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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY garden decors, garden crafts and landscaping ideasDIY Garden decorations ( free garden furniture plans, DIY birdhouses, birdbaths,bird feeders, garden luminaries), garden crafts for kids and garden crafts for adults ( clay pot crafts  - clay pot decors, plant and flower crafts ), garden decorating on a budget, creative landscaping ideas, gardening tips&tricks, DIY mini gardens and terrariums (fairy gardens, zen gardens,bottle gardens),garden shed plans, DIY garden fire pit /grill & barbecue plans, garden party ideas, DIY fish pond ideas, DIY seasonal garden decors and a lot more about creative garden decorating and landscaping!
Grinch tree - whimsical Whoville Grinchmas ( Christmas ) tree
May I present you everyone's recent favorite christmas craft the : Grinch tree ( aka Grinchmas tree ) ! This whimsical christmas tree came directly from Whoville to bring smile on our faces! Isn't it soo fun and gorgeous? You will be surprised how easy is to make one! You can use pine tree branches or real living trees in your garden , it will look gorgeous in any form! You can use this Grinchmas tree ( Grinch tree ) to decorate your home at Christmas , or give miniature versions as cute whimsical Christmas gifts to your loved ones! You can decorate these alternative Christmas trees with any color ornaments that fits into your home!
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DIY fun light bulb birds with feathers - recycle craft
We bet you never throw away light bulbs and always waiting for inspiration to use them up .. like today, when we  decided to share this brilliant recycling craft idea with you! So grab a few old light bulbs and create these lovely light bulb birds. These beautiful light bulb birds are so colorful and look great hanging from the ceiling! Learn to decoupage light bulb birds with tissue paper with the help of Crafts by Amanda's written tutorial. The light bulb birds are not just only perfect ways to upcycle some household trash, but they also  can be gorgeous decors in your home or garden at springtime! The kids will love to create a few fun colorful light bulb birds with you!
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DIY Coca Cola style grill (BBQ) from a keg
Don’t have a barbecue in your backyard but want one? Of course, you can always buy one but if you’re looking for a conversation starter then DIY-ing is the way to go: turn an old barrel or keg into the perfect grill with this super easy DIY project! This is one DIY BBQ beer project worth finishing the keg for! Watch The Q's step-by-step grill making tutorial and create your keg grill today! ( WARNING: do not use barrels which were used to store chemicals, and please double-check the pressure inside your barrel or keg before cutting! )
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Pumpkin rocks - easy fall rock painting project for kids
To satisfy my autumn crave, paint a bunch of pumpkin rocks! (After all, plump and round little rocks are very much like miniature pumpkins. ) Autumn is the perfect season for rock hunting! In this rock painting tutorial you can learn how to make sweet little painted rock pumpkins. This rock craft is perfect for kids of all agesRock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature, spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. Don’t hide the rocks & pebbles in your mother’s kitchen cabinet: create cute painted rock pumpkins from them!
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DIY Pumpkin wreath - fall wreath (wreath making tutorial)
Autumn is the perfect time to try your hand at making a pumpkin wreath for your door. This time Julie from Julie’s Wreaths Boutique and Grillo Designs share a step by step tutorial on how to make the perfect burlap pumpkin wreath for fall , H alloween or Thanksgiving ! Wreaths are a great way to bring the holiday season into your home without going overboard. Wreaths are typically hung on the front door, but you can also hang them from walls ( you can even hang them over a fireplace mantle! ). This amazing pumpkin wreath starts as a plain old wreath base , but ends up looking like a pumpkin instead ( with stems and leaves ) !
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DIY Unicorn pumpkin - fun Halloween decor
The mess of pumpkin carving can be overwhelming, so make a fun unicorn decorated pumpkin this Halloween instead! This adorable DIY unicorn pumpkin by Confettidea is the perfect solution for those who want all the Jack-o-lanterns but none of the clean-up of a real pumpkin. Complete with felt ears, a sparkly horn, and rainbow mane, these glam pumpkins are perfect for the unicorn- lover in your life. Get ready to have the most magical Halloween ever!
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Grow your vegetables from kitchen scraps - recycle & gardening
In this nice step by-step video "Veggietorial" ( vegetable growing tutorial ) Veggietorials is going to show you how she started her organic container garden from kitchen scraps and cuttings! No green thumb required! Growing your own fruits and veggies helps you to feel more connected to your food. In many cases, we end up wasting a lot of food , which leads into having excessive scraps in the kitchen. This video tutorial will provide you with insights on some of the vegetables and fruits that can be regrown from scraps. These vegetables work like magic as they are given a new life. Some people may call it magic, but we consider their regrowth a gift from nature that we should be all thankful for.
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How to carve pumpkins easily with a drill - halloween decor
With this brilliant clever idea you can carve pumpkins for the upcoming halloween event or for  your outdoor garden fall decor easily without any talent in pumpkin carving! The trick is a simple drill! This fall craft idea is perfect way to involve your  "not-soo-crafty" type husband into decorating your house, because which man doesn't love messy manly crafting projects with lots of crazyness? :) You can create your own gorgeous pumpkin patterns with changing the drill's sizes or simply follow the given pumpkin designs.
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Colorful fall mason jar luminaries
This is something so fun about a mason jar luminary! It’s a pretty simple craft, but every one loves the fun glow! We love mason jars luminaries because they are fun and easy to make, and also very easy to customize. A fall leaf mason jar luminary is a great way to decorate for the holidays or seasons, too. You can use any stickers to create the leaf shapes or you can simply draw the outlines with a marker and freehand paint it. These gorgeous fall leaf mason jar luminaries by Sugar Bee Crafts will be a perfect addition to your autumn/ thanksgiving decor:
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DIY Acorn wreath - easy DIY fall wreath
If the squirrels in your garden seem to be satisfied with the amount of collected acorns , you can collect a bunch as well and create a gorgeous fall wreath from them! This time the fall decorating experts at Craft Ideas share how to capture the beauty of fall with this versatile woodland wreath complete with acorns This DIY fall wreath is super simple, it's practically free and the outcome is so unique and beautiful! ( The whole wreath making project takes about 90 minutes to complete it. ) This DIY acorn wreath is the perfect fall decor for your front door or to display on your fall mantel.
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How to make a clay pot lighthouse - garden decoration
Lighthouses are a popular decorating motif not only because of their nautical roots, but because they symbolize safe harbor and protection. This lighthouse made from terra cotta clay pots is surprisingly easy to assemble, and it even features a lantern on top to cast a warm glow. You can place it in the garden as a decoration, or use it as a centerpiece for a beach gathering. In this nice step-by-step written summer craft tutorial Jonathan Fong will show you how to make your own miniature garden lighthouse from clay pots in minutes!
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DIY Scarecrow - How to make a scarecrow (tutorial)
Whether it's for fall or Halloween decoration, or to chase away birds from your garden, Emily from Burlap Kitchen has instructions on how to build a scarecrow using old clothes and hay. With Emily's easy to follow tutorial, you can transform old unused clothes and toys into the talk of the scarecrow town. The envy of the scarecrow neighborhood. The scarecrow to beat all scarecrows! This DIY scarecrow is super fun to make and it will last year after year. Get the tutorial at burlapkitchen.com and create your very own adorable ( or scary ) scarecrow :
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DIY Beach sun chair from craft sticks - summer decor
These mini craft stick Adirondack chairs are the perfect place for any beach-loving fairy to spend her summer day at the beach in! This adorable little sun chair is such a cute way to bring some summer vibe into your house! You can use the miniature popsickle stick / craft stick chairs as a summer party place card holder, set up a few in a summer display on the mantle, or just make them as a fun summer activity with your kids . No matter what you use it for, it’s pretty hard to look at this cute little s un chair without smiling!
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Colorful plastic bottle spring flowers
If you love upcycling and eco friendly craft ideas, you will love these beautiful plastic bottle spring flowers by The Chilly Dog! These flowers make cute decorations for your garden in any time of the year. You could even enlist the help of your young crafters! This is a very easy spring craft project and you can make them in any size, and any color. Of course it's not just a nice garden decor, you can decorate your home or the kids room with these colorful and fun flowers.
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DIY Bee box - how to make a bug hotel (insect hotel)
Everyone knows that bees are in trouble. Habitat loss is largely to blame. So why not give our little pollinator friends a leg up with this simple bee box project by Cottage Life ? Your garden is home to hundreds of species of bees , including solitary mason bees , which pollinate up to threetimes more than their honey-producing relatives. They love to nest in dark, narrow tunnels, such as the bamboo tubes used in this design. Paint your bee boxes in bright, floral colors, and you’ve got a cozy home base for the local pollinators to nest in when they’re not sampling nearby flowers.
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DIY garden rock caterpillar
"Activities that involve using nature’s finds for creating are brilliant for keeping kids busy. Not only do spend time crafting but they also spend time outdoors finding items. Bonus! You get them outdoors for a bit which, in some electronic filled homes, is hard to do AND you get them crafting." With a few rocks /pebbles you can make this cute rock caterpillar! This colorful caterpillar is not just a fun spring kids craft idea but you can create a fun puzzle game with it as well ! (To create a rock caterpillar puzzle toy: do not glue the parts together, and paint each section in different colors! You can add extra acessories/different patterns to the body parts for more fun! )
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Adorable cat pot holder from plastic bottles
With the help ot this cute (kids) craft idea, you can make these adorable cat pot holders out of some upcycled plastic bottles. Absolutelly stunning, and there is a downloadable printable template for the cat faces (no drawing involved). Easy-peasy!
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Mushroom fairy house from an old jar - creative upcycling
Air drying clay + mason jar = an adorable fairy house ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and you’ll see the amazing process as an ordinary glass majon jar is magically transformed into a mushroom fairy house ! This is a fun, easy spring craft project you can customize to your heart’s content. The finished fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable! You can use the mushroom fairy houses as cute kids room decors or it can be a great centerpiece in you miniature fairy garden ! ( If you would like to put it outside don't forget to use some kind of varnish! ) You can slow down the video's speed: just click on the cog icon and choose "speed" option. )
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DIY Vintage garden greenhouse from old windows - repurpose
Liz Marie's blog featured Holli's gorgeous garden greenhouse which is entirely made out of antique windows! How wonderful is it? A lot of planning need to create this gorgeous DIY vintage garden greenhouse, but it's absolutely worth the time and effort! And the best: this vintage /rustic greenhouse is absolutely low-budget because you can re-purpose some old thrown out windows! Visit Liz Marie Blog and get inspired to create your own greenhouse in large from windows and doors or in a miniature home decor version with picture frames! If you love gardening, woodworking and recycle this craft project will be your next favorite!
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Painted wood slice pumpkins - fall garden decor
And this month it’s time to get ready for fall and that means all things pumpkin, right?  Create one of these super cute and decorative pumpkin chalkboards! This beautiful fall garden or halloweeen decoration is very easy to make: you just need some (medium or larger size) wood slice, a little glue and some orange (chalkboard) paint. We love how they look as pumpkins!  You can  make your own (low budget) homemade chalkboard paint with our tutorials just search for "chalkboard paint" in our search bar!
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DIY Williams Sonoma inspired outdoor bench (free plan)
Every porch needs a DIY outdoor bench, at least that’s what Steve and Amy decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for awhile: he wanted to make something without screws and hardware - completely with adhesive! This DIY Williams Sonoma inspired wooden outdoor bench is modern, inexpensive and look so great! In this nice step-by-step furniture making tutorial you can learn how to make this awesome stylish bench (or table) from pine 2x4s! This woodworking project is fairly easy and you can even use up all your scrap wood laying around which is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Mason jar Christmas light - easy vintage outdoor decor
We simply love upcycling crafts , especially if the outcome is something useful and gorgeous. Robin ( from All Things Heart And Home ) has made this beautiful Christmas light out of simple mason jars , and she will teach you now how to make it for yourself! This DIY Mason jar Christmas light is perfect in the early morning and at night ( it’s like you are catching fireflies! ) And ( believe it or not ) this mason jar fairy light is super easy to make!
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DIY miniature fairy garden in a flower pot ( garden decor )
Do you have a few empty flower pots ? Nikol & Alexandra will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic planters into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kind of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden!
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DIY Concrete fire bowl - garden decor
Let's build our own DIY fire pit ! This DIY fire bowl version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It's portable but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post grill session fire. It take a bit of care and proper prep, but this could be made in just a few hours for well under $50 in materials. While the flames on these aren't bonfire-sized, the gel canisters put out quite a bit of heat, and all kinds of fun ambiance. This DIY Concrete fire bowl is a great, easy-to-use backyard fire solution, that requires nearly zero work to start or snuff out, and can keep our outdoor hangouts going well past sundown.
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Tom Turkey - DIY thanksgiving decor from scrap wood
Fall is in the air, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Tom Turkey by Hertoolbelt is here to help you celebrate! This lovely wooden turkey is great because it's versatile to adapt to whatever scrap materials you have around. At Hertoolbelt.com you will find the free cutting pattern of this lovely little thanksgiving turkey decor and a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to make it from simple scrap wood pieces. This adorable wooden turkey can be great indoor or outdoor thanksgiving decor.
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DIY S'more pot - mini grill (fire pit) from a terracotta pot
Sometimes the weather isn't on board, and you found yourselves snuggled up for most of the weekend listening to the thunder and watching the lightning through the windows. But when you’re set on having s’mores, nothing will quite satisfy that need for a roasted marshmallow. So, between storms make these incredibly easy s’more pots! Grab a terracotta pot, fill with charcoal to create this super fun mini (garden) grill or DIY marshmallow roaster. These terracotta pots are less than a dollar and you can use it again and again ! totally worth it! This DIY s'more pot can be a great addition to you garden party, birthday party or a fun way to set up a mini fire pit at a campsite.
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DIY easy fire pit - how to build a simple garden barbecue
Int this nice step-by-step video tutorial CrypticCRICKET will demonstrate how to create an easy and very quick firepit made from materials and items he bought at a Lowe's home improvement center. You can cook on your brand new garden barbecue or just sit around it and tell stories. This super easy to made garden fire pit is a perfect way to make delicious s ummer party foods , roast marshmallows and add some summer camp feeling to your garden. This homemade fire pit ( or barbecue ) will be the greatest hit at your upcoming summer party !
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DIY Tire seats - garden decor from tires
Got some old tires hanging around? Upcycle them to make these simple yet fun garden seats ! Gather up old tires , paint them, put ropes on them and voila: a cool outdoor seating ! This DIY tire seat by Cottage LIfe is an easy trick to make best out of waste. You can stack your tire chairs to make the taller or use them individually.
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DIY Tractor wooden crate toy box - fun kids room decor
Do you have a few old wooden (fruit or milkcrate? Or you just need a practical, fun and relatively low budget toy storage solution in the kids' room? Try out this brilliant woodworking idea: the crate tractor! If you don't need a toy box you can create  a small wooden play tractor or garden decor with this brilliant idea as well! Paint the wooden crate tractor to a fun vibrant tractor-ish color (red,green,blue) or simply stain the crates with rustic wood stains for a vintage style wooden toy look! But be aware: use (water base) paints only that suitable for painting kids' furniture and toys!
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DIY Cinder block bench - quick garden bench without special tools or skills
Relaxing at your cottage has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman as he drums up this fun and easy DIY cinder block bench you can do the next time you’re at the cottage! Pro tips: choose the adhesive carefully! Landscaping block adhesive is perfect for this DIY bench project, however, if you are still weary of safety, you can use 4" c-clamps to reinforce the joint between the backrest and bench.
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