How to creatively recycle materials in your garden


There’s no reason to waste your materials when you can use them to create something new and interesting. In this article, I’ll show you how to creatively repurpose and recycle old items in your garden.

Table legs:

You can also use old table legs to create new furniture. You could build a bench or a chair, or even a birdhouse. Just be sure that whatever you build is sturdy enough for your needs.

Old dresser drawers:

  • Use old dresser drawers as planters. The drawers are great for growing herbs and vegetables, and they are portable enough to move around your yard if you want to keep it green all year long.
  • Use old dresser drawers as a bench. The depth of the drawer provides plenty of room to sit on, while still leaving room at the top for storage or additional seating if needed.
  • Use old dresser drawers as a table. All you need is a few legs! If you want something more elaborate than just the drawer itself, there are many tutorials online that will show you how to make one-of-a-kind tables out of reclaimed materials like this one from Ana White or this one from Remodelaholic .
  • Use old dresser drawers as deck railings (on each end). This would work well if there isn’t much room in your yard but still want something eye-catching next time friends come over for dinner! You could also try adding them along pathways leading up towards walkways where guests would pass by during events at home such as barbecues or parties where guests might be walking around outside depending on how big their homes are so, either way, works fine depending on what type of event/party they’re hosting next time around so don’t worry too much about having these items since they’re easy enough not only build but also install right away without needing any help whatsoever!


Rain gutters:

Rain gutters are excellent garden structures. They’re strong, versatile and relatively cheap to buy. The best part is that you can use them in so many different ways. Cut them to length and they’ll work as plant supports or trellises; use them to create garden edging; support a fence or wall; or even make your lawn into something more interesting by cutting the top off and turning it into an arty water feature.


  • Tires are a great way to make planters.
  • You can use tires to make a garden swing.
  • You can also use tires to make a tire swing!
  • And if you’re looking for something fun for the kids, you can even turn tires into tire swings!


Hollow logs and tree stumps:

Hollow logs and tree stumps can be used as planters, or even as seats or tables. The first step is to check your local regulations as to whether you are allowed to cut down trees in your area. If it’s legal, then all you need to do is find a log or stump that has holes in it and fill the space with soil for planting flowers or vegetables. You may also want to consider using a sealant so that water doesn’t leak out of the holes after you’ve filled them with dirt!

Glass bottles and jars:

  • Glass bottles and jars can be used as planters.
  • Glass bottles and jars are great for decorative garden art, like a mini greenhouse or birdhouse.
  • You can also use them to create a rainwater collection system (for watering plants) or to make your own watering can.
  • If you live in an area where birds are common, try using glass bottles as feeders!


Reusing materials can help the environment, while creating cool new ways to enjoy your garden.

  • Reusing materials can help the environment while creating cool new ways to enjoy your garden.
  • If you’re looking for an easy way to recycle materials in a creative way, look no further.

There are so many creative ways to recycle materials for your garden! We hope this article has inspired you and given you the confidence to get started. If you need some more inspiration, check out our other articles on sustainability or gardening.