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DIY Garden Ideas: 36 Garden Projects

These DIY garden ideas on a budget will rejuvenate your backyard!

Updated August 28, 2018
DIY Garden Ideas 36 Garden Projects

Prepare to bloom into a wonderful garden DIY-er with these awesome garden projects. In this collection of DIY Garden Ideas: 36 Garden Projects, you will find hand-picked tutorials to help you bring your garden to life and maintain it like a pro. From gardening tips and tricks to DIY planters and DIY garden markers, you will find tutorials for every step of the gardening process.

No matter what size your garden is, from large backyard gardens to small herb planters for apartments, the advice and ideas from these tutorials will help you create and maintain your personal garden. If you have ever wondered how to make a raised garden bed, or how you can water plants while when on vacation, this is the collection for you. From how to arrange flowers to DIY storage ideas for my garden tools, there is a project for everyone in this group of DIY garden ideas.
 

DIY Planters

DIY Strawberry Planter

The smallest gardens are individual planters. From large vertical planters to small hanging indoor planters, find the planter you need amongst these DIY garden projects. These DIY projects use everything from wood pallets to concrete to create the perfect planter for your gardening needs.

Start off by making this simple DIY Strawberry Planter! Recycle your old palettes for this fun and easy garden project.

  • Vertical Pallet Garden

    Give your backyard a pop of color with this Vertical Pallet Garden. We have other options for ways to upgrade your yard with wooden pallets, but this is by far our favorite!

  • DIY Chrome and Concrete Garden Planter

    If you need to spruce up your backyard, make your own DIY Chrome and Concrete Garden Planter to organize your plants in a modern, trendy way.

  • Rolling Pallet Planter

    This awesome Rolling Pallet Planter is innovative and useful and will help your flowers, veggies, and fruits to flourish!

  • DIY Rustic Concrete Garden Planter

    Shabby chic is all the rage, and this DIY Rustic Concrete Planter can bring that style to your home or apartment!

  • DIY Wooden Crate Garden Planter

    This DIY Wooden Crate Garden Planter has rope looped through the wood, creating a clean and modern design for any home.

  • How to Build a Paver Planter

    This tutorial on How to Build a Paver Planter will inexpensively help to make your backyard pop with color this year.

  • Charming Stepped Planter

    This Charming Stepped Planter a fantastic way to utilize vertical space and increase your space for gardening.

  • Rustic Hanging Planter

    This Rustic Hanging Planter gives your house an outside-garden feel without all the bugs and dirt. Enjoy the great outdoors... indoors!

DIY Garden Markers

DIY Painted Rock Garden Markers

There are elements of gardening that extend beyond planting itself. For a successful garden you will need to keep track of where all of plants are located. That is where these DIY garden markers come in. Whether you want to make them out of clay or use recycled spoons (yes, really!), these tutorials will show you how to make homemade garden markers. Start out with this colorful project for DIY Painted Rock Garden Markers!

  • DIY Wine Cork Plant Markers

    If you have a lot of wine corks hanging around your house, recycle them into your own stylish plant markers for your herb garden.

  • Stamped and Upcycled Plant Markers

    This easy gardening idea is a creative way to make the most of items that are originally destined for the recycling bin.

  • DIY Chalkboard Garden Markers

    This project for DIY Chalkboard Garden Markers are cute, stylish, and easy to make and can be reused for years to come.

  • Cute Clay Garden Markers

    Learn how to make adorable plant label, the ideal finishing touch for any stylish planter. Keep your garden orderly and cute all at once!

  • DIY Stamped Spoon Garden Markers

    These DIY Stamped Spoon Garden Markers are so cute and unique you'll be wondering why you never thought of making them before.

  • Shabby Chic Chalk Garden Markers

    These Shabby Chic Chalk Garden Markers are a great project to complete if you're looking to spruce up your garden.

Gardening Tips and Tricks

How to Bring Your Summer Herbs Indoors

Once you have made your planters and garden markers, follow these tips and tricks to prepare your garden and maintain it. With these tutorials, you'll learn a variety of skills, from how to arrange flowers to how to capture water in a rain barrel.

One indispensable gardening hack is to learn How to Bring Your Summer Herbs Indoors. This simple trick means that you can enjoy herbs year-round!

  • Tips for Preparing Your Garden for Growing Season

    Here are some Tips for Preparing Your Garden for Growing Season to help you from making any of the classic gardening blunders.

  • How to Water Plants When on Vacation

    You can create a DIY self-watering planter to take care of your precious leafy friends while you're away from home.

  • How to Trim Basil

    Growing a basil plant is so much fun, and you should follow this simple trick to get the most leaves from your plant! It's so clever that you'll wonder why you weren't doing it before.

  • DIY Raised Garden Bed

    Transform your outdoor space by making a raised garden bed that will take your backyard to the next level.

  • DIY Rain Barrel

    Keep your porch or balcony from flooding by making this DIY Rain Barrel. It's both fully functional and eco-friendly!

  • How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

    Flower arrangements are expensive, so it's time to try creating your own flower arrangements. You'll be surprised at your own creativity!

Garden Decor Ideas

Upcycled Tin Can Planters and Pallet Holder

The garden is supposed to be a place where you can go to relax, communing with yourself and with the beauty of nature. Each of these DIY garden decor projects will help you turn your garden into the enchanted forest you deserve. Say goodbye to sparse bushes and scrubby sand!

The first bit of DIY garden decor to add to your life is these Upcycled Tin Can Planters and Pallet Holder. This project is ridiculously inexpensive to make, and it is just the cutest thing you ever did see! The environment will thank you for upcycling your trash into treasure.

  • Flower Pot Tower for Small Spaces

    This project for the Flower Pot Tower for Small Spaces will help you make the most of a sunny spot in your garden to grow more flowers than you originally had space for.

  • Wine Bottle DIY Citronella Candles

    These Wine Bottle DIY Citronella Candles will make relaxing nights in your garden both magical and bug-free.

  • DIY Outdoor Games Chess Board

    Add a DIY Outdoor Games Chess Board to turn your garden into even more of a luxurious getaway! You'll never want to stop sitting in your garden playing chess (or checkers!)

  • How to Make Embossed Stepping Stones

    Make these lovely, elegant Embossed Stepping Stones to provide a path for everyone to use when visiting your garden.

  • DIY House Number Sign and Planter

    This DIY House Number Sign and Planter will make your friends and family feel warm and welcomed every time they see it.

  • Budget-Friendly Bird Bath

    It couldn't be easier to make this DIY Budget-Friendly Bird Bath! There's nothing better than watching your feathered friends splash around.

Additional DIY Garden Ideas

Cute and Easy Miniature Garden

Still haven't found the DIY garden idea you are looking for? Find even more garden projects in this group of DIY tutorials. Learn how to make a miniature garden, make a bench for your garden, store your gardening tools, and more.

Start out by making this enchantingly charming Cute and Easy Miniature Garden. Suitable for fairies, it's perfect for a gift or patio decor. Let your creativity flow while crafting it, and turn it into something of your own!

  • Frame a Vertical Garden

    This DIY tutorial for how to Frame a Vertical Garden is a chic and unexpected way to incorporate plants into your home decor.

  • DIY Wood Garden Bench

    This DIY Wood Garden Bench tutorial will turn your garden into a cozy, quaint place to relax and admire your flowers.

  • DIY Adjustable Garden Trellis

    This DIY Adjustable Garden Trellis is made out of wood, so it's a cinch to paint and it saves a huge amount of space in your garden.

  • Stackable Pallet Compost Bin

    Save space with this simple Stackable Pallet Compost Bin garden project! It's easy and eco-friendly, so make your own today.

  • Versatile Space-Saving Garden Tools Rack

    This Versatile Space-Saving Garden Tools Rack makes it easier than ever to find the right tool for your gardening needs. Say goodbye to clutter!

  • DIY Fairy Wind Chimes

    Add a little whimsy to your garden with these beautiful fairy wind chimes! This little bit of decoration is sparkly and elegant, and it's sure to bring a smile to anyone who comes through your garden.

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I'm trying to spruce up my backyard, but I have a bit of a black thumb, so these ideas are super helpful. Hopefully I can pull some of them off!

This makes me so excited to start gardening this spring! I might start with the vertical garden.

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