Here's a great way to recycle: repurpose a pine floor joist from a 19th-century house as the perfect swing for your yard. Handmade in Pennsylvania, the tree swing encourages kids and the young at heart to let loose and have a little fun in the outdoors. The seat is finished with natural tung oil, and each side comes with 25 feet of manila rope with a 695-pound tension limit. Expect a lot of squeals and laughter with this in your yard! Available at dotandbo.com
Cheap and easy protection for solar landscape lights. Drill a 1" hole as deep as your spade bit will go, and drop in your light. Now they won't fall prey to the mower, weed wacker, or clumsy people. Great for walking paths, or around the fire pit.