When it comes to home design, one of the places you can have the most fun is in your garden. In a manner of speaking, it’s like the Wild West out there! If you can come up with a unique way to incorporate am outlandish element into the outdoor space, then you can do it. It’s not like designing for a living room or kitchen. In the garden, almost anything goes… It’s full of wild plants, after all!
This is why many homeowners reach for recycled items when they’re trying to decorate their gardens. As it turns out, a lot of disused items you might have in the basement or out in the garage can easily and simply be turned into beautiful garden accents. Did you know that soda bottles can become a wonderful material for creating a hanging garden? Did you know that old dressers, desks and drawers can make some of the most charming planters?
In the list of examples below, you’re going to see some of the most creative uses for recycled items in a garden. By the time you’ve made it to the end of the list, we’re sure that you’ll have all the inspiration you need to beautify your garden with recycled materials and objects! Let’s take a look.
1. Coke Bottles
Believe it or not, you can actually use a bunch of old coke (and other soda) bottles to create an amazing hanging garden!
2. Antique Boxes
A trip to the antique store could yield some old wooden boxes, which make perfect planters for the garden.
3. Unique Sculptures
While you’re at the antique store, keep an eye out for unique pieces like this, which can make excellent impromptu garden sculptures!
4. Totally Strange, Totally Cool
You might think that the idea of using old jeans as planters is a little weird, but check this out! Isn’t it totally cool?
5. An Old Bicycle
There’s so much you can do with an old bicycle. Check out this one that’s been adorned with planters and signs!
6. A Little Touch
If you’ve got a bit of scientific flair, then you could totally add a small touch like this to your garden!
7. Old Tires
Rather than letting your old car tires get hauled off to the dump, consider using them as unique planters for your garden.
8. Found Objects
Taking a bunch of found objects and putting them together can often yield a unique table or bench for your garden.
9. Pedestal Sink
You’ve heard of the idea of using everything and the kitchen sink, right? Well, here’s the principle applied literally!
10. Absolutely Incredible
We don’t know exactly how they did it, but this baby grand piano turned into a planter and waterfall is absolutely gorgeous!
11. Old Cooler
This vintage Coca-Cola cooler makes for one heck of a planter in this stunning backyard garden.
12. Paint ‘Em
To add color to your garden, you can take boring metal pieces, apply some paint, and then get something truly awesome.
13. Going Big
We’re not saying that you have to use an old Volkswagen Bug in your garden… But, you could!
14. Wire Frames
Old wire frames can be used for a great many things in your garden! Not only are they good for climbing plants, but you can use them for something like this!
15. Vintage Wheelbarrow
While you leave a vintage wheelbarrow as it is for a planter, you can also paint it in bright colors to spruce things up a bit.
16. Dressing It Up
If you’re wary of using old soda bottles in your garden, you can always conceal what they are by doing something like this. We love the twine work here!