If you are in need of garden decor ideas that will not blow your budget, then look no further. Your kitchen is actually filled with stuff that you can recycle for your garden decor. From teapots, mugs, pots and pans, all these things can transform the look of your garden with a little bit of creativity. Read on for some garden decor ideas that will keep you inspired in decorating your garden using kitchen items and utensils.
1. Big Bowl Succulent Planter
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Use an ample sized bowl to create a mini garden of cactus and succulents. If you have a mixing bowl, soup bowl, or any ample sized bowl that you no longer use, transform it into a planter for your succulents. Porcelain bowls with intricate designs would look best. Simply fill it with soil, add some rocks and plant your succulents!
2. Bottle Garden Lights
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Use old bottles as candleholder to light your garden. This is a great idea if you are fond of hosting outdoor parties. This would however require a bit of DIY skills. You also need some tools to cut the bottle into half. You can use about eight pieces of bottle for this DIY project. Four of them can be used to hold candles while the others can serve as a vase. Arrange them in circular manner similar to what’s shown above and hang on a tree.
3. Bowl Bird Feeder
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Use an intricately designed bowl as bird feeder, which you can then hang in your garden. As you can see above, a porcelain bowl with colorful floral designs is converted into a bird feeder. Simply attach strings in an old porcelain bowl. Then hang it to a tree or in any spot. Fill it with birdseeds and soon enough, birds will come flying into your garden.
4. Bowl Mushrooms
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Would you love to have some mushrooms in your lawn? If so, then use some old bowls in your kitchen to create cute polka dot mushrooms. Simply gather old bowls in different sizes and paint them in red and dotted with white, as shown above. Use plastic water bottles painted in white as the body of the mushrooms. These cute decors will surely make your garden look even more enchanting.
5. Coffee Mug Cactus Planters
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Thinking of growing some cactus? Use old coffee mugs as planters. As you can see above, the cactuses looked even lovelier when grown in these cute printed mugs. So instead of throwing those mugs that have been slightly damaged, convert them into cactus planters. You can even paint the mugs to spruce up their look a little bit.
6. Colander Hanging Planters
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The use of colander planter to decorate your garden is a great idea. You can even make the colanders look prettier by painting them in pastel shades as seen above. And instead of merely placing them in one corner of your garden, consider hanging them. Hanging the colander planter will make your garden to stand out even more.
7. Decorative Plates Garden Edging
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If you have beautiful plates that you will no longer be using, then use them as edging for your garden. You can use different kinds of plates in different sizes and colors. If your plates are plain colored, then spruce up their look by painting them with colorful designs that you want. Afterwards, arrange them in your garden to border the plants and flowers.
8. Fruit Basket Hanging Planter
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You must have some old fruit baskets lurking somewhere in your kitchen. Perhaps, they have already looked old and worn out. But before you decide to toss them away, you might want to consider converting them into a stylish hanging planter. As shown above, a fruit basket with plants is hanging on a tree. You can leave the basket unpainted or you can give it some color, if you prefer.
9. Frying Pan Planter
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One of the many uses for old pots and pans in the garden is for a planter. It will especially work well on succulents and cactuses that do not require a lot of maintenance and care. So instead of throwing away your old pots and pans, take inspiration from the photo above. Use your frying pan as a planter and decorate it in your garden.
10. Funnel Planters
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If you have an old funnel, you can also use it as a hanging planter instead of throwing them away. And just like the colander planter, you can choose to paint the funnel to give more color to your garden. However, if you want a rustic look, leave your funnel unpainted, similar to the photo above.
11. Ladle Wall Planters
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Another smart way to decorate your garden is by hanging ladle planters on the wall. Get inspired by the photo above. The old ladles were used to grow some plants and then hanged on a blue wall. You can follow the same thing. Or better yet, paint the ladle in different colors for a more cheerful look.
12. Mason Jar Garden Lights
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If you have some old mason jars in your kitchen, you can use them to create DIY garden lights to illuminate. As shown above, colored jars were used to hold tea lights. Simply add a bit of sand and then place candles inside. Afterwards, tie the jars with metal wires and hang on the tree. These jars will surely produce lovely glow in your garden at night.
13. Muffin Tins Seed Starter
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If you are planning to grow some plants using a seed starter, consider the use of muffin tins. This is a stylish and more inexpensive way of growing plants from seeds. Line the muffin tins with muffin paper before you start planting the seeds. That way, it will be easier for you to transplant when the time comes.
14. Silverware Wind chimes
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If the idea of a colander planter does not fancy you, consider turning a colander into a wind chime instead. Take inspiration from the photo above. Different silverware is tied into a colander. The result is a stylish wind chime that you can hang onto a tree in your garden. This is one of those garden decor ideas that can certainly make your garden to stand out.
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15. Spoon Plant Markers
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Use spoons as markers if you need a stylish way to identify certain plants in your garden. For instance, if you are growing a garden of herbs and you had a hard time identifying each of them because they look very similar, then use old spoons. You can engrave the names on the silver spoons similar to the photo above. Otherwise, you can paint the names into the spoon using bright colored paint.
16. Teacup Herb Planter
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Speaking of herbs, one of the most stylish ways to come up with your own herb garden at home is to use stylish teacups made of ceramic. In fact, if you were trying to come up with a teapot garden, this would be a great way to start. Simply gather your old ceramic teacups and plant your herbs on each of these cups. As mentioned above, you can use the spoons as markers to identify the herbs you are growing in each cup.
17. Teapot Fountain
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A teapot fountain is a great focal point in any garden. This is in fact a great idea if you are trying to come up with a teapot garden. The rustic looking teapot gives a whole new dimension to the overall look of the garden. You can come up with a similar fountain in your garden using your old teapot.
18. Teapot Planter and Wind Chime
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Another great idea for your teapot garden is a wind chime. So instead of using a colander to hang the silverware like the idea above, you can use an old teapot that can also double as a planter. This is a very stylish decor to hang in one corner of your garden. This will surely make your garden to stand out.
19. Tin Can Planters
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Another stylish and inexpensive way to grow plants in your garden is to use old tin cans. So instead of throwing away those empty cans of some ingredients you use in your kitchen, you can turn them into something useful by painting them in bright colors. You can then use the cans to grow your herbs indoors or in your patio. This is a great idea for those who do not have enough space for a real herb garden.
20. Whisk Garden Decors
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If your old whisk has gotten distorted due to several years of use, you can turn it into a garden decor. If you are artistic enough, you can make a butterfly out of the whisk as shown above. Add some colorful beads and place it on some of the flowering plants in your garden. This is one of those stylish garden decor ideas that will not blow your budget.
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21. Wok Bird Bath
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A bird bath is one of the most common uses for old pots and pans in your garden. So if you want to attract more birds into your garden, you can take inspiration from this wok bird bath. Paint an old frying pan or wok in bright color and use an old lamp stand to hold it. Place it in one corner of your garden.
With a little bit of creativity and some inspiration, transforming your kitchen utensils into some of the most beautiful garden decor ideas should be easy.