DIY project and craft ideas for things you can make for your garden

Gardening Project & Craft Ideas

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Video: DIY Toolbox Planter

The Cheap Life by Jeff Yeager

When you spring clean this year, before you throw away that old toolbox, consider turning it into a planter that will add a creative touch to your patio or garden. Learn how to make this simple, cheap project.

DIY Backyard Waterfall

TDS Reader Solutions

They want to add a waterfall to their backyard. Is there an inexpensive way to add a water feature to property? Our readers share their tips and tricks for making the perfect DIY backyard waterfall.


Make Your Own Faux Volcanic Rock Pots & Planters

Nanette Richford

If you dream of elegant stone planters and garden art, but simply can't justify the cost, there is another solution. Making your own hypertufa pots saves money while producing attractive planters.

Quick & Easy Garden Container Project

Kathy Woodard

Looking for a quick, easy container to add some flair to a boring deck, yard or patio? Look no further! Here is a project that will take less than 30 minutes, can be inexpensive, and is a creative take on ordinary container gardening!


DIY Raised Hay Bale Garden Beds

Tracy Godsey

Raised bed gardens are a great solution for growing plants. If the cost of construction supplies like wood and nails isn't appealing and won't leave room in the budget for gardening supplies, consider a raised hay bale garden instead.

Do-It-Yourself Greenhouse Plans

TDS Reader Solutions

Are you considering a greenhouse for winter growing? Where do you start? Is it necessary to buy a pre-made kit? Our readers share their best tips and tricks for creating a DIY backyard greenhouse.

Make an Easy and Elegant Birdbath

Kathy Wilson

Bringing birds to your garden is one of the great joys of any gardener. Water is a must in creating a bird-friendly garden. Here is quick, easy birdbath that looks elegant and can be made from items you probably already have on hand.

Backyard Greenhouses

TDS Reader Solutions

Build a greenhouse so you can grow vegetables all year long with these suggestions for building a budget-friendly backyard greenhouse from our readers.

How to Make Garden Stones

Becky Yeager

Garden stones have a multitude of uses. They can form pathways, draw attention to special garden spots, add fun and color to landscaping, and even introduce a personal aspect to the yard. So, grab your trowel and a bag of concrete and start mixing. It's time to make garden stones.

The Shoestring Gardener provides creatively frugal gardening how-tos, remedies & tips.

Rock Gardens

Jackie Carroll

Backyard Ponds

TDS Reader Solutions


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