Upcycled Garden Ideas

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Regular readers are well aware that we love a bit of upcycling and are always turning unused items into wonderful new features in our garden. So far we have told you about our garden shed, pallet planters and a pallet sand pit and gate which grace our back garden. Here are some of our latest upcycled garden projects in our ever evolving garden…

The upcycled garden bird cage is a great place to display alpines

The upcycled garden bird cage is a great place to display alpines

 

1. Upcycled garden bird table

We love attracting wildlife into our garden and we felt that our birds deserved a posh table to dine at. So Mr Vialii set about seeing what he could create from various left over pieces of timber. Once the main carcass was created the table was given a coat of lovely bright turquoise paint. The roof was clad in some cedar shingle samples which we were sent from a supplier and the house was finished off with some fancy lead flashing, courtesy of our next door neighbour who was clearing out her garage! If that doesn’t entice our local feathered friends then we don’t know what will!

The upcycled bird table has a cedar roof and lead flashing!

The upcycled garden bird table has a cedar roof and lead flashing!

2. Upcycled trailer wheels

We had some old wheels from our trailer which had been replaced. Never ones to throw anything way we decided to put all parts to good use. The tyres were painted bright colours and stacked to create a contemporary planter for some cloud topiary.

Old tyres can become an eye catching garden feature

Old tyres can become an eye catching garden feature

The wheels were filled with compost and our clever Lulu has sown some butterfly friendly flowers in them to create a colourful entrance to our veg patch soon. You could paint these funky colours too but we decided to go rusty at this end of the garden.

The old rims were planted with wildlife friendly flowers

The old rims were planted with wildlife friendly flowers

3. Upcycled garden bird cage

We had acquired a vintage bird cage which looked beautiful in its own right. But we decided we could make it even more beautiful by adding some pots (a wonderful array, again donated by our neighbour during her clear out!) and a selection of alpines.

Some pretty pots and alpines give this pretty bird cage a new purpose in life

Some pretty pots and alpines give this pretty bird cage a new purpose in life

4. Upcycled cheese boxes

This was a lovely project which we did for Mother’s Day. To find out how to make your own, visit Lulu’s Garden Blog for a step by step guide…

Pansies in cheese boxes makes a lovely gift

Pansies in cheese boxes makes a lovely gift

We have a few more upcycling ideas up our sleeve which we will tell you all about soon.

If you want to commission us to make any of these upcycled garden features for you or would like to discuss how we can help you transform your garden using some upcycling tips then please get in touch.

Thanks for reading,

All at Vialii


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