DIY Outdoor Garden Ideas

Are you new to the world of gardening? There's so much to learn and consider that you just don't know where to start? Relax, we've got you covered. You can learn from the collective knowledge of the Hometalk community on our discussion boards, slide shows, DIY video tutorials, and lots of innovative projects. Happy gardening!

Easily Transform Your Garden
Create DIY planters
Not all planters have to be store bought. Remove the drawers from a filing cabinet, spray, and set on its back for a unique garden planter.
Light a garden with small touches
Glue colored marbles to a battery-powered bulb and set inside a terracotta pot for a glowing garden globe.
Decorate vertically
Give the illusion of space by building a vertical planter. Create an N-frame and add crossbeams. Add hooks and guttering for a layered look.
The 10-minute pallet planter
For a quick and easy planter, staple landscape fabric to a pallet. Stand on its side, fill with soil, and add plants in between the slats.
Make your mark with spoons
Gardens should be fun, which is why wooden spoons make fantastic markers. Decorate and add labels to give your vegetable patch a neat look.
Top DIY Garden Projects

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Popular Slideshows for Outdoor Gardens

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Outdoor Garden Videos

Need some video tutorials on how to get started creating the perfect garden? Enjoy.

Pretty As A Picture Succulent Planter

Colourful succulents, with their beautiful, complex shapes look like mini works of art. Here we show you how to plant a succulent pot to make your own piece of garden art, inspired by the still life paintings of the Old Masters.

Add Some Beauty to Your Fence With DIY Decorative Plates

As you may have noticed, I’ve been on a quest to update the outdoor spaces of my home for the past few months. Beyond adding a new coat of paint, I wanted to add some decor to my fence to spruce it up a bit and add some visual interest. These DIY decorative plates are easy to make and super cheap. They will only last a season or two, but with a project this cheap and easy you’ll be happy to make a new set when needed. Follow my step-by-step tutorial below to get started today!

DIY Large Concrete Stepping Stones Shaped Like Natural Stone

Make natural looking DIY concrete stepping stones or pavers. Color the concrete and mold it into the shape of real fieldstones or flagstones. Finally, the DIY Concrete Stepping Stones are finished. It’s a project I wanted to do last year because when we moved into this rental home, we quickly decided that we wouldn’t use the front door to go in and out of the house. Why?Because the existing path from the driveway to the door was 6” deep with pebbles. To walk on it, I kid you not, was like walking in quicksand or even like walking in deep water. Someone didn’t have their thinking cap on when they made that path. ;0)

Realistic Bark Texture With Caulk and a Fork! Easy Flower Box Makeover

Check out the longer version of this video on our YouTube channel with charts to help you choose just the right colors from 5 different brands of chalk paint. The longer video is here: Stephie McCarthy Bark Texture made with CaulkHere's how we used this same technique to make RealisticRust with Ash Paint.

New Outdoor Gardening Projects

We have tons of new DIY garden projects to get you started here.

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Repurpose an Old Light Fixture
Making Garden Art & Birdbaths
Walmart Pot Fountain
Old Doors Give New Life to Backyard!
Upcycled Bowling Ball Yard Art
Garden Sign Made From Scrap Wood
Build A Sturdy Sofa/Couch From Pallets (Outdoor) DIY
Repurposed CDs = Get Rid of Critters & Beautiful Wind Spinner
How to Landscape in 8 Simple Steps
Suitcase Garden
Mosaic Teacup Planter
Easy Dish Flowers
It's Mad Hatter Tea Party Totem Time
How to Build Garden Obelisk Trellis With Branches and Twigs
How to Make a DIY Log Fairy House That Looks Like Magic
Mason Jar Bird Feeders ~
How to Make Gorgeous Popsicle Stick Decorations for Your Home
Have a Rotted Tree in Your Yard? Build a Fairy Door!
DIY Concrete Butterfly Puddler- Attract Butterflies!
Bird Bath Planter
How to Plant Succulents in an Old Birdbath
Add a Touch of Creativity to Your Yard With a Spilled Planter
#spring2020refresh. DIY Patio Towers
Fishing Basket Creel Turned Hanging Flower Basket
Raised bed Gardens from pallets
How to Make an Awesome Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder!
Caps and Bricks Do a Patio Make
Hollow Tree to Fairy Tree
Building a Vertical/Orchid Garden Wall
Charming Garden Borders | How to Create Decorative Brick Books
How To Use a Yoga Ball To Make a Concrete Sphere-Planter
Repurposed Garden Bike
DIY Giant Garden Markers - Upcycled Aluminum Can Project
Satellite Dish to Bird Bath
Stacked Planter Fountain
Turn Your Wine Bottle Into A Beautiful Copper Wire Hummingbird Feeder
Easy DIY Fan Trellis to Spruce up Your Vines & Creepers
Recycle a Flat Basketball to Create a Hypertufa Garden Orb
Finishing Touch With Edging Stones
How to Make PVC Pipe Tree Animals
How to Make Grass Grow Fast & Fix Bald Spots
The Most Ingenious Vertical Garden Ideas For Small Spaces
DIY Indoor Living Plant Wall - A Life Unfolding
DIY Concrete Head Planters For Your Garden
Add Some Beauty to Your Fence With DIY Decorative Plates
Tea Pot Bird House...
Using Old Shutters in the Garden
Natural Stone Landscape Edging
How to: Build a Vertical Hanging Wall Planter
How to Use Dollar Store Bowls to Make Mushroom Solar Lights
Silverware Skeleton Wind Chime