Frugal Garden Decor

Adding decorations to your garden does not have to be expensive. This is a guide about frugal garden decor.
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November 22, 2016 Flag
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I decorated a bird bath with small pumpkins, gourds, dried leaves, twigs, and a pot of winter flowers. Other holiday decor can be used. I simply placed a pot of flowers in the birdbath, arranged decorations around the pot, and filled in with natural dried items, pine boughs, etc. A festive ribbon and bow could be tied at the base of the birdbath to add more color.

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July 12, 2010 Flag
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Create something beautiful from recycled objects!

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Instructions:

  1. Decide how tall you would like the pillar of your gazing ball/reflector, leaving a few extra inches for where you'll place in the ground for extra support.
  2. Spray paint gold and allow to dry.
  3. Turn the plate upside down, so as to not collect rainwater, and adhere it to the top of the PVC pillar using clear silicone.
  4. Centered on this, adhere the CD, shiny-side-up, using a small amount of silicone.
  5. Next apply silicone around the lip of the glass ceiling globe and center this over the CD.
  6. Allow to dry thoroughly before placing in your garden. When the sunlight hits the CD, it will make the globe sparkle with iridescent colors.
  7. For an even simpler gazing ball, squirt some colored craft paints inside a clear round glass globe and turn the globe to create swirls. After this dries, spray the inside with white spray paint. This fills in any gaps, and looks every bit as beautiful as store bought gazing balls, if not more so. This one happened to perfectly fit inside the pillar, eliminating need of a plate.

By Theodora from TX

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

Very inventive! I think the coolest is the glitter dome, very cute!

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June 17, 2009 Flag
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We decided to use what we had in abundance to mark our garden rows last year. So we painted the veggie names on large rocks we have all around our house and yard. We simply found some flat-ish rocks and wrote the names on with a paint marker. I added the smiley face because cucumbers are my favorite.

I sprayed them with a clear coat so that the labels do not wash away. I was able to use them again this year. We simply place them on the end of the rows and voila, your rows are clearly marked.

By HICKCHIC3 from North Augusta, SC

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June 19, 20090 found this helpful

Nice idea. Thanks.

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June 19, 20090 found this helpful

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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February 25, 2011 Flag
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Keep an eye open for big table lamps at thrift stores or yard sales. Remove the top part that holds the light bulb and tear out the wiring, so you have just the lamp-base.

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July 6, 2011 Flag
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I have been wanting a birdbath for quite a while and was not willing to pay the $50 that the stores wanted; so, I bought a cheap $10 plastic birdbath and spray painted it with Krylon Plastic paint.

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July 11, 2008 Flag

If you have a summer home, as well as a winter home, the garden can really get away from you! We go to the dollar store and purchase lots of colorful plastic flowers. We "plant" these instead of real ones, in both gardens, and have a beautiful garden, with minimal work, all season!

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July 9, 2013 Flag
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It is easy to make the ordinary look special. I have Sedums growing in vast amounts, too much! I broke several off and simply just stuck in the dirt around a tree.

Grow Succulents around Tree

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June 3, 2008 Flag
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Use items that are otherwise collecting dust and garage sale finds to decorate your outdoor space. We found this sewing machine in a trash pile and purchased the table for $1 at a garage sale.

Decorating Your Outdoor Space

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October 24, 2011 Flag

It's a gorgeous day here in Salem, OR, so my decorating bug got to me. I set up some veggie carriers and some milk carton cubes outside, and got my durable snails out.

Decorative snails on plastic crates along with fall colored silk flowers.

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May 16, 2008 Flag
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Really the only decor I use are the beautiful butterflies and bees that come around to visit.

Use Bees As Garden Decor

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June 6, 2011 Flag

On our spring vacation, hubby and I went to a beach with LOTS of beautifully rounded stones, and I gathered some up to put around the statues and other garden ornaments in my apartment garden.

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August 14, 2007 Flag
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We were on our way home from Toronto, stopped in a small town east of Toronto and spotted this creation. We all thought it was awesome. Just had to share it.

Hedge People

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August 14, 20070 found this helpful

Is that ever cute....I knew us Canadians were talented :0).......I pass a place where they have their hedge as an owl...cut the shape and use tin pie plates (I think) for eyse..its fantastic...I'm also from a small place in Ontario actually about 2 hrs from TO...thanx for sharing

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August 14, 20070 found this helpful

What a great idea.

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May 18, 2009 Flag
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A favorite photo that says "Come into the garden." Simple yet very inviting.

By Elaine from York, PA

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June 14, 2006 Flag

Remember that natural objects can be a part of your decoration. You can have clusters of rocks you have gathered in a container - Or, in the summer, sea shells...

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February 16, 2012 Flag
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This is a guide about homemade plant markers. The cost of buying plant markers may be prohibitive, but you can make some unique ones using purchased or household items.

Popsicle Stick Plant Marker

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March 1, 2007 Flag
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After a long drab winter, are you longing for color in your garden? No need to wait for the blooms of spring and summer to liven the scene. Hang a few mylar holographic windsocks for an awesome visual show.

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