DIY Garden Trinkets


We all have those little trinkets around our home, to personalize our space, remind us of memories, or simply to showcase our creativity. But did you ever think of having garden trinkets? You know, cute decorative things that just make you smile? After all, the garden is an extension of the home. (At least it always should be!) So we searched the blogosphere and found you some great ideas for DIY garden trinkets, to add some jewelry to your garden!

From ‘Birds and Blooms’, this DIY dragonfly garden art is the perfect little sparkle for containers, beds, or just for a little whimsy in an unexpected corner. I don’t own a mini torch, but a soldering gun works just as well, and you can find one at the craft store for just a few dollars.



‘Crown Hill’ has a tutorial for these DIY concrete mushrooms that are so cute and easy! I can see a whole tiny field of these in a shade garden…



These DIY rock animals from ‘Your Livable Garden’ are really cute, and as they mention, an easy project to do with the kids. I like this project, because it’s simple, but gets you out working with nature itself, creating possibilities with shapes and textures… then all it takes is a little glue to seal the deal! Check out their site to see which glue they recommend…



We found these garden ornaments on Pinterest… if anyone knows the source, please share! But these insulators are easily found at antique and thrift shops, and can be glued onto copper pipe segments, and then insert them into the soil. Easy idea!



This great idea is from ‘Paradis Express‘… Chicken wire globes with spray paint. The site is in French, but the idea is amazing!

DIY Garden Trinkets


I LOVE these DIY garden things from ‘Instructables‘! So amazingly cute!



From ‘Art Drops’, these DIY golf ball buggies are a quick and creative project for anyone. This site is not in english, but you can either use Google translate, or just follow the photos, which are really self explanatory.



These bowling ball bugs are the same idea as the golf ball ladybugs, but if you don’t want to DIY them, you can purchase these adorable ones from ‘Recycled Smiles‘.



From ‘Gardening Help’, these spoon butterfly ornaments are made from recycled flatware. Easy and short tutorial!



Make something very similar to these garden spheres from West Elm, with the directions from ‘Metropolitan Hip’!


So decorate your garden with these DIY trinkets!

Image Credits: Birds and Blooms, Crown Hill, Your Livable Garden, Pinterest, Paradis Express, Instructables, Art Drops, Recycled Smiles, Gardening Help, West Elm




  1. Michael Anne Roderick says:

    what kind of glue do you use for rocks. Thanks

  2. Wow! I love all of these! Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

  3. claudia janoski says:

    I love the purple flowers made from chicken wire.I can’t seem to find any instructions:(

  4. Gracias lo

  5. The butterflies ones are just stunning! Very pretty to look at and doesnt look too hard to make at all. However the bugs one, i dont know if i should feel goose bumps or ..whatever words i should use to describe.. but all of them are creative! thanks for the sharing!

  6. MaryAnne says:

    Would love to know how you keep these adorable stones glued together. What brand do you use? Keep up your wonderful work – it makes me smile.

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      It isn’t our project, but one glue we recommend is called E-6000 and available at craft stores. Hope that helps!

  7. For the frog made out of rocks, the link says not found. Tried searching under frog, but it found nothing. Guess I will try the E6000.

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      Unfortunately, sometimes we feature a project and later the blog ceases to exist… I agree, I would try the e-6000!

  8. Karen Humphries says:

    Yes, I use the E-6000 as well. I think most women know it’s the one that actually WORKS for the projects they are doing!! LOL!

  9. Ceci Brooks says:

    Love all your ideas, can wait for summer so I can show the cute projects that I have learned to make. Great ideas

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