Repurposed Garden Rakes – 7 DIY Projects

Don’t throw away those old tools, because they’ve repurposed garden rakes in some very cool ways! It used to be when the rake got rusty or the handle broke, we tossed it out. Not anymore! Now repurposing and upcycling are on everyone’s mind as we try to find ways to save money and use what we have for decorating and organizing. In other words, the old garden rake is coming out of the yard – in some cases- and into the house. I stuck with one particular style of rake for this post. It’s called a bow rake. Did I know that before this post? No. But I know how to Google. And if you want to know more about rakes, here’s where I found it. So, grab your rake, clean it up, sand it down and paint it if you want. Here are 7 fun projects you can create out of it.

7 Great DIY Projects Using Repurposed Garden Rakes

Repurposed Garden Rakes


Recycled Rake used as a Garden Tool Holder Natalme


Recycled Rake used as a Garden Tool Holder 2

Better Homes and Gardens


Recycled Rake used as a Key Rack

The Selby


Recycled Rake used as a Kitchen Utensil Rack

Olive and Love


Recycled Rake used as a Wine Glass Rack

Recycled Art


Recycled Rake used as a Display Rack

A Primitive Place


Recycled Rake used as a Jewelry Organizer

Twig Home


Last week I wrote another post on repurposing ordinary household items in unique ways. If you like the concept of today’s post, you’re going to like this other one too. The ideas are all easy and budget friendly!

Would you repurpose an old rake for one of these ideas in your home? If so, which one would you like to make?

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    I really, really, REALLY like the idea of using a rake for holding kitchen utensils. I seem to have a zillion utensils and I’m always on the lookout for storage solutions. I think the look of the rake would go nicely with the rustic decor at the cabin too, although it would be equally at home in a contemporary setting.

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      Peggy Pardo says

      The rake would look great in your lake cabin, Doreen! Would love to see pics, if you do it. 🙂