Unusual DIY garden decorations (100+ ideas): original ideas and step-by-step implementation

It has become popular to decorate garden plots with old bicycles, because they are very suitable for the role of a stand for pots, tubs and flowerpots.

The current trend is decorating garden plots with old bicycles, because they are very suitable for the role of a stand for pots, tubs and flowerpots

Original ideas for garden decorations with your own hands will help to emphasize the natural charm of the garden area and bring to life the hidden talents of the designer (and everyone has them). Before embarking on an important mission, inspect your stocks … and off you go!

Thanks to DIY decor, your garden can become not only beautiful, but also very original.

Thanks to the do-it-yourself decor, the garden can become not only beautiful, but also very original.

Glass bottle garden lamps look very interesting

Glass bottle garden lamps look very impressive

Decorative well for the garden

Decorative well for the garden

With the help of old things and a little imagination, you can make very original crafts.

Old things, a little imagination – and you create original crafts

Advice! Remember the sacred rule of the real owner of the cottage: nothing should be thrown away!

To create extraordinary things, you will need things that are completely unnecessary at first glance: dilapidated furniture, old dishes, tires from cars, plastic bottles, firewood and scraps of building materials, tubs, barrels, holey shoes, etc. Using stones, wood and plastic to decorate a garden and a summer cottage – the most effective ways.

Some decorative crafts never cease to amaze with their beauty.

Some decorative crafts are striking in their beauty.

Woodcutter from tin cans on the porch of the house

Woodcutter from tin cans on the porch of the house

Wooden ducks for decorating the pond bank

Wooden ducks for decorating the pond bank

DIY garden decorations: dedication to designer summer cottage art

The most important condition in creating decorative jewelry is a sense of style. First, outline a style direction for yourself (taking into account the size of the territory, the style of the garden and your own preferences). All ideas for decorating a garden plot can be divided into two groups:

  • functional;
  • non-functional.

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DIY garden figures: functional ideas

This includes elements that harmoniously combine aesthetics and useful functionality..

Garden swing made of car ramps

Garden swing made of car ramps

Magic ponds. If you have old metal / plastic tubs or other containers, create soothing pools with them. Plant aquatic plants in your ponds. You can even acquire unpretentious fish. Decorating flower beds and ponds at a summer cottage can be entrusted to boulders, pebbles or tiles.

An interesting decorative fountain with your own hands

An interesting decorative fountain with your own hands

A garden pond made from a dug-in bath or other large capacity looks modern and stylish, if its borders are overlaid with pebbles

A garden pond made from a dug-in bath or other large capacity looks modern and stylish, if its boundaries are outlined with pebbles

Crafts for the garden from bottles and garden decoration with flowers (photo)

Flower world. Original flower beds made of plastic bottles, old tires, unnecessary shoes, iron buckets. Here you can even beat an old bed, chairs, bicycle or chest of drawers. If there are large stumps in your area, do not rush to uproot them. From them you can make magnificent flowerpots for the garden with your own hands and plant flowers there..

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Advice! For flowerpots made from stumps, additionally use clay pots (to plant flowers). You should not plant flowers directly in a tree – it will rot from water.

Magnificent mini garden in an artificial tree stump

Magnificent mini garden in an artificial tree stump

Any stump or stone, if properly designed, can be a great decor element for your garden.

Any stump or stone, if properly designed, can be an excellent decor element for the garden.

It is even a pity to uproot centenary stumps, so they can be given a second life as an exclusive garden flowerpot. You can also arrange flowerpots for pots in cuts of logs and uprooted and peeled stumps.

It is a pity to uproot hundred-year-old stumps – they can be given a second life as an exclusive garden flowerpot. You can also equip flowerpots for pots in cuts of logs and uprooted and peeled stumps.

Romantic buildings. Plastic bottles can be used (of which you can build a whole gazebo). How about cozy benches with a canopy in the spirit of French villages? For this, raw logs of various sizes are used. From old armchairs or chairs, you can build a cozy swing or unusual crafts to decorate the garden with your own hands.

A bench made of the roots of an old tree looks very impressive

A bench made of the roots of an old tree looks very impressive

Do-it-yourself swing decorated with fresh flowers will add a sense of romance to your garden

Do-it-yourself swing, decorated with fresh flowers, will give romance to your garden

Crafts from a tree for the garden and a decorative birdhouse for the garden with your own hands

Favorite birds. Our magical garden simply cannot do without bird play. To make the birds comfortable, you can come up with original wooden birdhouses for them. Decorate them with decoupage, painting, decorative details. For the birdhouses themselves, you can use leftover boards and wooden furniture. Birdhouses from old large boots look great. You can awaken your imagination and create a real miracle of nourishing thoughts from corks or large porcelain teapots.

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Advice! It is best to hang birdhouses on deciduous trees, with a slight slope. And make the roof removable for easier cleaning..

Birdhouses with bird feeders can be made multi-colored or even carved

Birdhouses with bird feeders can be made multi-colored or even carved

DIY garden decorations. If you live near a forest plantation or park, then make a fun, simple squirrel feeder. To do this, you need to rigidly fix on a tree, for example, a chair from a set of toy furniture, using a pair of self-tapping screws. With the help of a long self-tapping screw, a head of corn is screwed onto it, and it is just as easy to replace

If you live near a forest plantation or park, then make a fun, simple squirrel feeder. To do this, you need to rigidly fix on a tree, for example, a chair from a set of toy furniture, using a pair of self-tapping screws. With the help of a long self-tapping screw, a head of corn is screwed onto it and just as easy to replace

DIY garden sculptures: decor

The world of pure aesthetics reigns here, which pleases the eye and gives a special charm to the whole appearance of the garden. Various souvenirs, funny animal figurines, garden crafts – such a garden decoration with your own hands from scrap materials will become a real “highlight” of the yard design.

DIY garden decorations. Smooth stones. painted with drops of acrylic or other paint. You can also paint them with fluorescent paint.

Smooth stones painted with drops of acrylic or other paint. You can also paint them with fluorescent paint.

Beautiful peacock made of forged elements

Beautiful peacock made of forged elements

Sea pebbles can help create beautiful decorative elements for your garden.

Sea pebbles can help create beautiful decorative elements for your garden.

Crafts from stones for the garden

  • Fantasies made of stone or wood. You can make wonderful things out of stones or remnants of boards. Acrylic paints, beads, fragments of colored glass will help you. You can create funny gnomes, little men or just wonderful animals or insects. And if you paint the surfaces of hemp or boulders with fluorescent paint, you get magical night lights..

Beautiful ladybugs made with mosaic

Beautiful ladybugs made with mosaic

Gorgeous horses made from tree roots will become the main element of the decor of your landscape

Gorgeous horses made from tree roots will become the main element of the decor of your landscape

Funny ants made from golf balls and wire

Funny ants made from golf balls and wire

Advice! Involve your kids in exciting work with paints and appliques. You will have a wonderful time with them.!

DIY garden decorations. Autumn garden decor using painted pebbles

Autumn garden decor with painted pebbles

Bright sea pebble ladybugs

Bright sea pebble ladybugs

  • The revival of plastic. The use of plastic bottles of different sizes in the design is the most economical option for decorating the garden. What decoration for giving from plastic bottles do you want?

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  • Cute animals and birds: piglets, bunnies, kittens, elephants. Or maybe proud swans will raise their necks in your garden or perky sparrows will sit on fences?
  • Little people: it has become very fashionable to create various colorful characters from plastic bottles – from cheerful village guys and girls to arrogant aristocrats.

Hanging garden decor: fisherman and fish from old spoons

Hanging garden decor: fisherman and fish from old spoons

Decorative mushroom hats for the garden can be made from many materials and old things: toys, dishes, disposable containers and others.

Decorative mushroom hats for the garden can be made from many materials and old things: toys, dishes, disposable containers and others.

Garden watchman - stuffed animal from old clay pots

Garden watchman – stuffed animal from old clay pots

  • Flowers and Plants: Make your garden a tropical paradise. Plastic bottles make great palms and cacti. You can add a little tenderness – daisies, bells, poppies, roses.

Flowers from plastic bottles do it yourself

Flowers from plastic bottles do it yourself

Advice! Place crafts from plastic bottles in the back of the garden or flower beds. Especially if you have children (so that they cannot reach them with their hands). The edges of plastic crafts can accidentally cut them..

Bright figures of birds from plastic lids

Bright figures of birds from plastic lids

A lot of unusual garden decor can be made from rusty metal: sheets, pipes, or old tools - for example, decoration for a tree trunk: a woodpecker from a circular saw and a shovel

Unusual garden decor can be made from rusty metal: sheets, pipes, or old tools. For example, an ornament for a tree trunk – a woodpecker from a circular saw and a shovel

Magnificent daisies made of metal rods

Magnificent daisies made of metal rods

Crafts for the home with your own hands from scrap materials: master classes for making

How to make a DIY garden decoration? We offer several workshops on making creative masterpieces for the garden.

Iridescent small balls strung on metal rods will add a cosmic effect to your garden

Iridescent small balls strung on metal rods give your garden a cosmic effect

Bright flowers will help decorate your decorative well.

Bright flowers will help decorate your decorative well.

Funny decoration “Bat”

DIY bats will be very appropriate for celebrating Halloween.

DIY bats will be especially appropriate for Halloween

Our garden must acquire a protector. The bat “Batman” will perfectly cope with this role. It can be hung on a fence, tree or at the entrance to the house. We arm ourselves:

  • wire;
  • nylon threads;
  • double-sided tape;
  • elastic black fabric;
  • pieces of fur or feathers;
  • foam sponge (round or oval);
  • rubber tube (it is better to use a large tire);
  • acrylic paint white, black and pink (you can take any waterproof paint).

Interesting scorpion from car tires

Interesting scorpion from car tires

A flower bed placed in an old umbrella looks very beautiful

A flower bed placed in an old umbrella looks very beautiful

Decorative flower bed made of tires in the form of a cup

Decorative flower bed made of tires in the form of a cup

Crafts from tires for the garden (photo and step-by-step production)

Begin:

Step 1. Decide on the dimensions of the future Batman and cut the necessary piece from the tire. With a marker, draw on the camera its outline (head with ears and wings). To add volume to the legs and ears, cut them separately from the tire..

Step 2. Cut out the muzzle and body of the mouse from the foam rubber sponge and cover them with a black cloth. We sew these parts very tightly with a rubber blank. You need to sew with nylon threads strictly along the contour. Additionally, parts can be reinforced with wire.

Step 3. We attach the paws to the calf with a wire that is intercepted through and through. Cut out narrow strips from the tire. They are needed to give relief to the wings. Glue the rubber strips with double-sided tape to the wings. Can be tied around the edges with threads for extra strength.

Step 4. Additional ears (which we cut out separately) are sewn to the upper edge of the ear and the head of the mouse..

Step 5. Coloring. We paint Batman’s ears, draw a mouth and nose. Let’s make his chest lighter, and put a few strokes in black (they will imitate fur). We glue feathers or fur on the scotch tape on the legs, neck and ears.

Funny bat made of car tires

Funny bat made of car tires

Batman Defender Ready!

Romantic swan lantern made of plastic film

DIY garden decorations. A swan made of plastic film (dense polyethylene) will perfectly decorate a garden lake in your yard

A swan made of plastic film (dense polyethylene) will perfectly decorate a garden lake in your yard

An amazing and very delicate swan can be created from ordinary plastic film (polyethylene). Equipped with lighting, the wonder bird will add charm and sophisticated charm to the garden. We will need:

  • ordinary scotch tape;
  • aluminum wire;
  • the remains of the linoleum substrate (isolon);
  • transparent 5 liter plastic bottle;
  • polyethylene 6-7 meters (it is better to use 150 microns, such a film is used for greenhouses).

Beautiful swans from plastic bottles and plaster

Beautiful swans from plastic bottles and plaster

Getting started:

Step 1. Determine the size of the swan and make its frame from wire and a plastic bottle.

DIY garden decorations. Step-by-step guide: making a swan out of thick polyethylene and a plastic bottle. Step 1

Step-by-step guide: making a swan out of thick polyethylene and a plastic bottle. Step 1

Step 2. Cut the isolon into long, narrow strips. We wrap the entire frame of the bird well with these strips and fasten it with tape for strength.

DIY garden decorations. Step-by-step guide: making a swan out of thick polyethylene and a plastic bottle. Step 2

Step-by-step guide: making a swan out of thick polyethylene and a plastic bottle. Step 2

Step 3. We cut the polyethylene into long strips. Then we give the strips a fringe. To do this, on one side of the strips, we make uniform small cuts.

Step 4. Starting from the tail of the swan, carefully wind the polyethylene strips with the fringe outward on the prepared frame. As you wind up, gently burn the film to adhere to the body. It is convenient to cauterize with an ordinary screwdriver heated on a gas stove. Do not overdo it, otherwise the swan can be burned through.

Step 5. In the same sequence, we separately make the wings of a swan and attach them to the frame.

Step 6. Backlight. Several options can be used here. You can take a regular round lantern and place it in a bottle (after cutting a hole in it). Or decorate the swan on top with neon flexible tubes or self-adhesive LED strip.

White swans are a symbol of eternal love and devotion

White swans – a symbol of eternal love and devotion

It is best to put the miracle bird next to a reservoir (provided that the reservoir is located near the entrance to the house).

Decor made with love with your own hands will always fit well into the summer color of your garden.

The decor, made with love by your own hands, will fit well into the summer multicolor of the garden.

DIY clay garden decor

Chinese bells

Chinese bells “wind chime” with your own hands made of copper wire, beads and natural stones from unnecessary jewelry

The garden plot is a place where you can realize your own creativity

The garden plot is a place where you can realize your own creativity

How to decorate the yard with your own hands? Check out a selection of original home garden decorations:

A beautiful garden!