DIY Garden Projects

From cute containers to compost bins, these garden art projects and practical DIYs will enhance any backyard.

Caterpillar Bowling Ball Art

Caterpillar Bowling Ball Art

Garden visitors will be bowled over by this very friendly bowling ball art. It makes a great doorstop, but also looks sweet nestled in a flower patch or herb garden. Try creating different bowling ball bugs, like a ladybug or bumblebee.

DIY Garden Bowling Pin Butterfly

DIY Garden Bowling Pin Butterfly

An old bowling pin can metamorphose into a beautiful butterfly with this striking pair of wings made from plywood. Try painting different wing patterns and let your imagination soar!

DIY Garden Mushroom

DIY Garden ­Mushrooms

Dress up your yard or front porch with these quick and easy DIY Garden Mushrooms. This project is so simple that it’s great for kids, too!

Recycled Garden Idea: Make a doormat with old garden hoses!

28 Recycled Garden Ideas

Everyone loves a bargain, but gardeners are an especially resourceful bunch. Reuse odds and ends (you may already have around the house) with these recycled garden ideas!

DIY Garden Arbor

DIY Garden Arbor

Transform an existing gate into a grand DIY garden arbor and add some drama to your yard!

Dragonfly DIY Yard Art

Dragonfly DIY Yard Art

Let your imagination take off with this DIY yard art project that turns copper wire and beads into cute critters for your garden.

Garden DIY Herb Markers

Garden DIY Herb Markers

We love this project because it’s an excuse to buy more wine! Just save your corks to use as Garden DIY Herb Markers.

DIY Squirrel Feeder

DIY Squirrel Feeder

Most people enjoy the antics of squirrels in their backyard. This DIY Squirrel Feeder provides an unusually clear view of the squirrels that frequent it, because the bold critters actually climb inside the feed jar to eat!

Wreath Project

Copper Wreath Project

This wreath project uses copper tubing and a DIY papier-mâché bird to create a new decoration for your front door.

Shoe Organizer Herb Garden

Shoe Organizer Herb Garden

Looking for a new way to grow herbs, or running out of garden room? This space saving gardening project will have you growing a vertical herb garden in no time!

How to Make Citronella Candles

How to Make Citronella Candles

Many folks rely on citronella candles to keep mosquitoes at bay. These homemade citronella candles are simple, inexpensive, and fun to make!

How to Make a Mini Garden

How to Make a Mini Garden

Legend says tiny fairies inhabit gardens. Learn how to make a mini garden just for them, a garden craft sure to delight the young and young at heart!

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

Drying herbs helps preserve summer’s abundance for the dark days of winter. Learn how to dry herbs here.

DIY Compost Bin

DIY Compost Bin

Learn how to compost, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it really is. Build this DIY compost bin and get started!

Clay Pot Trellis

Clay Pot Trellis

Add clay pots to a wooden garden trellis, and you can switch out the plants to suit the seasons!

Clay Leaf DIY Plant Markers

Clay Leaf DIY Plant Markers

This garden craft creates DIY plant markers using clay and letter stamps that are perfect for seed starting time.

Bowling Ball Garden Art Ladybugs

Bowling Ball Garden Art Ladybug

Recycle an old bowling ball into a ladybug (or three!) with a little paint and a few supplies. This bowling ball garden art project brings charm to any yard!

Butterfly gardening

Butterfly Gardening Plans

For a fun twist, plant flowers that attract butterflies in a butterfly-shaped bed! We’ve got two plans for you to try.

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