DIY garden art is used to make a garden be as unique as the person who plants and tends to it. That means any type of garden decorations can be placed in a garden and it’s perfectly alright. Non-living items can be used for garden decorating ideas and are a great way to add a touch of whimsy and surprise to any garden, no matter how big or small. Many people with little time to tend to a living garden create breath-taking gardens from inanimate objects that require no weeding, watering or other maintenence. Most all gardeners use a mix of growing and no-growing items to create their own backyard beauty and function. It’s all about personal preference, lifestyle and creativity. Adding DIY garden decor is a great way to recycle items and give them another useful life. Fun and interesting DIY garden art can be made from the simplest, everyday things that normally would be tossed in the trash. For example, a whimsical and colorful flower bed border can be created from various colors of glass bottles. Old curtains rods can be recycled into plant supports, twigs can be used to create a variety of garden art projects and tree trunk rounds can be used to as stepping stones to create a walking path throughout your garden.
If recycling is not an interesting garden aspect for you, perhaps planting a theme garden and tucking in a few garden decorations among the plants will give you the landscape look you want. You can create a lovely, fragrant butterfly garden by planting a butterfly bush and Shasta daisies, then tucking in a few faux butterflies. This garden will attract not only a wide assortment of colorful butterflies for your viewing enjoyment, but it will also attract hummingbirds as well.
If you’re a cat lover, you can pay tribute to your feline friends, beautify your landscape, grow a treat for your cat and make yourself smile all with a couple of outdoor decorating ideas. Grow a whimsical cat garden by planting an easy-care Cat Claw Vine and train it to grow along varying heights of trellises. Tuck in a few ceramic and concrete cats painted in bright colors among the vine to add a pop of color to the tiny white blooms of the Cat’s Claw Vine. Plant some catnip to harvest for your feline friends and you will have taken garden decoration ideas over the top by providing form, function and whimsy in one small outdoor space.
For more gardening decorating ideas, click on these 25+ outdoor decorating ideas and you’re sure to find several inspiring ideas that you can implement in your own home garden.
1: Clay Pot Man
Tutorial at love the country
Get the Tutorial at nelliebellie.com (great idea for a butterfly garden)
Get the instructions of decorative birdhouse idea at Empressofdirt.net
6: Stone and Wire Garden Furniture (great way to recycle old lumber too)
Get the detail of this diy project at Myrepurposedlife.com
11: DIY Raku’d Balloon Garden Bowls
Tutorial: Marian Williams Pottery
13: Wood Archway (with outdoor decor ideas for twigs and tree branches)
14: Solar Light Decor Ideas (do more than just stick them in the ground!)
15: Painted Face Fence
16: Recycled Coffee Can Flowers
17: Tricycle Man
18: Pumpkin Planter (great fall decoration)
21: Flower Pot City
22: Whimsical Painted Bench (perfect vine trellis too)
23: Faux Stone Water Feature
24: Stone Heart Planters
25: Purple Pleasure
27: Twig Ball
28: Wooden Hanging Planter
A garden does not have to be ‘cookie cutter’ in style and no two yards should look alike. With house designs and colors very similar in housing subdivisions, using garden decor ideas is a way to set your landscape apart from the rest. Garden art and outdoor decorations take your home from blah to fabulous, plus it increases the home’s value by increasing the curb appeal.