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 creative garden projects to make in an afternoon.
Have a look at what you can make without the need for a power drill or electric saw or other noise-makers.
- Creative Projects – No Power Tools Required
Creative Projects – No Power Tools Required
Garden Art Flowers
How to Make Garden Art Flowers from Dishes
Turn unused kitchen plates into garden art flowers.
How to Make Mini Pickle Dish Garden Art Flowers
These smaller garden art flowers are made from small dishes and vases.
How to Make Giant Garden Art Coneflowers
A big, beautiful Echinacea flower to give a burst of color to the garden.
How to Make Crazy Daisy Garden Art Flowers
What can you do with old stove elements? Make daisies, of course.
How to Make Hypertufa Pots (Recipe + Tutorials)
Grab a bag of cement and make unique garden planters.
Turn a Shoe Organizer Into a Flower Planter
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.
How to Make a Miniature Terrarium
Create a little world of plants in a large tabletop jar.
How to Make a Floating Pond Planter
Use these instructions to send flowers sailing around your pond.
Make a Hummingbird Feeder with Mason Jars
It’s a simple, low-cost feeder and so easy to clean.
Garden Décor and Trinkets
How to Make Garden Art Treasure Jars
I used to hide notes in these for my kids to find in the garden.
How to Make Decorative Garden Art Balls
Step-by-step instructions for creating your own bowling ball art. You can use other orbs as well.
Make a Garden Art Lighthouse from Clay Pots
Got some clay pots that don’t look so great? Turn them into little garden lighthouses.
Make Your Garden Art Ladder Last Longer with Boots
A wooden garden ladder will last a lot longer with a good pair of boots (or two) on its feet.
Spilling Watering Can Garden Art Tutorial
Old watering cans get a second life as art with this pretty idea.
How to Make a Sparkling Garden Art Chandelier
Give your garden some sparkle and bling.
Make a bunch and use as fundraisers at school auctions.
How to Make Glass Garden Art Totems
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.
DIY Fairy Garden Miniatures with Polymer Clay
Save money by making your own fairy garden accessories.
Crafts & Hand Painting
The Art of Stone Painting | Birds
Learn how to paint stones using this bird tutorial.
How to Make Hand-Painted Flower Pots
Grab some craft supplies and paint old flower pots.
Start in late spring and grow your own sweet pea arch over a garden pathway.
How to Make Pressed Flowers | Quick + Traditional Methods
If you can’t wait, you can dry flowers instantly instead of keeping them pressed in a book for months.
Make a Moss Bonsai | Miniature Moss Gardens
A charming little project to make in an old teacup.
Make a Container Water Garden for Your Patio
Put a little pond right where you can enjoy it on your patio, deck or balcony.
25 Garden Art Projects & Ideas
by Melissa J. Will
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