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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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The charm of a vintage door

The charm of a vintage door | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Hang an old door to serve as your dining table in the garden.

 

Credit to i.imgur.com via Pinterest

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Make an outdoor candelier

Make an outdoor candelier | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Create an enchanting retreat in a corner of your yard with an outdoor chandelier you can make in an hour. All you need is a wire basket, a few jam jars, and some pretty crystals.

 

Instructions for making your own chandelier are here:  http://goo.gl/L68vj

 

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Tool hideaway

Tool hideaway | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

You're out in the garden and you forgot to bring your trowel with you. So you stop what you're doing and dash back to the garage or toolshed to find it.

 

Here's a better solution: Keep your hand tools in the garden where you need them, but store them in a converted mailbox.

 

Here are tips for creating a hideaway of your own: http://goo.gl/OSO0X

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What can you upcycle into a planter?

What can you upcycle into a planter? | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Courtney found a great use for some discarded onion crates. 

 

Read about how she turned them into planters, here:  http://goo.gl/lwaz4

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Reuse for a hot backyard look

Reuse for a hot backyard look | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

“I find it really rewarding to find homes for stray materials,” says Matthew Levesque, author of The Revolutionary Yardscape. Levesque turned door knobs and salvaged steel discs along with a burner cover from a stovetop into chic patio pavers.

 

See more backyard living ideas, here:  http://goo.gl/ddOXA

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Insulator Candlelabra

Insulator Candlelabra | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

"A friend gave me this old light fixture recently that was originally a "spatterware" finish with a blue base and white splatter. Much like an enamel/porcelain swirl pattern. I gave it two layers of paint and then brought on the distressing with a clearcoat to seal it. I drilled holes in the glass insulators and mounted them with eye bolts that hold chain and used rabies tags. Hanging from the center is an old bell that gives a nice ding. Vintage garden faucet handles are mounted to the arms. It's ready for candles!!" - Brian GadgetSponge

 

See more pictures from the source:  http://goo.gl/QgEJH

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A birdhouse chandelier

A birdhouse chandelier | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

This is a charming idea for a garden. Perhaps a teacup and saucer addition as a water source?

 

Original:  http://goo.gl/1CXqY

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Tucked away in a drawer

Tucked away in a drawer | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

This old drawer attached to a bed footboard becomes an adorable "window box" planter with very little work or money.

 

See more garden ideas, here:  http://goo.gl/JF2uR

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Vintage floor grates in the garden path

Vintage floor grates in the garden path | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Vintage floor grates in the garden path.

 

Source:  http://goo.gl/C6nNe

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Free and eco-friendly firepit starters

Free and eco-friendly firepit starters | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Here is a great tutorial  - make firepit fire starters. The many options shown by following the link below are free, or near free.

 

The author made about three dozen fire starters for exactly $0.00.  Eco-friendly repurposing at it’s best!

 

Read more, here:  http://goo.gl/O2B3T

 

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Bike wheel trellises

Bike wheel trellises | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

A bike wheel trellis out of 100% reclaimed materials. There was concern that the rims would get too hot in the sun and burn the plant, but they really don’t get hot at all.

 

See more pictures of this, here:  http://goo.gl/qq14e

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Teapot totem for your secret garden

Teapot totem for your secret garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

This is a must-have for the fairies taking up residence in my garden.

 

Source:  http://goo.gl/NdSZ4

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Do you have a Flower Bed?

Do you have a Flower Bed? | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

The Flower Bed . . . A Place to Dream

 

Source:  http://goo.gl/UAneg

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Radio Flyer patio bar

Radio Flyer patio bar | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Denise Sabia found the wagon on the side of the road, and purchased the Singer sewing machine base at a flea market.

 

This vingiette is used during the warmer months on the screened-in porch to keep beverages cold during entertaining.

 

See more idea from Denise Sabia, here:  http://goo.gl/ZA3QP

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Roof-top garden bird feeders

Roof-top garden bird feeders | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

With ground covers on the roof, these easy-to-make feeders shelter the seed naturally.

 

One mud flat equals one bird-feeder roof: That's the formula for the canopy on these easy-to-construct bird feeders. Sturdy ground covers, such as moss, ivy, thyme, and small sedums, will grow in the shallow depth of the feeders' roofs.

 

Find the instructions to make a few of your own roof-top garden feeders, here:   http://goo.gl/wo08Z

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Create a hanging herb garden

Create a hanging herb garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

"Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and avoid buying too much at a time and letting most of it go to waste. If it’s still too cold to plant outside where you are (or if you’re short on space!) this hanging herb garden is the perfect project to get you in gear for spring."

 

Find complete instructions, here:  http://goo.gl/j79rN

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Very cool idea! Would work most anywhere in your RV...

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Trash can transformed into a rain barrel

Trash can transformed into a rain barrel | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Donnie Dillon went to the hardware store, spent $38.22, and came out with everything he needed to make a Roughneck© rain barrel. His plan is to use the water harvested from his roof to water his plants and chickens, wash the car, and fill up his squirt guns.

 

Donnie said, "It was fun and easy and took less than 2 hours to complete and made me feel very green and environmentalish."

 

Find his instructions, here:  http://goo.gl/Xvf0G

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Savor living by the sea- in a corner of your backyard

Savor living by the sea- in a corner of your backyard | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Bud Stuckey built this 100-square-foot slice of beach in two days for less than $200. First, he set the scene by painting a wooden fence to mimic sea and sky. Next, he formed the "dunes" by mounding decomposed granite and covering it with about 3 inches of sand. Finally, he added the firepit, plants, and pieces of driftwood.

 

Read about how to build your own beach: http://goo.gl/C7cHA

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Le Junque? On Hunting & Gathering

Le Junque? On Hunting & Gathering | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

When upcycling items for your garden, this is good advice to keep in mind . . . "While the thrill of the hunt can sometimes be enticing, remember that new balances old and having too much of one or the other may take away from the overall appeal."

 

Read more here:  http://goo.gl/Sn1R8

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Stone-look planter created from a styrofoam cooler

Stone-look planter created from a styrofoam cooler | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Follow the link below to find step-by-step instructions for creating a stone-look, hypertufa planter.

 

Source:  http://goo.gl/9wf5x

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Big Creek RV Park's curator insight, January 29, 2013 9:46 AM

I always wonder what to do with these when they are no longer functional as coolers--GREAT idea!  :)

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Fire pit is a recycled propane tank

Fire pit is a recycled propane tank | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Diana Turner, APLD, designed a fire bowl for the brick patio. The gas-powered fire bowl was made from a recycled 1930s propane tank, and the bowl is topped with recycled cobalt-blue glass. For metal fabrication of this, as well as the spiral land-art piece, gate and trellis, she worked with Everett Grondin, of DogLiX Designs.

 

“This was a truly collaborative project,” Turner says of the six-and-a-half-month journey. “Pamela has brilliant taste and came up with all kinds of ideas, and Everett can do anything with steel. He’s a true craftsman. And Mark took the photos. I can tell from the photos that he liked what he saw.”

 

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From a teapot to a bird house

From a teapot to a bird house | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

This great idea was found while visiting an online shop in the UK.   Doesn't it look easy to make?

 

Source:  http://goo.gl/x6erO

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Colleen Gill's comment, March 8, 2013 3:44 PM
I have almost 100 quirky teapots that now have a new-found purpose. I love these!
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Hidden in Plain Sight - Disguise that utility box

Hidden in Plain Sight - Disguise that utility box | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Since you're stuck with it, here's a smart way to disguise that ugly utility box. A simple slipcover box made of bead board and topped with a birdhouse covers up the eyesore and draws nature into your yard.

 

See more ideas to decorate your garden, here:  http://goo.gl/fmDX4

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All in the Family

All in the Family | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

"I constructed these little birdhouses from durable cedar and painted each one differently," says Pearl Ditch of Imperial, Missouri. "My husband, Paul, then helped me secure them to sturdy posts, which I'd decorated by painting flowers up the sides. "I also added house numbers on each post—one is our address and the other three are for our married children—before securing them onto a cement slab in our yard. They sure do help brighten things up!"

 

Source:  http://goo.gl/H904Y

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So long, Dish. Hello, bird bath!

So long, Dish.  Hello, bird bath! | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

The perfect use for an old satellite dish - turn it into a bird bath!

 

Read more about how to make your own from the source:  http://goo.gl/iBCv8

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