Are you looking for ideas to reuse those wine bottles or old sponges? Then you landed on the right page. We’ve put together a list of ideas for you to find a second life for your trash items.
We’ll focus on recycling solutions that will help you with your gardening routine. We’ve categorized them, so it’s easier to navigate. All these items link to fantastic blogs where you can find all the crafty details. Let’s start with milk jugs!
1. Milk Jug Cloches: You can use milk jugs to protect seedlings from marauding animals, like rabbits.
2. Milk Jug Scoop: You can also cut the bottom piece and make easy scoops.
3. Milk Jug Mini Greenhouses: The milk containers are perfect for creating mini-greenhouses, so long as light can penetrate their walls.
4. Bike Wheel Trellis: Bike wheel trellises are simply amazing. There’s only one concern if you live in a hotter climate, the rims might get too hot in the sun and burn the plant, so heads up.
5. Drawer Seedling Starter: Drawers and even musical instruments like guitars and violins can be perfect for planting new seeds. Simple, easy, and beautiful.
6. Plastic Bottle Cloche: Create small houses for your cuttings with half of a plastic bottle. They’ll have plenty of sun and air circulation, yet will be protected from strong winds and other unnecessary disturbances.
7. Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap: Are you tired of those itchy bites? Well, there’s a solution that’ll help you reduce the number of mosquitoes in your garden! 🙂
8. Plastic Bottle Drip Irrigation System: There are quite a few ways to make a drip irrigation system out of a plastic bottle. Which one is your favorite?
9. Plastic Bottle Self-Watering Seed Starters: Just cut the plastic bottles in half and insert one side inside the other — super simple.
10. Plastic Bottle House: Yes, that’s right! If you have access to a lot of plastic bottles (by a lot we mean hundreds, maybe even thousands, depends on a project), then you can totally check out for these wonderful ideas and build your own house from plastic bottles.
Clear Plastic Containers
11. Plastic Container Mini Greenhouse: Perfect solution to give you a head start on your spring planting.
Cereal Boxes & Cracker Boxes
12. Cardboard Weed Block: Recycle old newspapers and cereal boxes to block the weed.
13. DVD/CD Bird Scaring Trick: Are you tired of birds messing up with your plants? Well, there’s a solution. Birds are not big fans of reflective stuff. In fact, it scares them off. Just place a few DVDs around your berries for the best results.
14. Mailbox Garden Tool Cache: Use an old mailbox to create a great water-proof place to store hand tools, gloves, and your gardening notes.
15. Rain Boot Planters: You can use rain boots as planters. Save those cute kids boots for whimsical planters.
16. OJ Can Plant Labels: Make cute signs to label the plants in your garden.
17. Trash Can Root Cellar: Store your vegetables in a cellar from trash cans. Simple yet super-efficient solution. All you need is to dig a deep hole.
18. Tupperware Worm Farm: A detailed guide to creating and maintaining an indoor worm composting bin.
Plastic Plant Pots
19. Plastic Plant Pot Flowers: These bright plant pots will definitely add a little flair to your outdoor space.
20. Styrofoam Planter Filler: You can use the styrofoam to fill the bottom of your large plant pots. Although, we’d cautious with that one because styrofoam is made of 57 chemicals and it releases them when the material is heated. So heads-up.
21. Garden Hose Flowers: Decorate the walls of your garden with creative flowery art from old hoses.
22. Glassware Flowers: Another interesting way to give your glassware a second chance.
23. Soda Can Planters: They’re so colorful and cute, absolutely fantastic as planters and seed starters.
24. Pop Can Plant Markers: With a little effort, you can make some pretty markers for your garden.
26. Broken Ceramics Pot Drainage: Another way to add drainage to your plants’ pots is by putting broken ceramic pieces in the bottom of the pots.
27. Plant Your Broken Dishes: You can totally use broken dishes as garden decor and habitat.
Plastic Bottle Caps
28. Plastic Bottle Cap Garden Murals: Save those bottle caps and create some fun murals.
30. PVC Garden Tower: Are you looking for a strawberry planter? Just make some holes in a PVC tube and voala!
31. Clementine Box Planters: Clementine boxes are perfect for seeds planting.
Plastic Mesh Produce Basket
33. Windows Greenhouse: That’s right, you can build a greenhouse from windows.
34. Window Frame Trellis: Turn your old window frames into a rustic trellis for vines.
35. Blue Jeans Garden Apron: Got a pair of old jeans? You can make a simple garden apron that can even hold your garden tools!
36. Wine Bottle Waterer: A step-by-step guide how to make a wine bottle plant waterer for your plants.
37. Wine Bottle Garden Edging: Add a colorful border for your flower garden.
38. Wine Bottle Hose Guard: Just place a wine bottle in a corner of your garden and it’ll protect your garden from unnecessary damage.
39. Headboard Trellis: With a headboard you can create a wonderful trellis for more fragile plants.
41. Ski Fence: Because why not?
43. Mini Blind Plant Markers: Mark your plants with mini blinds. Super easy to make.
44. Newspaper Garden Uses: Check out this 9 ways to reuse newspaper in your garden.
45. Kiddie Pool Raised Bed Garden: Another beautiful idea to plant new seeds.
46. Panty Hose Deer Repellant: Stop deer from eating your outdoor plants with panty hose repellant.
Toilet Paper Tubes
47. TP Tube Seedling Starters: Perfect way to start growing new seeds.
Pet Food Bags
48. Feed Bag Tarp: Looking for a new tarp for your garden? Just sew a few plastic woven pet food bags together!
49. Cassette Tape Bird Deterrent: Birds hate everything reflective, which makes a cassette tape a perfect bird deterrent.
50. Sponges in Plant Pots: Do your plants dry fast? Just place pieces of old sponges in the bottom of plant pots. This way the moisture will stay for a long time.