Get inspired to decorate your outdoor space with these 40+ 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!
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.
Protecting Your Outdoor Crafts
Given that warm weather is around the corner and the Mod Podge Outdoor is ready to roll, I’m sharing over 40 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 Ultra
Mod Podge Ultra can be use on both indoor and outdoor project surfaces as it is water-resistant and offers UV protection. It is also formulated to dry non-tacky and will not leave a sticky finish.
If you want to complete some projects for your outdoor space and seal them, the Ultra is a great option! It is more expensive than MP Outdoor – just so you’re aware.
Are you ready to check out these awesome garden craft ideas? Scroll down to get inspired!
You're going to love these garden decoration projects that are easy to make! There are a variety of ideas from clay pots to yard art and more.
Simple DIY Flower Pot Summer Project
Decoupage fabric on terra cotta in this fun DIY flower pot project. You'll love the transformation from boring to fun and pretty! Perfect for setting outside on the porch.
DIY Head Planters
I cannot believe these started out as foam heads! They turned into planters with Lily's help - they definitely look like real stone in the garden.
Birdcage Succulent Planter
Turn a birdcage into a hanging basket planter with a few simple modifications and the addition of gorgeous plants. Succulents are perfect for a project like this because they are drought tolerant and have so much variety in their shapes, sizes, and growing habits.
Mason Jar Lid Garden Markers
Learn how to make these cute garden markers with mason jar lids and Outdoor Mod Podge! I have a free printable for you, too.
DIY Birdbath from a Vintage Lamp
Using a vintage lamp to make a bird bath is pretty smart! I love this idea from Sadie and it turned out super cute. You can customize it depending on the second hand goodies that you find!
DIY Rain Chain
Rain chains aren't just pretty, they are functional too! They are used to move rain away from your house or direct it specifically to a barrel or other bed that needs watering. You won't believe how easy this one was to make!
Decoupage Flower Pots with Pretty Napkins
Learn how to decoupage flower pots using napkins and Mod Podge! This easy craft adds beauty to your garden decor. Also makes a great gift.
Make Spoon Garden Markers on a Budget
Use old thrift store spoons, Mod Podge, and your favorite scrapbook papers to make DIY garden markers your neighbors will be jealous of.
DIY Garden Stepping Stones
With fast setting concrete and some pretty glass and shells, you can make beautiful stones for your garden! This is an easy craft that even the kids can help with.
Mason Jar Herb Garden That Hangs!
Bring the outdoors inside (or on a porch) with this easy mason jar herb garden that you can hang. The vintage seed packets add a farmhouse touch!
Watering Can That Pours Crystals
Some garden crafts are beautiful more than functional - and this is one of them! You can make this beautiful pouring watering can for your garden. Position over your flowers for a stunning display!
How to Make Citronella Candles
I don't know about you, but the mosquitoes love me during the summer! Tiffany has a great tutorial for DIY citronella candles. If you visit her blog, you'll also find a post for natural bug spray. Love it!
Bird Feeders That Are Fun For All Ages
No matter the age, these backyard bird feeders are fun to make! They're easy too. Try them with your kids and hang them all over the yard for some bird watching.
Beautiful Beaded Wind Chime
Add some extra jingle and sparkle to your backyard this year with a handmade beaded wind chime! This project is the perfect excuse to get out your bead supply and make something you'll enjoy seeing out my window every day.
Bee and Butterfly Waterer
The stones in this waterer attract the bees & butterflies with their pretty colors - plus give them somewhere to land so they don’t get stuck in the water and potentially drown! Welcome the good insects to your garden with this cute project.
Turn a Wood Birdhouse Into a Gnome Dwelling
Everyone knows that gnomes live outdoors in the garden - so it only makes sense that they would turn a regular birdhouse into a gnome birdhouse. Done with Mod Podge Outdoor!
Easy Painted Rocks That Are Fun to Make
One of my favorite garden crafts ever is painted rocks! They look so pretty dispersed around the landscaping. Learn how to make ten different designs here plus get tips.
Easy Upcycled Tin Can Planters
You can use paper napkins or pretty fabric scrapbooks to make the cutest planters! Plus with the tin can surface, this is going to be a project that won't cost much (if anything) to make.
How to Make Decorative Garden Art Balls
These step-by-step instructions show everything you need to create decorative garden balls. Use a lamp globe, fish bowl, or other orb. Add some marbles and design your own outdoor art that will look beautiful in the garden!
Decoupage an Outdoor Table
Learn how to decoupage with wrapping paper on a wood table! Grab a bottle of Mod Podge and a small table and you'll be done in an afternoon.
Mod Podge Terra Cotta Pots
Learn how to decoupage flower clay pots with Mod Podge! It's easy and perfect for decor or gifts.
DIY Succulent Sphere
Learn how to make succulent spheres for your garden using two hanging baskets! You can get all the tips and tricks here for success.
How to Make Garden Charms
Learn how to make garden charms to use as accessories in your potted plants (both indoor and outdoor!). Using your favorite sayings, this craft will help you to create beautiful decor that is also great for gifts.
How to Make a Fairy Garden
Want to learn how to make a fairy garden the easy way? This DIY fairy garden uses clay pots and takes only four steps!
Clay Pot Lighthouse
Learn how to make a lighthouse out of terra cotta pots - and use it as a bird feeder. Looks so cute hanging on out in the garden!
DIY Garden Gnome Plant Pot Decor
Make the cutest little gnomes for your plants or garden using air dry clay! If you seal them, they'll also work outside. These will definitely bring a smile to your face when you find them.
Cheap and Easy DIY Garden Tool Organizer
Are you always losing your hand tools, gloves, and other small gardening items? Hang this simple DIY garden tool organizer in your shed or garage for easy storage!
House Number Sign
Learn how to make a DIY house number sign with supplies from Home Depot and Mod Podge! Great farmhouse plaque that can be customized for any size or amount of numbers.
Flower Pot People for the Garden
One way to dress up a basic plant is by turning its terra cotta vessel into an entire flower pot person! You won't believe how easy this is to do - plus it's super cute.
Learn how to Mod Podge paper on rocks with this simple tutorial! These pretty stones made sweet gifts or garden decor.
Jute String Lanterns
You don't need a special skill set to make these pretty backyard lanterns. If you can tie knots, you'll be able to have these ready for decor or entertaining in no time.
Glass Flowers Garden Art
If you don't have the patience to grow real flowers, or if you do love to garden and add art pieces as accents to your garden, you are going to love these glass flowers. This yard art is made from recycled materials!
Tabletop Mini Fire Pit
This mini fire pit is small enough to fit on a little patio table, but still provides enough heat to roast marshmallows! This DIY fire pit also adds a light to any outdoor celebration.
Garden Hose Spring Wreath
This is probably one of the cutest wreaths I've ever seen! Made from a garden house with a garden glove, you can hang it on a porch or patio or on the door of a tool shed.
Letter Tile Garden Markers
These letter tile garden markers are the perfect way to identify what you have growing in your garden. This is an easy garden craft! Grab some Scrabble tiles (or letter tiles), some paint stirs and start crafting up this fun gardening idea.
DIY Plant Stand
This is the easiest DIY plant stand you'll ever make! It requires just a few simple craft store supplies.
DIY Floppy Disk Planters
Learn how to make planters out of floppy disks! The best part is that (without labels) they are waterproof. You can put them on a porch, patio, or anywhere in the garden.
Mosaic Flower Pots for the Garden
Learn how to make broken china mosaics using old plates. This step-by-step tutorial shows how to create mosaic flower pots for succulents!
DIY Hummingbird Perch
Do you want to attract some hummingbirds to the garden? Learn how to make a pretty hummingbird perch with some copper pipe, a small dowel piece and some faux flowers.
DIY Wood Plant Stand Anyone Can Build
What I love about this DIY wood plant stand is that you can use it at size to grow small items in a small space (like herbs in an apartment or on a small deck)!
Repurposed Hanging Garden Baskets
If you like repurposing items, you're going to love Holly's tutorial! She took hanging baskets and turned them into a piece of outdoor art you can use on a patio or in the garden.
How to Make Mason Jar Luminaries
Turn old jars into magical garden luminaries with this simple, frugal project. With glass gems from the dollar store and solar votive lights, they will make your garden sparkle at night.
Golf Ball Garden Ladybugs
Turn golf balls into some cute little bugs you'll definitely want in your garden! Don't just stick with ladybugs though . . . you can also try beetles or any other insect you can dream up.
Garden Art Mushrooms
Have you ever seen a used set of metal bowls at the thrift store? They're so easy to turn into mushroom caps! This would be such a cute garden decor idea!
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 26th of April 2022
I have enjoyed the ideas! The first one I am going to do, using a teapot, is the watering can with crystals. My girlfriend gave me an old teapot.
Tuesday 26th of April 2022
Awesome, glad you liked them! :)
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
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