Recycling is good, upcycling is better! It is not only the recycling of raw materials that is important, the repurposing of obsolete items is a great thing that protects the environment. "Turn old into new" is not only a creative process, but also depends on a very sustainable attitude to life. This searches for new uses of an old object and breathes new life into it. Since the new gardening season is already here, we are going to show you 70 super original ones today Upcycling ideashow you can make your own garden decoration yourself. Old dishes, tin cans, shoes and rubber boots, drawer cabinets and wooden chairs, bird cages and bathtubs that you no longer need: all great building materials for your zero waste decoration for outdoors.
Make fancy garden decorations yourself
Planters with a difference!
Planting of all used items is quite popular and popular. This not only implements a smart idea, but also provides that special upcycling touch. Depending on your personal preferences, you can try different flowers and plants, but more robust and easy-care plant types are suitable, such as succulents or violets for example.
As with other planters, ensure that there is good drainage from shards of clay or gravel and lay out some green moss on the floor as an additional decoration or compaction. Where necessary, you should also drill small holes on the lower side of the DIY planter so that the irrigation water can run off undisturbed.
And so easily the old typewriter becomes a fancy flower pot
Just like the old sewing machine
You can even convert thick, old books into original planters
And what about your favorite teenage bag?
Kitchen sieves as upcycling planters are of course real classics
Magical flowers of a special kind
Tinker flowers is up to date in every season. To be able to make this yourself as a whimsical garden decoration is the most beautiful. The best thing is that they can be made from a lot of old things. Glassware or porcelain is definitely one of them. You no longer need to throw away individual items with scratches or cracks, because they can be glued to each other using the hot glue gun. Longer metal or wooden skewers then serve as sturdy flower stems that you can insert directly into the ground. The creative tableware flowers can of course also be decorated more beautifully with special glass and porcelain colors.
You will find numerous such handicrafts in the basement or at flea markets
Soft drink tin cans are also recommended for your DIY garden decoration
Just like bottle caps
Adorable upcycling flowers for advanced hobbyists
Imaginative creations in vintage and boho style
Upcycling crafts is simply made for decorating in vintage or boho style. The unmistakable nostalgia of disused objects is jazzed up with colorful glass. The old kitchen strainer can be created in no time an atmospheric wind chime for the garden or the terrace, which can also serve as a hanging lamp. On the other hand, you can make porcelain cups with a rose pattern with real ones roses combine and use as a beautiful, hanging decoration. And antique keys with jute and pearls as a boho wind chime undoubtedly immediately attract everyone's attention and bring a special romantic mood.
Even rusty forks get a second chance here
Romantic porcelain decoration for the Vintage wedding
Magical wind chime in boho style
Fairytale garden decoration idea to make yourself
Funny garden decorations with children
Of course, the little ones also have a lot of fun Crafts garden decorations, Be it funny characters, cute little animals, colorful mushrooms or insects … everything brings joy and gives pleasant handicraft and play time. Tin cans with a bit of metal paint or varnish become beautifully dotted flower pots and with a little imagination you can make a cute cow out of the clay flower pots. Stones and balls can be painted quickly and easily and transformed into colorful ladybugs or busy bees. Support your children in this amusing and useful craft activity. In this way you help them to let their creativity run free.
Tinkering garden decorations with children is also a lot of fun for adults
Old CDs and glass lids are also excellent when making your garden figures
And how about beehives made of clay pots?
Have you ever seen colorful mushrooms growing out of clay?
Or a sweet Maya bee from ball in the garden bed?
A useful mini bee hotel can be conjured up from the old coffee mug with little effort
And used badminton or tennis rackets are the perfect colorful decoration for the raised bed
Doing creative upcycling garden decorations yourself is always worthwhile. In this way, you not only give your garden an unmistakable flair, but you also contribute somewhat to global waste reduction. Old objects awaken to new life and you can let your imagination and creativity run wild.
Have fun copying and creating!
There are hardly any limits to your imagination
Used rubber boots and car tires are perfect DIY planters
Just like metal wheelbarrows and toilet bowls
The drawer cabinet becomes a colorful herb stand
The large rain barrels are perfect as a funny wedding decoration for the garden party
A wooden ladder becomes a fabulous display shelf
Just look further and get plenty of upcycling inspiration for your DIY garden decoration!