Easy DIY Garden Art Ideas

Spending more time at home means finding new projects to keep us occupied. Garden art is a perfect way to keep busy and improve the look of your garden with some great decor ideas.

Garden decor can take many shapes and forms, from unique garden wall art to hedge shaping and helps add elements of interest to your outdoor space. Keep reading for some of our easy garden art ideas to get some inspiration for your creative DIY projects!

Get inspired with these easy garden art ideas

Pretty patio stones using broken china

Why have a plain patio when you can have one embossed with beautiful shards of china crockery?

Reusing old china for patio slabs and stepping stones is a great way to add colour and a mosaic effect to your outdoor space.

To make your own broken china patio slabs, you will need:

  • Broken china
  • Cement
  • Paving stones

Simply mix up your cement and cover the slab with a small layer. Then arrange your broken china on the cement and leave to dry in an easy garden craft!

Colourful planters

Did you know that you can make your own planters relatively easily? – forget those fragile terracotta pots! You can upcycle teacups and watering cans by painting them in different colours to brighten up your garden in a fun craft project. They’re the perfect way to compliment your flower garden and show off your personality!

Find out how to make your own tyre planter here in our step-by-step tutorial.

Insect golf balls

Add charm to your flower beds and lawn edges with cute little insect garden ornaments!

All you need for this garden art project is:

  • Golf balls
  • Durable paint

You can create adorable little garden insects, like a ladybug or a dragonfly, by painting golf balls. This is a great relaxation activity and something the whole family can get involved with.

Be sure to use paint that is durable to outdoor conditions for maximum longevity.

Hubcap flowers

Recycle old car hubcaps by painting them brightly in a durable paint to look like flowers in a crafty way to add garden design.

Hanging frames & bird boxes

If you’re looking for garden wall art that’s sure to catch visitors’ eyes, hanging frames are the perfect solution.

To create your frames, you need four old pieces of wood that can be used to build the frame – wooden pallets are great for this one. Once fixed to the wall, you can let your creativity flourish! Pallet wood is also fantastic for making DIY birdhouses, insect hotels and fairy houses – whatever takes your fancy to create a unique backyard space.  

Adding succulents or twigs and cross-sections from branches works particularly well, why not try making a garden sign?

Water bottle wind spirals

This garden art craft couldn’t be easier. All you need is some plastic bottles – the more colourful the better.

To create this effective wind spiral, all you need to do is cut around the bottle, starting at the base, gradually moving up the bottle about an inch at a time until you reach the bottleneck. Then, create a hole at the top of the bottle and thread with string for a hanger.

You should be left with a beautiful spiral that will glimmer in the light and also help deter some pests on your vegetable patch, such as birds.

Get more garden inspiration

For more gardening tips, tricks and inspiration, explore the Lawnmowers Direct blog. Here, you’ll find garden care tips, tool guides and inspiration for your garden.