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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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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 8:50 AM

So much prettier than a downspout!  :)

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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 7:47 AM
Great I share it here : https://plus.google.com/u/0/114108954249717412482/posts/DnQxT3FvUPr
Debra Anchors's comment, September 17, 2013 8:47 AM
Thank you, OlivierSC
bancoideas's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:56 AM

#ideas para hacer con tus hijos

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What to do with all those rocks!

What to do with all those rocks! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Gather some appropriate sized rocks and paint them green and black. When the paint is dry, use a waterproof epoxie glue to assemble them into these frog shapes.

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Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:18 PM

...a wonderful idea for my frog loving wife Sarah!  Will past it on to her.

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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 8:10 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 1:36 PM

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

 

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Fence-eating tree

Fence-eating tree | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it
You may not be able to intentionally create a design like this in your home for Halloween, but it still looks pretty impressive when it happens on its own.
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Camacho Land Design's curator insight, August 19, 2013 9:50 AM

When creativity abounds ...

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Make Your Own Hummingbird Feeder

Make Your Own Hummingbird Feeder | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Flowers will, of course, attract hummingbirds. Attract even more of the beauties with a feeder.

 

Follow the photo-link to find instructions for making your own.

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Transform a wine bottle into a tiki torch

Transform a wine bottle into a tiki torch | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

The next time you empty a wine bottle, why not try this classy way to keep the bugs away!

 

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Luci Dee's curator insight, August 25, 2013 1:37 PM

keepin bugs at bay with STYLE

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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 8:49 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 7:59 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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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 1:06 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, 12:35 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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Laura Brown's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:32 PM

This is lovely. You're better than surfing through Pinterest, Debra.

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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 6:36 AM

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

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 10, 12:36 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, 12:15 PM

love this idea.

 

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Framed Pots

Framed Pots | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

An simple idea, but kinda fun!


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AJ 's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:01 PM
Great idea for the garden!
HiddenValleyRV.net's comment, July 27, 2013 12:19 PM
real nice ideas on the source blog: organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Camacho Land Design's curator insight, August 19, 2013 9:49 AM

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.

 

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Build a Tumbling Composter

Build a Tumbling Composter | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

One of the keys to composting is aeration. The bacteria need oxygen to carry out the aerobic respiration that creates rich compost. One way to aerate your compost is with a pitchfork or a compost turning tool. If you keep your compost in a tumbler, however, all you have to do is turn the container. Since most compost barrels can be expensive, you may be interested in building your own for much less money and an hour of your time.

 

Follow the photo-link to find the instructions for building your own.

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A beautiful way to light up the night!

A beautiful way to light up the night! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Whether filled with lamp oil to light up the night, or citronella oil to ban mosquitoes from your party, these DIY oil lamps are a great way to re-purpose a wine bottle.


Follow the photo-link to find instructions for creating your own.

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Recycle My Name's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:25 PM

Awesome tips for DIY backyard lighting!