How to Add Whimsy to Your Garden

Ok, so you have the plants picked out, the hardscape in place, and even some evening lighting, but you still feel something is missing from your garden. Chances are, it's a little bit o' character, and a smile! The garden is meant to be a soothing place, but we must never forget, it's also about affirming life. And what is life without laughter and fun? Learn how to add whimsy to your garden to … [Read more...]

Rusty Metal Garden Decor

I'm a big fan of certain things in the garden... stone, concrete, metal and wood. I think it's because even while some of these things are not organic in their mentioned forms, (though some are), they all do represent natural entities... earth, fire, water - and come from the earth in some way. And they are all subject to the rigors of Mother Nature, no matter how strong or hard they once were. … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Hypertufa Projects

If you want to get crafty in the garden, for the garden, or just as a way to keep your thumb green during the winter months, we have the project for you! Hypertufa is a mix of concrete and other elements that is lightweight, easy to work with, can be molded or even carved, and is a perfect project for both beginner and experienced crafters and gardeners. You can create pots, containers, art... ok, … [Read more...]

Thrift Store DIY Garden Projects

Repurposing is a craze that is not going away any time soon, and it shouldn't! We all need to think about things in a new way to prevent waste, and it helps that it is a lot of fun to use your creativity to make old things into new. I especially love to use old things in the garden... Ok, it sounds dumb, but I feel like Mother Nature appreciates it just a little more when it's used to enhance the … [Read more...]

Cool and Unique DIY Garden Globes

I love art in the garden. You may have heard me say this a time or two before... :) I would have art painted onto my fence boards if I could get away with it! (And yes, I could, but I have a family that I don't want to move away and leave me. They can only take so much.)  I love round shapes in the garden as well, they are a great representation of the circle of life, which is what a garden is … [Read more...]

DIY Copper Garden Projects

I love metal projects, and copper is a perfect medium to reflect the natural and changing state of a garden. Beautiful in all it's forms, it is representative of how plants and gardens change through their seasons, and offer different interest at different stages. Also, it's just really fun to work with! Relatively inexpensive, copper starts it's life shiny and bright, and patinas over time to a … [Read more...]

10 Garden Mosaic Projects

I love bringing art into the garden. Even better if it turns out to be a fun project at the same time. These DIY garden mosaic projects are both practical and beautiful, and have complete tutorials. You can either buy tile specifically for mosaic projects, or you can use a wide variety of budget materials. Extra broken tiles, plates, or even glass can create gorgeous works of art for the garden! … [Read more...]

Painted Planter Pots

One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to inject a bit of personality into any garden is to pump up the garden decor. Painting pots is easy, fast and really makes an impact of your outdoor spaces.  Here are three tips for painting pots, and a bunch of great projects with instructions, and inspiration! Painting Pots Tips Choose the same style for all your painted pots within the same garden. … [Read more...]

DIY “Junk” Garden Art

Who doesn't love something made from nothing? Gardens seem to be a natural home for all things re-used and just seems to make nature happy, doesn't it? And, it let's us be uber-creative as well... So time to visit the local junk shop, 'cause here are some ideas for garden art that will give personality to any yard, porch or garden!   Art in Red Wagons has this great … [Read more...]

DIY Garden Art Ideas

Garden art is a great way to add focus and interest in the garden either in colder months when less is in bloom, or to bring a different dimension to a garden full of life. Either way, art belongs in the garden. After all, nature is our best art inspiration. Since your garden is already such a wonderful expression of self, use the opportunity to create DIY yard art for your garden, using these … [Read more...]