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Garden & Yard

This page contains thrifty garden and yard craft projects.

 Decorations 
 Planters 
 Bird Feeders 
 Yard Art 
 Windchimes 
 Plant Markers 
 Trellises 

Recycling Plastic Planters as Hypertufa...
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Bamboo Trellis
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Making a Terra Cotta Pot Lighthouse

What kind of lantern did you attach to the light house?

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Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse

Has anyone had a problem with the weight of 3 or 4 pots stacked on each other breaking the ones below them?

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Clay Pot Lighthouse
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Tardis Solar Garden Lights
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Making a Garden Mailbox for Storing Tools
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Terra Cotta Lighthouse Fencing

What is used for the fencing at the top of the large lighthouse?

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Repairing Stepping Stones

I have a nephew that was upset one day and pulled out some of the stones, marbles, and other decorations from our stepping stones. Is there a glue or something I can use to replace them? To be able to put them back in would be to cool.

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Making Tire Planters
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Clay Pot Lighthouse
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Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse

Why do you have to use cement, why couldn't you use Gorilla glue?

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Painting the Pots for Lighthouse

What kind of paint do you use for the lighthouse? Is it spray paint, as last time I painted a terra cotta pot with a paint brush it was all streaky. Any ideas on how to paint it so it is even and has not got the streak lines?

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Terra Cotta Lighthouses

How large of pots did you use?

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Making a Terra Cotta Flower Pot Lighthouse

What is the black part of the lighthouse just below the lamp. It looks circular with a rail?

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Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse

Are you sure its just two large terra cotta pots? looks like more to me.

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Making a Terra Cotta Lighthoue

Great idea- Is the little light battery operated? Does yours really light up?

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Making a Clay Pot Lighthouse

What type of paint do you use for the clay pots? Should you use two different sizes of pots?

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Spray Painting Garden Baskets
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Making Soda Can Plant Labels
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Making Tardis Solar Garden Lights
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Tardis Solar Garden Lights
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Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse

What kind of cement is used to put the pots together?

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Garden Hose Basket
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Top of Terra Cotta Lighthouse.

Where can the top of lighthouse be purchased ? It looks like one that is on my lighthouse I purchased from Walmart.

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Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse
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Hose Garden Wreath

I have seen a garden wreath made out of a length of hose. Secure it with wire or strong twine, add a bow and some silk flowers and vines for interest and you have a lovely decoration for your garden shed or fence.

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Building a Wooden Window Box

How do you make wood window boxes?

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Height of Flower Pot Bird Bath

How tall is the bird bath, and if needed, how do I add more height?

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Recovering Patio Umbrellas
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Rag Flower Pot
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Making a Simple Weather Vane
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Making PVC Yard Birds

How does one make a PVC yard bird?

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Buying a Planter Made from a Tire

I'm trying to find someone who can make one of these planters that are made from a tire. This is a parrot shaped planter and is painted in very cheerful colors. If you do these, or know anyone who does please let me know what you charge.

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Making a Cup and Saucer Bird Feeder

I have tried several glues to stick a cup to its saucer. All of them are supposedly suitable for sticking ceramic, but none seem to work. Any suggestions?

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Making PVC Yard Birds

How do you make birds using PVC pipe?

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Outdoor Fall Decorations
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Aging Terracotta Pots

I want to treat a terracotta pot with an effect that makes it looks like it has been submerged for centuries. Has anyone done this?

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Bubbles on Surface of Homemade Stepping Stones

I get a lot of little air holes in the top of my stepping stones when I turn them out. I am using plastic molds and tap them on the ground to release the air, but still get lots of little air holes in what I would like to be a smooth surface.

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Making Quick Set Stepping Stones

We were not able to embellish with our lettering, marbles, etc. I have 2 sad little girls and one frustrated grandma.

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Making Baseball Fan Faces as Fence Decorations

I have seen faces with baseball hat and binoculars on people's fences. Does anyone have something showing me how to make one?

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Homemade Birdfeeder
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Making a Garden Bench
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Making a Squirrel Feeder
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Making Flowers for the Garden Out of Old Flatware

How do I make flower design yard art from old flatware ?

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Finding Old Tires to Recycle in Garden
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License Plate Bird House
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Making Stepping Stones with Broken Coffee Mugs

I have 40 years worth of chipped and cracked mugs (you know the ones you save from kids, grandkids, sisters, and husband's parents and so on). I was thinking of breaking them up for stepping stones and was wondering if anyone has tried this?

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Making Garden Flags
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Making Tire Planters
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Making Hypertufa Stepping Stones
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Hypertufa Stepping Stones
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Metal Flower Garden Art
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Sand Dollar Plant Markers
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Decorative Hypertufa Stepping Stones
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Homemade Windsocks
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Homemade Plant Hanger Ideas
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Making Garden Stakes
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Making a Gazing Ball
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Making Concrete Patio Blocks
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Making a Clay Pot Frog
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Homemade Chia Pet Ideas
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Making a Toddler Blue Jean Planter

I have toddler blue jeans and blue jean skirts and sneakers. I have seen at craft shows a planter made with these. A pot approximately 7 1/2 inches wide is put inside the waistband, and legs are made out of wood and padded with foam to look realistic.

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Making Recycled Garden Art
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Waterproof Recycled Glass Window for Garden

I am looking for a design to hang outside in my garden that will withstand the elements. Thank you.

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Recycled Garden Flower Yard Art
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Cork Plant Markers
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Making Stepping Stones Without Concrete

Is there a way to make garden stepping stones without using concrete?

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Recycling Plastic Planters as Hypertufa Molds
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Clay Pot Frog
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Crystal Garden Ornament (My Garden)
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Clay Pot Wind Chimes
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Homemade Bird Feeders
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Making Flower Pot People

In your pot people, how do you get holes in pots?

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Putting Solar Lights on Tree Branch Post

I have a post made of three pieces of tree limbs, at different heights. I want to have a solar light on top. On another is an animal and a sign is off to the side of the third one. How do I do this?

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Building a Garden Arbor
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Milk Jug Bird Feeder
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Flower Pot People
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Making Flower Pot People
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Recycled Jar Garden Vases
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Homemade Stepping Stones
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Making PVC Birds for the Garden

This is a guide about making PVC birds for the garden. If you are tired of the pink flamingo or gnome garden art, try making birds from PVC pipe.

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Flower Pot Bird Bath
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Flower Pot Bird Bath
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Recycled Jeans Planters
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Recycled Garden Wind Chimes
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Recycled Moroccan Windchime
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Scrap Wood Birdhouses
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Homemade Garden Decorations
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Making a Garden Trellis
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Painting Rocks
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Making a Wheelbarrow Planter
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Making a Chair Planter
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Succulent Book Planter
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Pumpkin Planters
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Homemade Birdseed Wreath
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Frugal Garden Stakes
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Recycled Glass Birdbath
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Recycled Frisbee Bird Feeder
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Inexpensive Stepping Stones in 10 Easy Steps
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Rock Critters for Garden

This is a project kids love to do - make rock critters for the garden or for indoor plants. For indoor plants, select some rocks (or gravel) of round or oblong shapes. Then the kids paint them, and add eyes and features.

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Driftwood Wall Hanging
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Craft: Garden Tags from Aluminum Roof Flashing
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Lawn Chair Covers
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Craft Project: Recycled Angel Windchimes

A windchime made from mostly recycled stuff.

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Craft: Decorative Cake Pan Stepping Stones

I wanted to make unique garden ornaments so I started locating cake pans with specific designs, like Tweety or Sylvester, and making concrete decorations from them.

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Craft Project: Recycled Garden Reflectors
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Craft: Recycled Garden Totem
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Make Your Own Patio Umbrellas
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Craft: Hanging Bottle Decoration
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Garden Mailbox
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Craft: Stained Glass Yard Light
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Patriotic Picket Fence Flag
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Decoupaged Pop Bottle Bird Feeders

I am a 4-H leader and would like to do this as a Mother's Day gift, but don't know how to decoupage. Can someone please tell me how to do the bird feeders? Thanks.

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Craft Project: Silver Spoon Windchimes

You can use old silver spoons from yard sales and thrift shops to make a windchimes with a beautiful sound.

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Craft: Paint A Stone "Building"

This is a painting I did on a stone of a local shop, using acrylic paint.

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Garden: Pelican Yard Ornament
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Peanut Butter Pinecone For Wild Birds

Why not treat the birds this Christmas. A pinecone with peanut butter to hang outside on tree.

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Fall Decorated Pumpkins With Mod Podge

My daughter and I have recently discovered Mod podge semi-gloss (thanks to Martha S.). We used it on all assorted size pumpkins, and used glitter or crepe paper. Tonight we're going to use fall leaves from our yard.

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Mosaic Stepping Stone
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Squirrel Feeder
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Painting Clay Pots

I like to dress up terra cotta pots with acrylic paints. One technique is to use three colors or more and a sponge. You only need a small squirt of each color, making it great for using those leftovers.

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Straw Hat Windsock
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Soda Can Plant Labels
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