15+ DIY outdoor garden ideas

What’s one of the most common arguments spouses have?  I’ll tell you one thing I’m constantly on top of my hubby about is our lawn.  We live on 1 1/2 acres.  Of grass.  A lot of grass.  Which is a ton to keep up with.  I get it…I was raised in the house next door with 2  1/2 acres.  And guess what MY weekly job was?-mowing.  As a teen I didn’t mind it much because we had a fun riding lawn mower.  I’d hook my walkman up….

Like, totally rad (;  I would put on a tank, hook up my latest punk CD and mow mow and mow some more.  Then I would bust out the weed whacker and clean up the trees.  All 25 of them.  And then I’d blow the driveway off.  And don’t forget to bag up the grass and feed it to the cows.

And I had to complete all this before I could go hang out with my friends for the weekend.

Present day: my son mows and I get to work on making the garden cute!

DIY outdoor garden ideas, so cute and clever!!

We’ve already got a handle on indoor gardening, just check out our DIY mason jar succulents, great for indoor or outdoor spaces!

Here are 15 DIY outdoor garden ideas that I can’t wait to get started on!

Outdoor Garden + Bird Bath |Home Stories A to Z

diy garden

Gnome Garden Markers |Swallow’s Heart

Colander Garden|Bonnie Plants

Use colanders for garden planters. They are colorful and offer good drainage.

Hanging Flower Pots |Source Unknown


Rain Boot Flower Garden |Chic Site

The Chic Site

Tire Planter |DIY Enthusiasts

diy garden decoration tire planter red white stripes

Succulent Monogram |House and Fig

Hanging Wood Planter |Shanty 2 Chic

Wall Planter

Self Watering Recycled Soda Bottle |The Concrete Garden

Beaded Garden Stakes |The Speckled Dog via Lolly Jane

DIY Tuna Can turned Lanterns |In My Own Style

Tuna Can Lantern by In My Own Style blog

DIY Penny Ball Yard Art |House of Hawthornes

And for the kiddos…

DIY Gnome Home |SnapGuide

Image for Step 15

Outdoor Stone Tic Tac Toe |Chicken Scratch NY

DIY Toadstools |Twig + Toadstool

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  1. The toadstools look truly enchanting – my daughter and I are looking to create a little fairy garden and we are searching for ways to make it from scratch and one of the ideas we came up with was finding scraps and salvage material at flea markets. I must say it is quite a task but I have already found parts and some small sculptures to add to the look. Thanks for sharing all these amazing pictures – I especially like the one with the red boot plantings!

  2. Hello,
    Quick Question~ I made the tic tac toe for a fun garden I am working on and used a stump- wondering if I should treat the stump or stain it- it is for outdoor but I would love it to last.
    Thanks and stay well!

  3. I used to love my walkman! Ah the good ‘ol days! : – ) Cute projects! Off to check out this Task Easy business!

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