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Garden & Yard

This page contains thrifty garden and yard craft projects.

Bird Feeders
Decorations
Plant Markers
Planters
Trellises
Windchimes
Yard Art

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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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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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Homemade Windsocks

This is a guide about homemade windsocks. If you live in an area with a reliable breeze, making a decorative windsock for your home or garden is a fun project.

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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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Making Stepping Stones Without Concrete

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

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Fade-proof Garden Plant Name Tags

If you take a short length of 1/2 inch water pipe and cut it lengthwise about 1/4 inch with a hack saw and then cut one side in to your cut, it gives you a curved embossing tool. Making a straight embossing tool is easy. Any piece of metal with the same thickness as your curved tool will do.

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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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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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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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Frugal Garden Stakes
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Recycled Glass Birdbath
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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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Craft: Garden Tags from Aluminum Roof Flashing
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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: Stained Glass Yard Light
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Craft Project: Wood Birdhouse

With spring here, what better way to celebrate it than with a new house, for the birds that is.

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Craft: Patriotic Picket Fence Flag

We didn't make this, but so simple for crafty people to make using picket fence boards and a little paint. Looks like they used a stencil for the lettering and stars.

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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: 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

Here's a picture of a squirrel feeder I built. I didn't like the commercial model, and I'm a carpenter, so I did what comes naturally.

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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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Ladybug Bowling Ball
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Painted Pots

Tired of those orange clay pots? Buy some acrylic paints and give them some color. Add a plant, and you can use them in-doors or out, plus have the enjoyment of a hobby. I did not take classes, just start experimenting, its fun and creative.

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Garden: Painted Strawberry Rock
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Pop Bottle Bird Feeder

Make yourself a quick and sturdy bird feeder by poking or cutting round or "X" shaped holes in a large 2 litter plastic pop bottle then hang it from a rope to a tree branch. You'll need a funnel to help fill it with seeds.

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Independence Day Wind Blower

To make a wind blower for Independence Day, buy several rolls of ribbon-red, white and blue of course!, and a wooden or metal embroidery hoop. Simply cut long strips of ribbon and tie onto hoop in some pattern or mix.

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Craft: Welcome Sign Made From Branches

I am big on nature. I took one long branch, a shorter branch, scrap wood, and made a welcome sign. I screwed the branches together. I put a screw(or nail) in top of the sign, wrapped copper wire around top screws.

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Craft: Decorative Pot

Make a great addition to your patio or front porch with this decorated plating pot! I used a regular black color plastic pot, attached a variety of buttons around the top with a hot glue-gun for a neat way to add color to the pot.

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Homemade Bird Feeder
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Garden Tool People
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Painting River Rocks

My daughter loves to paint. So I put her to work! I bought a bag of larger river rocks at the Dollar Tree. She painted them in different designs. After they dried I sprayed them with a clear sealer spray. I put a few in all of my potted plants as decoration.

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