea Light Candles
Line up these beeswax candle on a table to make your outdoor dining bright and memorable. These candles are easy to make, and the supplies are easy to find too, find more here. Also, check out these outdoor lantern ideas.
29. Bird Feeder DIY
Fit and secure two pot lids into a rod and hang the piece to a hook hanger, simple! Get it in detail here.
Also Read: What to Feed Birds in Balcony
30. Toy Horse Sculpture
This horse sculpture can be a great masterpiece in your garden, or wherever kept. You need to lather a toy horse’s hair with plaster of Paris and spray paint the sculpture.
31. Recycled Bird Feeder
If you’re looking for a way to upcycle kitchen utensils in a fun way, you are probably at the right stop. The tutorial is on At The Picket Fence. Learn many more ways to use kitchen utensils in the garden here.
32. DIY Drawer Planter
This drawer planter can give you a lot of vertical space. It is made using two drawers, wooden boards, and some paint. See the how-to at Beyond The Picket Fence.
33. Wooden Shoe Planter
These wooden shoe planter can be a great centerpiece with minimal efforts involved. Just plant your flowers in a wooden dutch shoe and hang it on a vertical wooden plank.
34. Coffee Mug Suet Feeder
Coffee mug and a suet cake can get you a handmade DIY suet feeder in no time. Fill a mug with suet cake with tree sticks and hang the cup on a tree branch!
35. Solar Light Chandelier
Remove the stakes from solar lights and fasten them to each top of an outdoor candle chandelier–An easy and quick way to transform a candelabra into a solar light chandelier. See more chandelier ideas here.
36. DIY Herb Garden Seedling Starter
37. Bird Nesting
Recycle bed springs from an old bed to help out the birds in the making of their nest. Hang a spring outdoors with bird nesting materials; it’s here. Position it near a bird feeder or bird bath to grab their attention towards it.
38. Vintage Faucet Planter DIY
39. Vertical Herb Garden
Look how Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods repurpose a shower caddy to bring her a new vertical garden at no cost. Directly Spray paint a shower caddy and place in your plants, that’s all. Also, check out these vertical gardening ideas for inspiration.
40. Potting Bench
Make your planting experience less chaotic with this potting bench with wire mesh at its head to hold your tools. Take a look here.
41. Herb Planter Wagon
42. Wood Logs Ceramics Stool
Reuse wood logs from any dead tree to form a table base with ceramic tile pieces mosaic art as the seating base. Try to understand it at Recycl Art. Learn more great mosaic ideas with the tutorial here.
43. Steel Magnolias
Spray paint the wheels of an old bicycle, support them with a wooden or steel rod and dig them in a suitable place in your garden. For the leaves, you can either shape wire or cut out paper leaves.
Also Read: DIY Spilled Flower Pot
44. Chair Planter
A broken chair cleverly upcycled to be a planter with necessary materials and in less time. Find the details at My Repurposed Life.
45. Shoe Planter
Pot your plants into mini containers and fit the planters into a pair of old shoes or boots. Place them indoors or outdoors–it doesn’t matter as far as your plants are growing healthy.
46. Herb Drying Rack
Dry your herbs on a hanging photo frame with window screen as the bottom, easy enough to execute. Get the tutorial here.
47. Tire Planter
Support a tire’s one end with a wooden base and legs and wrap the whole piece with thick rope using hot glue. Read it in detail at Addicted2DIY.
48. Plastic Bag Flower Pot
49. DIY Outdoor Seating
Combine a dozen cinder blocks with four pieces of lumber to set this cozy outdoor seating in your garden. Look how Lena Sekine describes the tutorial.
50. Branch Hook
Wrap yarn strips to a white painted thick branch to recreate this incredible color block hook project. Since it’s easy, you can involve your kids in the making of this. Check out these yarn craft ideas for your home and garden.
51. Portable Fire Pit
If by any chance you happen to have a shopping cart, you can give this firepit DIY a shot. Be sure to use a cart with a chrome finish and not one of those with powder coat finish. These portable firepit ideas here are awesome.
52. Floor Lamp Solar Lights
Remove the wiring from an old floor lamp; replace it with solar lights to manufacture outdoor lighting for your yard. Access the steps here.
Also Read: Easy DIY Solar Light Projects for Garden
53. DIY Hose Reel
Take out a rim of an old tire, polish and paint it with enough spray paint. Click here for more details.
54. Wire Hanger Garden Fencing
This DIY is not as difficult as it might appear in the image, you only need some hangers, glue, wire, wire cutter, and nose pliers. Click here for the instructions.
55. Pipe Garden Planter
56. Mini Plant Hanger
Indoor gardens must be attractive enough to fetch you plentiful appreciations and motivation. DIY this mini macrame plant hanger to grow plants indoors with macrame cord, terracotta pot, and plants. More macrame plant hanger ideas are here.
57. DIY Herb Markers
58. Suitcase Table
Fasten four wooden legs onto the base of an old vintage suitcase; let it dry, and it’s ready! You can keep the suitcase table indoors or use it as a planting table in your garden, depends on you!