The DIY Garden: Upcycled Inspiration for Spring

Alamo Square Shoe Garden in San Francisco

Shoe Garden

This is a great example of finding DIY opportunities in unexpected places. San Francisco’s Alamo Square Shoe Garden is full of upcycled inspiration! Broken shoes or kicks that have lost their partners are transformed into whimsical planters.

Of course, if you don’t have any broken shoes handy, you can look to other unusual containers for the garden. My husband drilled holes in the back of our old, broken medicine cabinet and turned that into a flower planter, for example. It’s doing a much better job as a planter than it ever did as storage.

So tell me, crafty gardenistas! What DIY plans do you have to spruce up your spring garden?

[Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by torroid]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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