Fairy Garden Furniture from the Junk Drawer

Fairy Garden Furniture from the Junk Drawer

A reader recently asked (on my Facebook page) if I had ever upcycled a pizza saver. You know, those little plastic pieces that keep a pizza box from caving in on the toppings. And I instantly remembered a VERY old blog post that I had put together in 2014 (but never published) on fairy garden furniture that I made using household junk.Read more ›

Upcycling a Grill Fork as a Sign Stake for a Garden Plaque

Upcycling a Grill Fork as a Sign Stake for a Garden Plaque

Ok- I will fully admit that this is a truly zany idea of mine! There I was at the thrift store, looking for inspiration on the shelves. I was going to move aside this grill fork when it dawned on me that the barbecue fork could BE the inspiration I was looking for. What if I transformed it as part of a garden plaque or wooden garden sign? In other words…What if I used it as a stake instead of for steak?Read more ›

Upcycling a Wooden Tray Table into a Potting Bench

Upcycling a Wooden Tray Table into a Potting Bench

Every Spring and Summer, my Pinterest and Facebook news feeds are filled to the brim with big, beautiful potting benches! Whether constructed from pallets or old doors, or even a genuine vintage potting table, they are stunning and, well, LARGE. But, here’s the thing- I’m a gardener on a very small scale. I simply don’t have the space or need for a potting bench that is normal size. So, I set forth to create something on a smaller scale…Read more ›

Log Cabin Birdhouse from a Vintage Coin Bank

Log Cabin Birdhouse from a Vintage Coin Bank

It’s been a while since I created a bird project for our yard. So, I decided to combine this year’s Log Cabin theme with an outdoors project. Since we always have nesting wrens and chickadees at our house, I had a log cabin birdhouse idea that I just couldn’t shake.Read more ›

DIY Garden Trellis from Vintage Garden Tools

DIY Garden Trellis from Vintage Garden Tools

This project started out when I thrifted some vintage garden tools for a Halloween project. Well, try as I might, the spooky project was a failure. I let the dust of my frustration settle before going back to the drawing board. With the old garden tools already in hand, I just needed a new idea! Eventually, I settled on the idea of building a DIY garden trellis that would be both decorative and functional.
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Hanging Bird Bath by Upcycling a Glass Lid as a Bird Bath Bowl

Hanging Bird Bath by Upcycling a Glass Lid as a Bird Bath Bowl

Once upon a time, we had a hanging bird bath that I absolutely loved. BUT, it was plastic and impossible to clean properly. Needless to say, it didn’t come with us when we moved! Replacing it has been on my upcycling to-do list for quite some time, and I finally set my mind to it. And my plan was to use a glass lid from the thrift store.Read more ›

Upcycled Birdhouse from a Decorative Table Clock

Upcycled Birdhouse from a Decorative Table Clock

During one of my many Junkin’ Journeys, I stumbled upon a decorative desktop clock that was perfect for upcycling. It wasn’t particularly well-made and battery inside the clock mechanism had corroded over. So, I decided that it was ideal for transforming into an upcycled birdhouse.Read more ›