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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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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?

 

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I appreciate you liking and sharing a few of my articles. However, you are merely duplicating My magazine. Please scoop some articles from a different source now.
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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!"

 

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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!

 

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A surprising and delightful container garden

A surprising and delightful container garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

What a wonderful idea. Your own personal island!

 

Image by Polly Wreford

 

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Recycled sculpture garden in Chandigarh India

Artist Nek Chand has spent decades secretly building the world's largest salvaged artwork. His awe-inspiring 40-acre garden is constructed entirely from household and industrial waste collected from the city of Chandigarh, India.

 

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Culverts - an urban container garden

Culverts - an urban container garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

A culvert is a pipe that carries water from one side of a road, driveway, railway or other obstruction to the other.  In this case, culverts are used to create an attractive urban container garden.

 

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Pack Up Your Troubles

Pack Up Your Troubles | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

An inexpensive cardboard suitcase painted with some fun, bright colors and a little chalkboard paint. Perfect to store some out of season porch decor and greet guests at the same time - a lesson in form and function.

 

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Use mirrors in the garden

Use mirrors in the garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Wall mounted garden mirrors can trick the viewer into thinking that there is a way through to another garden and so give the impression of a larger space and reflect more light into your garden.

 

Read on to find more tricks and tips for using outdoor mirrors in gardens and attaching them in your garden.  http://goo.gl/t42KB

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Carry-along succulents

Carry-along succulents | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

An old metal tool tote makes a perfect home for a succulent garden. The best part is it can be moved wherever a little pop of greenery is needed. Make sure to drill a few drainage holes in the bottom.

 

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Rail and gutter garden

Rail and gutter garden | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

A rusty old piece of gutter moves from the roof to the deck railing to become a planter for colorful annuals.

 

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Build a sideboard from old windows

Build a sideboard from old windows | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

A sideboard made of an old window frame and reclaimed wood.

 

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Upcycled garden markers

Upcycled garden markers | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Caitlin decided to upcycle some cracked terra cotta planters that she had around the house as herb markers. Each piece of pottery marks which herb is which and serves to keep them separated.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Make a pallet garden pathway

Make a pallet garden pathway | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Repurposing a pallet by using individual timbers makes an easy pathway. Use a protective sealant to provide a longer life.

 

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Chimney-flue liners as planters

Chimney-flue liners as planters | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Want unique, tough planters that don't look like everyone else's? Go to a brick supplier, get some clay chimney flue liners, and let the creativity flow.

 

They're generally less expensive than terra-cotta pots, ranging in price from $7 to $15. You can paint them, too.   When you're ready to plant, fill the liners with gravel for drainage and that way, they won't crack when they freeze. Leave about eight inches open at the top to add potting soil. You can also set plastic pots on top of the flue liners. Later, you'll be able to bring the containers indoors.

 

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A clever edible wall

A clever edible wall | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Here is a practical and beautiful garden feature – An edible wall by Go Green Gardeners.  

 

It is made out of an old winery rack (where wine bottles are placed to age). It is wood and already has holes waiting to be filled with plants.

 

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Stencil a garden wall

Stencil a garden wall | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.

 

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12 unusual and upcycled container gardens

12 unusual and upcycled container gardens | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

It can't get simpler than this: Terra-cotta flower pots are turned upside down to hold wooden crates full of herbs.

 

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Tools upcycled into a fence

Tools upcycled into a fence | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

"This place was cool. It's 'the nation’s largest non-profit reuse center for salvaged construction and remodeling materials'."

 

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Garden tables created from cable spools

Garden tables created from cable spools | Upcycled Garden Style | Scoop.it

Donna says, "To make my sunflower motif I cut stencils from card stock paper. I cut a circle for the flower center, another stencil for the petals and one for the leaves. I painted the stem free hand. I used a white sketch pencil to trace the patterns onto the spool’s core, and then painted the design freehand."

 

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