Easy DIY Garden Projects to Start Now! Part Two

Chalkboard Plant Markers
As the seasons change, so do our plants. Sometimes it can be difficult keeping track of which plant sits where in your garden or seed-starting pot. Distinguish your plants with our plant markers, simply coated in chalkboard paint for easy use and identification.
Learn how to make chalkboard plant markers.

Pond Box
Get all the benefits of an in-ground water feature with a pond box. Pond boxes can fit in smaller spaces like patios, balconies, and decks. Once you’re finished making your pond box, decorate with ornaments and water-loving plants.
Learn how to make a pond box.

Miniature Herb Garden
Make this miniature herb garden in under an hour with our step-by-step guide. Fill a wooden box or seed flat with soil and plant the herbs of your choice. Finish off with mini pebbles for decoration.
Learn how to make a miniature herb garden.

Rain Barrel
Did you know that for each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water? By making your own rain barrel, you can save both water and the money in your pocket. Our DIY rain barrel even includes an attachment for your hose.
Learn how to make a rain barrel.

Terra-Cotta Pot Makeovers
Sick of the same old orange-tan terra-cotta pots to hold your beautiful blooms? Take some makeover tips from Stephanie Rose of Garden Therapy to make your pots look like pieces of art rather than boring garden components.
Learn more about terra-cotta pot makeovers here.

Potting Bench
Our DIY potting bench is the perfect place to keep your garden tools and accessories. Make it yours by staining or painting the apparatus and adding hooks and freestanding containers where needed.
Learn how to make a potting bench.

Pallet Garden Organizer
Upcycle a cast-off pallet into a garden tool organizer to hang in your garage or shed. Simply stain the pallet with your choice of stain color and attach pegboard wall hooks to hold your tools.
Learn how to make a pallet garden organizer.

Compost Bin
Helping the environment has never been so easy! Use a drill with a paddle bit to make holes in rows around an empty trash bin for a DIY compost bin.
Learn how to make a compost bin.

Marbleized Pots
The best part about these DIY marbleized pots is that every one will have a unique look. Lightly swirl paints to creat a marble pattern on each terra-cotta pot and saucer, then fill with soil and your favorite container blooms.
Learn how to make marbleized pots.

Vertical Herb Gardens
Vertical gardens are perfect for when you have limited space in your garden or want to add some green to a porch or patio. Kate Richards of Drinking with Chickens designed nine eye-pleasing ideas for vertical ways to grow your herbs.
Learn how to make a vertical herb garden.

Raised Bed
Make growing any plant easier with a raised bed in your yard. Not only do raised beds make it easier to control soil conditions, but your back will thank you. Find out how to make your own raised garden bed with our tutorial.
Learn how to grow a vegetable gardens in raised beds.

Succulent Wreath
A succulent wreath is a trendy decoration that fits any season. These wreaths require little water and add a festive look to any space.
Learn how to make a succulent wreath.

 

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