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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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Chalkboard Plant Markers from Old Gift Cards

Chalkboard Plant Markers from Old Gift Cards | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Do you ever feel bad about throwing away your old gift cards and club cards?  With a coat of chalkboard spray paint, they are magically transformed into mini chalkboards.


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Debra Anchors's comment, June 11, 2013 1:17 PM
You are very welcome! I'm happy you enjoy them.
Artfully Reimagined's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:41 AM

this is AWESOME! looks like one of our products on our site! check us out at www.artfullyreimagined.com 

Big Creek RV Park's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:17 AM

OMG! This is a FANTASTIC idea! I NEVER know what to do with those things...   :D

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Garden Treasure Jars

Garden Treasure Jars | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Made from used food jars, you can decorate them with flat-bottom marbles (or whatever you like), and place them in the garden. Tiny toys and secret notes can be hidden inside—like little time capsules in your garden.

 

Follow the photo-link to discover how to make your own treasure jars.

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Cooking in the garden!

Cooking in the garden! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it
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For the DIY'er this should be fairly simple with a gas stove top (can be purchased as a "replacement" part for a real gas stove) and gas grill hose. Once built, you can protect your outdoor stove with a grill cover.

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initiales GG's curator insight, May 28, 2013 2:48 AM

fabriquez une petite cuisine d'été!

CARLOS GONZALEZ's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:57 PM

looks great

Luci Dee's curator insight, August 25, 2013 1:41 PM

inspiration

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PVC Strawberry Planter

PVC Strawberry Planter | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

What are the advantages of this system? The most obvious is the ability to grow many plants in a small space. It’s an interesting way to maximize the production of a small garden, or to grow strawberries on a deck or balcony. 

 

But there are other advantages. Since the plants are off the ground, you’ll be able to grow very clean, very high-quality berries. Disease problems can be minimized with the off-the-ground approach, particularly in a greenhouse where constant airflow is provided.

 

Follow the photo-link to find out how to make your own strawberry tower.

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Art Home Naturel''s curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:38 AM

Le printemps est là... enfin presque!!!

 

Votre balcon n'est pas très grand mais vous êtes gourmand... voici un style de présentation "gain de place" à mettre où bon vous semble, mais au soleil! pour des fruits bien mûrs.

 

Très facile à mettre en place dans un tuyau en PVC. 

 

Bonne plantation et surtout très bonne dégustation... 

Kayahna S.'s curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:14 AM

for school garden

Team Pendley's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:12 AM

cool

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Upcycle glass insulators - in the birdbath!

Upcycle glass insulators - in the birdbath! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

I enjoy displaying a few vintage blue insulators in the birdbath.  Clearly, these Western Bluebirds enjoy them as well!

 

Follow the photo-link to read more about glass insulators.

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Julie Gant's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:24 AM

Great ideas!

Laura Brown's comment, April 12, 2013 9:12 AM
@DIY Doctor - The might be a North American thing. They used to cover the wooden spokes of the electrical poles - wires would wrap around the glass hubs. They are fairly heavy for their size, a thick glass. Sometimes I can still find them in the ditches around train tracks in the middle of nowhere. They were much easier to find years ago. Now everything is "collectible".
sahram tariq's curator insight, April 13, 2013 3:32 AM

What an idea! :)

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An outdoor furniture DIY

An outdoor furniture DIY | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it
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Yet another DIY idea and use for shipping pallets.

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karlene's comment, July 15, 2013 4:11 PM
Thanks Debra! Great page! I think perhaps upholstery foam would work and i could cut to size:)
Debra Anchors's comment, July 15, 2013 6:18 PM
That is a great idea Karlene!
Debra Anchors's comment, July 15, 2013 6:20 PM
And, thank you for you compliment; it made me smile.
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Upcycle your broken garden pots

Upcycle your broken garden pots | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Here is an idea for displaying your garden planters no matter what their condition. The "Rest in Pieces" sign is easy enough to make out of recycled materials too. How will you adapt this to your garden?

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, March 19, 2013 10:20 PM

Funny!

Carlez Wiroh Zerayeh's comment, March 24, 2013 3:09 AM
hay
Shari Hrabec's comment, March 25, 2013 8:35 AM
I love humor in the yard! Cute idea. Can grow succulants in broken pottery too!
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Construct allium inspired garden stakes

Construct allium inspired garden stakes | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

The showy flowers of allium bloom in early summer and carry a sweet, pungent scent.  If you garden outside of USDA Zones 4-7, or in a state that prohibits the growth of allium, you can obtain the illusion of the plant by creating spheres carrying their form.


Follow the photo-link to discover how to create these.

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Tanya L Mattson's curator insight, March 29, 2013 2:35 PM

Any Art that can be made from already existing objects ~ shows creativity.

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Create planters from metal file cabinets

Create planters from metal file cabinets | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Old 2-drawer, 5-drawer and even single-drawer file cabinets easily found by the curb, at yard sales or in resale stores can now have a new and functional life when recycled as planters.  What is your favorite garden color?

 

Follow the photo-link to discover how to create planters form discarded file cabinets.

 

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Vanessa Gardner Nagel's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:38 AM

Another good recycling idea.

Big Creek RV Park's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:41 AM

What a great up cycle idea!

Inés Flores GArcia's comment, March 14, 2013 12:26 AM
En su constante navegar por internet, el Curador de Contenidos puede encontrar información valiosa como esta para divulgarla entre colegas y amigos. Y no importante si la información no pertenece a su área
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Vintage glass upcycle

Vintage glass upcycle | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Vintage pieces of glass call out to me whenever I yield to my passion for thrifting.  This is a project I put together a few years ago, and it remains standing in my Midwest garden, even through snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night.


Follow the photo link to find the tutorial for this project.

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Upcycle an ordinary stepping-stone

Upcycle an ordinary stepping-stone | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Transform an ordinary garden stepping-stone by converting it from dull to interesting with this DIY project.

 

Follow the photo-link to find a list of materials needed to create one of your own.

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Recycle and upcycle a bowling ball

Recycle and upcycle a bowling ball | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Create a globe to reflect light in your garden. Follow the photo link fo find out how to make one of your own.

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Recycle and upcycle an old chair

Recycle and upcycle an old chair | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

I will definitely be on the lookout for an old chair to re-invent! 

 

Follow the photo-link to discover options for creating your own chair with a greeting.

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Anthony Thomas's curator insight, February 19, 2013 2:08 PM

No fairys but an old chair to sit down to enjoy the view

DIY Doctor's curator insight, February 20, 2013 10:53 AM

We like the idea of being able to leave little messages - even if the grammar is a bit suspect!

 

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Garden sign using recycled wood

Garden sign using recycled wood | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Create this quirky garden sign to point in the direction of diffrent locations on your property. 

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Tutorial - Framed Vertical Succulent Garden...

Tutorial - Framed Vertical Succulent Garden... | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Follow the photo-link to discover a complete, step-by-step guide to creating your own, hanging succulent garden.

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Art Home Naturel''s curator insight, May 10, 2013 3:13 AM

une idée de tableau végétal, vraiment simple à mettre en place et très facile d'entretien. Ce cadre végétal à poser (son poids est trop important pour pouvoir l'accrocher) fleurira par touches de couleurs suivant les saisons.

Régalez-vous à le confectionner...

initiales GG's curator insight, May 23, 2013 6:04 AM

Un superbe jardin vertical...

jardinelviejito's curator insight, May 28, 2013 11:08 AM

Sólo con seguir las instrucciones gráficas. Una belleza.

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Create a solar chandelier for your garden

Create a solar chandelier for your garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Using a chandelier found in the attic of a local antique store, Debra Anchors created this charming feature for her cottage-inspired garden.

 

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

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sahram tariq's curator insight, May 6, 2013 8:44 AM

WOW, a solar chandelier!

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DIY and Recycle!

DIY and Recycle! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

These natural and durable building materials provide a very cool contrast to elegant succulent plants. Used bricks work even better because they have a bit of personality and history behind them, and they are inexpensive (if they are used, they are probably thrown away, so they are free)!  The tricky part is to drill the holes, it not very difficult but you’ll have to be very patient, because any shock could shatter the brick. 

 

Read more here:  http://goo.gl/xCWql

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Luci Dee's curator insight, August 25, 2013 1:42 PM

nice table accessory

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 10, 12:39 AM

These natural and durable building materials provide a very cool contrast to elegant succulent plants. Used bricks work even better because they have a bit of personality and history behind them.


 

Read more here:  http://goo.gl/xCWql

Rebecca Evans Was Carroll's curator insight, June 26, 12:35 PM

Would make fab pressie or craft fair  stock

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Stone PAVERS become stone PLANTERS

Stone PAVERS become stone PLANTERS | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

This wonderful DIY idea will provide you with the look of expensive stone planters for a fraction of the cost. 

 

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Cheryl Williams's comment, April 5, 2013 11:18 AM
What a brilliant idea... I think I'll make some of these! #gardening
bancoideas's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:46 AM

¿que opinas de esta #idea?

Art Home Naturel''s curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:32 AM

Il vous reste des dalles utilisées pour votre terrasse????.... voici une idée originale et pour le coups, assortie à votre extérieur... 

 

Avec du ni clou ni vis, votre jardinière prendra forma en un rien de temps.

 

Prévoyez quand même un plastique à l'intérieur afin que si de la terre devait s'échapper, qu'elle ne vous salisse pas votre belle terrasse....

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Upcycle wine bottles into a wall

Upcycle wine bottles into a wall | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

I have seen many examples of partitions and walls created from glass bottles on the Internet. This one is my favorite.


Follow the photo-link to find out how to create your own glass structure.

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Debra Anchors's comment, April 10, 2013 3:32 PM
I do notice that there are not many "bright" bottles in this wall, either. I find that local bars and restaurants will save them when asked, as long as they are picked-up each week.
Tanya L Mattson's comment, April 10, 2013 8:21 PM
Also try wine bars - look online how to color bottles DIY (modgepodge + ) if I find one I will post it
Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 10, 12:42 AM

A colourful inexpensive partition made of out glass bottles.

Follow the photo-link to find out how to create your own glass structure.

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A helping hand in the garden

A helping hand in the garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

To find a supply list and instructions for making a helping hand of your own, follow the photo-link.

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Alixis Turner's comment, April 1, 2013 4:18 PM
i love this odea what are the plants used
Debra Anchors's comment, April 1, 2013 7:48 PM
Hello Alixis. There are instructions and more details in the original article. Please click on the picture to find out more.
Janis Burden's comment, May 4, 2013 5:11 AM
very cool!
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Shutters in the garden

Shutters in the garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

New ways with old window shutters. How about painted and then re-purposed in the garden?

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initiales GG's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:07 AM

comment se créer un petit coin tranquille au jardin

Mirago's curator insight, March 17, 2013 10:15 AM

why not indeed

Britton Bell's curator insight, April 4, 2013 7:46 PM

Recycling in Style

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Upcycle horseshoes to create cowboy art

Upcycle horseshoes to create cowboy art | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Use worn horseshoes to create furniture. follow this photo-link to read more.

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Recycle and upcycle a dresser

Recycle and upcycle a dresser | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Perfect for a deck or patio, an old dresser can be artfully transformed into a planter.

 

Follow the photo-link to discover how to re-invent a dresser of your own.

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Neusa Leandro De Morais Maeda's comment, March 9, 2013 10:36 AM
é um prazer para mim comentar seu trabalho que diga-se de passagem é apaixonante.... meus parabens
Neusa Leandro De Morais Maeda's comment, March 9, 2013 10:36 AM
é um prazer para mim comentar seu trabalho que diga-se de passagem é apaixonante.... meus parabens
Debra Anchors's comment, May 1, 2013 8:12 PM
Obrigado!
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Upcycle denim jeans into planters

Upcycle denim jeans into planters | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

This set of planters, created by Tom Ballinger, was the star of the show at BBB Seed during one of their seasonal open houses.  I wrote a feature about this inspirational display last year on my website, Gardens Inspired.


Follow the photo-link to discover the instructions for making denim garden planters of your own.

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Debra Anchors's comment, May 1, 2013 8:13 PM
I love your idea Lyndy Byrne!
Cassie Corby's curator insight, June 24, 12:26 PM

This will turn a few heads!

Raheel's curator insight, July 2, 1:28 AM

Whose got some old denim jeans lying around? 

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Mosaic silver garden flower

Mosaic silver garden flower | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Follow the photo link to find instructions to make your own,

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Neusa Leandro De Morais Maeda's comment, March 9, 2013 10:36 AM
I loved
Neusa Leandro De Morais Maeda's comment, March 9, 2013 10:36 AM
I loved