Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

5:30:00 AM

It's garden time... 
and that means grabbing every junky thing I can find and filling it with flowers. 

Old galvanized tubs on a rolling wooden cart with a rusty funnel as an accent piece. 

Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

My old wooden picnic table transformed into a potting bench on the side of the shed you can read all about {here}. 

Like my birdhouse? You can see how I built it with all free junky parts {here}

Or maybe this license plate birdhouse I made from a table that needs to be put back in the garden as soon as the new fence goes in. 

The galvanized bucket on the table holds my potting soil. It used to be a new shiny can until I used this to antique and age the finish.

Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

One of my favorite garden decorations is an old chippy window and shutters leaning against the English Ivy.

The ivy has taken over the yard and behind this tangle of leaves is a wooden fence not long for this world.

Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

An old iron Christmas tree stand holds a flower pot.

Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

An old rusty spring makes the perfect centerpiece in this flower pot.... just waiting for the flowers to bloom in the center.

Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

Another chippy window... this time hung on the fence with screws... (probably keeping this old fence together)

Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

These marigolds are loving life in a garden tote I built myself. 

It is one of my very first power tool projects and it's made from old pergola wood. 

(and yes that is a crow bar for a handle)

Inexpensive Garden Junk Ideas

The last stop is the fire pit we built ourselves and the

Hope you enjoyed the many ideas I used for inexpensive garden junk 
you can use in your own gardens.

UPDATE: The new vinyl fence is in all around the property... 
come by and see how it looks! {here}

Check out more garden junk {here} and even more {here}

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  1. You are right the junk and signs make it fun! The plants look good too!

    1. Thanks Carlene... maybe by the middle of the summer my flowers will look a little fuller... and hopefully not dead.

  2. So many neat elements in your garden, I love it and that sign is super cute. All the green and color just makes me smile. You have a beautiful space, well done!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

    1. Thanks so much Carole! I will take that as a great compliment from an actual gardener! LOL


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