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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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

Make a DIY Garlic Spray to Keep Bugs Away

Learn how to make an organic DIY garlic spray that will deter and eliminate damaging garden insects.


Fourth of July: Tin Can Patriotic Planters

Make this easy and inexpensive Fourth of July outdoor decoration


Tips for Growing Birdhouse Gourds

Learn gardening tips for growing birdhouse gourds that are perfect homes for your cavity nesting birds, such as swallows and...


Recycled Backyard: Tire Gardens

Got some old tires on hand? Building a tire garden is easy!


Create an Instant Indoor Garden Using Carrot Tops

Next time you are chopping carrots for soup or making carrot sticks, don't throw out the tops. Plant them instead...


Transform a Fountain Into a Garden Planter

Do you have fountain or other water feature that you no longer use? Transform it into a planter, filled with...


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DIY Hanging Birdbath

As I promised in an earlier post, here’s my version of a hanging birdbath. Supplies… Terracotta saucer (8.5″ diameter) All-purpose


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Build a rustic orchard bee house

With all the talk about the threat to our honey bees, it is easy to forget that there are many