Looking out at my frost-covered garden and seeing the old weather worn plastic garden chairs, I decided that I might splash out and get a new patio furniture set in the summer. But then that started me wondering what I was going to do with the old set. So I needed to look up some ideas…
Top 10 Ways to Recycle Plastic Garden Chairs
10 – Bucket Seats
Let’s start with a lack of seat-belts! But I suppose in the safety of a private piece of land I would love to give it a go and see how difficult it was to drive in them.
9 – Getting out and About
Not only does the link contain “8 Ways To Reuse Plastic Patio Chairs” but it also talks about these wheelchairs made in the workshop of Inkuru Nziza, a very clever recycler indeed.
8 – Garden Goers
If you thought some of the toilets in my post “Top 10 Unusual Toilets” looks a little weird, imagine being faced with this! Somewhere, somewhen, someone is or indeed has used this. Several times!
7 – Suggestive Art
Bert Löschner has made several art pieces with these plastic garden seats (That are all well worth seeing by visiting the link) but for me, this is the best of them, and very impressive indeed. It’s a master-class on how to make the boring look amazing!
6 – Balancing Act
I am not going to lie, you will need some sort of circus/balancing act skills for this idea, but one that might end up bring home some spare change from passers-by!
5 – Dora the True Explorer
There is a good reason this is a DIY fail blog post, but for my money, it is also a small touch of genius as well. But did they really have to leave the legs on the chair?!?
4 – Playground DIY
If you like this idea from my post “Top 10 Unusual See-Saws” then why not give it a go and make your own! Can’t be that hard can it, and it looks more comfortable than some I have seen.
3 – Plastic Thrones
Now, this is clever, make your very own Iron Throne using any old garden patio chair, a few bits of wood and a can of metal spray. Well, it’s not quite as simple as that, but it looks great if you can do it.
2 – Fancy a Drink Cowboy?
If you have ever seen any Western films you would have seen someone tie a horse to a post outside the local Saloon. That post was called a hitching rail, and it seems plastic patio chairs can also be used. But I wouldn’t suggest it.
1 – Plastic Racers
I’m sure it is faster than most UK trains, but this DIY rail rider is not one I will be booking a seat on anytime soon. But fair play to whoever made it, it’s a mad touch of genius.