Creating a garden is a great opportunity to spend some time outside while crafting a whimsical outdoor space to enjoy. However, it can feel like a lot of work to get your decor just how you’d like it.
Re-using materials that you can find around the house is more sustainable than buying your decorations new and will give your garden its own unique style.
Next time your garden needs a decor refresh, check out what materials you have and try one of these decor ideas for your dream garden.
Custom Garden Decor
Using unique materials is the easiest way to create unique decor. You might be staring at your crafting tools (or some wood piling up in your garage) and wondering how you can use them. These ideas are sure to spark your creativity.
Wooden Pallet Planters + Path
Wooden pallets are easy to source for free or at a very low cost. If you don’t have any on-hand, talk to some neighbors or local businesses and you’re sure to find someone looking to toss their pallets.
An upright palette supported by an outdoor wall or fence is the perfect structure for planted pots. With limited tools, you can secure supports to the wooden slats for your favorite potted plants. This also can be used to keep track of seedlings so they’re all in one place.
If your pallets aren’t in the best shape, you can still use them in your garden decor! Laying slats from your pallet down can create a path. This way, friends and family can check out your hard work without trampling your tomatoes.
You can leave the wood natural or paint it to suit your own style and vision.
If you have even bigger plans for your wood pallets, I encourage you to follow them! Just consult with a professional to make sure your creations are built safely for you and your loved ones.
Retired Furniture Decor
It might be time to replace your dining room chairs or an old desk that doesn’t open right anymore. Your old furniture doesn’t have to be destined for the curb.
If your well-loved furniture isn’t upholstered (or the material can be removed) then it makes for super unique garden decor! Chairs, desks, and tables can double as support for vining plants and even give you space for potted plants or tools on their flat surfaces.
Even furniture like an old bed frame can be used to make your garden look like a scene from a fairytale.
Trash to Treasure
Old wine bottles or chipped teacups might seem like they’re destined for the trash. But these offer exciting new opportunities for backyard decor.
Teacups and other doomed dinnerware can be easily transformed into charming wind chimes with just some twine and branches.
To do this, tie two twigs together in a cross shape. Then, tie tendrils of the twine along each branch. You can tie your recycled dinnerware along the twine and hang it anywhere your heart desires.
Unique Landscaping Tips
Now that you’ve got some decor inspiration down, it’s time to actually plant your garden. Whether you decide to fill your garden with fruit or flowers, you can use these hacks to keep your plants thriving.
If you’re working from seeds, you know how hard the transition from nursery pot to planting can be. Eggshell seed starters help fertilize your soil and can be planted directly into your garden! Just make sure to boil your eggshells for a couple of minutes before using them as planters to keep any animals away.
Do your research and consider planting some native plants to support your local ecology! Native butterfly gardens will attract some beautiful little visitors when your plants bloom and support local pollinators.
These are just some simple tips and hacks to get your ideas flowing for your eco-friendly outdoor space. Check out the visual below if you’re eager to learn more landscaping hacks to support your sustainable garden.
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