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20 Awesome DIY Ways To Make Your Garden Look Fabulous This Summer

After a cold, harsh winter, there’s nothing more satisfying than watching flowers and greenery blossom in your backyard. April showers bring May flowers, and now that those flowers are here, it’s time to step up your gardening game! With the 20 DIY garden ideas below, you can take your garden from drab to fab in no time. The hard part will be deciding which one you’ll try first!

1. Don’t throw away that old tree stump. Turn it into a cool, mini garden instead.

Don't throw away that old tree stump. Turn it into a cool, mini garden instead.

Interioraholic

2. Cinder blocks make for a great garden wall, and you can plant even more things inside of them.

Cinder blocks make for a great garden wall, and you can plant even more things inside of them.

Guiding Home

3. Plant herbs in old wine boxes for a rustic look.

Plant herbs in old wine boxes for a rustic look.

LLH Designs

4. Make stepping stones to add some one-of-a-kind flair to your garden.

Make stepping stones to add some one-of-a-kind flair to your garden.

Intimate Weddings

Get the tutorial here.

5. Instead of filling up an entire planter with potting soil, stuff the bottom with milk jugs.

Instead of filling up an entire planter with potting soil, stuff the bottom with milk jugs.

The Beansprout Notes

6. Make all-natural bug repellant to keep insects from eating your plants.

Make all-natural bug repellant to keep insects from eating your plants.

Weed Em And Reap

Get the recipe here.

7. Make cute concrete garden mushrooms.

Make cute concrete garden mushrooms.

Crown Hill By Day

Learn how to make these here.

8. Make a rain barrel to repurpose water.

Make a rain barrel to repurpose water.

Mom Prepares

It looks complicated, but it’s actually quite simple.

9. You can make a garden fountain out of pretty much anything with these instructions.

You can make a garden fountain out of pretty much anything with these instructions.

Instructables

10. Turn old tires into cool planters.

Turn old tires into cool planters.

Lemon Bean And Things

11. I’m not sure what these little DIY garden creatures are, but they sure are cute.

I'm not sure what these little DIY garden creatures are, but they sure are cute.

Instructables

Learn how to make your own colony of garden creatures here.

12. Make a vertical garden with tiny planters mounted on a fence.

Make a vertical garden with tiny planters mounted on a fence.

Shelterness

13. Attract beautiful butterflies to your garden with a special feeder.

Attract beautiful butterflies to your garden with a special feeder.

Refreshing The Home

Read more about this here.

14. Make a planter and birdbath combo with this simple tutorial.

Make a planter and birdbath combo with this simple tutorial.

Mami Talks

15. With succulents or seeds, an antique typewriter becomes a unique garden display.

With succulents or seeds, an antique typewriter becomes a unique garden display.

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16. You can also plant greenery in old kids’ toys.

You can also plant greenery in old kids' toys.

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17. If you live in an arid climate, this planted water bottle trick will help keep your garden efficiently hydrated.

If you live in an arid climate, this planted water bottle trick will help keep your garden efficiently hydrated.

The Gardening Cook

Read how it works here.

18. Chicken wire and spray paint create these cool garden decorations.

Chicken wire and spray paint create these cool garden decorations.

Paradise Express

19. Turn vintage glass into light-catching garden decor.

Turn vintage glass into light-catching garden decor.

Hayseed Homemakin’

20. This hanging garden table is made from pallets, and it folds up!

This hanging garden table is made from pallets, and it folds up!

Jenna Burger

Find out how to make it here!

I love the way those garden decorations made of chicken wire and spray paint look. I don’t have a lot of space in my yard to work with, so I’m going to have a hard time narrowing down which ideas I want to try. Which one of these DIY projects inspired you?

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