12 Garden Art Projects You Can Make For Under $20 Each
These projects were created by:
- Amanda – Crafts By Amanda
- Barb C. – Second Chance To Dream
- Barb R. – Our Fairfield Home & Garden
- Carlene – Organized Clutter
- Lynne – Sensible Gardening
- Stephanie – Garden Therapy
- and me! Melissa – Empress of Dirt
Great Gift Ideas For Gardeners
One of the wonderful things about making garden art is how thrifty it is. Not only is it almost always made from recycled or repurposed items, but it often can be done for little or no money.
Plus, by making art from what you find around your home or neighbourhood, and adapting to what’s at hand, you end up with something unique. This isn’t art from a kit or package: it’s your own spin on an idea and I encourage you to follow your instincts. Often the most wonderful art comes from people who claim they are not creative.
The bloggers featured here have websites packed with great projects. I encourage you to click through to their sites and explore. I love the thought of many of us, sprinkled around the globe, all coming up with new ways to make our gardens wonderful.
Any one of these projects by Amanda (Crafts By Amanda) would make great gifts for a gardener and could also do well at craft sales.
Barb C. (A Second Chance To Dream) created this headboard bench and pallet herb garden. Wall-mounted gardens are a great way to improve a garden fence or exterior wall. Little benches offer a place to display garden art in a flower bed.
Barb R.’s (Our Fairfield Home and Garden) raised bed you see here (above, left) is actually made from some plastic shutters that were going in the trash. While it’s totally functional, I see it as art too, bringing an unexpected burst of colour to the garden.
If you’ve been gardening a while, you start to cummulate broken tools. I’m pretty sure garden art originated from the days when there was no landfill to send them to so people just repurposed them into something new like this rake birdhouse (above, right).
Carlene’s (Organized Clutter) flowers made from faucet handles are sweet! And they’d look great in so many colours.
I go nuts when people say they are not artistic or creative. Really, anyone can make art and often, it’s those who have not been trained or conformed to norms who come up with the most wonderful things.
A project like these painted gourds by Lynne (Sensible Gardening) would be a fun place to start. Be willing to play and learn and you’ll find your art groove.
The garden at night needs its own garden art. Stephanie (Garden Therapy) shows you how to take mason jars and turn them into solar jars.
I found this garden gnome rolling down the road in the middle of a wild wind storm! In other words, he found me. And he never looked right in the garden until I made him some giant toadstools to stand by. Now he fits right in. This is an easy project to make with kids.
You want more projects? You must be kidding me! No problem: here’s 12 more garden art project ideas.