diy garden art

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors and being in the garden? Those of you who do have gardens understand the many benefits as you gaze and admire all that they have to offer. But you can do even more in your garden such as bring in beautiful pieces of art and creative ideas. There is so much you can do with your garden to enhance it even more!

If you are the creative type then you’ll definitely appreciate the garden art projects we’ve found here. From repurposing old tires to creating beautiful planters in wine barrels, the sky is the limit. Think about how much color and texture you can bring to your garden.

Is your style whimsical or more formal? Whatever it is that suits you, you will surely find some projects here that will interest you.

1. Homemade whimsical pinwheels:

homemade pinwheels
Plantinghappinessblog.wordpress.com

2. Metal bucket planters on the wall:

bucket planters
Thenymelrosefamily.com

3. Wooden basket planter:

hanging wooden basket
Addicted2decorating.com

4. Bicycle planter:

bicycle planter
Organizedclutter.net

5. Toadstool benches:

mushroom stools
Birdsandblooms.com

6. Rock caterpillar:

caterpillar rock art
Thegardeningcook.com

7. Stone birdhouse:

stone birdhouse
Empressofdirt.net

8. Mosaic stepping stones:

mosaic stepping stones
Prakticideas.com

9. Birdcage planter:

birdcage planter
Empressofdirt.net

10. Toaster planter:

toaster planter
Theselfsufficientliving.com

11. Donkey tire art:

donkey tire art
Icreativeideas.com

12. Mosaic ladybug:

mosaic ladybug
Icreativeideas.com

13. Teacup tire art:

teacup tire art
Thewhoot.com.au

14. Hanging flower planter:

wall flower planter
Decorchick.com

15. Flower tire planter:

flower tire planter
Thegreenhousediaries.blogspot.ca

16. Chair planter:

wooden chair planter
Gardentherapy.ca

17. Decorative garden balls:

decorative garden balls
Empressofdirt.net

18. Potted flowers in a frame:

potted flowers in frame
Organizedclutter.net

19. Cute ladybugs:

ladybug art
Funfamilycrafts.com

20. Hubcap garden art:

hubcap garden art
Usefuldiy.com

21. Waterfall pots:

waterfall pots
Sachiidosti.com

22. Vertical pallet planter:

pallet planter
Diyshowoff.com

23. Garden chandelier:

jeweled hanging pot
Empressofdirt.net

24. Garden birdcage:

birdcage planter
Lovethispic.com

25. Spiral herb garden:

spiral herb garden
Themicrogardener.com

26. Modified DIY wine barrel:

barrel planter
Woohome.com

27. Frog tire art:

frog tire art
Icreativeideas.com

28. Barrel planter with lamp post:

barrel planter lamp post
Flickr.com

29. Stenciled wheelbarrow:

stenciled wheelbarrow
Empressofdirt.net

30. Barrel planter overflowing:

barrel planter laying down
Woohome.com

transform backyard into something incredible

You are about to meet a guy who transformed his backyard into a beautiful, functional outdoor kitchen and dining area. He created his dream outdoor kitchen and when you see it you will be astounded. His backyard really needed a major upgrade, especially the existing patio. He was lucky because he had friends who could help him fulfill his dream.

Most of us are so busy with our lives, working and getting home to make supper and tend to our children. We often don’t get the time to devote to our backyards like this guy did. Maybe his story will provide you with some inspiration. Go look in your backyard and see what you can imagine there. Perhaps a new outdoor fireplace? Or gaming area? How about an outdoor movie theater? There are so many things you can do!

Follow along as this guy truly transforms his dreary backyard into a summer oasis. We assure you you will not be disappointed!

diy backyard spring projects

Whether you have a large or small backyard, there are a lot of projects you can pursue to liven things up. After a long drawn out winter most of us are ready to sit outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. You may be ready for spring to arrive but is your backyard ready?

Even before spring arrives you can start planning projects to brighten up your backyard and get it ready for the best season outside yet. You can consider larger projects such as a pool or building a patio or deck, but there are also several small projects that can make a huge difference with a lot less money and effort.

From homemade flower hangers to crafty lanterns, there are so many possibilities. If you are eager to take on a larger project, consider creating an outdoor fireplace. What could be more welcoming than enjoying an evening beside the fire?

See all 23 DIY projects here…

vegetables for container gardening

In today’s society more and more of us are leaning towards growing our own food. Not only are food costs constantly rising and people have less and less to spend, but also people are learning a lot more about what goes into their food and how it was handled. If you grow your own food, you know exactly what chemicals are *not* going in there and you know exactly what you and your family are eating.

But unfortunately not all of us are lucky enough to live on a farm or have the land outdoors to grow a garden. In fact much of the population lives in suburban and busy city areas. In these types of living arrangements one does not have the space nor the right land to grow food outdoors.

Container gardening serves to solve all of this, and can be done by virtually anybody and anywhere. It is the most flexible way of growing food for you and your family members. To top it all off you will end up saving money and eating more healthy!

See which 12 veggies are the best here…

Cacti Garden

Cacti remind of bright and warm sunny places. How I want to be in one of them now! Since that isn’t going to happen till spring break (New Orleans), I’ll have to placate myself with dreams and DIYs that remind me summer until then. This cacti garden is the perfect indoor project for a cold rainy day. I love the splashes of color these can bring to an otherwise drab winter existence. It’s a nice twist on traditional terrarium too.

Cacti are almost impossible to kill! Don’t worry if you forget to water them. No matter, they just live on. That’s a perfect plant for me! Be sure to wear gloves when planting your own cacti carden. Ouch! This whole project takes about 20 minutes, start to finish. Love it!

Not only are the fun to grow, but if cooked right, they taste good! Check out epicurious’s delicious recipe here.

See the full details here…

A Beautiful Mess: Planting A Simple Cacti Garden

Backyard DIYS

Spring is not far off. True, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow but six more weeks of winter really isn’t that long. The first official day of Spring is March 20th and that’s really not that far off! It might not be warm enough to start planting outside then but it’s the perfect time to start planning what you want your backyard to look like and what DIYs you’re going to do this year.

I spend the winter bookmarking and pinning and now it’s time to start deciding. I hate this part! My yard is only so big. I’m in big trouble after seeing this roundup from Home Esthetics. I want to do all of these projects! Maybe we should move and get a house with a bigger yard…

I love #1. It is my favorite and I’m for sure doing #5. My AC unit is an eyesore. I’m pretty keen on the hanging and toy truck planters. They’re adorable! None of these are going to do you any good if your lawn is brown and dying. Help get it healthy with these tips from Lowe’s.

Check out all 35 of these awesome projects here…

Home Esthetics: DIY Garden Projects For The Perfect Backyard

Repurposed Pallets

Making a building out of pallets is no easy feat. It’s going to take a lot of time and a lot of pallets! Using reclaimed material is the best way to save money on a building project and pallets are one of the best reclaimed materials out there! They are affordable, most often free, and the wood is quality and durable. Win win.

You would never guess that this shed was once thrown away wood that no one wanted. I mean, look at it?! It’s beautiful! It has a tin roof, sliding door, and a firewood rack. That’s just the outside! You could do so many amazing things with the inside. It’s the perfect place to hide all sorts of stuff! Christmas decorations, garden tools, anything at all! If you have pallets left over or are wanting to make another shed then look at this one from Scrapality. You can never have too many pallet projects! Find the shed here.

See all the photos and the amazing “after” here…

Imgur: Pallet Shed

garden tips

Fresh produce. Be still my beating heart. I don’t know if you’ve shopped at your local farmers market or the organic section of Safway lately but good God is it expensive! Who do they think we are? Millionaires? I just want pesticide-free carrots not gold plated ones. The whole point of that rant was to say that buying fresh veggies can be expensive and if you are willing and able to grow your own it’s a huge money saver. It also isn’t as easy as it sounds. Any tips and hacks to make it easier are always appreciated! Here are some that I found super helpful! How about you? Tried any of these lately? Let me know how they worked for you because I can’t wait for spring and to try them.

I’m really excited to have stumbled across this Grow Veg’s YouTube channel. I think it is going to make me a next level gardener. Check out these sweet shortcuts to success. If having an outside veggie garden isn’t your thing, no worries mate! Greatist can help you grow them inside. Lean all the secrets here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Raised Planter

DIY garden planter tutorials are a dime a dozen. There are so many great ones floating around out there in cyberspace but I want this one! The difference between this planter and all the rest is that it is raised. It’s waist high. Say goodbye to aching backs forever!

The box is made from cedar (love) and the frame from pine. The box is removable so if you decided you don’t want the frame anymore it’s easy to get rid of it. Cedar is great with water and withstanding damage, making it the perfect planter box material. You could coat or line it somehow but I’m not sure how that would affect drainage. MidnightMaker has created the most fabulous tutorial. Featured at Instructables, it tells us everything we need to make our own. All the materials, equipment, and steps with pictures are included.

This particular planter is 12 cubic feet and holds 200 pounds. Sweet! I love bright colors so I would paint my finished box blue or red. Like bright teal blue or fire truck red! Sunset has another type of raised bed. (I told you there were a lot of them!) Find it here.

Get the full tutorial from Instructables…

Instructables: Waist High Planter Box

Repurposed Diapers

Hummm. I’ve never considered diapers as a gardening tool but apparently they are quite useful! They can be used to create a non toxic environmentally friendly gardening gel. This absorbent gel can stretch out your watering schedule twice as long. How convenient is that? This would be perfect if you are in a dry climate or experiencing a drought and looking for places to save money.

Diapers are incredibly absorbent. That’s kind of the point of them. Using their innards in the garden makes the soil super absorbent as well. Cool. I really like how they can be used to start seeds growing. It’s amazing. Sprinkle and go. Science experiment anyone? I want to try using them to preserve cut flowers too. The crystals look cool.

This gel is basically a polymer. You can buy it at a garden store but trying it with a diaper seems more fun. I’m not sure I would use it near food but I’m all about trying it on the other plants! Think that’s fun? Check out Instuctables and their unusual uses for diapers here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!