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Upcycle ideas for the garden. While the thrill of the hunt can sometimes be enticing, remember that new should balance old. Having too many old items (or new items) can take away from your garden's overall appeal . . . If you enjoy this Magazine, you will love my blog: http://upcycledgardenstyle.blogspot.com
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Grab some pallets and CREATE!

Grab some pallets and CREATE! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it
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Choose your favorite DIY, a few wood pallets, and get creative!

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7 tips on castoff collecting at yard sales

7 tips on castoff collecting at yard sales | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

When you learn to sift out the values in other people's discards, yard sales become treasure hunts. The key is knowledge.


Follow the photo-link to find all of the tips for success at yard sales.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:36 PM

I am a big fan of other people's discards and built a business out of this.

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Centerpiece from the garden

Centerpiece from the garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

A beautiful DIY idea for Fall.

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Big Creek RV Park's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:14 AM

What a fun idea!  :)

Rebecca Evans Was Carroll's curator insight, June 26, 2014 3:41 PM

Great for my birthday!

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Where do you start?

Where do you start? | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it
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When we want to upcycle, we need items to re-invent. This describes me pretty well!

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Create a garden rain chain

Create a garden rain chain | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it
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Rain chains are a wonderful way to manage water run-off around the home.  Rain chains are easy to make, and can be a beautiful addition to your garden.

 

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Big Creek RV Park's curator insight, November 3, 2013 11:50 AM

So much prettier than a downspout!  :)

John Baumgartner's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:59 AM

Rain chains are a wonderful way to manage water run-off around the home.  Rain chains are easy to make, and can be a beautiful addition to your garden.

 

Follow the photo-link to find the tutorial.

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Garden Crafts Decorate Outdoor Living Spaces

Garden Crafts Decorate Outdoor Living Spaces | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

When you trim brush or branches from your garden plants in the spring save the sturdiest and straightest branches to nail or lash together and form a natural trellis to support vines or climbing plants in the flower bed or veggie patch.

 

It's easy and fun to decorate your home's outdoor living spaces with garden crafts you make yourself. Follow the photo-link to find more ideas.

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Create Fairies for Free!

Create Fairies for Free! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Follow the photo-link to find this DIY tutorial. Include the children and have some autumn fun!

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oliviersc's comment, September 17, 2013 10:47 AM
Great I share it here : https://plus.google.com/u/0/114108954249717412482/posts/DnQxT3FvUPr
Debra Anchors's comment, September 17, 2013 11:47 AM
Thank you, OlivierSC
bancoideas's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:56 AM

#ideas para hacer con tus hijos

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File cabinet conversion

File cabinet conversion | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

We have seen the file cabinet transformed to a planter.  What do you think of this upcycle?

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François Lanthier's curator insight, September 6, 2013 4:06 PM

Love this idea!  There's always a need for more organized storage in a shed or garage!

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 10, 2014 3:35 AM

I've seen filing cabinets transformed to a planter..what do you think of this upcycle?


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Custom trellis

Custom trellis | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Joel wasn’t impressed with the standard, prefabricated trellis' you can buy, nor did he want to spend money on something he could build - so Joel created this!

 

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Make a Pallet Fence that will cost you nothing

Make a Pallet Fence that will cost you nothing | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Pallets can be found so many places for free. And, you can make many great things from them!

 

Follow the photo-link to find out how to make this upcycled fence.

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bancoideas's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:36 AM

¿Un cerco para tu perro? Hazlo con #Pallets. #Reutiliza, #Recicla

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 10, 2014 3:36 AM

Pallets can be found so many places for free. . here's another simple creation.  Follow the photo-link to find out how to make this upcycled fence.

Elizabeth Wilkes's curator insight, April 10, 2014 3:15 PM

love this idea.

 

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Framed Pots

Framed Pots | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

A simple idea, but kinda fun!

 

Click on the photo-link to read the "how to".

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AJ 's curator insight, July 26, 2013 9:01 PM
Great idea for the garden!
HiddenValleyRV.net's comment, July 27, 2013 3:19 PM
real nice ideas on the source blog: organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Camacho Land Design's curator insight, August 19, 2013 12:49 PM

How cool is this?

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A Panty Hose Succulent Wreath

A Panty Hose Succulent Wreath | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

"Because these are all hardy Sedum and Sempervivum, they just stay outside all winter under the snow; luckily, nothing decided to chew on them, and they emerged none the worse for being under two feet of snow."


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Make a peanut butter bird feeder

Make a peanut butter bird feeder | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

If you are looking for a fun project to do with your kids, this one is so easy and requires materials that you probably already have around the house.

 

To find instructions, follow the photo-link.

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Are these... GLASS TREES?

Are these... GLASS TREES? | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

A quick tour of a forest in the Bavarian Alps (near Regen, Germany) that features trees and shrubs made entirely of glass – some nearly 25 feet tall.

 

Follow the photo-link to experience the tour.

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Upcycle: Whisk and spoon dragonfly

Upcycle: Whisk and spoon dragonfly | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Although there are no instructions included to create this DIY, I think we can "wing" it!

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Rebecca Evans Was Carroll's curator insight, June 26, 2014 3:33 PM

I'm gonna have to have a go at this!

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Pine cone wreath

Pine cone wreath | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it
Good Morning!!! We had some fun this past week.  We set out one day to enjoy some fall colors.  Not only did we find some incredibly beautiful colors but we had the chance to gather leaves & pine cones & bring them home.  If you have been with me...

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This is a nice website to find DIY, autumn wreath ideas.

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How to Paint Acorns

How to Paint Acorns | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it


What to do with bag full of gorgeous acorns.


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Big Creek RV Park's curator insight, November 3, 2013 11:49 AM

How fun is this???  :)

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Mold stepping stones from a rubber door mat

Mold stepping stones from a rubber door mat | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Cast larger stones for your garden by using rubber doormats in a mold. 

 

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Garden hose door mat

Garden hose door mat | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Upcycle an otherwise landfill-worthy hose into a useful door mat.

 

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HiddenValleyRV.net's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:59 PM

Love this idea...save the landfills.

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Centerpiece DIY

Centerpiece DIY | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

This is a lovely centerpiece idea which can be made very inexpensively from recycled clay planters and dollar store globes.

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Wonderful Birdhouse

Wonderful Birdhouse | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Isn't this birdhouse from an old gas can wonderful?

 

Be sure can is clean and empty, proceed with caution, as sparkes from a drill could ignite residual gasoline.

 

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Painted rocks as gnome homes - Kids in the garden!

Painted rocks as gnome homes - Kids in the garden! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Turn ordinary rocks into homes for the tiny, magical creatures that live in your garden.

 

Paint rocks, together with children, and turn them into these sweet little gnome homes. Once they are complete, it is fun to find special places in the garden to place them.

 

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Susan Schatvet's curator insight, December 9, 2013 11:10 AM

Great spring time activity for the library gardens

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Child safety cap for the top rail of your swimming pool - DIY

Child safety cap for the top rail of your swimming pool - DIY | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

I have a swimming pool tucked into my gardens so am including this DIY upcycle project here.

 

I was concerned that our little people would catch their fingers on the metal top rail of the swimming pool so I constructed a cushioned guard that not only covers any sharp metal joints, but also serves as a bumper of sorts. Do you notice the potential hazard for little fingers here?

 

Follow the photo-link to read the tutorial for my simple fix!

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Vintage Style Trellis

Vintage Style Trellis | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Consider the style of your garden décor when deciding which materials would work best for your trellis. Here, rustic wire fencing supports a clematis plant, lending a nostalgic air to the décor. The trellis is completed with a painted wood casing and rosette block that will age over time.

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Our Summer Potting Sink

Our Summer Potting Sink | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

"The sink dribbles into a bowl, water goes down the drain into a bucket below which holds the recirculating pump."


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Luci Dee's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:36 PM

look at the usage of the aprions ...brilliant!