4 Homemade Garden Decorations to Spruce Up Your Space
The whole country’s fired up about indoor and outdoor home improvements at the moment, and the trend looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.
Major home improvement retailers predict a $2 billion boost in sales for this year if the popularity of stay-at-home projects continues.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on hiring experts to boost your home’s curb appeal and improve your yard either. Check out these simple, innovative homemade garden decorations ideas.
Homemade Garden Decorations with Container Plants
Container plants are the ultimate homemade yard decorations to add a boost of color and life to any corner of your garden or home. They’re easy to move around if you want to redesign your yard and you can switch plants quickly and easily as the seasons change.
The best part of container gardening is that you can repurpose many household items as attractive and versatile vessels for your specimens.
Some of the best ones are:
- Old wheelbarrows
- An old galvanized tub on a plant flag hanger
- Leaky watering cans
- Old tires painted to suit your theme
- Second-hand drawers
You can also turn an old bucket into a sturdy, decorative container with small beach pebbles or mesh tile and some thin-set mortar.
Some of the best plants for outdoor containers include Yucca, Bergenia, zinnias, petunias, and begonias.
Upgrade Your Garden Path
A pathway helps break up large areas of lawn or provides access through flower beds. You needn’t settle for boring concrete pavers or splash out on expensive custom flagstones to upgrade your pathway though.
You can add a DIY lace look to your existing pavers with a lace doily and a can of spray paint.
If you’ve just moved and suffered a few broken plats in the process, or want to repurpose some old, chipped crockery, you can create your own mosaic stepping stones by embedding these porcelain chips in concrete.
For a low maintenance option, fill in the gaps between your pavers with beach pebbles. They add natural color, prevent soil erosion, stop weeds from growing, and help conserve water.
Homemade Garden Decor Accents
If you already have a lush garden and want to add some pretty accents to it, there are boundless opportunities to get creative and crafty with DIY garden decorations.
You can paint small rocks to look like strawberries or ladybugs and place them among your flowers. Colorfully painted mushrooms made from concrete are a nice addition to a shady spot, and succulent wall art made from a box frame and some wire mesh create a unique talking point.
The bottoms of glass bottles embedded in concrete make a pretty border for flower beds.
Repurposing Pallets as DIY Yard Decorations
Pallets are one of the heroes of the DIY gardening enthusiast. You can repurpose these handy wooden structures in several ways to add interest to your yard. Some of the best ones include:
- Rustic seating
- As a hanging bed
- For feature fences
The best thing about using pallets for fencing is that you can use the gaps between the horizontal slats to plant herbs or other small container plants.
Get Creative at Home
Homemade garden decorations are an affordable, fun, and individualized way to add personality to your outdoor spaces.
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