27 Ways to Upcycle Kitchen items in Your Garden is especially helpful it you have 'stuff' that you love but, can not longer use.
I like that the kitchen items that I have upcycled in my garden have actually been very useful too.
How to reuse kitchen items in a garden.
These kitchen items can be anything from a fork to an old pot.
You are like me, you may often be looking for a fun and eco-friendly way to spruce up your garden and upcycle some of old kitchen items. From teapots to colanders, there are plenty of creative ways to give your outdoor space a unique and charming look.
Did you see my Easy DIY Upcycle Garden Ideas?
If you are looking for even more inspiration, check out those easy upcycle ideas. Many of them would go nicely with the kitchen items mentioned in this article.
Frequently asked questions about upcycling.
Upcycling is the process of taking old materials and giving them a new life by reusing them somewhere else. It is also a great way to reduce waste and save money.
Here are some reasons for upcycling.
- Reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills.
- Save money on new purchases.
- To be creative and express yourself.
- Add personality to your home and garden.
- Help the environment.
It is always best to start small.
You can start with a small project, such as repurposing an old tomato sauce can into a pen holder.
Look in your basement, garage, or other storage areas in your home to see what you have on hand and to get ideas. You may be surprised at how many items you have that can be easily repurposed or upcycled.
Lastly, be patient. Upcycling can take time or may take more than one try to do. Try not to get discouraged if your first few attempts do not turn out perfect.😉
How to use kitchen items to hold plants.
Anything that held your food, beverages, or even ingredients can be perfect when used in the garden. Just make sure that the items are intact before you use them.
Kitchen items that can hold plants.
- Make a Herb Garden in old coffee cups. Simply plant herbs, such as basil or oregano, in a coffee cup that you no longer use. .
- Reuse a colander as a hanging planter for flowers or trailing plants. The handles and holes are already there!
- Reuse those old tin cans (coffee, sauce, etc) as planters for your herbs or flowers.
- Hang a cheese grater on a wall or fence and use the holes to plant small succulents or herbs. Be careful when doing this if the grater is still sharp of course.
- Use empty cans to make a layered or vertical garden on a fence, steps, or old ladder.
Five Ways to Reuse a Mason Jar in your Yard.
Mason jars often come with pasta sauce, jam, or other foods. You can also find them relatively inexpensively at dollar stores, garage sales, or online.
Here are some ways to use mason jars in your garden.
- Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden. You can hang the jars from a fence or simply place them on a table.
- Mason Jar Lanterns can be made by placing small tea lights, string lights, or candles inside mason jars. This is perfect for creating a cozy ambiance.
- Create a mini-greenhouse by filling a mason jar with soil and then planting your seeds in it.
- Make a solar light by drilling a hole in the lid of the mason jar and inserting a tea light candle.
- Create a bird feeder by filling a mason jar with birdseed and then hanging it from a tree or a fence. Birds seem to love like this idea!
Creative ways to use kitchen kitchen 'garbage' in your garden.
Yes, one man's (or woman's) garbage can another ones treasure. Before you throw that used item away, you can think about how it can work in your garden.
Here is how to reuse items in your garden that you may have thrown away.
- Reuse egg cartons as seed starters by filling them with soil, and planting seeds in them. Many of these cartons can be easily broken down in the soil if you decide to plant the seedlings with the carton.
- Make a nifty Wine Bottle Edging by 'burying' empty wine bottles around something that needs a border (like a tree or flower garden). When placing the bottles in the ground, make sure that they are halfway into the soil to create both an attractive and functional edging.
- Use an old muffin pan as seed tray when you are starting your seedlings out. If you use recyclable liners, all you need to do is lift them from the tray.
- Make some Bottle Cap Garden Art by using a good glue to attach the bottle caps onto a wooden board or an old pot to create some whimsical garden art (kids idea?).
- Use old plastic bottles to make a drip irrigation system by drilling holes in the bottom of the bottles and then burying them upside down besides your plants.
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Easy and Creative Garden Ideas Using Old Kitchen Items.
We have all had that one items, like a bowl or saucer, that has seen better days. Or maybe it is time to update what you are holding on to.
Here are some ways to use those old treasures in your garden.
- Transform an old teapot into a charming birdhouse by attaching it to a tree trunk or post.
- Paint or write the names of herbs or vegetables on old spoons or forks and use them as plant markers.
- Fill a shallow teacup or saucer with water and place it in the garden as a small bird bath
- Reuse old wooden cutting boards to create raised garden beds or to use to place potted plants on.
- Fill an old casserole dish with soil and plant flowers or herbs for a unique garden display.
- Make a charming spoon wind chimes by stringing old spoons together and then hanging them from a branch or hook.
- Turn old baking pans into garden markers by using paint or permanent markers to label them with the names of your plants.
- Use old wooden spoons to make plant stakes to provide support for your plants while they grow.
- Reuse old utensils for planting smaller plants or seeds in the soil.
- Old pitchers work great for watering plants and flowers.
- My favorite, something I always have going on... use old plates (or dollar store ones..) for saucers under your potted plants.
Tips for upcycling items in your garden.
You can find kitchen items that can be upcycled by cleaning out drawers, cupboards, or even boxes of 'stuff'. If that does not work, check out garage sales, resale shops, or even dollar stores for goodies!
Here are a few more tips for you.
- Be creative and think outside the box.
- Use materials that are durable and weather-resistant.
- Make sure your upcycled items are safe for use in the garden before using them. You especially may want to avoid using materials that may have chemicals that can break down into the soil or water.
- Many of these ideas are perfect for family projects or projects that kids can also do.
- Repurposed items also make for enjoyable garden gift ideas for others.
In case you missed something.
- How to reuse kitchen items in a garden.
- Frequently asked questions about upcycling.
- How to use kitchen items to hold plants.
- Five Ways to Reuse a Mason Jar in your Yard.
- Creative ways to use kitchen kitchen 'garbage' in your garden.
- Easy and Creative Garden Ideas Using Old Kitchen Items.
- Tips for upcycling items in your garden.
27 Ways to Upcycle Kitchen items in Your Garden, a simple guide for reusing old kitchen items creatively in a garden or yard.
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