Creative and Unique Upcycling Projects

There’s a pretty broad range in this list but hopefully a handful jump out and spark an idea for you and your home!

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Tin Can Planters

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Spray paint large tin cans, then nail them to a wooden fence to create a small vertical garden. This would be perfect for growing fresh herbs to use in your cooking. Photo courtesy of Love This Pic.

Spoon Plant Markers

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Use a metal stamping set to turn old spoons into sturdy plant markers for your flowers, herbs, and produce. My Salvaged Treasures shows you how.

Garden Charms

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Turn empty soda charms into adorable garden charms with this easy DIY project from Empress of Dirt. Visit the eBay blog for details.

Upcycled Garden Edging

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Use colorful glass bottles to make flower borders or walkways. Get more garden edging ideas on Homedit.

Bottle Art

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Grab colorful glass bottles from your recycle bin to make this beautiful art for your garden. Shermanator’s Guns & Gardens explains how.

Stained Glass Garden Spinner

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Add color to your garden with this eye-catching spinner made from an old bike wheel. Flea Market Gardening shows you how.

Garden Flowers

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Glass garden flowers are a stylish way to add visual appeal to your garden. Learn more about this DIY project at Empress of Dirt.

Brick Books

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Paint old bricks to look like your favorite books for literary inspired garden art. Head over to Punk Projects for the details.

Spindle Wind Chimes

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This vintage-inspired garden wind chime was made from assorted spindles and a cast-off bird statue. Learn more at Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer.

Watering Can Sculpture

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Give an old watering can a new look by adding a cascade of crystals. Head over to Crafts by Amanda to learn more about this project.

Pallet Word Art

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Upcycle wooden pallets by painting them with a favorite inspirational phrase or quote. Photo courtesy of The Space Between.

Garden Stepping Stones

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Even broken plates and bowls can be transformed into something useful with this DIY stepping stone project. Visit Intimate Weddings to learn more.

Candle Holder Bird Feeder

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This upcycling project takes no time at at to complete: simply fill old candle holders with bird seed. Photo courtesy of Charter House Interiors.

Bird Bath

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Join together a large glass vase and oversized platter to make an elegant looking garden birdbath. Visit At Home by the Baye to learn more.

Tic Tac Toe Table

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Make your garden a place for relaxing and entertaining guests with this adorable tic tac toe table featuring a tree trunk base and painted stones for the game pieces. Learn more at Hometalk.