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17 Charming Garden Art DIYs

Take common household items and repurpose them into charming garden art. Most can be made for less than $20.

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1. Turn an old window frame into a planter

See how to make it here.
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See how to make it here.

2. Use an old ladder to display collections

Hang up those old watering cans and birdhouses! There's more creative garden art ideas here.
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Hang up those old watering cans and birdhouses! There's more creative garden art ideas here.

3. Use old lamp globes to add bling to the garden

A step-by-step tutorial for making your own decorative garden art balls is here.
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A step-by-step tutorial for making your own decorative garden art balls is here.

4. Plant A Bike

Plant it! Ride it! Or just park it. Complete how-tos are here.
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Plant it! Ride it! Or just park it. Complete how-tos are here.

5. Make a fabulous garden art chandelier from thrift shop finds

It's the perfect marriage of junk and bling! See how to make one here.
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It's the perfect marriage of junk and bling! See how to make one here.

6. Create a seasonal display with upside down clay pots

Got old clay pots laying around? Display them! Change it up for the seasons. See more ideas here.
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Got old clay pots laying around? Display them! Change it up for the seasons. See more ideas here.

7. Transform a plain birdhouse with stones

A plain birdhouse becomes something wonderful with stones and a funnel roof. See the tutorial here.
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A plain birdhouse becomes something wonderful with stones and a funnel roof. See the tutorial here.

8. Plant a kettle

Broken, old kettles make great planters in this rock garden. See more ideas here.
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Broken, old kettles make great planters in this rock garden. See more ideas here.

9. Add whimsy with tipsy pots

They're easy to make and look really cool. See the instructions here.
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They're easy to make and look really cool. See the instructions here.

10. Not using the old silver? Plant it!

Old silver containers make great succulent planters. See how to do it here.
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Old silver containers make great succulent planters. See how to do it here.

11. Make dishes into flowers

Thrift shop and yard sale dishes make great garden art flowers. See the step-by-step tutorial here.
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Thrift shop and yard sale dishes make great garden art flowers. See the step-by-step tutorial here.

12. Plant a toy truck

Hang onto to thoses old favorite toys and plant them. See how here.
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Hang onto to thoses old favorite toys and plant them. See how here.

13. Stack stones and add a shallow dish to create a bird bath

So simple and the birds love it! See instructions here.
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So simple and the birds love it! See instructions here.

14. Use an old ceiling fan to create a dragonfly

Old ceiling fan blades, a table leg, kitchen utensils... use these instructions to make a giant dragonfly for your garden.
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Old ceiling fan blades, a table leg, kitchen utensils... use these instructions to make a giant dragonfly for your garden.

15. Raid the recycling bin and make a robot

How sweet is this robot boy? You can make your own (and a dog too!) with these instructions.

16. Turn a bowl into a garden art mushroom

This is an easy project to do with kids. Plus your gnome gets a home! See the tutorial here.
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This is an easy project to do with kids. Plus your gnome gets a home! See the tutorial here.

17. Use an old birdcage for a spectacular succulent planter

Old metal birdcages make great planters! There are lots more ideas for unusual garden art containers here.

Old metal birdcages make great planters! There are lots more ideas for unusual garden art containers here.

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