Make upcycling garden decorations yourself – 70 very simple garden ideas with a WOW effect
Recycling is good, but upcycling is better! Not only the recycling of raw materials is important, the re-function of disused objects is also a great thing that protects the environment. “From old to new” is not only a creative process, but also depends on a very sustainable attitude towards life. As a result, new uses of an old object are sought and new life is breathed into it. Since the new gardening season is already here, today we are going to show you 70 super original upcycling ideas on how you can make your own garden decorations. Old dishes, tin cans, shoes and rubber boots, drawer cabinets and wooden chairs, bird cages and bathtubs that you no longer need: all great building materials for your zero waste decoration for outdoors.
Make unusual garden decorations yourself
Planters with a difference!
The planting of all used objects is quite popular and popular. This not only implements a smart idea, but also provides that special upcycling touch. Depending on your personal preferences, you can try different flowers and plants, but more robust and easy-care types of plants are more suitable, such as succulents or horned violets, for example.
As with other planters, make sure that there is good drainage from potsherds or gravel and put some green moss on the ground as additional decoration or compaction. Where necessary, you should also drill small holes on the lower side of the DIY planter so that the irrigation water can run off undisturbed.
And that’s how easy it is to turn the old typewriter into a fancy flower pot
Just like the old sewing machine
You can transform even thick, old books into original plant containers
What about your favorite bag from your teenage years?
Kitchen sieves as upcycling planters are of course real classics
Magical flowers of a special kind
Making flowers is relevant in every season. But to be able to make this yourself as a wonderful garden decoration is most beautiful. The best part is that they can be made from a lot of old things. Crockery made of glass or porcelain is definitely one of them. For example, you no longer need to throw away individual pieces with scratches or cracks, because they can be glued on top of one another using the hot glue gun. Longer metal or wooden skewers then serve as sturdy flower stems that you can stick directly into the ground. The creative crockery flowers can of course also be decorated with special glass and porcelain colors if you wish.
You will find numerous such handicrafts in the basement or at flea markets
Soft drink tin cans are also recommended for your DIY garden decorations
Just like bottle caps
Adorable upcycling flowers for advanced hobbyists
Imaginative creations in vintage and boho style
Upcycling handicrafts are simply made for decoration in vintage or boho style. The unmistakable nostalgia of obsolete objects is spiced up with colorful glass. The old kitchen strainer can be turned into an atmospheric wind chime for the garden or terrace, which can also serve as a hanging lamp. On the other hand, you can combine porcelain cups with a rose pattern with real roses and use them as a wonderful hanging decoration. And antique keys with jute and pearls as a boho wind chimes undoubtedly immediately attract everyone’s attention and bring a special romantic mood.
Even rusty forks get a second chance here
Romantic porcelain decoration for the vintage wedding
Magical wind chimes in boho style
Fairytale garden decoration idea to do it yourself
Make fun garden decorations with children
Of course, the little ones also have a lot of fun making garden decorations. Be it funny characters, cute little animals, colorful mushrooms or insects … everything brings joy and makes for pleasant crafting and playing time. Tin cans with a bit of metal paint or lacquer can be turned into beautifully dotted flower pots, and with a little imagination, the clay flower pots can be turned into a cute cow. Stones and balls can be easily and quickly painted and transformed into colorful ladybugs or busy bees. Support your children in this amusing and at the same time useful craft activity. In this way you help them to let their creativity run free at the same time.
Making garden decorations with children is also a lot of fun for adults
Old CDs and glass lids are also excellent when making your garden figurines
And how about colonies of bees made from clay pots?
Have you seen colorful mushrooms growing out of clay?
Or a cute Maya bee from Ball in the garden bed?
A useful mini bee hotel can be conjured up from the old coffee mug with little effort
And disused badminton or tennis rackets are the perfect colorful decoration for the raised bed
Making creative upcycling garden decorations yourself is always worthwhile. Because in this way you not only give your garden an unmistakable flair, but you also contribute to a certain extent to global waste reduction. Old objects come to life and you can let off steam with your imagination and creativity.
Have fun copying and creating!
There are hardly any limits to your imagination
Used rubber boots and car tires make perfect DIY planters
Just like metal wheelbarrows and toilet bowls
The drawer cabinet becomes a colorful herb stand
The large rain barrels are perfect as a funny wedding decoration for the garden party
A wooden ladder becomes a fabulous display shelf
Just keep looking and get plenty of upcycling inspiration for your DIY garden decoration!
Upcycling is a sustainable approach to life that is kind to the environment and good for creativity. Here are 70 ideas for garden decoration yourself.