15 Clever Patio and Garden IKEA Hacks

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The Plantern

Not only are hacks sometimes budget-friendly, when recycled they are also good for the earth.  From turning an old bedrame into a garden bed or an extra cutlery stand into a planter, here are 15 clever and budget-friendly ideas for your outdoor space. (Above photo by Betsy Webster via IKEA Hackers)


  • Bedframe Garden 1 of 18
    Bedframe Garden
    An old bedrame gets a new life in the garden.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Sultan Lade Composter 2 of 18
    Sultan Lade Composter
    A SULTAN LADE slatted bed base turns into a beautiful garden composter.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • SAMLA Greenhouse 3 of 18
    SAMLA Greenhouse
    A mini greenhouse made from SAMLA boxes and lids.
    ikeahackers.net.
  • Window Herb Garden 4 of 18
    Window Herb Garden
    A shower curtain and cutlery caddies become an pretty herb garden.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • From Bed to Bench 5 of 18
    From Bed to Bench
    A curbside found bedrame is turned into a lovely garden bench.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • The Plantern 6 of 18
    The Plantern
    Possibly my favorite hack for the garden. A MORKT Lantern takes a turn as a planter in this clever and fun hack.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Dish Rack Plant Shelf 7 of 18
    Dish Rack Plant Shelf
    No more dishes for this lucky dish drainer turned plant shelf.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Blue Bag Plant Savers 8 of 18
    Blue Bag Plant Savers
    A great idea for storing plants while a new fence is being built.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Ceiling Lamp Turns Flower Pot 9 of 18
    Ceiling Lamp Turns Flower Pot
    An "As-Is" deal gets picked to hold flowers
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Bath Organizer to Vertical Planter 10 of 18
    Bath Organizer to Vertical Planter
    Plant some succulents in this bath organizer turn planter.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Bag Turns Upside Down Planter 11 of 18
    Bag Turns Upside Down Planter
    A VASTLIG bag becomes an upside-down planter with the help of some scissors and a pole.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Shallow Root Planter 12 of 18
    Shallow Root Planter
    TROFAST storage bins hold fort as shallow root planters.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Broken Kitchen Rail Planter 13 of 18
    Broken Kitchen Rail Planter
    This broken kitchen rail gets the boot outdoors and makes up as a cute little flower planter holder.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Home Made Sun Jar 14 of 18
    Home Made Sun Jar
    Preserve some sun in these IKEA jam jars with the help of a solar garden light.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • Ikea Hobo Stove 15 of 18
    Ikea Hobo Stove
    An Ordning cutlery stand gets a different use as a Hobo stove.
    Via ikeahackers.net.
  • SMYCKA Garden Gate 16 of 18
    SMYCKA Garden Gate
    Built from ikea smycka dried plants.
    From ikeahackers.net.
  • An Ivar Trellis 17 of 18
    An Ivar Trellis
    Pieces of IVAR shelving is made into a trellis.
    From ikeahackers.net.
  • Light Up 18 of 18
    Light Up
    The cutlery holder hangs outside as a light.
    From ikeahackers.net.

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