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Unique Garden Crafts Made with Mod Podge

Get inspired to decorate your outdoor space with these 20+ unique garden crafts! You’ll love the variety of DIY garden decor you can create, from markers to pots to furniture.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a special video to show you how to make three bonus garden ideas using Mod Podge!

Unique Garden Crafts Made with Mod Podge

I love tooling around outside, especially in the summer. I find calm in pulling weeds and spreading bark mulch. Does anyone else feel that way? Of course it’s better when it’s not blazing outside (I like warm, but not hot), but this is one activity I can even enjoy in the heat.

Outdoor Crafts

Given that warm weather is around the corner and the Mod Podge Outdoor is ready to roll, I’m sharing 22 Mod Podge garden crafts with you. Not all of these garden craft ideas use Mod Podge Outdoor, but they could (and should if they are going to be sitting outside).

Mod Podge Outdoor

I have an entire blog post devoted to the Mod Podge Outdoor formula, but I’ll give you a bit of information here. Mod Podge Outdoor is a special formula that is way more weather resistant than the standard Mod Podge formulas.

As a result of being tougher, the formula is thicker, which is normal. But it makes it just a little bit different to use. Also Mod Podge Outdoor is highly water resistant, but not completely waterproof.

While, it’s not UV resistant, it’s durable. You can still make lovely (and durable) DIY garden decor with this formula, but you may need to purchase an additional sealer.

Mod Podge Garden Crafts

Are you ready to check out these awesome garden craft ideas? Scroll down to get inspired!

1. DIY Drink Holder

DIY drink holder for summer

Amy made this useful outdoor drink holder using an old tin can and some fabric scraps. I need to make a whole bunch of these for my yard.

Find the step-by-step at Positively Splendid

2. DIY Outdoor Chair Revamp

DIY outdoor chair revamp

Viv completely made over an outdoor chair chewed up by the dog. She used fabric, which is so fun to use in your DIY garden decor!

Find the how-to at The V Spot

3. Terra Cotta Pots for Kids

DIY terra cotta pots for kids

This is one of those indoor garden craft ideas that your children are going love! Kids can decorate terra cotta pots using the Mod Podge Washout formula. There’s some simple painting involved as well. Very easy.

See how they were made at Pink and Green Mama

4. Decorate a Citronella Candle

Decorate a citronella candle with Mod Podge and fabric

Turn a plain tin container into a pretty outdoor lantern with fabric scraps. You don’t have to worry about the flame and the fabric as long as you decoupage on the outside of the container.

Get the tutorial at The Frugal Girls

5. Decorate a Gazing Ball

Decorate a Gazing Ball with Mod Podge

Tamara made this unique garden globe out of a light fixture. This DIY garden decor features paper butterflies and even a little bit of Mod Podge Sparkle in addition to the Outdoor formula.

Find the how-to at Etcetorize

6. Farmhouse Style Address Number Sign

Farmhouse Style Address Number Sign

Use this project idea for not just a house number, but any garden sign. You can use metal numbers or words for this DIY garden decor.

Learn how to do it here at Mod Podge Rocks

7. DIY Solar Lights

Make a DIY solar light

This is one of those garden crafts that you can do on the cheap! You just need Mod Podge – food coloring – a mason jar – and a dollar store solar light.

Find out more about the project at The Hand Me Down House

8. DIY Tablecloth Weights

DIY tablecloth weights from washers

Keep your outdoor table setting from getting picked up by a breeze with these decorative weights. I love that they are made from hardware store materials.

Learn how to do it at Make It Do

9. How to Mod Podge on Rocks

How to Mod Podge on Rocks

These sweet little decoupaged rocks would look pretty dispersed throughout your garden. If you’re looking for garden craft ideas for kids, this one is perfect – plus you can use up all your small pieces of scrapbook paper.

Learn more at Mod Podge Rocks

10. DIY Plant Stands

Make a DIY plant stand with items from the craft store

Make these easy DIY plant stands using spray paint and items from the craft store. This is one of those garden crafts that anyone can do – in any colors – and they’ll last a long time.

Get instructions here at Mod Podge Rocks

11. Build a Mini DIY Plant Stand

How to build a mini DIY plant stand

If you don’t have room for a large garden, this DIY plant stand is the perfect way to display pots. Display other garden crafts (like fabric covered pots) on top of it!

Find the step-by-step here at Mod Podge Rocks

12. Cover Terra Cotta Pots with Fabric and Mod Podge

Cover Terra Pots with Fabric and Mod Podge

No clay pot should ever be naked – cover your terra cotta pots with Mod Podge and fabric. This is one of the most popular garden craft ideas that people do with Mod Podge Outdoor.

Learn how to cover pots in fabric here

13. DIY Garden Markers from Spoons

DIY Garden Markers from Spoons

Use old silverware to create unique plant markers. These DIY garden markers are one of my favorite garden crafts because I love taking out aggression on flattening spoons!

Find the tutorial at Domestic Simplicity

14. Decorate an Outdoor Lantern

Decorate an Outdoor Lantern with Food Coloring and Mod Podge

Amanda used food coloring and Mod Podge to turn a light fixture into a pretty outdoor lantern. This project is fun to add a bit of color to your garden or outdoor eating area.

Learn how it was done at The Hand Me Down House

15. Decorate a Watering Can

Decorate a watering can with fabric and Mod Podge

A plain watering can gets a makeover with fabric and Mod Podge. Is it necessary? Of course not. But it makes that watering can just a bit more fun.

See how it was done at My Repurposed Life

16. DIY Windchime from a Birdhouse

Garden craft ideas - DIY windchime

Cathie and Steve turned a plain birdhouse into a pretty DIY windchime that uses garden tools. This is one of my favorite garden crafts because it’s so unique.

Get instructions at Plaid

17. Scrapbook Paper on a Lantern

How to decorate a lantern with scrapbook paper

Apply scrapbook paper to a pretty outdoor lantern using Mod Podge. You’ll get a chance to use paint in this DIY garden decor project as well.

Learn how to do it at Plaid

18. Decorate a Planter with Paper

How to decorate a planter with paint and Mod Podge

Turn a plain planter box into a fun plant display with paint, paper and Mod Podge. This DIY planter matches the lantern you decorated above!

Learn how to make it at Plaid

19. Decorate Outdoor Placemats

How to decorate outdoor placemats with paper and Mod Podge

Shannon used Mod Podge to turn these clear plastic chopping mats into DIY placemats for her porch. I love the idea that you can use dollar store supplies to make these.

Find out how at Rosyscription

20. DIY Birdhouses with Mod Podge

DIY birdhouses with fabric and Mod Podge

When I think of garden craft ideas, I always think of DIY birdhouses! Jen decorated some birdhouses using fun and trendy fabric – along with Outdoor Mod Podge.

See how it was done at Tatertots and Jello

21. Decorate Outdoor Chairs

Decorate Outdoor Chairs with Magazine Pages and Mod Podge

Don’t throw away those old magazines! Use them for DIY garden decor. These wooden garden chairs were decoupaged with magazine strips. It’s so easy to do.

Photo from Etsy

22. Decorate Garden Tools with Fabric

Garden Crafts: Decorate Garden Tools with Fabric

Add fabric to your garden tools to make them a little bit prettier. It might make you feel a lot better about the backyard work that awaits you!

See how it was done at 2 Little Hooligans

Now that I’ve shared this garden decor with you, are you ready to see the three additional garden crafts? Just press play on the video in this post!

What do you think about these garden craft ideas? I’d love to hear your favorite projects in the comments!


Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Love your ideas.


Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Thank you so much Glenda, you're sweet!

Mel the Crafty Scientist

Tuesday 7th of May 2013

I realize I'm a bit late, but I just saw this and I'm super-crazy-flattered to see my wreath in this awesome roundup - definitely saw a number of things I really want to make now! : )

Thank you so much, Amy!

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Babara MacAskill

Saturday 27th of April 2013

That is a whole lot of fun on one page! TFS!


Friday 26th of April 2013

aww, you didn't forget me and my hoe:) i have to tell you it is still looking great. its just a little bleached out from the sun, but other then that is still works great! thanks, christina