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3 green-fingered upcycling projects for National Gardening Week

Posted on 13 April 2016

It’s National Gardening Week and we can’t think of a better time to get your hands dirty and create some blooming great upcycled planters.

1) Colander creations

Turn your kitchen colanders into quirky hanging baskets!

Simply line your colander with garden liner before filling with soil and planting your favourite perennials. Strong garden twine wrapped tightly around the colander handles will do the trick for hanging and add a rustic look to your new planter.

 colander creations 

Image via: creativesavingsblog.com 

2) Give your plants some welly

It’s only right that you put your outgrown wellies to good use and upcycle them into the perfect planters. A great upcycling project to do with the kids, it’s sure to get their green fingers excited! Requiring minimal effort, they’ll love seeing their wellies used as homes for their favourite flowers.

 welly

welly

Image via: Rosy-Posy

3) Transform tired tyres

We think this idea shared by @VeoliaUK for turning those tired tyres into a raised planting bed is a fantastic idea!

This brilliant solution can be created in three easy steps!

  1. Start by adding come colour by simply spray painting old car tyres found at many scrap yards with brightly coloured paints.
  2. Stack them to create a stable multi-levelled flower bed.
  3. Fill with compost and start planting!

 

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