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Duck Weathervane

Using a Weathervane in Your GardenThis is a page about using a weathervane in your garden. A weathervane can have either a decorative and/or functional role in your garden. You will want to choose one based on function, garden placement, and style.

 

A gnome in a garden.

Preventing Yard and Garden TheftThis is a page about preventing yard and garden theft. We have all heard the stories of the world traveling stolen yard flamingos. It is somewhat humorous, but not when your yard art is the property stolen.

 

Refinishing or Restoring a Garden Figurine - monk looking figure holding a book with birds on shoulders and head

Refinishing a Resin Yard Statue?Garden statues made from resin are bright and colorful at first but can look faded from years in the elements. This is a page about refinishing a resin yard statue.

 

Artificial Flowers in the Garden Watering Can

Using Artificial Flowers in the GardenThis is a page about using artificial flowers in the garden. To avoid the mess, save time and bring very early color to your garden or patio, you can use fake flowers.

 

Stacked Rocks in the Garden - stack of rocks in a garden

Stacked Rocks in the GardenStacked rocks make for an interesting focal point in an area of your garden. This is also a fun way to display a rock collection. Especially those of us who can't seem to pass up an interesting or pretty rock.

 

A stone look garden orb made from a bowling ball.

Making a Garden Orb from a Bowling BallStore-bought garden orbs are often quite expensive. However you can easily make your own from a bowling ball, which are often available at Goodwill.

 

Metal Head and Footboard for Your Garden - blush headboard with sign

Using a Metal Headboard and Footboard in Your GardenIf you have an old fashioned brass or metal bedstand, upcycle it into a different kind of bed. Using a head and/or footboard in your garden beds will add a touch of whimsy to your yard.

 

Using A Baker's Rack In Your Garden - rack with pots of flowes

Using a Baker's Rack in Your GardenThese shelving units can often be found at thrift stores and yard sales. There are many uses for them, including in the garden. With proper protective treatment they can survive the elements for many seasons. This is a page about using a baker's rack in your garden.

 

Attach Solar Lights to Your Fence - Solar light attached to a fence shown at night.

How to Attach Solar Lights to Your FenceSolar lights come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Putting some along your fence line can add a nice dimension to your landscaping. Here is a good idea about how to attach solar lights to your fence.

 

tire with lamp

Making a Recycled Tire Desert GardenThis is a page about making a recycled tire desert garden. Recycled tires, painted or unpainted, can be used to make a garden decoration to contain your plants or shrubs.

 

stone garden marker

Making Stone Plant MarkersThis is a page about making stone garden markers. Choose some pretty smooth stones to use for making garden plant markers.

 

Glass Bottles on Garden Path

From Trash to Garden TreasureThis is a page about from trash to garden treasure. Many items that might be discarded can be recycled into unique garden decorations or planters.

 

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Old Door

Using Old Doors in the GardenThis is a page about using old doors in the garden. Old doors can be used to decorate and define spaces in your garden.

 

How to Add Charm without Adding More Work

Adding Charm to Your GardenThis is a page about adding charm to your garden. You can add charm to your garden by incorporating any of a wide variety of decorative items, such as benches, paths, birdbaths, and more.

 

Displaying Cut Flowers Outside

Displaying Cut Flowers OutsideThis is a page about displaying cut flowers outside. Cut flowers are not just for decorating indoors, they can add color and fragrance outside as well.

 

A wheelbarrow planter.

Unusual Garden DecorationsThis page is about unusual garden decorations. There are many interesting things that can be incorporated into your garden design.

 

Garden Flag

Using Garden FlagsThis is a page about using garden flags. Garden flags are a fun decoration for any garden.

 

Inexpensive Water Fountain

Building an Inexpensive Water FountainThis is a page about building an inexpensive water fountain. Using less expensive materials you can create a beautiful fountain for your garden.

 

A rock painted as a garden marker.

Frugal Garden DecorThis is a page about frugal garden decor. Adding decorations to your garden does not have to be expensive.

 

Bright Green Bowling Ball

Crafts Using Bowling BallsThis is a page about crafts using bowling balls. You can create some decorative, unique crafts by working with an old bowling ball.

 

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DIY Stone Effect for Plastic Garden Tubs?How can I create a stone-effect on a black plastic water-tank cheaply and easily? I don't want to have to buy too many extra materials.

 

Closeup of Orange Ribbon Tied to Bush

Garden: Orange RibbonsI wanted to give our garden a look that corresponds with the season. I took some orange ribbon and tied it on the branches of my marigold plants. The stems are just able to hold the ribbons.

 

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Ideas for Making Creative Scarecrows?Does anyone have photos of creative scarecrow ideas?

 

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How Do I Repair a Resin Garden Statue?I have a resin garden statue that fell over and broke the girl's head. There is a big hole and I was wondering how to repair this hole.

 

Garden: "Hope" And FlowerThis is a favorite picture of mine from my garden. Hope. Just like the picture, my favorite.

 

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Advice for Buying Wind Chimes?What type materials should I consider or not consider when shopping for outdoor wind chimes? They will not be in the shade and will be exposed to hot sun, rain, snow, etc.

 

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Use Antlers as Garden DecorHello hunters or those married to hunters! Here is how you can decorate your garden. Seal deer (I live in Alaska, so I use caribou and moose) antlers with spray polyurethane or brush on weatherproof sealant. I like to let the sun bleach them white first.

 

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Use Old Bowling Ball for a Garden GlobeRecycle those old bowling balls. Spray them with primer and then spray paint them any color you choose. Use them as garden globes. The size is a little off but they are not so breakable as the glass globes. Your will just have to buy a stand.

 

Gazing Ball Found New Life

Garden: Gazing Ball Found New LifeHere is DH idea for a recycled garden light. He took an old gazing ball and used it to cover an old Malibu light. It has a soft glow at night. Makes me smile to know it is recycled.

 

Using Broken Bowls in the Garden

Using Broken Bowls in the GardenHere is a picture of my grape hyacinths. I used some broken bowls to edge the top of the rockery. Both bowls were broken but a good half section was still whole so I leaned them up against the plants in the rockery making it look like they were growing out of the bowls.

 

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Using a Rusted Fire Screen In My Yard?I have found an old rusted fire screen that I would like to incorporate into my yard. Any Suggestions?

 

Garden Decor Ideas

Garden Decor IdeasA list of inexpensive and easy garden decorations. Make a rustic trellis by nailing or screwing branches together in desired shape.

 

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Comodes With Artificial Flowers?Why do people put comodes with artificial flowers in the bowl in their yards? Do they really think this is attractive or does this have a meaning?

 

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Gazing Garden Bowling BallThis is awesome and so easy and cheap! I bought a bowling ball from a Goodwill store for 50 cents. I then went to the hardware/home improvement store and bought one spray paint can of primer and one can of metallic spray paint (various color choices).

 

Make a Bicycle Planter - blue bike

Make a Bicycle PlanterSome months of the year, the garden looks extra dull and brown, especially with our California droughts. My next door neighbour left a bicycle outside with a "Free to take" sign on it. It was absolutely trashed. I removed as much rust as I could, and with a little spray paint...

 

Terra cotta flowerpot man sitting on garden bench

Flowerpot Gardener Taking a RestThis scenario takes place outside my patio door. When the screen door is in use, we can hear the soothing water falling from the watering can.

 

Using A Baker's Rack In Your Garden - rack near fence in garden

Using A Baker's Rack In Your GardenI found this great baker's rack at my local thrift store. It is a nice height and it also folds flat to transport. Perfect! Because of its lovely lattice metal work, it will be perfect for my outdoor space. With Valspar stone finish paint, I wanted to lighten it up and give it a more stone look.

 

Dressing Up Your Garden With Ribbon - potted mums on white column pedestal decorated with orange ribbon and small figure tuck in bow

Dressing Up Your Garden With RibbonIf you want to add a little fall color to your garden on a budget, fall wire ribbon goes a long way! You can purchase it at the dollar store or many craft stores. Along with ribbon you can add fall picks that are sold at the same location. This gives a festive fall look that will carry through the Thanksgiving season. So simple, here's how!

 

little green frog statue on stone "throne"

The Little Frog KingA worthless trinket, thrown out with the dead remains of an uncared for dish garden? To the adult who has lost their ability to imagine, probably yes.

 

Upcycled Scarecrow

Upcycled ScarecrowWe had lots of fun creating our recycled scarecrow from old pitchers to old handtools.

 

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Cork Plant Marker

Making Cork Plant MarkersThis is a quick video showing you the easy steps to making a cork plant marker.

 

Making Stepping Stones

Making Stepping StonesHere's a video about making your own stepping stones.

 

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Cutting Tires to Line a Path?There are plenty of ideas on the web, but few if any on how to make these designs. I just want to cut the old tires in half to make a path border, but am having a heck of time finding out how to cut them.

 

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Inexpenisve Edging Ideas?Any suggestions on how I can edge my flower beds with little or no expense? I want something that will be easy to mow around instead of having to weed eat around all flower beds. Thanks!

 

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Unusual Garden Decorations?Unusual garden art and planting containers submitted from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Stacked Terra Cotta Pot Plant Stand?I am looking for instructions how to make an upright plant stand out of terra cotta pots. I have seen them at flea markets and craft shows in TX. I think they have a steel rod that goes through the hole in the bottom and the pots are kind of zig zagged.

 

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Adding Interest to Your Garden?Tips for adding interesting decor to your garden. Post your ideas.

 

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Anchoring Down Outside Decor?Does anyone have ideas how to keep outside decor, such as, pots w/plants, ceramic animals, etc., somehow anchored where no one would be able to steal things?

 

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