Garden features out of household items

12 Mar 2013

Create an interesting feature, fun corner or conversation piece by up cycling household items into containers for the garden.

Old kitchen utensils such as pots, pans, colanders and old teapots can help create quirky displays in a corner of the garden.

Steel toolboxes, oil drums, dustbins, a piano and cracked crockery can be repurposed for use in a garden.

Serve up an amazing arrangement with up cycled kitchen utensils. Pots and pans, colanders and old teapots can help create quirky displays in a corner of the garden.

Use up cycled trolleys loaded with bright pot plants to create a small wagon garden.

Fill your old fishing fly box with a selection of small plants or succulents for a striking arrangement. Finally there is a use for those old shoes. Simply recycle them into pots. Crocs make great hanging pots for plants as they have their own drainage system.

An old wheelbarrow makes an interesting feature, especially if it is peeking out from under a waterfall of colourful array of flowers.

If you are an extravagant person, you can always transform an old piano into a unique water feature. It would definitely make a great conversation starter.

Don't toss out old metal boxes when you can fill them with a pretty display of succulents and cacti.

Finally there is a use for those old shoes. Simply recycle them into pots. Crocs make great hanging pots for plants as they have their own drainage system.

Give an old wooden bench and some crates a coat or two of vibrant coloured paint before planting them up with spring bulbs for an amazing blast of colour.

Not only household items... there's also a place for car parts as well. Use a rusty wheel rim to create a stunning display of tiny succulents.

Use an old tin mail box to create a display of colourful annual flowers or a metal toolbox to make an interesting display filled with a variety of succulents.

An old ceramic teapot, cup and saucer filled with thyme is just the thing for dressing up a garden table for meals in the garden and guests can pick some fresh thyme to add to their meal.

Add a new dimension to the trash at the bottom of the garden by planting up empty bins and trash cans with colourful annuals and perennials. You can also choose to paint them in vibrant colours, or paint a few silly faces on them. If you need to hide a small amount of rubble, use it to fill up bins or drums before filling with soil and plants.

Article courtesy of www.home-dzine.co.za

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