Want Ideas For Homemade Garden Art Gifts?
Here’s 20 garden art ideas and projects with free instructions. Make some for your own garden or give them as gifts—or get a crafty friend to make them for you.
- All of the projects are frugal and make use of used (or, as our local thrift shop likes to say, previously-enjoyed) household stuff.
- Some projects are on my Empress of Dirt blog, others are written as part of my collaboration with eBay and appear on eBay.com.
- Follow the links to find the how-to instructions.
If you have any comments or requests for future projects, let me know in the comments.
1. DIY Suitcase Fairy Garden
This project works indoors or outdoors. Substitute the moss with artificial snow and you’ve got a sweet winter fairy garden.
2. Chalkboard Paint Garden Ideas
See a whole bunch of artistic and helpful ways you can use chalkboard paint in the garden.
This isn’t exactly a garden art project although turning a functional space into a work of art kind of counts, right? Click the link to see the details.
Have a look at the garden signs and see which ones you like best. I’m always fond of the funny ones.
See what you need to get started in creative rock and stone painting to create these wonderful creatures. It’s not as hard as it looks!
I love this idea combining a fairy garden with a kitchen herb garden.
Sign up here for the free Empress of Dirt monthly-ish newsletter.
Anyone else share my obsession with galvanized watering cans?
Junk garden art chandeliers looks spectacular in the winter garden. And anything that makes winter more lovable is a good thing.
This free tutorial shows you everything you need to create your own decorative garden art balls. They can be as simple or complex as you like.
10. DIY Hose Guards
Easy peasy idea to make a hose guard a little prettier.
If you love creative gardening ideas, follow Empress of Dirt on Pinterest.
It’s a classic project that would make a wonderful gift for a nature and/or garden lover.
This project is made entirely from recycled items. Fun idea to do with kids.
What can you do with old golf balls that no longer work properly on the course? Create garden buggies, that’s what!
Last summer I decided to turn my patio wall into a garden junk art creation. I’ve gradually been adding more and more flowers.
What to do with old wood-framed windows: make little greenhouses. This was one of my favourite projects from the summer.
16. DIY Garden Sign
I made this sign last winter when I was desperate to add some colour to the garden. I noticed one male cardinal was particularly fond of my home-made suet so I designed it in his likeness.
I love tin can robots! This also shows how to make a tin can dog.
18. DIY Frog Prince
Made by special request, this Frog Prince has gone on to win the hearts of millions. Or at least one other person.
It’s a game and craft all in one. Click on the link to see how to use them.
I wanted a giant garden art bird nest. All I had was a grapevine wreath. So I converted it. Click on the link to see how it’s done.
Winter is a great time to get a lot of indoor projects done. I love making a bunch of garden art so it’s all ready to go when the warm weather returns.
If you have garden art projects you’d like to share, you’re welcome to contact me or visit Empress of Dirt on Facebook where you can upload your pictures.