7 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Gardening Tools

Discover clever and budget-friendly ideas to give new life to old gardening tools. From turning an old rake into a wine glass holder to transforming a watering can into a unique birdhouse, these seven creative ideas will inspire you to look at your old gardening tools in a new light.


Vertical Garden / Wall Art

Vertical gardens or wall art are a beautiful addition to any indoor or outdoor space. Not only do they add some greenery, but they also make for an attractive visual feature. Instead of throwing away old gardening tools, you can repurpose them to create unique and interesting ways to display your plants.

Hanging Planters

Hanging planters are a popular way to incorporate vertical gardening into your space while conserving floor space. Instead of purchasing expensive hanging planters, you can repurpose your old gardening tools for a more unique look.

Recycling Old Watering Cans

Old watering cans can be converted into hanging planters by using rope or chain to suspend them from a wall or ceiling. You can either leave them as-is for a rustic look, or paint and decorate them to match your decor style.

To turn a watering can into a hanging planter:

  • Drill holes in the bottom for drainage
  • Add some potting soil and small plants
  • Tie rope or chain around the handle and hang it up securely
Broken Pot Planters

If you have any broken pots lying around, don’t throw them away just yet! They may not be suitable as regular plant containers, but with a little creativity, they can still be used as hanging planters.

To turn broken pots into hanging planters:

  • Using sturdy twine or rope, tie knots on each side of the break in the pot
  • Hang the planter securely from both ends of the rope/twine
  • Fill with soil and small plants such as ferns or ivy

Living Wall

A living wall is essentially a vertical garden that is attached to a wall. It’s perfect if you have limited floor space but want to add some greenery to your home. You can use anything from pallets and shoe organizers to glass frames as frameworks for your living wall.

Using Old Garden Tools as Wall Hooks

Old garden tools such as shovels, rakes, and pitchforks can be used to create unique wall hooks for hanging your plants. This repurposing idea is not only functional but also adds a touch of whimsy to your living wall.

To turn old garden tools into wall hooks:

  • Clean and repaint the tools if needed
  • Attach them securely to the wall using screws or nails
  • Use them as hangers for your potted plants
Vertical Pallet Garden

Wooden pallets are a popular and affordable way to create a living wall in your home. They can be easily found at hardware stores or even from local businesses that may have some lying around.

To create a vertical pallet garden:

  • Sand down any rough areas on the pallet
  • Staple landscaping fabric onto the back of the pallet
  • Add soil and small plants between the slats of the pallet
  • Hang it securely on a wall

Repurposing your old gardening tools can help you create unique and one-of-a-kind vertical gardens or wall art pieces for your home. Not only will you reduce waste by giving your old items new life, but you’ll also add some greenery to your space while being eco-conscious.

What is Gardening tool?

Gardening tool refers to any instrument, machine, or device that is used for the cultivation and maintenance of plants in a garden. [Wikipedia]

Rustic Decor: Birdhouses and Planters

If you have some old gardening tools lying around unused, do not throw them away just yet. With a little creativity, you can repurpose these items into charming rustic decor for your garden. Here are a few ideas to transform old gardening tools into birdhouses and planters.


Birdhouses add a touch of whimsy to any garden and provide shelter for our feathered friends. Instead of buying a standard birdhouse, why not get creative and make one out of an old gardening tool?

Using Old Trowels or Shovels as Roof

You can turn old trowels and shovels into the roof of a charming birdhouse with just a few simple steps:

  • Use pliers to bend the handle so that it lies flat against the back of the tool.
  • Drill a small hole in the center of the tool’s blade.
  • Attach the blade to the base of the birdhouse using screws or nails.
  • Create side and back walls using wood, bamboo skewers or chicken wire.

Finally, attach perches to front using screw-in eye hooks for birds to land on.

This idea works well with rusted tools since it gives it that rustic look without having to artificially age or texture your new birdhouse.

Upcycled Teapot Birdhouse

You know all those cute tea pots you see at thrift stores? Time use them instead of collecting dust in pantry!Transform your tea pot into an adorable birdhouse in no time:

  • Remove the metal lid from top – may need help from pliers if its too stubborn
  • Cut away most teapot spout except for 1 inch point where entering exiting hole will be made later
  • Glue weather-proof twigs around teapot, overlapping each other slightly until fully covered. Leave space where teapot entry is located clear
  • Drill hole manually or with electric drill through the 1-inch tongue near top where spout was cut away and teapot body
  • Attach a small chain to the top of the birdhouse and hang it from a sturdy branch


Add more greenery, herbs or succulents to your garden or porch with innovative planters crafted using old gardening tools. For an extra touch, consider painting them in a lovely hue that matches your garden.

Broken Watering Can Planter

Have you ever had one of those watering cans that just proved to be too difficult to repair? Turn them into planters instead! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A broken watering can
  • Potting soil
  • Plants of choice, preferably something that cascades well as watering can usually have that curve


  • Flip the broken watering can over so it sits upright.
  • Fill roughly 3/4th of its total possible volume
  • Choose plants like draping ferns or ivies and watch as they flow out and spill over bottom edge gracefully.

This is perfect for siting in a visually empty spot under some shade where boring patio chair racks are normally sitting.

Boot Planter

Do not throw waygone boots/trash them bcoz they won’t protect feet anymore. Instead turn them into one-of-a-kind planter:


  • An old pair of boots
  • Soil mix
  • Outdoor suitable plants (herbs also look amazing)


Choose hardy plants which can cope with quick draining soil inside rubber shoes/wellies.

Ideally, replace insoles first so no drainage holes get obstructed and secured holes at heels don’t create water pooling for rot/mold acceleration>

Pack boot interior full but not packed dirt. Remove seedlings from store cups usually come in and transplant each carefully spaced about three per boot along length above planted dirt level.

Don’t forget to add water tray right beneath each boot to help excess water drain out whilst protecting surfaces.

Rustic Decor in the Garden

Repurposing gardening tools into birdhouses and planters is a great way to breathe new life into them. With these simple ideas, you can give your garden a rustic touch while also providing shelter for birds and displaying more plants. Best yet? These projects don’t require any tutorials nor significant financial investment. Just ingenuity!

Tool Shed Organization

Are you tired of digging through a messy tool shed every time you need to find a specific gardening tool? Or, are you looking for ways to repurpose your old tools in an environmentally-friendly way? Look no further than these creative ideas for organizing and repurposing your garden tools.

Reuse Old Garden Rakes

Have an old garden rake lying around that’s seen better days? With a little bit of creativity, it can be transformed into a useful tool organizer or bike rack.

Hanging Bike Rack

If you’re an avid cyclist, finding space to store your bikes can be a hassle. But with an old garden rake, you can easily create a DIY bike rack. Simply remove the wooden handle from the rake head and attach it to a sturdy wall or post. Then, place the rake head on top of the handle with the tines facing upward. The curved tines will hold your bike securely in place while also protecting its frame from scratches.

Garden Tool Organizer

Tired of tripping over loose garden tools in your shed or garage? Turn that old garden rake into an easy-to-use tool organizer! Like with the hanging bike rack, remove the wooden handle from the rake head and attach it to a wall or post. Next, flip over the rake head so that the tines are facing downward. Finally, hang your shovels, rakes, and other gardening tools off of each individual tine for an organized and clutter-free workspace.

Turn Old Toolboxes into Storage Solutions

Do you have several old metal toolboxes sitting around collecting dust? Don’t throw them out just yet! These boxes can be repurposed into unique storage solutions for all sorts of items.

Vertical Tool Storage

Instead of stacking those heavy metal boxes on top of each other in your shed or garage (and risking injury if they fall), consider using them as vertical storage containers. All you need to do is mount them to a sturdy wall or post, and then secure them in place with brackets or bungee cords. You can even paint them to match your tool shed’s color scheme!

Rolling Toolbox Cart

If you have several smaller metal toolboxes, consider transforming them into a rolling toolbox cart. Start by attaching the boxes to each other using bolts or heavy-duty zip ties. Then, add wheels to the bottom of the cart so that it can be easily moved around your garden or workshop. Finally, use each individual box to store specific groups of tools (such as screws, nails, and other small accessories).

Garden Marker and Label Ideas

If you’re an avid gardener, labeling your plants is a must. It helps organize your garden and allows you to track the growth and progress of each plant. However, buying markers or labels can get expensive, especially if you have a large garden. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of creative ways to repurpose old gardening tools into unique garden markers and labels.

Reuse Wine Corks

Before you throw away that wine cork from last night’s dinner party, think about reusing it as a plant marker! Not only does this save money, but it adds a rustic touch to your garden.

Wine Cork Markers

For this project, all you’ll need are some wine corks, wooden skewers, and a permanent marker. Begin by writing the name of the plant onto the cork with the marker. Once it dries, attach it to the end of the skewer using glue or tape. Stick the skewer into the soil next to your plant and voila! You have an eco-friendly marker that looks great in any garden.

Wine Cork Plant Labels

If you prefer something more durable than skewers, try making wine cork plant labels instead. All you need are wine corks (of course), screws or nails, wire cutters, and pliers. Begin by cutting off one side of the wine cork with wire cutters so that it can lay flat on a table. Then use pliers to screw in either screws or nails diagonally across from each other through the center of the cork so that they poke out on either side.

Finally, bend some thick gauge wire into an L-shape and wrap both ends around each screw/nail head until secure but not too tight as it will chip off pieces of cork debris. You can then push these long tails down firmly into soil near plants for easy identification later during growing season!

DIY Popsicle Stick Garden Markers

Another easy and inexpensive option is to repurpose popsicle sticks into garden markers. Plus, this one is a great project to do with kids!

Painted Garden Markers

For this project, you’ll need popsicle sticks, paint (acrylic or waterproof), a fine-tipped permanent marker, and brushes. Start by deciding what colors you want your markers to be and paint the entire surface of the popsicle stick that color. Then let it dry completely.

Next, use your fine-tipped marker to write the name of each plant on each stick. You can also add other design elements if you like! Finally, coat the entire stick with a layer of sealant so that they are waterproof and will last all season long.

Wooden Spoon Plant Labels

If you’ve got some old wooden spoons lying around in your kitchen or garage, put them to good use by creating these cute and functional plant labels.

For this project, all you’ll need are wooden spoons (as many as plants you want labeled), outdoor Mod Podge or exterior polyurethane varnish that’s eco-friendly/low fumes/color fast/non-toxic if keeping edible herbs in pots indoors during winter seasons), sandpaper (if needed for rough surfaces), and marker pen. Begin by lightly sanding any rough surfaces on your spoon handles if necessary before applying a small brush stroke of clear outdoor Mod Podge/varnish around near bottom portion including any area just below slotted hole for drainage purposes – don’t forget: most plants don’t like wet feet!

Then using either marker pen or permanent ink pen,write down what’s planting in pot along with other descriptions about plant profile such as sunlight preference,water needs or whether it needs frequent pruning to stay healthy – basically anything important for keeping an eye on its overall health!Allow at least 4-6 hours drying time after placing completed spoons in sunny spot so as to ‘cure’ sealant completely.

These markers are not only functional but also look charming in any garden setting.

DIY Garden Sculptures / Decorations

If you have some old gardening tools that are no longer in use, don’t throw them away yet. Instead, repurpose them into something creative and useful for your garden. Not only will you be saving money by not buying new decorations and sculptures, but you will also be doing your part to reduce waste. Here are seven DIY ideas to repurpose old gardening tools into unique garden decor.

Unique Garden Decor

The first step to any great garden is good decoration. Unique garden decor can really set your outdoor space apart from the rest of the neighborhood. There are two easy DIY projects you can try that repurpose old gardening tools.

Decorative Garden Balls

You’ll need:

  • Old garden trowels
  • Old gardening gloves
  • Spray paint (optional)


  1. Take an old garden trowel and curl it up tightly so that it forms a ball shape.
  2. Use some thin wire to keep the handle and blade curled together in a ball shape.
  3. Repeat the process with several other trowels until you have enough balls to create your desired effect.
  4. If desired, spray paint the trowel balls in any color of your choice.
  5. Once dry, find a sunny spot in your garden or use string lights to hang these decorative pieces from trees or trellis’!
Garden Mushrooms

You’ll need:

  • Old shovels
  • Round object for cap (can be an old bowling ball or plastic globe)
  • Spray paint


  1. Clean off an old shovel with soap and water.
  2. Spray paint both sides and let dry completely.
  3. Find a round object like a plastic globe or bowling ball.
  4. Place the shovel blade perpendicular on top of the round object as if it was standing up straight; this creates texture which shows through after painting!
  5. Spray paint the top of the globe/shovel combo with whichever colors you like.
  6. Let dry, insert into the soil in your garden, and bring a bit of whimsy to your outdoor space.

DIY Garden Stepping Stones

Creating DIY garden stepping stones is practical and beautiful! There are two ways you can create these unique stepping stones by repurposing old gardening tools.

Stenciled Stepping Stones

You’ll need:

  • Old garden trowels or shovels

  • Concrete mix

  • Large plastic cup (optional)

  • Round cake pans – Contact paper

  • Stamp letters

                                                                                - Paint brush  


  1. Mix concrete mix according to instructions.
  2. Pour mixed concrete into either cake pans or large plastic cups (depending on desired shape).
  3. Let dry.
  4. Once dried, write word onto contact paper and cut around it.
  5. Peel backing off contact paper to reveal sticky side, then press onto surface of the stone where you want the word to appear
  6. Use a paintbrush to fill in the area between the stencil lettering with artist grade paint, making sure it’s even throughout each stroke.
  7. Once dry and removed from contact paper, have fun placing them along walkways or in gardens!
Mosaic Stepping Stones

You’ll need:

  • Broken up ceramic dishes or tiles

  • Tile glue

                                                                               - Grout                                           


  1. Lay out all broken pieces of ceramic on flat surface until it creates somewhat of puzzle that fits within a mold.(Cake pan/baking tin work!)
  2. Remove all ceramic pieces from mold while leaving their placement intact; leave an inch perimeter for grouting later!
  3. Spray mold with cooking spray/release agent so tiles don’t stick when ready
  4. Start by gluing tile shards down using tile glue spread evenly over surfaces that broken ceramics will go upon.
  5. Allow tiles to stick and settle in place. (This may take a few hours, but overnight would work too.)
  6. Mix together your choice of grout with water until a play dough like consistency is achieved, spread it into any spaces between ceramic pieces.
  7. Use a plastic spoon or spatula to smooth out the grout so that there are no gaps at all; then rinse off excess with sponge or damp cloth!
  8. Let dry overnight before using as stepping stones.

By repurposing old gardening tools into garden sculptures and decorations, not only are you creatively recycling, but you’ll save money on store bought decor whilst bringing personality to your outdoor space!

Novelty Wind Chimes

If you have some old gardening tools sitting in your garden shed that are just taking up space, instead of throwing them out, why not repurpose them into something new and creative? One great idea is to turn those old gardening tools into novelty wind chimes for your backyard. Here are a few creative ways to do so:

Recycle Old Silverware

Your collection of mismatched spoons, forks, and knives may have no place on the dinner table but they’ll be perfect for turning into wind chimes!

Spoon Wind Chimes
  • First things first, gather up all the spoons you can find!
  • Collect some fishing wire or string.
  • Using a hammer (and a block of wood) start at the tip of each spoon and gently tap it down on to create a curve.
  • Continue curving until all spoons have their own “wave!”
  • Tie off the top part of each spoon using the fishing wire or string.
  • Make sure each spoon is at different heights—this will creat an harmonious sound when they collide.

Congratulations! You now have your very own whimsical spoon wind chime.

Fork and Knife Wind Chimes

Do you need ideas on how to reuse forks and knives while also adding charm to your outdoor decor?

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Garden shears

  • Cutting Pliers

  • Fishing line or Twine

  • 30 Anodized Aluminum Jump Rings*



  1. Use pliers to bend some prongs (but not all) so they face upwards. Then bend the remaining prongs downwards.

  2. Use shears to cut off unwanted portions of either end.

  3. Create small holes near where handles meet heads with nails and hammer.

  4. Attach individual silverware pieces together using jump rings — make sure there aren’t any gaps in the rings so that the wind chime doesn’t get tangled up.

  5. Tie or loop lengths of fishing line or twine through each silverware piece, making sure they are all at different lengths.

Now you will have a unique and beautiful dinnerware masterpiece!

*30 anodized aluminum jump rings is a standard amount for most sets of silverware.

DIY Seashell Wind Chimes

Beachcombing can be amazing! Doing so is very beneficial and relaxing on your mental health as well.

Have you ever considered turning your discoveries into wind chimes? You can make this happen by follow this how-to guide!

Beachy Wind Chimes


  • A variety of seashells
  • Fishing line or Twine
  • Scissors
  • Beads (optional)
  • Driftwood


  1. Take a long piece of fishing line or twine and tie it to one end of the driftwood.
  2. String beads onto the line.
  3. Add seashells by tying them to the twine/fishing line.
  4. Repeat until each individual hanging is complete (add as few or as many as you’d like)
  5. Once all individual hangings are made, secure to the wood with more fish wire/twine.

Hang your beachy wind chime wherever your heart desires.

Nautical Wind Chimes

Making nautical wind chimes using shells/pebbles collected from distant shores sounds difficult enough but it’s really quite easy – plus it’s a great way to cherish memories from past travels all year round!


  • Sea shells
  • Starfish
  • Round pebbles
  • Cotton thread\nPaint brush\nGlue Gun


  1. Paint each shell/pebble with acrylic paint in shades that inspire thoughts of blue oceans and cloudy skies.
  2. Allow drying overnight.
  3. Take the cotton thread and inserts it into any point of each shell/pebble; fasten tightly with a knot to secure.
  4. Cut an even length from the thread for each shell/pebble – around 30-40cm is ideal.
  5. String on all your shells/pebbles, ensuring that every single one is at differing heights for further auditory excitement.
  6. When finished, attach either directly to fence pickets or to a wooden piece at ceiling height using hot glue.

Enjoy this creative way of repurposing old gardening tools into stunning wind chimes!

Herb Garden Planter Ideas

If you are into gardening, there must be a bunch of old tools lying around in your garage or shed. It’s time to repurpose and bring them back to life! Here are 7 creative ways that you can turn old gardening tools into herb garden planters.

Upcycled Mason Jar Herb Garden

Mason jars have been gaining popularity as versatile materials for crafts and DIY projects. They make great herb planters too! Here is a simple tutorial on how to create an upcycled mason jar herb garden.

  • Clean used mason jars thoroughly with soap and water. Remove any stickers or adhesive residue.
  • Drill some small holes at the bottom of each jar for drainage.
  • Fill the jars with soil, leaving some space on top for the plants to grow.
  • Plant your favorite herb seeds or cuttings in the soil.
  • Add a label or tag indicating the name of each herb.
  • Hang the mason jars on a wall or fence using hooks or wire.

Voila! You have a charming display of herbs that will not only provide fresh seasoning for your meals but also add beauty to your home decor.

Hanging Herb Garden

If you have a limited outdoor space, why not take advantage of vertical space? Hanging herb gardens are great options for those who don’t have much ground space but still want to enjoy gardening.

To create an eye-catching hanging garden with old gardening tools:

  • Get some metal buckets, pots, or watering cans from your local thrift store or garage sale.
  • Drill holes near the top edge of each container using proper safety precautions.
  • Thread sturdy ropes through the holes and knot them securely at the bottom end.
  • Fill each container with potting mix and herbs (choose compact varieties such as thyme, oregano, parsley).
  • Hang these containers either separately from strong nails screwed into walls/fences/posts/ceiling beams, or vertically on a ladder or shelf.

Now you have a unique and functional herb garden that serves as an accent piece too.

Mason Jar Wall Planter

Another way to utilize mason jars is to create a wall planter out of them. Similar to the hanging herb garden, this idea takes up minimal space since it’s mounted on a vertical surface. Here are the steps:

  • Prepare some wood boards (can be scrap pieces), sandpaper, finish (stain/paint/varnish).
  • Cut the boards into desired sizes and sand them until smooth.
  • Apply the finish of your choice, let dry completely.
  • Using rope/twine/ribbon, tie four evenly spaced knots around each mason jar lid.
  • Hang the wood board(s) on the wall with screws and anchors.
  • Insert herbs into each jar (you can paint or decorate the jars first).

This mason jar wall planter not only brings greenery indoors but also adds rustic charm to your home decor.

DIY Pallet Herb Garden

Pallets are widely used in gardening projects due to their sturdiness and versatility. If you have access to some old pallets or can get them free from stores/dumpsites/freecycle groups, let’s turn them into beautiful herb gardens!

Vertical Pallet Herb Garden

Vertical pallet gardens are ideal for small spaces where you need things off the ground. You can easily mount these gardens on fences/walls/balconies/verandas/stairways depending upon your preferences and design elements. See how we do it:

  • Gather some 2×4 lumber pieces to reinforce the pallet structure.
  • Nail/screw two lengths of lumber across either end of one side of the pallet; cut any overhanging edges flush with pallet sides using saw/trimmer (these will become bottom supports).
  • Stand up that side perpendicular to other end; repeat step #2 (these will become upper supports).
  • Flip the pallet over so that reinforcement is out of sight.
  • Slide herb plants through top and bottom openings into each planter box.
  • Water thoroughly and secure it firmly against a wall or other structure.

You can also add labels to mark what herb you planted in each section for easy recognition.

Tiered Pallet Herb Garden

If you have larger space, or want more variety of herbs, try making a tiered pallet herb garden. It consists of several pallets stacked on top of each other such that they would be like steps, leaving more surface area to grow different herbs.

To make this garden:

  • Remove the top and bottom planks from three identical pallets using saw/hammer; discard them as you won’t need them for this project.
  • Stand one intact pallet on the ground upright position (this will form the base); screw L-brackets into its underside corners.
  • Place a second pallet on top with brackets lined up at both ends; attach with screws/nails/staples/glue/adhesive tape (this will be the middle layer).
  • Repeat step #3 using the third pallet (top layer).
  • Add soil and your favorite herbs to each layer after punching some drainage holes in between planks where necessary.
  • Add labels/decals/paint markers/decorative signs so that people know where they can find desired plants, i.e., oregano/cilantro/parsley/basil/mint/etc.

Now sit back, relax and enjoy your fresh-picked herbs!

Upcycling Tips: Turning Old Tools into Garden Furniture

Gardening tools are among the most common items that every gardener stores in the garage, but as they age, they become rusted and practically useless. Instead of allowing those old garden tools to end up in a landfill, consider revamping them into beautiful furniture pieces for your outdoor space. With a little imagination and creativity, you can transform your rusty spades, shovels, hoes, and rakes into stunning garden benches and swings. Here are some upcycling tips to help you turn old tools into unique gardening furniture.

Garden Bench

A bench is an essential piece of furniture in any outdoor space. It provides comfortable seating while enhancing the aesthetics of your garden. Using repurposed garden tools to create a unique bench will add personality and charm to your landscape.

Repurposed Rake Head Bench

Do you have an old rake head lying around? You can turn it into a beautiful garden bench that holds flower pots or other decorative objects with just a few simple steps.


  • An old rake head
  • Wooden plank (or recycled pallet board)
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Decorative elements such as paint or flowers


  1. Clean the rake head thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Cut a wooden plank or reuse old pallet boards for the seat.
  3. Attach the wooden plank or pallet board to the rake head at both ends using screws.
  4. Sand both ends of the wooden plank until smooth.
  5. Decorate it by giving it a fresh coat of paint or planting colorful flowers around it.

The result will be an original garden bench that is perfect for enjoying sunny afternoons under some shade with family and friends!

Wagon Wheel Garden Bench

If you happen to come across an antique wagon wheel during yard sales or flea markets, don’t let its age discourage you from buying it. You can use it to create a picturesque garden bench that integrates well with the natural surroundings.


  • Old wagon wheel
  • Wood planks
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Cushions or pillows


  1. Clean the wheel thoroughly and sand any rough spots.
  2. Attach at least two wooden planks perpendicular to the spokes of the wheel on each side using screws.
  3. Sand and smooth out the planks until they’re comfortable to sit on.
  4. Finish off with outdoor cushions or pillows for added comfort.

The wagon wheel garden bench has an elegant design that is perfect for adding a rustic touch to your garden.

Garden Swing

A swing is another excellent option for providing outdoor seating that’s both relaxing and visually appealing. You can transform old chairs, tires, or even metal tubing into a DIY garden swing without breaking the bank.

DIY Garden Swing from a Chair

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive patio furniture when you can create your own unique garden swing using repurposed materials like an old chair.


  • Old chair with armrests (the sturdier, the better)
  • Strong rope (or chain links)
  • Hooks


  1. Remove one leg from the chair, leaving only three legs for stability.
  2. Turn upside down and attach hooks to two opposite ends of the arms facing upwards.
  3. Loop strong rope or chain through both hooks.
  4. Securely hang ropes or chains from sturdy tree branches or patio rafters.

Your customized garden swing will be ready in no time!

Upcycled Tire Garden Swing

An old tire might not be pretty to look at but reusing it as a garden swing will save you money while benefiting nature by preventing unnecessary trash in landfills.


  • Large tire
  • Rope
  • Wooden board cut into a circle (at least 20in in diameter)
  • Drill
  • Screws


  1. Clean the tire and paint it in your preferred color.
  2. Screw the wooden board into place, so that it covers the bottom of the tyre and make a hole right in front of each side.
  3. Thread through some rope or string, knot at both ends and attach to tree branches for stability.

The upcycled tire garden swing is also eco-friendly while providing a comfortable outdoor seating option.

Garden Tool Wall Display

If you are an avid gardener, chances are you’ve accumulated a lot of tools over the years. These tools can take up precious space in your shed or garage if not organized properly. One creative solution for storing your gardening tools is to repurpose old tools and turn them into a garden tool wall display.

Repurposed Garden Tools

Repurposing old gardening tools is not only practical but also adds a rustic charm to your garden décor. Here are some ideas to inspire your own garden tool wall display:

Vintage Garden Tools Display

Vintage gardening tools have a certain charm that makes them appealing accents in any garden. If you have some vintage gardening tools gathering dust in your shed, consider repurposing them into a vintage garden tool display. Hang them on the side of a shed or fence, creating an eye-catching focal point in your backyard.

Garden Tool Wall Art

Another way to incorporate old gardening tools into your outdoor décor is by using them as art pieces. Paint these items with vibrant colors to give them new life, then arrange them in unique patterns or shapes on an outdoor wall. With this type of arrangement, there are no rules – just let creativity guide how the finished product will look.

DIY Pegboard Garden Tool Holder

For those who prefer more simplicity and organization check out this DIY pegboard garden tool holder which can easily be painted and decorated based on preference.

Custom Pegboard Design

One advantage of building your own pegboard storage system is that you can customize it according to the size of your available space and desired layout.. This means everything placed on these boards has its designated place helping keep everything neat and tidy after every use.

Garden Tool Storage Solution

The pegboard also provides ample room for additional hooks; making this storage system perfect for hanging other essential outdoor necessities like watering cans, hats and gloves, insect repellent sprays among others..

Repurposing old gardening tools is not only a fun DIY project, but it also lets you express your creativity while at the same providing functionality. Creating a garden tool wall display is an excellent solution for decluttering tool storage spaces and provides quick from access when tending to your plants.

Keeping these rustically designed garden tools on display, in a neat and tidy fashion changes the way garden equipment is stored giving them a second life; only this time as decorative garden pieces!

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