Garden & yard art are a great way to add focus and interest in the garden. Use this element 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 garden decor and art for your yard, using these ideas for inspiration!
Yard Art & Garden Decor Ideas
In love with this creative metal yard art from ‘Zest It Up‘. This garden sphere is made from wine barrel hoops, and has a complete tutorial on how to make your own.
Also from ‘Zest It Up‘ is this cool copper wind spinner. You could make one for every tree in your garden, and it’s not an expensive piece of metal garden art to create. Easy to follow tutorial with lots of step by step photos.
Love flowers? Add your own DIY yard art flowers with this easy how-to from ‘Urban Gardeners Republic‘. And you are recycling, because this is repurposed garden decor made from old bottle caps. Love it!
Make these copper garden art flowers with this tutorial from Stephanie at ‘Garden Therapy‘. Made from copper sheeting, these pretty garden decoration ideas will age with your garden. (And, in a good way!)
Make this funky and fun DIY yard art dragonfly from old license plates and an old chair leg. This upcycle garden decor piece has complete how-to instructions over at ‘Birds & Blooms‘.
Now, this is real garden art! This totem pole is painted by ‘Patina & Paint, and she shows you exactly how to make your own. We love the colors, and you have to go check out the photo at night. The solar light on top makes it a 24 hour piece of art!
You can make this flower garden spinner yourself with this tutorial from ‘Instructables’. This DIY yard art is made from metal ducting and a copper pipe. You have to go find out how they got this amazing color!
So if you have access to a welder, or even a welding student, here is another DIY dragonfly garden art piece that is awesome! Also from ‘Instructables‘, this tutorial takes you through exactly how to make this using scrap steel.
This garden decoration idea will blow your mind, because anyone can actually DIY this project! From ‘Made By Barb‘, check out this giant concrete leaf orb. And, she has other concrete orb tutorials as well, all of them amazing.
So. Freaking. Cool. The ultimate garden art is something that is beneficial for the garden as well. Well, let us present this gorgeous bug hotel yard art from Stephanie at ‘Garden Therapy‘! This is nature’s beauty at its finest, and yet it also attracts the “good” bugs to your garden! This is easy to make from simple items you can find around your yard as well. Love. Love. Love!
You can make this lovely DIY glass flower art. Just jump on over to ‘Infarrantly Creative‘ and find out how simple it really is! Plus, you will never have to wait for spring for flowers in the garden again!
Create this garden globe yard art with anything from washers to glass beads to pennies. We would love to make one covered in stones from the garden for a natural look. How about rusty old metal parts for a rustic look? Find out how at ‘HGTV‘.
Check out this beautiful diy garden art idea. Use a masonry bit and drill each stone, and then place a piece of rebar into the ground to slide the stones on to the rebar. From ‘Indulgy’.
Take old wooden ceiling fan blades and create yard art, like these dragon or butterflies. Polyurethane them well to prevent warping. The bodies are old table legs! Photo by ‘Lucy Designs Online‘.
Love this gorgeous garden decor idea… Drill holes randomly in a wood fence, then place in colored marbles for the sun to shine through.
Which one of these garden decoration ideas would you like to try, and why? Check out our posts on DIY Garden Mosaic Projects and DIY Garden Trinkets! And if you are looking for something for indoors, check out our Branch Chandelier Air Plant Display Project over at OhMeOhMy!
Note : This post has been freshened with updated projects.