At home projects are a good way to personalize your garden and give people something new and interesting to look at. These DIY projects will give your garden new life. You may even find your neighbors peeking over the fence to get a look at your beautiful garden.
Balancing Pot Planter
This is a fun one that only requires a few items and very little assembly!
3-6 small terra cotta planters – they all need a hole in the bottom
One large wooden stick
First, you are going to need to find an area in your garden where you want the balanced pots to live. Then, take the wooden stick and hammer it down into the soil far enough that it won’t fall over. Once you have that done, you want to take the pots and place them over the stick. Alternate the pots from left side to right side so they look like they are balancing off of eachother. Then, carefully fill the pots with soil and place the plants or seeds in the soil. Make sure to fill the pots completely to cover the little bit of stick that may be showing on the side. Finally, cut off the excess stick and cover with soil so that it appears as if nothing is holding the pots in place!
Vertical Shoe Rack
The vertical shoe rack planter is a great addition to the side of a fence, wall, or even your house. It looks great and a bit quirky. This is great for small plant or an herb garden.
Vertical canvas shoe rack
To make this as simply as possible, take your hook and loop it through the top of the shoe rack. Then, attach the rack to a vertical surface. The rest is super easy! Fill the pockets with potting soil and plant your seeds.
Old tires will add a neat rustic feel to your garden and are easy to place in any area.
Tire (any size)
First, If you decide to add some color to your garden, paint the tread of the tire any funky color you want! Let the paint dry and simply place the tire horizontally anywhere in your garden. Fill the entire inside of the tire with potting soil and place your plants in or plant your seeds.
Mounted Mason Jars
These mason jars are a fun, easy way to spice up any room of your house. They are versatile and can go in any room.
6 mason jars
2 planks of wood
6 Stainless steel hose clamps
First you are going to want to take the plants of wood and screw 3 of the stainless steel hose clamps at even intervals across both boards. Make sure that the fitting to tighten the clamp is not too close the to board. You want to be able to get to these later. Then, screw the boards to the wall in your house any way you see fit. Now, take your mason jars and fill them with soil and either place in your plants and cover with soil or plant your seeds. Finally slip the mason jars through the center of the hose clamps so they are just about hugging the middle of the jars. Finally tighten the clamps so the mason jars won’t slip out, but be careful to not tighten them too much – they are glass after all!
Cinder Block Stack
The Cinder Block stacked planters are by far the most creative of the bunch. These can be arranged in hundreds of ways to fit any area large or small. Get creative and make the most of your space.
Cinder Blocks (as many as you want!)
First, you are going to want to stack your Cinder Blocks. You can make any shapes or designs you like, but make sure that at least one or both of the holes in the blocks are exposed in certain areas. Then, in all exposed areas (holes in the block), put in your potting soil and plant your plants. The best part about Cinder Blocks are that you can move them and rearrange them as much as you please.