If you want creative DIY project ideas that do not require the use of power tools, this is for you. Have a look at what you can make including garden art decor, birdfeeders and birdhouses, miniature gardens, and crafty projects with plants.
When making garden art, adhesives are often required. This lists the best glues for various outdoor projects.
Creative Projects Without Power Tools
No power tools? No problem.
Whether you don’t own any power tools or simply prefer peace and quiet while crafting, there are plenty of options.
Have a look at what you can make without the need for a power drill or electric saw.
Garden Art Flowers
Turn unused kitchen plates into garden art flowers.
These smaller garden art flowers are made from small dishes and vases.
A big, beautiful Echinacea flower to give a burst of color to the garden.
What can you do with old stove elements? Make daisies, of course.
DIY Garden Art Projects
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Grab a bag of cement and make unique garden planters.
This is a fun trick to put flowers on walls and roof tops.
Oh no, they’re falling! Okay, not really. Grab some rebar and make your own.
Create a little world of plants in a large tabletop jar.
Use these instructions to send flowers sailing around your pond.
It’s a simple, low-cost feeder and so easy to clean.
Garden Decor and Trinkets
I used to hide notes in these for my kids to find in the garden.
Step-by-step instructions for creating your own bowling ball art. You can use other orbs as well.
Got some clay pots that don’t look so great? Turn them into little garden lighthouses.
A wooden garden ladder will last a lot longer with a good pair of boots (or two) on its feet.
Old watering cans get a second life as art with this pretty idea.
Give your garden some sparkle and bling.
Make a bunch and use as fundraisers at school auctions.
A good way to use up glass pieces that sit in the cupboard gathering dust.
Fairy & Miniature Gardens
Excellent tips for picking a theme to create your own miniature garden.
Save money by making your own fairy garden accessories.
Crafts & Hand Painting
Learn how to paint stones using this bird tutorial.
Grab some craft supplies and paint old flower pots.
Start in late spring and grow your own sweet pea arch over a garden pathway.
If you can’t wait, you can dry flowers instantly instead of keeping them pressed in a book for months.
A charming little project to make in an old teacup.
Put a little pond right where you can enjoy it on your patio, deck or balcony.
There you go! Get unplugged and create.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛