Tired looking Garden, need to spruce some life, color and charm back out there, well it’s time to get your garden game on! There’s no better moment than right now to get crafty and make the garden of your dreams become a reality. Also, no need to break the bank either, you can craft your garden by yourself with these nifty (and cheap) yard art ideas.
Ready, set, garden!
Critter Inspired Golf Balls
Add a touch of cute color to your garden by adding a fresh layer of paint to old, unused golf balls. Turn those boring white golf balls into fun, bright little critters! Add a pop of red and spotted black dots for ladybug golf balls or try yellow and black stripes for plump bumblebees! Buzz buzz.
Painted Rock Labels
Getting confused about which plant is which? Grab smooth-surfaced rocks and paint them fun colors, each with a plant or herb label. A great idea for separating plants and brightening up your garden all in one.
Wooden Ladder Garden Planter
Diversify your garden with a unique ladder planter. Make your small, colorful flowers stand out with this simple yard art project. You just need a few pieces of wood, nails, soil, and your favorite plants.
Seed Packet Decor
Don’t throw away those colorful vegetable and flower seed packets! Instead, use them to make beautiful outdoor lettering to display on your garden shed or fence. Glue packets together or cut out wooden letters (use fun garden words like “grow”) and finish with an outdoor waterproof varnish.
Mosaic Tile Pots
Spruce up those earthy clay flower pots by gluing on bright, shiny mosaics. A fun and affordable garden craft that won’t take up too much time or money.
Glass Gem Garden Jars
Use those leftover glass jars you accumulate from the store and brighten them up using fun-colored glass gems. Sprinkle finished jars along the ground around your garden, hang them up, or stick them in the ground with a wooden pole. Whichever way you choose, you’re sure to turn this easy garden craft into lovely yard art!
For some evening garden light, think beyond tiki torches. Try glow-in-the-dark paint to make your garden come to life at night. Paint rocks, terra cotta pots, lettered signs, and more!
Mason Jar Candles
Create a warm ambiance with cozy candlelight in your garden. Buy a pack of cheap mason jars, fill ⅓ with white (or colorful) pebbles, and place a medium-sized wax candle in the middle. This garden craft is both cute and simple to do, you just can’t beat it!
Rock Garden Bee Bath
Long live the bees! Invite the friendly bees to pollinate your flowers by creating a cute bee bath. Take an upside-down flower pot and glue on a large, shallow bowl. Add in half the water and a pile of zen rocks. Don’t forget to decorate with fun paint and mosaics!
Colorful Tire Swing Planter
No need to go out and buy a ton of expensive garden ornaments when you can reuse and upcycle old household or garage items. Hang an old tire (laterally), paint with a dainty pastel color, and fill the bottom with soil and a plant that flourishes and grows quickly, such as ivy or petunias.
You might not have time to do all ten of these garden crafts but hopefully they will inspire you to chase after more yard art ideas and get your gardening game back on track. What are your favorite garden crafts to make? Let us know in the comments!