Get Creative by Upcycling Outdoors!

Max McMurdo is the author Upcycling Outdoors: 20 Creative Garden Projects Made from Reclaimed Materials. This book will inspire you to be creative and never want to throw anything away again.  He talks about bringing the indoors outside to add whimsical element to our yards and outdoor living areas as well as bringing the outdoors inside. With step-by-step instructions of 20 projects anyone can do, the hard part is choosing which one to start with!

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You’ll find projects big and small in Upcycling Outdoors: 20 Creative Garden Projects Made from Reclaimed Materials.  There are projects for kids like this Pallet Play Tent as well as for home decor both inside and outside, but mainly outside.  I’m creative at heart but need direction on how to accomplish the finished project. Max lays it out step-by-step on how to accomplish each project in the book.

Fall is coming with the promise of plenty of cool nights. This Bicycle Wheel Firepit would roast s’mores quite well in any size yard!

With a few tools and creativity, this firepit will have your neighbors commenting on how creative and talented you are for sure!

If you are not ready to bring out the grinder or hacksaw quite yet, start with something a little simpler like this Tin Can Game – your kids can even help you with it. One thing that I love about this book is that it gets parents and kids off their phones and screens and working outside – together. Kids of all ages love building and creating things. Give them the tools and they will come up with something really creative. I fear that our generation of kids are going to rely solely on technology for fun and have no idea how to be creative and resourceful when they grow up. Giving the opportunities to invent, create, and try something new outside is a skill they will never outgrow.

This Giant Domini Set looks fun to make and even more fun to play with family and friends!

The beauty of upcycling is using salvaged items – if you don’t have a barn in your backyard filled with ‘stuff’ no worries because there is a whole section devoted to how to scavenge like a pro. This book is a fun book to flip through. Whether you choose a project or two to do with your family or get inspired to create something entirely new, this book will get your brain thinking about how you can upcycle too!

Get your own copy of on for about $19.

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