Springtime is the best time to fall in love and what do you know? I have a new crush.
I’m perpetually on the prowl for passioniate DIYers turning garbage into gold in unusual ways. In April, the object of my affection was the unknown person behind The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Composter, an (now-destroyed) old dresser transformed into a makeshift worm bin and placed on a street in Brooklyn. Last month, I was smitten with 80 plastic shopping bags turned into striking outdoor light fixtures in Madrid.
I tried to think of better ways than “Garbage Can” to reimagine the interior spaces of these flyerboxes- better ways to make use of the whole box- not just the exterior walls.
This is what I came up with. I think it’s pretty great, if I do say so myself. The boxes make a perfect platform for planters- and with them you can guerrilla garden almost anywhere in the inhospitable city!
Moving beyond guerilla gardens on crowded city sidewalks and into your own backyard, a question: how have you found ways to transform large pieces of unusual refuse — things like old wheelbarrows, wooden dinghies, etc. — into flower-filled garden objects? Please do share …
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