Easy DIY Garden Projects to Start Now! Part One

Looking to upgrade your garden? These do-it-yourself projects are an easy way to get started! We have plenty of great DIY garden projects to keep you busy.  Gotta love Better Homes and Gardens!

By Nicole Bradley

Concrete Table
Concrete tables make a stylish addition to any outdoor space. These tables are sturdy and resistant to moisture, plus a simple table like this one has the ability to transform your yard.
See how to make an outdoor concrete table.

Miniature Succulent Garden
Make a charming desert landscape with a miniature succulent garden. We chose to include an arbor, a chair, a cat, and a wheelbarrow, but feel free to use whatever figurines you please.
Learn how to make a miniature succulent garden.

Terrariums are a great idea because they add a mini garden to any indoor space, no matter the season outside. Make your own to adorn a desk or to serve as a dining table centerpiece. Just be sure to keep it in a well-lit area away from a major heat source, like a radiator or fireplace.
See how to make a terrarium.

Tool-Cleaning Station
Kill two (or three, or six) birds with one stone by cleaning all of your tools at once. This DIY tool-cleaning station uses just three materials and ensures clean tools without a whole lot of scrubbing.
Learn how to make a tool-cleaning station.

Miniature Evergreen Garden
Mini conifers and perennials (we used a chartreuse Heuchera) make for a green and tiny landscape. Once finished, cover the soil with gravel and sheet moss to keep moisture from evaporating too quickly.
Learn how to make a miniature evergreen garden.

Concrete Paver Planter
Concrete planters generate a modern look that can revamp any garden. With our easy step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to make inexpensive concrete planters for your own garden.
See how to make a concrete paver planter.

Outdoor Gardening Station
By transforming an old china cabinet, you can make your very own outdoor gardening station to hold tools, pots, and all of your other garden knickknacks. Decorate with the paint colors and tiles of your choice.
See how to make an outdoor gardening station.

Bottle Bird Feeders
Make use of a recycled glass bottle to feed the birds in your garden with this super easy bird feeder project. Doll up the feeder with a charm or bracelet hanging off the copper wire.
See how to make a bottle bird feeder.

Living Succulent Picture
A framed succulent picture acts in two ways: As a vertical garden and as a piece of artwork. The low water requirements of succulents make this piece easy to care for. As a bonus, Cara and Will Meyers of DIG Gardens in Santa Cruz give tips on vertical gardening.
Learn how to make a living succulent picture.

Log-Slice Steps
Utilize a fallen tree trunk or buy precut log slices to make this pretty path for your garden. If you’re going the precut route, use assorted-colored wood stains for a naturally sporadic walkway look.
Learn how to make log-slice steps.

Hanging Wooden Basket Container Garden
Love the look of a hanging plant, but don’t know where to start? Our hanging wooden basket container garden can be made in any size and boasts moss underneath soil and your choice of plant.
Learn how to make a hanging wooden basket container garden.

Dogwood Garden Orb
If you have leftover dogwood branches from pruning season, we have a good use for them. These easy natural garden ornaments make beautiful decorations and require minimal supplies.
Learn how to make dogwood garden orbs.

Double Decker Fountain
An outdoor fountain can turn any small garden into an exotic outdoor room. The best part about making your own fountain is that you can customize it any way you want to—our version even includes pot feet to pump water with ease.
Learn how to make a double decker fountain.

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