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Published on April 29th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe

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DIY Gardening: Craft Projects to Spruce Up Your Garden

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Whether it’s a few potted herbs on the patio or a whole back yard full of flowers and veggies, you can take your garden to the next level with some hand made garden art!

So you’ve got your worm bin going, and your plants are planted. It’s time to add some crafty flair to your garden! Planting a garden is all well and good, but it would hardly feel like your own if you didn’t use your DIY skills to add a little bit of color and sparkle! Luckily, there are all sorts of yard art projects out there. You can keep some waste out of the recycle or trash bin and give your yard or patio a little bit of personality at the same time. Here are just a few tutorials for turning trash into colorful garden adornments.

This list hardly covers all of the awesome garden craft projects you can tackle! So spill it: how have you been getting crafty in the garden these days?

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by revgriddler


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Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



3 Responses to DIY Gardening: Craft Projects to Spruce Up Your Garden

  1. Becky says:

    Last summer I accidentally ran over Hubby’s little Smokey Joe Weber Grill. It still worked just was sort of elliptical rather than round. After he bought a pretty new one I took the old one, added rocks for drainage, dirt and a lovely verbena. Popped into a big plant stand and voila! Trash became treasure!

  2. What a great re-use!

  3. Michelle says:

    If you’re planning out your own landscape design, you’ve probably already figured out that it’s not as easy as it might seem.From the style of your home and the lay of your land, to what types of plants grow best in your climate and how much care and maintenance they require

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