DIY Gardening: Craft Projects to Spruce Up Your Garden

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?

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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  1. 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!

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