Turn “trash” into garden treasures with 40 creative ways to craft functional and decorative outdoor objects. It’s ecologically and economically smart.
All it takes are these easy-to-follow instructions, ideas and photos to make fabulous furniture, fixtures, stepping stones, whimsical pinwheels, and more. Why throw away a worn copper kettle when it makes a wonderfully attractive planter? Don’t scrap weathered wood; transform it into a comfortable Adirondack chair, perfect for whiling away those summer days. Some projects are really for the birds, including a feeder fashioned from an ashtray, or a birdbath constructed from a salvaged sink. From benches and trellises to scarecrows and luminaries, these one-of-a-kind objects are far more beautiful than anything store-bought.