5 Up-cycle Ideas For The Garden

I love to see something old recycled into something new.

The things that people make from other people’s rubbish are so inspiring.

I love to see how creative some people can be.

There are so many amazing things that can be made.

It is that time of year when I am planning to get the garden looking nice for summer and looking for some new inspiration.

Lots of garden inspiration needed.

Today I’m sharing some fun ideas to try out and get creative in your garden too:

5 Upcycle Ideas For The Garden:

1.) Got Any Old Wooden Pallets Laying Around?

How cool is this outside sofa and table?

I love all the ideas people can make from old pallets.

Sofas, chairs, tables, also plant pot holder.

Lots of building sites that are making new house are usually giving creates away.

I also love to see Herb Gardens Made From Old Creates.

2.) An Old And Rusty Wheelbarrow Just Hanging Around?

My Grandad used to have a few of these behind his shed full of old stuff.

How about filling it with soil and flowers.

Pretty good idea!

Here are some beautiful flower gardens made in a wheelbarrow: Garden Projects.

3.) An Old Fashioned Sewing Machine Table: 

Perfect for up-cycling into an outside table.

My Mum had plenty of these when I was growing up being a machinist.

How pretty is this one for popping your plants onto?

Old Sewing Machine Into A Garden Table.

4.) Some Old Clothes Or Odd Pieces Of Material?:

Old clothes, rags or odd pieces of material are great for making outside bunting.

Ripped and broken zipped clothes are great for this.

5.) Old Bike? 

Yeah for old bikes.

Spray paint and add a basket of flowers!

How cool is this idea?

Love it!!

I have a few old bikes in my shed, come to think of it!!

Do you fancy trying any of these ideas?

What do you think of my 5 Up-cycle Ideas For The Garden post?

Let me know your thoughts below.

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Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.


  1. Jacqui
    April 8, 2016 / 10:35 am

    I just love these ideas! A little vintage with a splash of whimsical! Thank you!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 11, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Aww, thanks for the comment Jacqui 🙂

  2. Amanda
    April 8, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Lovely and inspiring ideas!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 11, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Amanda 🙂

  3. Anne Stone
    April 9, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I love these ideas, especially the bike, I'd have never thought of that.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 11, 2016 / 8:34 pm

      Thanks for the comment Anne, I am going to try this one with my daughter old bike 🙂

  4. Penny Aylwin
    April 9, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Oh I do like the bunting – I may have to raid my rag bag. I'd not thought of doing that, so it doesn't matter when it gets soggy.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 11, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks Penny, I have some old clothes I am making one with at the minute 🙂

  5. Attachment Mummy
    April 14, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Ooh, I love a pallet upcycle, that sofa set looks fab. I have so many pallet ideas I will need a lorry-load by the time we get a garden! The wheelbarrow idea looks great too, will have to remember that one. Thanks for linking up to #FridayFabulous

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 15, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by 🙂

  6. Helena TheQueenofCollage
    May 13, 2018 / 8:21 am

    These are such clever ideas. I particularly like the upcycled sewing machine table and chairs set and the bunting. #MMBC.

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