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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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


Mini Message Vases for Valentine’s Day

After my wearable vases project from earlier this week, I had a bunch of little brown bottles left over and

Slinky DIY Bird Feeder for Peanuts

A few years ago, a new style of feeder started appearing in wild bird supply stores and catalogs. It’s basically


DIY Plant Watering Bottles

Are you ever faced with going away for a few days only to return to dried out, thirsty plants?  Or


Popcorn Cranberry DIY Bird Feeder Wreath

This DIY bird feeder wreath idea is simple and classic – a different twist on the once so popular popcorn and cranberry


Berry Wreath Garland Homemade Bird Feeder

Fall and winter seem to be wreath season. Although they can be hung any time of year, wreaths are certainly


An Old, Rusty Watering Can Finds New Purpose

I like old things.  So, when I spotted an old, galvanized watering can at an antique shop – I knew


DIY Drip-Water Plants Using Milk Jugs

Many areas of the United States are suffering from extreme drought and your garden may also be showing signs of