10 original DIY garden decorating ideas

10 original DIY garden decorating ideas

You think how to decorate the garden with your own hands without the help of a professional designer? Believe me, this is not difficult. And our original ideas will help you..

Creating cosiness and beauty on your site, you are immersed in a fascinating and interesting process. It can be approached both seriously and with humor. And for creative people – this is a great opportunity to show your talent and give new life to old forgotten objects.


  • Evening light.
  • Birdhouses.
  • garden furniture.
  • Fences.
  • Garden paths.
  • Custom flower beds and flowerpots.
  • Artificial ponds.
  • Floating flower beds.
  • Garden sculptures.
  • Wooden plaques.

Evening light

In the evening, you will appreciate the light backlight. To implement this idea, you can buy ready-made mini-flashlights with solar batteries.

site lighting

Solar-powered luminaires are simply inserted into the ground, for example, along a track or in a flower garden

You can also buy or make decorative lamps with your own hands (from tin or glass cans). They work with candle pills. They are hung on trees or placed in front of the house. It’s also interesting they will look on the sides of the gazebo or along the pond.

garden lighting

It is not necessary to light the garden with electric light. Use candles – the main thing is to be safe

It is interesting! When hanging lanterns on trees, you should be aware of two lighting options – this will help you make the right emphasis:

  • on the shape of a crown – for this, use external lighting, lights are mounted on neighboring trees;
  • on the crown texture – internal lighting is appropriate here, and the lanterns are placed among the plants.
placement of lights

Lanterns can be placed both among plants, and on paths, and on steps


Another decorative decoration are birdhouses. After hanging them on your site, you will attract various birds to the garden, and you will enjoy their singing.

Those who learned how to make these cute bird houses at labor lessons can make them themselves and attach them to suitable places..

birdhouse on the plot

Use a wide variety of materials and objects in the manufacture of birdhouse

They can be very simple and unpretentious, and can be artsy and designer. For example, two-story birdhouses made of wood or rounded transparent glass.

The choice of a birdhouse will depend on the style in which the whole garden is designed.

birdhouse coloring

A painted birdhouse will add color to your garden.

garden furniture

No garden can do without a comfortable bench, wicker chair or wooden swing.

It’s better to place benches under the branchy trees so that on a hot day you can enjoy the coolness in the shade.

garden bench

Branches of various shapes are suitable for your shop

And if there is a gazebo on the site, then you can not do without a round or rectangular table. In the center of the table, be sure to put a small vase with a bouquet of flowers or a fruit basket.


A cozy gazebo will protect you on a hot day and a rainy evening

Forged garden furniture is especially popular, but you can purchase a plastic table and chairs. If you decide to put wooden furniture, use special tips on the legs. That she served you longer and did not decay prematurely.

It is important to know that teak and larch furniture are more durable.

Garden furniture

Unpainted wooden garden furniture must be coated with a special composition


Before installing the fence, you need to decide what you are installing it for. What function will it perform.

site fencing

If you want to fence yourself off from everyone and set up a high fence, use a picket fence or corrugated board for this


You can simply grow a fence, the so-called “green wall”. It will be beautiful and functional.

wicker fence

It is possible to install a wooden or iron fence, on which you can simply apply bright drawings. And lovers of natural materials will like fences from reeds or wicker

climbing plants

A forged gate will also be a decoration of your yard. Nearby plant curly plants, and they quickly braid it. For this, bindweed, ivy, girl’s grapes, climbing rose

Garden paths

The paths from the house to the artificial pond or between the beds are laid out with different material:

  • colored mosaic tiles from which you can lay out nice bright drawings;
  • saw cut round trees;
cut track

Use trees of different diameters for cut paths.

  • paving stones with grass sprouted at the seams;
  • sea ​​pebbles;
  • crushed stone or gravel.
Gravel path

A gravel track can easily be shaped

Along the tracks, you can install a low wicker fence and decorate it with flowers or artificial butterflies and dragonflies.

Custom flower beds and flowerpots

The most important place in decorating your garden is flowers. They are planted directly in the ground, creating bright and original drawings throughout the site. And also grown in flowerpots, which can surprise with their sophistication or creativity. So, we decorate the garden with our own hands – a photo to help you.

Unnecessary, it would seem, objects that can be used as a flowerpot or flower stand:

  • wooden boxes;
  • rotten trough or barrels, decorated with bright colors;
  • wooden trolley;
original flower garden

From a wooden trolley you can make a beautiful flower garden

  • wicker baskets or vases;
  • plastic bottles;
  • old shoes;
flower garden

Do not rush to throw away old shoes, they very simply turn into original flowerpots

  • unnecessary watering cans and buckets;
  • old dishes that can be revived with paints or applications;
  • bicycle.
flowers in the country

You can not only ride a bicycle, but also use it as a flower stand

Artificial ponds

When choosing a place for a reservoir, remember that the sun should illuminate it either early in the morning or late in the evening. This will protect it from drying out and from the active propagation of algae..

a pond in the country

The larger the pond, the easier it is to maintain.

It is better to place the pond away from the lawn. Under it, they usually acquire a special container. You can also dig a hole and lay polyethylene at the bottom, then pour water and plant suitable plants.

You can make a path from pebbles or sand around the pond, put a little bench.

pond in a summer cottage

Creating a pond in a summer cottage will allow you to plant new unusual plants

Floating flower beds

If your garden has a body of water, you’re in luck. Here’s another interesting idea for decorating your garden with your own hands – floating flower beds.

flowerbed in a boat

The first option: take an old wooden boat, pour earth into it and plant flowers. Also, you can just put flower boxes in it

For the second option, a plastic container or a large piece of foam is suitable. In the bottom of the plastic container, you need to make holes and lay with geotextiles. This material will not allow the soil to wash out with water. Then we fill the ground and plant our flowers.

For greater stability, it is recommended to install a plastic container on the foam.

That’s all, your floating flower beds are ready. An anchor can be attached to them and installed in a specific place. Or you can just lower it into the water and they will float all over the pond..

flowerbed at the pond

Klumbu Island can be sent for free swimming on a pond

Garden sculptures

Decorating a garden with sculptures is an amateur activity. Many people buy ready-made sculptures or fairy tale hero figures.


This cheerful hostess of your mini-pond will not only decorate the pond, but also will cheer up adults and children

If you have a small area, do not clutter the aisles and paths with large sculptures. Before decorating the garden with flowers, get small gypsum or wooden figures that will be in harmony with the vegetation and garden furniture. They can be placed near the house, in flower beds and in clearings..

from improvised materials

From improvised materials make funny crafts and place them on the site

Wooden plaques

When planting vegetables and fruits in our garden, we sometimes forget where and what we planted. To avoid this problem will help wooden plaques with the names of crops.

The same labels can be set with color names. This will help you clean up your plot and how to decorate the garden..

flower garden

Near each bed and in the flower garden, set nice wooden plaques with the names of vegetables and flowers

Flight of fancy will allow you to find an interesting design solution and bring it to life. Decorate the garden with your own hands and any idea presented in the photo will become a reality. Surprise your friends!


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