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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Wooden Vegetable Garden Markers
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Silverware Skeleton Wind Chime
How To Make a Resurrection Garden
DIY Ombre Wind Chimes
Restoring Concrete Statuary, With Masonry and Paint.
How to Edge a Flower Bed Like a Pro
Old Lamps to Classic Fountain
She Shed
Circle of Love Garden Sun Catcher
What Should I Do With This Thing?... Up-cycling an Old Lampshade.
DIY Waterdrop Solar Lights
Making a Fairy Home From an Old Stump
Finishing Touch With Edging Stones
Upcycled Bowling Ball Yard Art
Bumblebee Bowling Ball Project
Free Pallets in Augusta Georgia!
Satellite Dish to Bird Bath
Got Cracks? Fill 'em
Repurposed CDs = Get Rid of Critters & Beautiful Wind Spinner
Tree Base Flower Box
DIY Copper Garden Art From Copper Tubing
How to Build a Retaining Wall Border
How I Recycled Tricycles Into Charming Yard Decor
Succulent Lantern
Decoupage Terracotta Pots
Caps and Bricks Do a Patio Make
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Under-deck Garden
Creating a Xeriscape Backyard Landscape
Aluminum Beer Bottle Wind Chime
Timmy the Topiary Turtle
How to Build a Fairy Garden Waterfall With Foam In A Can
Key Wind Chime
DIY Tomato Cage Plant Stands
Pallet Garden Border
DIY Decopauged Napkin Terra Cotta Pot
Have a Rotted Tree in Your Yard? Build a Fairy Door!
Pallet Privacy Living Wall
DIY Potted String Light Stand
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