I love recycling in the garden. Rain boots as containers, old baskets as bird feeders—these are all great ways to add life to the garden without spending any money! Kids love it, too. In my new book, Project Garden, I have several ideas for recycling in the garden. Here are a few ideas from my book (and a few new ones, too), all using golf items.
I like making caterpillars out of old golf balls. For these here, I painted them first, glued them together on a cork mat and then added some eyes, faces and antennas. You can also use golf balls for plant markers (see the tees idea below).
Golf tees are begging to be plant markers! They’re already made to stick into the ground, so you just have to add something on top to write the name. Here, we glued on miniature flowerpots and golf balls. We can’t wait to put them into the ground in spring.
You can pick up old golf clubs at just about any rummage sale or thrift shop in the country. Take one and use it as a flagpole. For this one, we suspended it in a tree using string. Another use for golf clubs is to put 2-3 together to use as a trellis or plant stake.
Old golf balls are great for storing all your garden tools. Use the pockets to hold seed packets and small items. Then store long-handled items like rakes, hoes and shovels in the main compartment.