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‘!