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Published on March 29th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

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5 Upcycled and Unique Garden Ideas for Spring!

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Upcycled and Unique Garden Ideas for Spring

Are you loving spring as much as I am? I’m loving the gorgeous weather, and, despite my allergies, I’m even loving the beautiful flowers! All of this beauty inspires me to create my own slice of spring in my yard. This week I found 5 upcycled and unique projects to get us started!

1. Mailbox Planters by Nest Full of Eggs

Rachel at Nest Full of Eggs shares a picture of these adorable mailbox planters from a home tour! I love the rustic and vintage look that old mailboxes can bring to a porch or patio. Plus, this is such a cool way to show off all of your little potted plants! Start looking for mailboxes at thrift stores, garage sales, and even in the trash. You never know what you might find!

Next>> Wine Bottle Border by ReadyMade

[Photo via Nest Full of Eggs, used with permission]

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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



  • http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/ Rachel

    thanks for featuring my mailbox planter photo :D

  • http://cottageatthecrossroads.com Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads

    Thanks for featuring our repurposed grill. I just planted some fresh flowers in it yesterday.

  • Nivasi

    I have a cpl of old mailboxes.. one I will use as a birdhouse, just not sure what to do with the old farm style mailbox (its an old metal one) any ideas other than planting in them?

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