Here are 5 genius ideas to make gardening easier by reusing silverware into your garden projects.
1 - Place Plastic Forks in the Soil to Prevent Animals from Getting into Your Garden
If you have unwelcome visitors in your garden or if your veggie garden is constantly being invaded by nibbling animals, protect your garden by sticking plastic forks in your soil alongside your vegetables and herbs. Plastic Fork Protector!
2 - Create gorgeous garden markers using a hammer and some old spoons
First, carefully flatten the bowl of some old unused metal spoons with a hammer until it's flat.
Then paint your flattened spoons various colors (using whatever colors catch your eye) according to the herbs in your garden. Get creative with this part because these spoons can be used as labels and markers for your garden to keep things organized... Now you can easily find where each herb you planted is! Next time you get takeout, save the spoons to use in your garden.
ps: If you don’t have any old silverware lying around, plastic spoons work too!
3 - Use an old colander and unused silverware to make an all in one Strainer Planter Wind Chime
Instead of throwing them out, hang old lightweight lengths of spoons, chain and metal wire or even key rings, from the bottom of a colander, then flip it over and fill it with your favorite plant for a DIY planter and wind chime mix! Hang it somewhere in the yard, and you will have created the perfect windchime on a budget.
Here you will find the step-by-step directions on how to make it happen.
4 - Muffin Tin Grid Maker: Grab a muffin tin from the kitchen and use it as a planting guide
Evenly spacing out your seeds in a grid is necessary for a well-organized garden, a muffin tin may be meant for baking, but in your garden, it can be used to create a perfect grid in the soil to guide where your seeds are planted. You’ll know exactly where to put them and how to space them out!
5 - Use old soda cans as plant holders
After washing out an empty can, use a can opener to remove the lid…Then, using your favorite color, spray paint the can until the entire can is covered.
Each can will probably need a couple coats of paint to cover the original logos, text and colors. After your cans are dry, add soil and seeds inside the can. This soda can is the perfect planter! Watch as flowers and herbs sprout out over time... You’ll be left with an instant herb garden that’s perfect for a small space, and requires minimal work. This can fits perfectly on the windowsill in your kitchen!