20 Fun DIY Projects To Make Your Garden Look Awesome This Summer

After a cold, harsh winter, there’s nothing more satisfying than watching flowers and greenery blossom in your backyard. April showers bring May flowers, and now that those flowers are here, it’s time to step up your gardening game! With the 20 DIY garden ideas below, you can take your garden from drab to fab in no time. The hard part will be deciding which one you’ll try first!

1. Don’t throw away that old tree stump. Turn it into a cool, mini garden instead.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

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2. Cinder blocks make for a great garden wall, and you can plant even more things inside of them.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

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3. Plant herbs in old wine boxes for a rustic look.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

LLH Designs

4. Make stepping stones to add some one-of-a-kind flair to your garden.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Intimate Weddings

Get the tutorial here.

5. Instead of filling up an entire planter with potting soil, stuff the bottom with milk jugs.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

The Beansprout Notes

6. Make all-natural bug repellant to keep insects from eating your plants.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Weed Em And Reap

Get the recipe here.

7. Make cute concrete garden mushrooms.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Learn how to make these here.

8. Make a rain barrel to repurpose water.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

It looks complicated, but it’s actually quite simple.

9. You can make a garden fountain out of pretty much anything with these instructions.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

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10. Turn old tires into cool planters.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

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11. I’m not sure what these little DIY garden creatures are, but they sure are cute.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Learn how to make your own colony of garden creatures here.

12. Make a vertical garden with tiny planters mounted on a fence.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

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13. Attract beautiful butterflies to your garden with a special feeder.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Read more about this here.

14. Make a planter and birdbath combo with this simple tutorial.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Mami Talks

15. With succulents or seeds, an antique typewriter becomes a unique garden display.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

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16. You can also plant greenery in old kids’ toys.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

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17. If you live in an arid climate, this planted water bottle trick will help keep your garden efficiently hydrated.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Read how it works here.

18. Chicken wire and spray paint create these cool garden decorations.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Paradise Express

19. Turn vintage glass into light-catching garden decor.

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Hayseed Homemakin’

20. This hanging garden table is made from pallets, and it folds up!

20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

Jenna Burger

Find out how to make it here!

I love the way those garden decorations made of chicken wire and spray paint look. I don’t have a lot of space in my yard to work with, so I’m going to have a hard time narrowing down which ideas I want to try. Which one of these DIY projects inspired you?

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