Hey, garden junk fans! If you have a bunch of kitchen items sitting in your cupboards that never get used, why not give them a new life as garden art and decor? Here’s 20 simple ideas to make your garden unique.
For more repurposed and upcycled project ideas, also see the DIY Idea Bank.
Garden Art & Decor Ideas Made from Kitchen Stuff
Unless you’re a real minimalist, you probably have stuff lurking in your kitchen cabinets that you have not used in years. If they don’t have some special sentimental (or other) value, why not turn some of it into garden decor? And yes, donating useful items is always a good option as well.
These ideas are all simple, probably pretty obvious, and do-able in an afternoon.
20+ Garden Junk Ideas from the Kitchen
1 Bundt Pans
Bundt pans make excellent patio table planters. And muffin tins are fun for smaller succulents.
3 Ceiling Fan
Garden Art Dragonfly: The fan blades make perfect wings. Many other parts of the fan can be used as well.
This one doesn’t require any DIY. Just hang it up and add orange slices.
Related: DIY Garden Junk Owl, Cat, & More
Garden Art Chandelier: Use a mish-mash of old treasures for a shabby chic look. Colanders and other metal containers work great.
Make a See-Through Garden Birdbath or Totem: Pick a theme and fill the containers.
Here’s my low-cost plate hanger tutorial. Makes it easy to hang them where you want them (indoors or outdoors).
Garden Art Dish Flowers: Use plates and other small dishes from the thrift store or your kitchen cabinets.
I like to use garden art to fill in the spaces while waiting for the flowers to grow.
For more ideas, visit the Door and Window Garden Art Gallery here.
9 Drawer Pulls
Kitchen Drawer Pull Hose Guards: protect your plants in style. I use these to keep the garden hose out of the flower beds.
10 Knick Knack Shelf
Any little cabinet with doors can convert into a little fairy or hobbit house.
11 Lazy Susan
How to Safely Use Mirrors in the Garden: Be safe and get artistic.
12 Mason Jars
How to Grow Sweet Potato Vine from Cuttings: Great way to use mason jars.
I keep a jar handy while cleaning up the garden: great way to display flowers.
13 Pie Plate
Make a Water Feeder for Butterflies and Bees: Easy project, much-used by wild things.
14 Tea Cups and Saucers
How to Make Tipsy Pots: A garden art favorite.
This one is beautiful all on it’s own. But you could plant some pansies in it too. Or succulents.
15 Trivets and Candle Holders
Hang them up and you have instant wall art.
16 Whisks and Mixer Blades
17 Wooden Bowls
DIY Garden Art Toadstools: give the gnomes some shade.