You will find in this article three fantastic and unique garden ideas that will make your garden space look much friendly. Try them and you’ll have the best looking yard in your neighborhood!
1. Painted Garden Mushrooms
This project is so simple and your kids will love it!
- 2-3 round terra cotta pots in various sizes
- 2-3 round terra cotta drain plates (each 3-5 in. wider than the bottom of matching pot)
- Spray paint, in white, and in choice of colors for mushroom tops
- White acrylic craft paint
- Waterproof clear paint- on or spray sealer
- 2-in.-wide round sponge or spouncer
- Small paintbrush
- Epoxy or waterproof outdoor glue (optional)
- Spray-paint the exterior of the pots white and the underside of each drain plate in a contrasting color. Apply as many coats as needed for full coverage; let dry 24-48 hours.
- For the dots on the mushroom tops, dip a round sponge or spouncer in white acrylic paint. Coat it liberally and then press it to a painted drain plate. Remove quickly, leaving a white dot.
- Coat all painted surfaces with a layer of clear waterproof sealer. Let dry 24-48 hours.
- To assemble the mushrooms, center a drain plate, painted side up, on top of each upside-down pot.
- Find a good spot to display your DIY Garden Mushrooms. They can be moved to add color to different parts of your yard.
2. Miniature Greenhouse from Old Windows
Materials: screws, nails, your toolbox, and windows.
- Lay one window flat as the floor. Go without a floor so that the greenhouse can be picked up and placed over plants as needed.
- Attach two windows with a piece of angle iron in a peak for a gabled roof.
- Lift one wall taller than the one opposite with a 2×4 so that you can lay another window across them to make an angled roof
- Use nails, screws, hinges, or angle irons to attach sides together
- Opt out of a door and leave one side open
3. Wall-Mounted Succulent Letter DIY
This can only loosely be called a DIY because I bought the clever letter frame at Flora Grubb Gardens. I had a gift certificate and I couldn’t resist buying one when I saw the stack of letters and numbers just waiting to be planted full of succulents. If you have the time, some extra wood lying around, and a few tools you could easily make a letter frame for yourself and skip the expense. Once you have the letter frame there are only a few quick steps:
- Soak the moss with water so it’s easier to maneuver when planting the succulents.
- Buy or harvest an array of small-sized succulents. I chose a monochromatic palette of succulents with varying textures and then a few pops of soft yellows and bright greens. I bought approx nine tiny succulents, three slightly larger containers of Spanish moss, and three larger succulents.
- Carefully peel apart each succulent to reveal even smaller pieces for planting, remove as much soil as you can.
- Create a hole in the moss with your finger or a wooden stick.
- Gently push roots in to the opening and tuck succulent in to frame. Be careful not to break the succulent from its roots.