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 using garden trinkets as a type of unique garden decor? 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 and garden decor, to add some jewelry to your garden!
Unique Garden Decor, Trinket Style!
DIY Dragonfly Garden Decor
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. These yard decorations can be used anywhere in there garden, but close to a seating area would be magic
Mushroom Garden Decor from Concrete
‘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 DIY garden trinkets in a shade garden…
DIY Decorative Garden Stakes
We found these garden and yard ornaments on Pinterest… if anyone knows the source, please share! But these glass insulators are easily found at antique and thrift shops, and can be glued onto copper pipe segments with landscape adhesive, and then insert them into the soil. Easy lawn art idea!
Spray Paint & Chicken Wire Sculpture
This great DIY garden trinkets idea is from ‘Paradis Express‘… Chicken wire globes with spray paint. The site is in French, but the idea is amazing!
DIY Animals as Unique Garden Decor
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 super unique garden decor. But it also gets you out working with nature itself, creating possibilities with shapes and textures… then all it takes is a little E6000 glue to seal the deal!
I LOVE these DIY garden things from ‘Instructables‘! Such amazingly cute yard decorations!
Ladybug Garden Decor
From ‘Art Drops‘, these DIY golf ball buggies are quick and creative yard decorations for anyone to do. This site is not in english, but you can either use Google translate, or just follow the photos. They are really pretty self explanatory.
These bowling ball bugs are the same idea as the golf ball ladybugs, but not only do you get a ladybug, but a bumblebee too! Tutorial over at ‘WedeWorks‘!. This type of unique garden decor is sure to make your visitors smile!
Recycled Butterfly Garden Decor from Metal
From ‘Nikki Lynn Design‘, these spoon butterfly yard decorations are made from recycled flatware. Easy and short tutorial!
Metal Garden Spheres You Can Make
Make something very similar to these metal lawn art garden spheres from West Elm, with the directions from ‘Retropolitan Hip‘!
So decorate your garden with these DIY garden trinkets and unique garden decor! Then jump on over to our posts on Thrift Store DIY Garden Projects and 13 Projects for Backyard Relaxation!
Frogs are from LTD Commodities. I bought some there. Online store.
Love all your ideas, can wait for summer so I can show the cute projects that I have learned to make. Great ideas
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!
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.
Unfortunately, sometimes we feature a project and later the blog ceases to exist… I agree, I would try the e-6000!
I don’t get beach rocks where I live. But I’ve scrunched up some wire into those shapes and covered with cloth soaked in dilute cement. dry sand it a bit smooth and paint. Stick together with epoxy or more cement.
I use weldbond to glue rocks together.
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.
It isn’t our project, but one glue we recommend is called E-6000 and available at craft stores. Hope that helps!
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!
I love the purple flowers made from chicken wire.I can’t seem to find any instructions:(
We couldn’t either! But Jules Pieri figured it out, and posted instructions! http://jules.thegrommet.com/2012/05/06/making-satisfying-reality-of-a-pinterest-pin/
And I found this!
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 :
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 !
I Love the flowers made from chicken wire but how are they made, and what paint have they used. Regards Blossom.
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.
Wow! I love all of these! Thanks for sharing these great ideas.
what kind of glue do you use for rocks. Thanks
In the past we have used E-6000, you can find it in craft stores… Anyone have suggestions?
What type of brush do you use to paint the eyes?
I bought paint pens (ie. oil-based sharpies) to do the eyes.