The start of warmer weather signals the beginning of the gardening season. You can bring your entire garden to life with fun and creative DIY projects. Let's look at four DIY garden ideas that produce results that are useful as well as beautiful.
Bed Swing as a Hammock
Enjoying the budding beauty of your garden while relaxing with a cool drink and a magazine in your very own bed swing is pure bliss. You can easily make one out of wooden pallets. According to The Merry Thought, to build a bed swing, get two pallets and attach them together by screwing some 2 x 4’s into the middle of the pallets. Then, add some 2 x 4’s to the sides for some extra stability. Drill some holes into the four corners of the pallet swing, and put some rope through the holes to hang the swing. Add a cheap twin or crib-sized mattress with cute sheets or a padded garden chair cushion, then lay back and relax!
Garden Tool Shack or Shed
According to Absolute Steel, sheds made of rust-resistant materials tend to last longer against the weather than their stick-frame counterparts. Owning this type of shed gives you the perfect opportunity to add some personality to your garden. You can make a garden shed with new materials, such as corrugated metal roofing. You can also build a shed or shack using wood, like plywood, shiplap, wooden shingles, and other natural building materials. One way to give your new garden shed a unique look is to build it with reclaimed materials. Consider items like weathered tin roofing or used red bricks or cobblestone.
Creative Outdoor Lighting
There are a few ways that you can bring light to your garden as the sun starts to fade. Small string lights can be wrapped around tree trunks to provide soft light in the evening. You can also add low-hanging lanterns throughout the area, especially along walkways and the edges of flowerbeds. You can provide light and heat when the early summer nights get a little cool with garden heaters.
Mosaic Flower Pots
While plants take the center stage in a potted garden, your flower pots don’t have to be plain. It is fairly simple to spice up your flower pots with mosaic effects. You can use pieces from broken coffee mugs, dinner plates or even other flowerpots to add a creative mosaic to the outside of plain terra cotta pots. Feel free to splurge on basic flowerpots and then make them a bit more unique with this fun DIY garden project.
Your garden is a place you create to your liking with the flowers or vegetables of your choice. Consider doing some of these fun garden projects to make your outdoor space even more uniquely yours.