Cool Garden Décor Using Salvaged Goods
One person’s trash is another gardener’s treasure!
One look at Pinterest is all it takes to find incredibly creative garden ideas using salvaged goods. Pinning them, however, doesn’t make them part of your outdoor setting. You actually need to make the project to be able to appreciate it in all its glory. Do it long enough and you’ll never see trash the same way once again.
To get you started with your own outdoor lighting ideas and repurposed garden décor, we’ve come up with a list containing a few projects for your consideration. We’re not going into the specifics but rather giving you an overview of the things you can repurpose into new and impressive works of art to enhance the quality, appearance, and function of your garden.
Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose or Recycle
Environmentalism and gardening go hand-in-hand. You can live a green lifestyle and have a green thumb. It makes complete sense!
Considering how Earth-friendly repurposing is, we’ve come up with a list of the coolest repurposed items we’ve found online to-date:
- Non-traditional flower beds. From old truck and tractor tires to antique wheelbarrows, where you plant your garden adds to the aesthetic of the space. Start thinking of the different receptacles you have to choose from. How can you plant something inside of it? Cleaned out food cans, paint cans, and ceramic coffee cups make great planters if you’re able to drill some holes in them for drainage. They’re good for plants such as cactuses and succulents who need little maintenance as well.
- Wooden pallets. There’s nothing you can’t do with a piece of already-assembled wood. Pallets are versatile and sturdy. You can build furniture out of them or even use them to mount outdoor lights as a way of creating a sort of wall of illumination. Wood pallets are easy to stain and paint, too, giving you limitless options for personalization. They’re also lightweight and fairly easy to attach together or secure into place on a wall.
- Broken dishes. Mosaic stepping-stones are fun to make and add so much character to a garden. Best of all, they don’t need to cost you a fortune to create. By using the broken dishes that you have or buying odd pieces from garage sales and secondhand stores, you’re able to come up with visually appealing patterns rather easily.
There are creative ideas awaiting you with every piece of salvage you run across. The only thing stopping you is your imagination. You can have a beautiful, well-lit garden with style and personality easily and affordably.
Give Old Things a New Lease on Life By Reinventing Them
Before you throw it away, find a way to salvage it and use it in your illuminated and whimsical garden. There are so many creative ideas waiting to take shape outside your imagination. Use the ideas listed above as a starting point and see what happens. You’ll find it increasingly difficult to part with items who have surpassed their original lifespan because you’ll think of new and amazing ways to repurpose and use them again.
- Angela O