Backyard Projects

From whimsical to budget friendly, transform your home and garden with these backyard projects and DIY ideas that are simple to fun to make!

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DIY Bird Feeder for Peanuts

Offering peanuts is great for attracting a wider variety of birds. This DIY bird feeder makes it easy.


DIY Bird Feeder for Attracting Bluebirds

The best secret for attracting bluebirds? Offer mealworms! This DIY bird feeder made from recycled tuna cans is perfect for...


DIY Bird Bath Water Park

Use a few sturdy branches and shallow bowls to make a DIY bird bath spot for every bird in town!


Decorative Window Box Plans

This garden craft idea dresses up a plain window box with scalloped lead sheeting for a rustic look.


Cozy Cabin DIY Bird Feeder

Our photos walk you through as you learn how to build a bird feeder with a rustic thatched top.


Cowboy Boot Birdhouse

Little birds like wrens will love this DIY birdhouse made from an old cowboy boot!


Coffee Cup Homemade Bird Feeder

Share a refreshing cup with the birds with this homemade feeder project using a coffee or teacup.


Coffee Can DIY Birdhouse

Turn a coffee can into a DIY birdhouse with this simple recycled crafts project!

Cloth DIY Birdhouse

Learn how to make a birdhouse out of cloth for small birds like wrens and chickadees.


Clay Pot Trellis

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


Clay Pot DIY Birdhouse

Learn how to make a DIY birdhouse perfect for wrens and other small birds using a clay flower pot.


Clay Leaf DIY Plant Markers

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


Chair Planter Garden Project

Learn how to turn a chair into a planter with this simple garden project.


Build a License Plate Birdhouse

Personalize a DIY birdhouse with an old license plate, and you’ll have a real one-of-a-kind place for birds to call...


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...


Bowling Ball Garden Art Bumblebee

Recycle an old bowling ball into a bumblebee with this bowling ball garden art project!

Build a One-Board DIY Birdhouse

A DIY birdhouse doesn’t get any easier than this! Learn how to build a nest box from single pine board.


Aluminum Leaves Recycled Crafts Project

Don’t toss those aluminum cans in the recycling bin – save them for this fun recycled crafts project!


How to Make Birdseed Suet Cupcakes

Feed birds with this simple and fun homemade birdseed suet recipe. Learn how easy it is to make birdseed suet...


Rain Chains

Rain Chains


DIY Stepping Stones and Border

DIY Stepping Stones and Border

A Gift From One Garden to Another

A gift from one gardener to another.


Attract Hummingbirds With a Perch Swing

Attract Hummingbirds With a Perch Swing


Recycled Backyard: Slinky Flower Pot Stakes

Recycled Backyard: Slinky Flower Pot Stakes


A Trash Can Compost Bin

Do you compost?  Or, have you wanted to try composting? A couple of weeks ago, I went on a ‘edible


DIY Grapevine Balls for Nesting Birds

Nesting birds use a variety of  materials to create the perfect place to lay their eggs. You can help attract...


Got Large Pots? Use Plastic Containers to Fill Extra Space

Do you like to grow ornamental plants in large pots?  I do.  Especially brightly-colored pots that add color to the