20 DIY Garden Art Projects to do

Last updated on June 13th, 2019

I love all these DIY garden art projects. I don’t have a whole bunch of space in my garden currently, but I do have some of these saved for future use.

DIY Glass Garden Flowers

Some of these garden art ideas are phenomenal, and this first one is no different. These would be super cute anywhere in your garden or flower beds.

How To Make A Solar Light Chandelier

I am a huge fan of solar lights, and this project is a super cool one. I love the idea of a chandelier in a garden.

Let’s Make Toadstools for the Garden!!!

I am a huge fan of this DIY. Ever since I was little, I always loved fairy circles and fairy gardens, and this great project can make any garden into a fairy garden. I think these would be great between a small fire pit and your garden, so you can enjoy both a nice fire and your garden in bloom.

DIY Rock Cactus Garden

This is a super cute idea, and it’s great if you either don’t have much space, or you just want to add a cute little art piece to a succulent garden. This project is also kid friendly, so feel free to involve your kiddo’s!

Solar power plant pot

So this next idea isn’t a DIY project, since I couldn’t find the actual steps to make one. But this is still a super cool idea and would make a great pop in your garden. If you already have some terra cotta pots, and you don’t want to buy one of these, you can slap some glow in the dark paint on them and you would still get the great effect of the glow on your plants at night.

Summer Solar Powered Chandelier

This is another great DIY solar power chandelier. I love how many different versions there are, so you can figure out which works best for you. And I love the idea of hanging one of these from a tree over my garden.

Golf ball Ladybugs

This is a super cute and super fun idea, especially if you have little ones. If you do have little ones, you can even have them help you place these as either a path marker or just scattered through your garden. I love this idea because of how inexpensive this idea is, and if you are extra creative you could paint them as different kinds of little bugs.

Mosaic Garden Path Stones

This next project is a super cool project idea. You can either collect the stones, or buy them, and you can make them as unique as you are! I love stone steps for garden paths, and making your own is an awesome idea.

Beaded Garden Stakes

I love this next project. I think these would look great anywhere in your garden or flower beds, and even in hedges or herb gardens! And all it takes are garden stakes, beads, and a little bit of work!

Bicycle Wheel Garden Art – Steel Magnolias

I love this idea so much. Could you imagine these being covered by climbing roses? These would be great for placement just before the spring blooms in any garden, and would be amazing with climbing flower vines. Who knew you could turn an old bike tire into something so beautiful?

Art or Shooting Practice?

This is by far my favorite project. I can see the rainbows of light over my garden now. It’s also super flexible to the amount of space or bottles you have. And I’m sure if you end up with more bottles over time, you could add to it or create more of them. This is a super cool idea for old glass bottles in different colors.

How to Make Garden Markers by Painting Stones

This is such a cute idea for garden markers. I love garden markers, but I hate how the plastic ones fade over time. This would be a great project to do since they would stand up to time, and they have cute little faces! The faces are totally optional, but who doesn’t love a quirky fruit or vegetable garden marker?

Building Glass Towers!

I love this idea, and if I had the space I would totally do it. This would be amazing in a flower bed, or in an open space in your garden or landscaping. Yard art projects are super cool, and this one takes the cake.


I love this idea for either garden markers, or for accents to potted plants. I think it would also be really pretty in a large flat pot nestled in your flower bed too for a cool accent. And for you super artsy DIYers, you could do just about any design on them.

Garden art on the cheap DIY: Glass marbles in your fence

So something I have a lot of art little holes in my fence around my back yard. And this is a super pretty idea to fill the little holes. I never would have thought to put glass marbles in them, but I love the idea.

Tiki Solar Stakes

This is an amazing idea if you love tiki torches, and you don’t want the flames. If I had the space I would place these all over my garden.

From Oops to Ahhh!

This is another amazing garden stones DIY. I am a huge fan of upcycling, and because of how versatile the materials are, you could create them from any broken dishes or china.

Outdoor Chandelier

This is another super cool DIY outdoor chandelier. I love how many different ways there are to do them, and I just had to share them with you. This is probably the project I will do, if I ever get around to it. And the chandelier they used is super pretty, so that’s an added plus for me.


I am a huge fan of this DIY. It would look so pretty in a bed of flowers, or even in your landscaping. I have this one saved to do myself, and I would totally place this over a pot of glass beads for a faux water feature.


I have so many friends who do this, and while they started sparsely, they eventually got to be as full as this project. You can use glass soda bottles, wine bottles, beer bottles, or even glass olive oil bottles. This is a great way to upcycle, especially if you have dinner parties or tailgate during football season.

If you liked any of these ideas, and decided to try them out, let me know how it turned out! I love to see and hear about projects that turn out well.

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  • Reply Skaie Knox

    Thanks, Peggy, for the link-love! I’m going to be doing a “spruce up” of my solar chandelier soon, to get it ready for spring! Dig your crafty crafts!

  • Reply Ace Gardener

    Hi PEGGY,

    Really very nice blog on diy garden art and also have good collection of art.

  • Reply Joan Lauer

    Some great ideas for the garden, however, they don’t give instructions on how to make them. Can you point me in the right direction for the “how-to” make them.

    • Reply Peggy

      Hi Joan, The links to instructions are above the photos. Enjoy 🙂

      • Reply Monique

        The link to the Solar tiki stakes has expired. Just wondering how big the pot?

        • Reply Peggy

          Hi Monique, Sorry I don’t know…


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