How To Repurpose Items For Garden Decor

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Home design expert Sherry Tyra demonstrates how to re-purpose old items from the garden to use as decor, both outside and inside your home.

    Sherry Tyra: Reusing and repurposing items are great ways to express your creativity while at the same time doing your part to save the environment. The garden is a great place to find old items and repurpose your goods.

    Chains were added to these thrifts store vases to create gorgeous outdoor lanterns. For less than $10, we've created impressive outdoor lighting that'll work well on a patio or in a tree. These darling garden bugs were so easy. The small bug's body is a C9 Christmas light bulb and the small candle votive holder was used for the larger bug's body.

    I added nether wings, eyes and legs which can either be glued or soldered on. Add some chain for hanging and you've an adorable patio or garden decoration. I came up with a couple of fun ideas for ideas for bird feeders.

    This delightful one was made from an old soup mug and a saucer attached to a large wooden dowel. This one was made from and old brass ash tray. The birds will love them. An old rack makes the perfect wine glass holder. Hang it indoors for a charming, rustic accent or use it outdoors in a patio bar area.

    Planters can be made from all the standing things. Holes were drilled into bottom of this old boot for drainage and the boot is a fun contrast of the fresh spring flowers. This chicken shaped egg basket also makes a great planter. Line the basket with the sheet of moss, fill it with soil and flowers and you've a darling addition to any patio.

    Look around your own home and see what fun items you have that could be incorporated into garden accessories. Be creative. You might be surprised where your imagination will take you.