For DIYers, a garden full of artistic knick-knacks is a must. Crafty folks are probably already in the habit of finding old things and repurposing them into something new—and you can do the same in your garden. Here are are a few of our favorite ways to bring some color and creativity to your green spaces:
Scour for Salvage
There are many places you can find pieces of furniture or materials to salvage and repurpose as garden art. You can, of course, check salvage shops or junk yards, but you can even go to your local gardening store to find pieces. Once your piece has been chosen, find your favorite paint color and get to work on your new art piece.
Reuse an Old Chair
Find a new use child’s chair your kids have grown out of or that vintage chair you picked up at a garage sale for a steal. The easy fix is to give it a colorful paint job and place it in your garden to hold some pottery.
Fill a Wagon
To give your garden a playful vibe, fill a rusty wagon with flowers and pottery. If you only have a newer-looking wagon on hand, you can actually rust the metal yourself for that vintage, worn-in look.
Is someone you know selling their old wooden headboard? Don’t hesitate to spring for it! You can turn that headboard into a gate for your garden.
Add Some Whimsy
Whimsical garden elements evoke joy from everyone who sees them. Whether you add some mischievous fairy statues or giant “dinosaur” eggs, choose pieces that reflect your personality and interests.
Decorate the door leading to your garden to show off your inner artist. One option is to cut your initial from an old ceiling tin or other material and hang it on the door. Feel free to paint the outside of your door an unusual shade for a pop of color.
If a garden piece becomes damaged, don’t fret—you can also repurpose it into something else. Take the broken birdbath below as an example—what was once just a damaged object becomes a rustic-looking planter.