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From Garden to Home: Creative Ideas for Repurposing Old Gardening Tools

by James Thompson 12 May 2023

From Garden to Home: Creative Ideas for Repurposing Old Gardening Tools

Gardening is a wonderful hobby that often involves accumulating a variety of tools over time. But what do you do when your old gardening tools have seen better days? Instead of throwing them away, consider repurposing them into new and functional items for your home and garden. In this blog post, we'll share some creative ideas for repurposing old gardening tools.

Create a Planter

An old wheelbarrow, watering can, or even a pair of worn-out garden boots can be transformed into a unique and charming planter. Simply add soil and your favourite plants to the container, and you have a beautiful and functional addition to your garden.

Make a Garden Art

Old garden tools can be used to create unique and eye-catching garden art. For example, an old shovel or rake head can be turned into a wind chime by attaching small bells or other decorations to the metal prongs. Or a collection of old garden trowels and forks can be arranged into a striking wall hanging.

Build a Trellis

Old wooden ladders or metal poles can be repurposed into a beautiful garden trellis. Simply attach wire or twine to the rungs or poles, and your trellis is ready to support your climbing plants.

Turn Them into Home Décor

Old garden tools can also be transformed into beautiful and functional home décor. For example, an old watering can be turned into a rustic vase for fresh flowers, or a collection of garden trowels can be mounted onto a board to create a unique coat rack.


Repurposing old gardening tools is not only a great way to reduce waste and save money, but it can also add character and charm to your home and garden. Creating a planter, making garden art, building a trellis, and turning old tools into home décor are just a few of the many ways you can repurpose old gardening tools. So, before you throw away those old tools, consider giving them a new life with one of these creative ideas.

If making these isn’t for you, we have a range of indoor and outdoor sculptures and ornaments with a rustic feel and none of the work.


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