Whether you have been working on your garden for weeks, or are just getting started, there are some inspiring projects that can really add beauty to the space. Creating décor and other additions for your garden can make the space more inviting and comfortable for guests. Here is our list of 12 garden projects that you can do on your own, or with the help of your little ones.
You may want to include a walkway in your garden, depending on its size. Cut-up wood pallets work great and can be easily placed in the dirt and mulch surrounding your plants. Old flattened stones or leftover bricks also work great and can be strategically placed to make walking through your garden easy and enjoyable.
2. Tree Swing
A tree swing is a beautiful addition to any garden. A swing is relatively easy to make, but the most important factor is making sure you have a tree large and strong enough to support the swing. You can decorate the swing with comfortable and colorful cushions. A swing is an excellent place to sit and relax alone or with visitors to enjoy your garden and outdoor area.
A vertical garden is a great choice if you live in a small space without a large outdoor area. Build shelves using pallet or refurbished wood that can lean up against a balcony or small outdoor area. Plant your favorite fruits, veggies, or flowers in the wood shelves and watch your beautiful vertical garden grow.
4. Umbrella Stand
Gardening at different times of day can be difficult in the sun. Instead of choosing one place to put an umbrella, build a portable umbrella stand. Use an old barrel to secure the base of the umbrella and cover it with some soil and flowers. This portable stand can move with you as you work in the garden.
5. Stone Labels
Creating stone labels for the items in your garden is a fun activity to do with the kids. Choose some small stones they can paint. Then use a black marker or black paint to write labels for the different plants growing in your garden.
A birdbath can be a pretty water feature that not only looks nice in your garden, but gives the birds a comfortable place to enjoy. Birdbaths can be made from a variety of materials, including terracotta pots or recycled barrels.
Small fairy gardens can be strategically placed throughout your outdoor area, giving the space a whimsical feel. This is a fun activity for the kids to work on. Plant miniature gardens in small flowerpots or other recycled items from your home. You can even purchase miniature furniture for the kids to place in the garden, creating a tiny oasis built for a fairy.
8. Flower Planters
Flower planters come in all shapes and sizes and can be made from just about any recycled materials. Placing planters throughout your outdoor area adds pops of color and brings the space together. Flowers are visually appealing and give your home a summer feel.
9. Wind Chimes
A wind chime is made of suspended materials that make a beautiful sound in the wind. These materials can be wood, metal, beads, seashells, and other materials. Gather your kids and have them help you string some materials together to make a great wind chime for your garden.
Water features are visually appealing. They are also a calming and soothing addition to your outdoor garden. This DIY project can be on the pricey side, but will add a lot of value to your outdoor space and home.
11. Garden Games
Large outdoor games are trendy and can make a fun DIY project. Using recycled wood, you can create outdoor Jenga, Scrabble, or Connect Four. This large and rustic take on traditional games is a ton of fun for the kids, especially during family parties.
12. Ambient Lighting
String lights or quaint tables full of candle gives your space a romantic and comforting feel. Most string lights are battery-operated and look beautiful wrapped around tree limbs or strewn across the garden. A small seating area in the garden with candles makes the area welcoming no matter what time of day.
Make Your Garden Your Own
These DIY projects can add elegance and comfort to your garden. Incorporating a variety of the projects helps to make the garden an oasis for you and your family to enjoy.
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