5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring. Hello friends. How does your garden look? Because mine looks quiet and lonely.

My back garden is so dull and boring after Winter, it’s not much fun walking into it. Especially now we are in lock-down and the garden is the only place we can visit!!

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring:

So I have no flowers around and deep holes in the grass that Mollie has decided to dig for me!? Also, no bright coloured flowers as Mollie would have chewed the heads off them. I need something pretty to look at and a lot of colours.

I am planning a Spring makeover that will not break the bank and I can also use some things I already have in and up-cycle them. We love to recycle wherever possible.

I am thinking hanging baskets full of flowers, dug holes filled in and grass seeds down. Maybe a nice wooden patio area and some nice kind of canopy.

Lots of mess to clear away first like a ping pong table and old bath from our blockage a few weeks ago.

Lots of flowers down the sides of the fences and my water feature restyled. Also, a new outside table would be my perfect dream.

Flowers With Yellow Petals And Brown Center.

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring:

Today I’m sharing 5 Garden Ideas from around the world that are so cool. Upcycling is a great way to repurpose materials and reduce waste. While also adding unique and creative elements to your garden.

You may have some old things around that you could up-cycle too? I know I have old wellies, wine bottles and jeans : ) Here are some tips for upcycling in your garden:

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring
Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Flower Pot Men. Firstly, Use Perfect Or Old Broken Terracotta Pots. Instead of throwing away broken terracotta pots, use them to create a miniature garden. These flower pot husband and wife duo are adorable. How cool are these two? Great idea if you have a lot of flower pot around. You can stack the broken pieces to create a layered effect or use them to create a whimsical fairy garden. How cool would that be!

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring
Photo courtesy of Kaz On Pixabay

Welly Plant Pots. Secondly, Recycle Old Wellies Or Shoes. So now I know what to do with my old split wellies. Plant some of my favourite roses in them. So do you have any old wellies from winter just hanging around? Why stop at wellie? Why not turn old tires into planters too? Tires can be stacked on top of each other and painted to create a unique planter for your garden. You can also cut the tire in half and use each half as a planter. How cool. You will have so many planters.

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring
Photo courtesy of Antranias On Pixabay

Wine Flower Vases:

Thirdly, Wine Flower Vases. this is a great idea to use up any wine bottles and they look so good. I have a few spare wine bottles from last week just waiting to be upcycled. Repurpose old jars, wine bottles, and containers. Old containers such as buckets, tin cans can make great features for a garden.

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Photo courtesy of Ikaika On Pixabay

Old Wheelbarrow Plant Holder. Fourthly, or even an old wheelbarrow can be turned into planters. Just make sure someone can drill a drainage holes in the bottom and add soil. Turn an old wheelbarrow into a planter, great idea! I love this idea and just thinking what my bath would look like as a plant pot!? Perfect as it already has a drainage hole.

 Creative Ideas For Spring
Photo courtesy of Eukalyptus On Pixabay

Jeans Flower Pot. Fifthly and I also love this idea for your old jeans!! Wired and wonderful at the same time!! A flower pot holder made out of jeans. So cool.

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring:

So what do you think? Do you fancy trying any of these out?

Pallets can be recycled to create outdoor furniture, vertical gardens, and planters. You may create a practical and rustic piece for your garden by simply sanding them down and applying a coat of paint or stain.

Also, you could use old furniture too. You may turn an old chair or table into a cool planter. A table can serve as the foundation for a container garden, or the seat of a chair can be removed and filled with soil.

Why not use rusty ladders? An old ladder can be repurposed as a vertical garden by leaning it up against a wall. You can either put pots on each step or attach planters to the rungs.

Compost your own waste? Recycling organic waste into nutrient-rich soil for your garden is easy with composting.

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Homemade Garden Ideas. Firstly, bunting anyone? I love to see bright colourful bunting. It looks beautiful blowing in the wind on hot summer days. Because bunting always reminds me of summer days too. As well as looking great outside in your garden, it looks adorable in the kitchen. Don’t you think so too? Draped all over a Welsh dresser!? Perfect. Homemade Garden Ideas: Bunting.

Up-cycled Jack Daniels Bottle. Secondly, I love to up-cycle, recycle and reuse old things. Especially easy things like jars or bottles.  You can really have fun turning an old bottle into something different. Perfect for candles, flowers or something similar. Up-cycled Jack Daniels Bottle: Flower Vase.

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(Updated post. First published here 10th March 2016).

5 Upcycle Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring:

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  1. Clearissa
    9 April 2022 / 17:05

    Great ideas. I especially like the Jeans planter. Very creative. Thank you for sharing at #omhgww. Pinned & tweeted if buttons are available.

    • 12 April 2022 / 21:14

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

  2. Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife
    8 April 2022 / 19:54

    Adorable unique ideas! I love them! Thanks for sharing with us on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com. I’d love if you’d come by & share on our newest link party, Craft Creators, as well. It’s open Thursdays at 6am CST thru Mondays at 11:59pm. I think the readers of that party would love to see this. Hope to see you there!

    • 12 April 2022 / 21:12

      Thanks so much for the invite, Niki 🙂

  3. Dee | Grammy's Grid
    1 May 2020 / 12:30

    Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 16 for Gardening, open April 30 to May 10. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.

  4. 30 April 2020 / 21:52

    My mother in law does stuff like this all the time. She once planted flowers in an old pair of her husband’s work boots! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

    • 7 May 2020 / 20:05

      Aww, I bet they looked great 🙂

  5. 30 April 2020 / 13:56

    Just the right amount of whimsy in these projects!

  6. A spirit of simplicity
    30 April 2020 / 12:17

    There will certainly be a lot of empty wine bottles by the time the quarantine is over!

    • 7 May 2020 / 20:04

      Haha,yes we will have a fair few too 🙂

  7. Sarita
    30 April 2020 / 11:13

    Your pot people are so cute! Found you on the Simpke Homestead blog hop!

    • 7 May 2020 / 20:04

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by 🙂

  8. Dee | Grammy's Grid
    16 April 2020 / 04:41

    Cute ideas! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 11, open April 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. I’d like to invite you to check out my other current link parties too!

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:46

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by 🙂

  9. 15 April 2020 / 19:57

    These ideas are great and very fun for the yard! Love the boot and wine bottle ideas.

  10. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    13 April 2020 / 10:02

    Love all of these ideas #anythinggoes@_karendennis

  11. Alex
    13 April 2020 / 09:55

    I love the wellie idea and the plant pot man and wife are cool too. #AnythingGoes

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:45

      Thanks for hopping over 🙂

  12. Michelle
    13 April 2020 / 08:10

    What fun ideas! I love the Wellies as pots especially, but they are all good!


    • 20 April 2020 / 15:45

      Thanks for stopping by Michelle 🙂

  13. 9 April 2020 / 21:18

    Love the upcycled wine bottles – perfect excuse for a vino! 🙂

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:45

      Hehe, I have a few empty bottles now that need recycling 🙂

  14. Marie
    9 April 2020 / 03:16

    Such cute ideas! I love the rain boots as planters.

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:44

      Thanks for visiting. Happy you like the ideas 🙂

  15. angie
    8 April 2020 / 05:27

    such great ideas I have done and will again do the boots for plants but my favorite that you shared the flower pot mannequins thanks for sharing come see us

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:44

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  16. Maya Kuzman
    7 April 2020 / 22:11

    I love the idea with the wellies!

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:44

      They are great fun. Love them 🙂

  17. Rebecca Payne
    7 April 2020 / 18:21

    I love the flower pot men

  18. 6 April 2020 / 15:56

    These are such fun ideas! Loving the flowers planted in the rain boots! Makes me wish I had kept my red polka dotted rain boots I recently donated!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:43

      I love polka dots! They would have been great.

  19. 6 April 2020 / 14:40

    Oh I do love the wellies! I’ve just moved house and my garden consists of concrete and an old fridge freezer Can’t wait for the lockdown to be over so I can get started on making it a garden

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:43

      Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like these ideas 🙂

  20. Heather
    6 April 2020 / 14:25

    I love the boots! I’m always on the lookout for an old pair of Wellies at the thrift store to do just that.

    • 20 April 2020 / 15:42

      They are great, aren’t they Heather 🙂

  21. Margarett Murphy
    10 March 2016 / 19:19

    Maybe a support stick at the back Eco Gites of L`enault?

  22. Margarett Murphy
    10 March 2016 / 19:12

    Some great ideas here !!! i will have to copy these ..thanks for the ideas .

  23. Tamar SB
    10 March 2016 / 10:56

    I love the pot people!

  24. Eco Gites of Lénault
    10 March 2016 / 07:49

    I have planted up wellies in the past but find the bigger they are the more often they fall over. Any suggestions how to stop this?

    • 11 March 2016 / 08:11

      Whoo I wonder if popping a 1 litre or 2 litre pop bottle inside weighted down would help? or as Margaret said a support stick? stuck through the ground? I am going to try mine in about 4 weeks. I want to paint my kitchen before I start on the garden 🙂