Your yard will look better than ever with just a little effort if you use one of these DIY projects. These garden and yard projects are easy to do and will make your home look as great outside as it does inside!
Use four rectangular windows, frames and all, to create the base for an amazing miniature greenhouse. Like the best DIY projects, this uses old materials – in this case, windows you don’t need any more.
Add a Roof to Your Greenhouse
Place a fifth window on top for your greenhouse roof. You can add a hinge on one side to create a convenient lid!
Easy Letter Plant Frames
Show your family pride with a plant frame! Use extra wood to create a shape of a letter (such as your last initial), or even a symbol.
Finish Your Letter Plant Frame
Next, you just have to put in your soil, plants, and water them as usual to complete your amazing new decoration!
Fun Stepping Stones
Take some rocks and put them into your preferred shape, then set them with some concrete mix and voila! Custom stepping stones!
Take pots with small holes in the middle of the base and use a piece of rebar to string them together in a cascading fashion for an easy plant installation for your backyard.
Wagon Wheel Flower Bed
An old wagon wheel provides a rustic, classic look to your yard and the foundation for many DIY projects. Make it even better by planting flowers in each of the spoke areas!
Custom Plastic Greenhouses
In one of our earlier DIY projects, we made greenhouses from old windows, but you can also use plastic bottles to make one!
Create Your Frame
First, measure your bottles to decide how large you want your greenhouse to be. Then, you can create your frame out of wood pieces.
Making Your Walls
To create your walls from the plastic bottles, cut and glue them to the wood frame and one another before using silicon for any gaps.
There are endless possibilities to enjoy. All kind of roof types are available, and you’re only really limited by your imagination (and woodworking skills!).
Transform Your Tree Stump
The best DIY projects can turn an ugly tree stump into something truly beautiful. A chisel and hammer can be used to carve out the inside of a stump for this project.
Complete the Look
Complete your tree stump planter by filling it with soil and plants or flowers of your choice!
Get Creative With Painted Pots
A little paint and some pots can lead to some amazing possibilities. This person used pots of all sizes and a few colors of paint to make Minion planters!
If you have access to a wooden boat that isn’t of much use, turn it into a planter! You can even paint the boat itself to add extra charm.
Ladybug Golf Balls
If you have old golf balls laying around, turn them into a whimsical garden decoration with a little paint! Use black, red and some googly eyes to create cute little ladybugs!
New Kind of Potted Pigs
Instead of potbellied pigs, create potted pigs for your garden using a few strategically glued terra cotta pots! You’ll just need pink and black paint for the basic design.
Put Old Shutters to Use
Some old shutters can be used to create a great looking angel for your yard! Use cut planks of wood for the arms, wings, and head.
Concrete Hand Pot
Fill up some old rubber gloves with concrete and place them into a cupped shape, letting them dry. Cut the gloves away, and you’ve got a custom-made concrete planter!
Bike Full of Flowers
Bicycles with baskets are perfect for being turned into planters. Add a little paint in a color of your choice for extra style.
Keep Your Garden Organized
Add a little style and keep your garden organized at the same time with this trick. Take well-shaped rocks and paint them in cartoonish veggie designs, then paint the title of each plant in the middle.
Make Sure They Last
Hold on; you’re not done until you spray them with a clear finishing spray a few times so that the weather won’t wear off your paint job!
Mushroom Clay Pots
Clay pots or terra cotta pots can be painted and placed upside down to make the base of mushrooms.
Complete Your Mushroom
Next, take a lid of one size larger and paint it a solid color, using the base color for the pot to make dots.
Finish Your Mushroom Project
Like most painted DIY projects, you’ll want to use a clear finishing coat afterward. Adhere the lid to the pot to keep it all together.
Fun With Rocks
Small rocks and pebbles are the keys to a lot of fun DIY projects. You can arrange them into flower shapes or other shapes, as you prefer.
Use Your Imagination
As with most of these projects, the possibilities with rock art are nearly endless!
Outdoor Spool Table
An old spool can be painted, weather treated and used as a clever little end table on your patio.
Plenty of Room for Plants
Turn the spool sideways, and you have the foundation of a nice planter.
Giddy-Up, Clay Pot Horses
As we’ve already seen, clay pots can be used to create all kinds of animals and shapes. Here, they’re assembled into fun clay pot horses.
Galvanized Bucket Planters
Galvanized buckets make for great, durable planters. Any shape will work, as long as they provide enough space for your plant.
Don’t Forget to Drill
You’ll need to drill a small hole (or multiple holes, for larger buckets) to allow for soil drainage.
Turn a Pallet Into a Planter
Pallets are easy to find at local stores (often for free) and can be turned into lovely planters.
Custom Pallet Furniture
Custom pallet furniture means that you can turn pallets into everything from chairs to tables. Check out this outdoor bar made with pallets!
Rubber Tire Planters
Old tires can be turned into fantastic planters! Paint them or stack them to make them look even better.