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DIY projects! We have built Old World Garden Farms on the cheap by practicing the art of recycle -reuse and repurpose.  

Our goal has always been to show that giving new life to old items can be more than just a savings to your pocketbook – it can look good too. Simply click on the picture for a direct link to each DIY story

Our DIY Projects :

The Recycled Chicken Coop Pallet Project

Creating A Chicken Coop From Recycled Materials The completed recycled pallet chicken coop in our garage. Ever since creating Old World Garden Farms in late 2010 - we've tried to really show that you can build much of what you need using recycled, re-purposed and reclaimed materials. More importantly - that it can all be accomplished in a way…

How To Easily Plant And Grow Grapes

If you've always wanted to grow grapes - now is the time to get started! Springtime is the perfect time to plant a few grape vines to enjoy bountiful harvests for years to come.   Planting a small selection of perennials like grapes, strawberries, asparagus, blueberries and fruit trees can really compliment a home-grown plan…

Building Grow Boxes – Creating The DIY Any Age Anywhere Garden

Building Your Grow Boxes. Today is our second installment on creating the DIY Any Age Anywhere Garden. A container garden that lets anyone of any age - grow some, most, or nearly all of their food  - even when space is limited. Today's article focuses on building your own grow boxes for the garden. You can…

DIY Hand Painted Pallet Sign – No Vinyl Cutter Required!

After we painted our kitchen over the long Thanksgiving weekend we realized that our decorations and pictures no longer fit with the new decor. You know how it is - one project leads to another, and another and another. Our new pallet signs are now a part of our Christmas decorations…

How To Turn Summer Hanging Baskets Into Great Christmas Decorations!

Need a new and refreshing way to spruce up your Christmas decorations without costing you any money at all? If you have an outdoor hanging basket it is easy to do! This year…

How To Build This Simple Wine Rack – From Pallets!

Sometimes, simple can be elegant.  A few years back, when we featured our large 60 bottle DIY wine rack built from pallets and old barn wood - we had a lot of followers email and ask if there was a way to make a smaller version. …

Recycling And Repurposing To Redecorate – On The Cheap!

Whether you want to redecorate your room or your whole house - you don't have to break the bank to do it. With a little leg work, you can salvage, recycle and build almost anything you need to fill any room for pennies on the dollar - or in some cases - for free! No matter…

How To Disassemble A Pallet In Less Than 2 Minutes – With Ease!

How to disassemble a pallet with ease. Using recycled pallet wood is a great way to make some really rustic, unique and functional pieces on a shoestring budget - learn how to take pallets apart with ease.  We have built everything…

Preparing to Sell…and Feeling the Pain

As I write this week's Sunday Farm update - I am wondering in retrospect about the sanity of trying to complete an entire dining room remodel in a 36-hour period. Actually, at this point there…

4 DIY Holiday Gifts You Can Make Free From Pallets!

With Christmas just a few months away - now is a great time to start thinking about what to get those "hard to buy for" friends and family. Here's a great idea - get creative and make them something! Not only are home-made gifts a…

The DIY Rustic Wooden Lantern – Made From Pallets!

A wood lantern is a timeless look for almost any setting - and when created from reclaimed barn wood or rough-sawn pallets - it can really add a distinct rustic flair to any room. We have wanted a few over-sized lanterns for the barn and house for…

How To Create Simple Garden Harvest Crates With Pallets Or Scrap Lumber!

Every year, as the spring and summer garden harvest swings into full gear – the robbing of our kitchen equipment begins! We start off using a few of our large colander bowls to pick sugar snap peas and cucumbers  – and before you know it – we have used every pot, pan and container we…

Using Pallets To Build A Farm And A Dream

In a way, it's comical that a simple, common, disposable item such as a pallet could be responsible for creating so much at our little farm. To most, pallets are nothing more than a few pieces of rough-sawn wood, assembled together to provide a stable base for safely shipping items around the world. For us,…

Making Vintage Signs From Pallets or Barn Wood On The Cheap!

There is something about vintage signs that capture the essence of the good ol' life of days gone…

Creating A Mason Jar Centerpiece From Old Barn Wood Or Pallets

Creating a Mason Jar Centerpiece. With the garden all planted and growing, and a little bit of extra time before the heavy picking and canning season begins…

Creating A Simple And Inexpensive Rain Water Collection System

Visitors to the farm are usually surprised to learn that we water the entire garden and landscape with only the water from our rain water collection system. Our system, which collects and stores rainwater from our barn's metal roof, provides 100% of our annual watering needs. The best part, it was extremely easy to install,…