I truly believe gardeners are some of the most creative people on the planet. To imagine and foster a living environment for multiple species of plants requires not only talent, but patience and creativity. Often this creativity spills over into other garden projects. And if gardeners are two things, they’re creative and thrifty. These gardeners have shared some of their best ideas for DIY garden projects on a budget.
Stone birdhouse. Craft birdhouses can be extremely pricey to buy in a boutique or gardening store. Why not make your own? This article features a link to a lovely stone birdhouse tutorial. The tutorial gives you instructions on how to make the birdhouse personalized for your yard and individual preferences. It is said to cost under $20 to make your own.
Chalk. Supplies don’t get much cheaper than the cost of a box of chalk. This post merely suggests adding a little chalk art to old boxes. You can add a nifty label to spice up a faded box.
Candles. Nothing beats homemade candles–especially when they’re as useful for outdoor entertainment as citronella candles. If you’re more partial to other scents, you can also learn to make eucalyptus, rosemary and more!
Flower pot in a chair. If you have an old chair lying around that you’ve promised to recover or varnish, why not use it for your next garden project? You can merely place a potted plant in the empty space of the chair’s seat. The pot must be slightly wider on top and sized to slip partially inside of the width of the seat. It’s simple and adorable.
If any of these projectstickle your creative side, read on for many more ideas as well as links to their complete details and instructions.