5 Ways to Add Wow Factor In Your Garden With Salvaged Items

5 ways to add wow factor in your garden with salvaged items

Looking for a unique way to add some personality to your outdoor space without busting your budget? Consider using salvaged materials from previous DIY projects or items from around the house. You’d be amazed at how easy it is to transform everyday objects into works of art that will create lovely focal points in your garden. Here are a few fun ideas:

Bird feeder beauties

A quick coat of paint and some cast-off bowls can become a fabulous buffet for our fine-feathered friends! This is a project the kids can pitch in with, too. Got some mismatched teacups and saucers? Create a nice spot for birds to have a snack.

The birds will flock to your yard once you’re done!

Light the way

Collect a few vintage bits of crystal chandeliers and use them as outdoor votive holders to light up your trees. Old glass light fixtures from grandma’s house are ideal materials to make hanging garden lanterns.

Wire not?

If you have lots of climbing plants in your garden, you can always use more trellises! Why not gather a bunch of unused wire hangers from your closet and create a super-inexpensive DIY trellis? Old metal bedframes make terrific trellises as well – the more rust, the more character!

Portable pop of color

If your kids have outgrown their cherished wagon, why not repurpose it to grow herbs, flowers or veggies? Paint it to add bold interest to an otherwise green corner.

Step it up

Have a small space? Put a wooden stepladder to better use by giving it a fresh coat of vibrant paint and placing it in a corner, where it can hold plants or other bits of garden art.

Or rescue a few drawers or a full dresser that has seen better days, and use them as planters. These are two great ways to incorporate vertical gardening into your area!

What are some of the fabulous salvaged items you’ve put to use in your garden? Share your idea and photos with us!


Chandelier Bird Feeder: Courtesy of http://www.DivaofDIY.com

Red wagon planter: Photo Credit: the1pony Flickr via Compfight cc

Dresser drawers:
Photo Credit: mazaletel Flickr via Compfight cc

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