There’s nothing quite as fun or satisfying as taking something old or obsolete, and turning it into something amazing. Combine that with a chance to upgrade your outdoors, and you’ve got an incredible weekend activity that will leave your yard beautiful, your wallet untouched, and your household smiling. Check out these creative and unique repurposed outdoor designs, and get some inspiration for your own upscale upcycle.
1. Tomato Cage to Outdoor Chandelier
Take a tomato cage from its usual post as a functional garden tool, and make it into an artistic dream to add whimsy to your garden.
2. Gutter to Garden
The idea behind this upcycle is downright poetic. Turn a gutter into a garden and put that rainwater collector to good use!
3. Antique Serving Set to Birdfeeder
Vintage serving sets are, as they say, for the birds. If you’re done dining with it, give your feathered friends a chance to enjoy.
4. Tire to Planter
No idea what to do with your punctured or tread-worn tires? Give them some life — literally! — by upcycling them into planters for your yard, garden, or porch. Stick to ornamentals (rubber is fine to look at, but not to eat!) and be sure to cut some holes for drainage.
5. Chipped Door to Beverage Station
This upcycle took some skill, supplies, and elbow grease, but it was well worth it! The door-turned-beverage station will be a great outdoor detail and a fantastic asset at a summer garden party.
6. Shutters to Fence
There are a surprising number of beautiful and innovative shutter upcycles currently circulating the DIY world, and this one is no exception. Instead of using a standard fence to give your home some friendly privacy, try a wall of tall, solid-colored shutters for a bold and creative twist.
7. Broken Mirror to Fence Mosaic
This magnificent mirror mosaic turns a simple fence into a work of art. The thin reflective slivers make this mosaic look like an intricate wood cut!
8. Old Bike to Planter
You can’t talk about cycling without mentioning this incredible bike planter. Bring porch decor up a notch with a quaint bike planter in a solid, bold color. Turn the handlebars, the back seat basket, and even the pedals into lovely burlap-lined wire baskets full of blooms.
Below, find even more ideas for upcycled garden planters, vases and more from DIYNetwork.com.
This guest post comes from our friends at Hometalk. For more ideas on crazy creative upcycling projects, check out Hometalk’s topic page on Repurposing and Upcycling.