With the warm weather upon us, most of us want to be outside sprucing things up. However, for those times that we are forced to be inside, we might as well work on some craft projects that are geared toward outdoor decor. These garden crafts are great to start out with.
Garden Decor Ideas
I am a big fan of bird houses. Whether decorative or functional, they look great in so many places. I put them outside on tables, hang them from trees or place them in the garden on stakes.
This birdhouse craft is an easy one to make. It’s just a matter of decorating a pre-made unfinished wooden bird house from the craft store. To get a rustic look, I use things like license plates or old signs as roof tops. Natural embellishments like sticks and stones also add some rustic styling.
Another huge favorite of mine are these birch birdhouses. If you have access to fallen birch and a chop saw, these are really simple to make. Because of the white birch, the birdhouses are more rustic chic.
DIY Industrial Bird Feeder
DIY bird feeders are also a great garden accessory. This one is made from welding together rusty metal salvage parts.
Chalkboard Herb Planters
Here is an idea from Martha Stewart for labeling those planted herbs using chalkboard paint. I know it would be hard for me to identify all those different leafy greens!
DIY Fabric Covered Bench
I never would have thought of this idea by Better Homes & Gardens. A fabric covered bench? The way that this can work outside is that the fabric is sealed. It certainly adds a lot of color and pattern. What do you think of this idea for a wooden bench? Is it bright and cheery or too busy for you?
Stamped Spoon Garden Markers
I always wondered how those stamped spoons for garden markers were made and I found a great tutorial from Shrimp Salad Circus.
Recycled Pop Can Butterfly
I can hardly believe that this beautiful DIY butterfly, for the garden, is made from a recycled pop can. This type of craft is right up my alley! It’s amazing that such a work of art can be made for just pennies.
Ceiling Fan & Table Leg Dragonflies
These dragonflies by Lucy Designs are just so adorable to decorate your outdoor space. They are made from none other than ceiling fan blades and table legs….I love that! What a fun and creative way to re-purpose.