Do you want your garden or kitchen to be different from the rest? In recent years, original and ecological ideas are prevailing over traditional ones in terms of decoration. There are a lot of materials that we can reuse , such as pallets, used cans, bottles or ladders , to give a new and personal touch to our home.

Learn to decorate the garden with recycled materials

If you have been thinking about giving a different air to your garden or kitchen for a while, then we are going to propose some tips so that you can use recycled materials and create a sustainable and tasteful environment .

Reuse packaging

A good way to start decorating our kitchen or garden is from the containers that we use every day and that we normally throw away, such as plastic or glass bottles and tin cans.
In the kitchen it can be used, for example, to store cutlery, knives, ladles and other similar utensils.

Canning cans are excellent for our garden , we can give them many uses, but the most common will be as a flowerpot. For this we must make a hole in the lower part of the can, to facilitate the drainage of the water and that our plants do not rot.

It is highly advisable to draw pictures on the containers to make them look better. If you don’t have much skill with the brush, you can make geometric designs with the help of rulers and glasses, depending on whether you want to make straight or round lines. You can also use stickers.

A new use for pallets in the garden

Another way that our kitchen or garden is different from the rest is by using the pallets that are used in any trade for the transport of goods.
We can use the pallets to make totally handmade shelves , where we can hang all our kitchen utensils, gardening tools or our recipe books and tricks for plants.

With a little effort and imagination we can create all kinds of garden furniture with these pallets, from sofas to tables or sun loungers. If you are going to be outdoors, the ideal then is to cover the surface with waterproof exterior paint, or apply a layer of protective varnish.

Stairs last forever

The stairs, although it may not seem like it, is one of the objects that has been recycled the most lately . Those that are made of metal, aluminum or otherwise, are perfect for making a makeshift shelf. The wooden ones, which are generally more beautiful, also serve as simple decoration.

You can cut out a ladder section and use it as a cupboard in your kitchen, as is or painted in bright colors.
In your garden, these stairs will give a vintage touch , by using old materials that are not considered antiques. You can choose the most carefree corner of your patio or garden and turn it into a very special place, placing a painted staircase decorated with flowerpots, photographs, crafts or candles.

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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