Does your garden need a little sprucing up? Instead of spending money on expensive mass produced garden ornaments, you can create your own decorative items from things you may have around the house or can find at the thrift store.
Here are 20 cheap and easy DIY garden decor ideas that will take your garden to the next level. We hope you find something here that inspires you!
1. Butterfly Garden Ornaments
Make these cute butterflies to jazz up your garden fence. They are really easy to make and use a lot of household items you may already have on hand.
Tutorial via BugabooCity
2. Garden Art Mushrooms
Here is a quirky way to add some character to your garden and a good way to upcycle some old bowls.
Tutorial via My Paper Inclination
3. License Plate Dragonfly
Repurpose old license plates, a chair leg and some old keys into funky DIY garden art for your backyard.
Tutorial via Birds and Blooms
4. Decorative Concrete Garden Balls
Garden balls are very popular these days. They are inexpensive to make, doesn’t require a lot of time and will look good all year long.
Tutorial via Design Sponge
5. Concrete Mushrooms
Create these sweet little mushrooms to accent your garden or walkway!
Tutorial via Crown Hill
6. Bottle Cap Flower
Turn old bottle caps into a pretty flower to display in potted plants or right in your garden.
Tutorial via Crafts by Amanda
7. Clay Pot Lighthouse
Want to light up your garden and give it a nautical feel? Create a lighthouse using clay pots in different sizes.
Tutorial via ThriftyFun
8. Book Painted Bricks
Get creative and turn your leftover bricks into books that you can use as garden decorations.
Tutorial via Punk Projects
9. Painted Stones
Add some color to your garden with these cute and simple stones you can make with the kids.
Tutorial via Design Improvised
10. Dragonflies Made Out of Furniture Elements
Make giant dragonflies from recycled table legs and ceiling fan blades. A nice idea to brighten up any old fence.
Tutorial via Lucy Designs