Flowers and shrubs are not the only things your garden need. If you feel that your garden is lack of personal touch, DIY garden art can solve the problem.
While adding too many can make your garden looks crowded, the right ornament and placement will create a more personal character.
Whether it is vintage, whimsical, elegant, or modern, there are numerous garden art ideas you can try on your turf. Here are several ideas you can try right now.
DIY Metal Garden Art
Metal is an interesting contrast with flowers, grasses, and shrubs. Using metal garden art will add distinctive visual to your garden, especially if you manage to get reclaimed metal structures.
Reclaimed or old metal stuff create vintage touch in your garden, especially if you pair them with colorful flowers.
Here are some ideas for DIY metal garden art:
Cover the bottom part of a metal birdcage with garden fabric to a certain height. Add soil to place a flower arrangement. To create a more striking look, use ferns or long succulent plants such as Donkey’s Tail to fill the gaps.
Metal pots and planters
Pots and planters now come in different materials, including metal. Choosing metal instead of clay or stone pots will make your garden look different.
If you love a rustic garden, galvanized metal buckets will add a unique touch, similar to a typical farmer’s garden. To make the bucket placement more purposeful, you can turn it into an actual planter. Perennial flowers, succulents, or ferns are great to fill a galvanized bucket.
Recycled DIY Garden Art
If you don’t like seeing old stuff piling up at home, why not turn them into garden arts? Recycled garden art makes your garden beautiful while reducing junk problems.
The old look of these objects will not reduce the beauty of your garden, but add the unique touch instead.
Here are some great ideas to use recycled objects:
Do you have a bike that’s no longer used? Repaint and place it in our garden. If the bike has a basket, fill it with soil and flowers (or just put a flower pot inside).
Small objects as planters
Any small objects that have holes can be turned into planters. High-heeled shoes, old toasters, and even tea pots are great as planters. You can place them in the cluster on a raised bed, or on one of the garden’s corners.
A wheelbarrow is a gardening tool, so it will fit your garden perfectly as an art object. You can use an old wheelbarrow that has been too creaky or wobbly. Repaint the surface and use artworks with stencil technique to create a neat garden art.
DIY Garden Wall Art
Garden wall art is a visual extension of the house and the outdoor. There are several objects you can turn into wall arts, which lend beauty to the garden.
Old tire is a popular material for wall art. You can turn a medium-sized tire into a planter by repaint and put soil in it, before planting small succulents.
You can also use an old picnic basket as a planter, or repaint old hubcaps with bright colors to adorn the outdoor wall.
DIY garden art ideas do not have to be expensive, but they will definitely turn your garden from ordinary to special.