Garden Junk Ideas for the Spring

Homeroad is using some good garden junk this summer!
Repurposed and found items displayed in the garden for instant decor!

galvanized watering can with overlay

Instructions for most of these projects can be found by visiting the green links

I'm giving the grill a little bling using a license plate from the VW my parents drove the year I was born.

vintage license plate

The garden decorating, I've got it covered, but the plants.... 

not so much!

But can you even believe this beautiful succulent that grew in this old tomato strainer? 

Add a rusty cross is easy to add for decoration. 

planter funnel and cross

This garden sign was fashioned from an old lamp table.

galvanized planter

A rusty vintage tub on wheels, aluminum pots and rusty funnels fill the deck. 

galvanized planter tubs

An old vintage toolbox got repurposed into a unique little garden. 

vintage tool box with flowers


I don't own a bird so a plant will just have to do.

bird cage with flowers

Old window frames and shutters add interest to an unused corner of the yard.

windows in the garden

And a couple of junky birdhouses for my fine feathered friends. 

License plate birdhouse and the junky birdhouse that got the extreme makeover.

One of these birdhouses had a very funny story

For more junky garden decor please keep reading

birdhouse made with junk parts

birdhouse made with junk

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birdcage with flowers

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .