We are spending more and more time in our gardens and many of us are spending much more money on garden furniture, to make our garden an enjoyable space, than ever before. But, if you don’t want to throw money at your garden, we’ve got some great low budget DIY ideas to improve the look and feel of your garden.

These ideas are extremely ethical for the garden as they are reusing and recycling current garden items or old household items to create something new and interesting in your garden space. So, before you throw something away, take a look at these ideas and discover how you could turn it into something brilliant for your garden.

A Hanging Planter

A Hanging Planter

This was a real light bulb moment for us – why not turn your old chandelier into a fancy new handing planter? Remove the bulbs and plant your favourite hanging plants into each space. Hang in your chosen location and watch as this funky new garden piece becomes a topic of conversation at your next garden party.

Tree Trunk Planter

Have you recently chopped down a large tree in your garden or have you always had a wild stump in the middle of your lawn? Don’t dig it up, it’s time consuming if you choose to do it yourself and expensive should you pay someone else to do it. Instead, turn it into a stunning natural planter that adds colour and life to your garden space.

Light It Up

Make your own light up garden decorations using old tin cans. You can decorate yourself or even have the kids do it as a fun holiday project. Clean out the tins, decorate as desired and add candles or tea lights for a sweet way to light up your outdoor dining or lounge area.

Light It Up

A Pallet Path

Do you want a new garden pathway but you’re not sure you want to fork out the cost? Pick up an old pallet, break into long strips and create your own. You could even paint the wood if you wanted something more brightly coloured or leave as is for a more natural look.

A Pallet Path

A Pallet Bench

In the same way you would make a pallet pathway you can also use an old pallet(s) to create a funky and unique seating area in your garden. Top the bench with some cushions and you will have a comfortable outdoor space to enjoy the warmer weather.

Recycled Wine Bottles

Empty wine bottles can be used for multiple purposes. You could remove the bottom and fill with growing plants like vines or ivy and then hang from a tree to create a unique natural feel. Or, if you live in a particularly windy area and don’t like the thought of glass bottles blowing around, they could be filled with outdoor fairy lights and used to light up your space. This way, they can be kept inside when the adverse weather hits.

The thrifty ideas are just a few ways to upcycle your garden space and make it look interesting and new without spending a fortune. We recommend visiting Pinterest for more inspiration!