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!

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From ‘Birds and Blooms’, this DIY dragonfly garden art (above & below) 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.

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‘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…

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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…

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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‘.

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

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

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So decorate your garden with these DIY trinkets!

 

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

 



19 Comments

  1. Michael Anne Roderick February 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    what kind of glue do you use for rocks. Thanks

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    1. Kathy Woodard March 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      In the past we have used E-6000, you can find it in craft stores… Anyone have suggestions?

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      1. Mako May 8, 2015 at 1:42 am

        What type of brush do you use to paint the eyes?

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        1. Tiffin May 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm

          I bought paint pens (ie. oil-based sharpies) to do the eyes.

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  2. Anna Joy February 25, 2015 at 6:11 am

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

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  3. claudia janoski April 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm

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

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    1. C. Godier January 31, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      The purple flowers made with chicken wire are the creation of Karl Gercens for the last summer international garden show at Chaumont sur Loire castle in France. you can see pictures of the 2015 show here : http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr/festival_festival?cat=3&expandable=0
      To make these garden balls you can use these tutorials :
      http://www.nafeusemagazine.com/Deco-de-Noel-faire-une-boule-lumineuse-pour-le-jardin_a1246.html
      or you can google ‘make yourself topiary ball forms’ and find tutorial like this one : http://www.doityourself.com/stry/diy-topiary-take-your-pruning-to-the-next-level#b

      I think the main secret is in the pair of strong gloves and glasses to protect you !
      Hope this helps !

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    2. Blossom Durie February 1, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      I Love the flowers made from chicken wire but how are they made, and what paint have they used. Regards Blossom.

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    3. Ros November 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      I’ve had a brainwave about the purple flowers. Instead of chicken wire I thought of using that annoying plastic netting that you get fruit in at the supermarket. Blow up a balloon to whatever size you want, dunk the netting in glue and wrap it around the balloon. Let it dry, paint it, pop the balloon, attach the now hard netting ball to a stick and, voila! A use for plastic netting that would otherwise be trashed.

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  4. sara July 27, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Gracias lo

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  5. PandoraFlora December 28, 2015 at 7:23 am

    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!

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  6. MaryAnne June 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    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.

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    1. Kathy Woodard September 8, 2016 at 12:39 pm

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

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  7. Susan August 15, 2016 at 6:15 am

    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.

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    1. Kathy Woodard September 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm

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

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  8. Karen Humphries October 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    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!

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  9. Ceci Brooks January 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

    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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