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

We have the top DIY garden ideas and projects all right here.

Outdoor Garden Videos

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

Gardeners: Copy These 30 Stunning Ways To Display Your Plants

Spruce up your home with these fun stands for your plant friends.

He Wanted Privacy at Home, So He Built a Wall

On my last post, "Modern Patio DIY Inspiration" I created a solution for my problem...nosy neighbors! I also made my patio area into a usable space. In this post, I build a similar 'in style' privacy wall in the back of the house. This might give you some ideas of your own. Check it out....

Tire Rim Water Hose Holder

If you're looking for a quick project to brighten up your yard this summer, here's something to consider, especially if your water hose is just coiled up on the ground. I've seen similar ideas so I thought I'd try my hand at it and I love how this upcycle turned out!

Giant Leaf Stepping Stones

These decorative garden stepping stones add the perfect amount of whimsy to my side garden. You won't believe how simple they are to make using a giant plant leaf of your choice. Give it a try for yourself!

New Outdoor Gardening Projects

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

Browse Outdoor Garden Projects

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Quilt Rack Turned Outdoor Planter
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Blue Jean Plant Stand
Colorful Garden Totem
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Turn Your Wire Basket Into a Flower Pot
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Easy DIY Hummingbird Fountain
Garden Gazing Ball Options
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Cinder Block Fence With 4x4's
Silverware Skeleton Wind Chime
10 Great Ways to Display Birdhouses in Your Garden
From Office to Garden: Filing Cabinet to Garden Planter
Re-purposed 5 Qt. Icecream Tub Flower Pot/ Mini Plant Stand.
For the Birds...turn a CD Stand Into a Bird-themed "curiosity Cabinet"
DIY Indoor Living Plant Wall - A Life Unfolding
DIY Copper Garden Art From Copper Tubing
DIY Solar Fountain With Planter
How to Make a Hanging Tire Planter
Mosaic Teacup Planter
Practically Free Rose Trellis
Pretty As A Picture Succulent Planter
DIY Inexpensive Solar Fountain for the Garden
DIY Suncatchers From Upcycled CDs
Water Fountain From Wine Bottles
My "Shipwreck" Water Lily Pond
Circle of Love Garden Sun Catcher
How to Use Dollar Store Bowls to Make Mushroom Solar Lights
Bowling Ball Yard Art
Upcycled Aluminum Can Craft - DIY Hosta Plant
How to Make an Easy Mini Aquatic Plants Pond With an Old Metal Washtub
Futon Repurposed Into a Plant Stand
How to Make an Awesome Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder!
Easy DIY Fan Trellis to Spruce up Your Vines & Creepers
Wishing Well - All Scrap Wood
DIY Garden Obelisk
English Tea Pot, Tea Cup and Saucer Garden Stakes
5 Ways to Use Old Wine Bottles in Your Garden
DIY Concrete Birdbath For Less Than Six Dollars!