5 DIY Garden Projects For Your Old Household Items
Whether you live on 5 acres of sprawling countryside or in a high-rise urban studio, giving your garden a facelift just got easier — compliments of upcycling.
This new type of DIY crafting allows you to re-purpose worn-out objects into functional and ornamental pieces to display around the house. You can use jars, canisters or even old windows to bring new life to an already thriving garden.
So, go ahead, raid that long-forgotten storage closet and transform the contents into a garden oasis for your balcony, backyard or even windowsill. The following eco-friendly and cost-effective DIY ideas offer creative inspiration to get you started.
1. Mason Jar Herb Planters
Grow organic basil, oregano, thyme and other flavor enhancers on the kitchen counter. Fill empty mason jars with potting soil or recycled compost, add your desired seed varieties, and organize the jars inside a decorative crate.
2. Cork & Flatware Markers
Remember which herbs are planted in each Mason jar with these unique and clever garden markers. Wrap twine around a fork handle, write the plant’s name on a used wine cork and insert it horizontally onto the fork prongs.
3. Vertical Garden Shutters
Convert a weathered or discarded shutter into a hanging floral arrangement. Coat the surface with oil-based wood stain, attach flowerpots to each louvre with durable jute fiber, and mount your finished product onto an exterior wall.
4. Tea Kettle Wind Chimes
Make this deceptively simple botanical decoration by transplanting already potted perennial blooms into a vintage teakettle. Fasten cutlery to its base with string for a wind chime effect and dangle the kettle from your patio ceiling or trellis.
5. Ladle Succulent Holders
Spruce up old soup ladles or similar cooking utensils with an indoor succulent garden. Pack soil firmly into the ladle’s basin, transplant small cacti, aloe vera and other succulents, and display them on a swag cable.
Are you a budding upcycler or “green thumb” enthusiast? Then, make these DIY creations part of your household decor, or share your own ideas in the comment section below.
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