Summer has finally arrived where we live and we couldn’t be happier! The look of our backyard and garden space, however, definitely could be. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for ways to use our DIY skills to have a cheerful floral element to our outdoor space and put in some kind of homemade garden!
1. Wooden hexagon flower bed
Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast who has a few of the basics up your sleeve when it comes to easy woodworking and now you’re feeling up to a little bit of a challenge? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how The Home Depot made this fantastically geometric hexagon shaped flower bed in surprisingly few simple steps!
2. Spiralled rock garden
Perhaps you loved the idea of making your very own uniquely shaped flower garden but you’re just not sure that you’re quote up to the challenge of working with wood? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this lovely spiralled flower bed from Neryssa that’s made with rocks instead!
3. Vertical wooden step gardens
Just in case the idea of working with wood actually really does appeal to you but you can’t help feeling like you’d like to build something even more challenging and really make a statement in your yard, here’s another wooden idea from Heimat Deco! They show you how to make this vertical wooden step garden that’s also a lovely place to spend time in happen.
4. Recycled leaning pallet garden
Maybe you really are a fan of the wooden garden look but you’re also hoping to find something slightly more low maintenance and maybe even upcycled to suit your rustic chic home decor scheme? Then you just might be the perfect person to give these simple leaning vertical pallet gardens a try! Canberra Homes shows you how to make them happen nice and easily. You can absolutely fill yours with flowers instead of herbs if you prefer!
5. Vertical rain gutter gardens
Just in case you love the idea of building a vertical garden but you don’t really have the ground space to work with when it comes to leaning things, even though your fence would work well for it, here’s a mounted alternative that will still let you upcycle! We love the way Lowe’s Home Improvement outlines the steps for building this rain gutter garden. They filled theirs with herbs, but making yours a flower garden instead would be a simple adjustment.
6. Miniature flower greenhouse from old windows
For those who adore upcycling but always prefer it when the aesthetic of the finished product fits how old and charmingly weathered the pieces you made it from were, check out this stunning miniature flower greenhouse made from vintage window panes! Global Garden Friends has all the details you need for making it happen.
7. DIY wall mounted monogram succulent garden
What if you’re in love with the idea of building a wall mounted garden but your outdoor space is very small or you’re just not sure your busy lifestyle is really conducive to keeping lots of flowers well cared for? Then maybe you’d get along a little better with something like this low maintenance but beautiful wall mounted monogram succulent garden instead! See how it’s done in more detail on House & Fig.
8. Stone planters with wooden benches
Did we actually really catch your eye when we started talking about garden ideas that also involve some kind of seating arrangement, but you just don’t have the space for something like the wooden riser style garden we showed you earlier? Then maybe you’d prefer to make something like these wooden benches set between concrete brick flower plants! Houzz shows you how it’s done step by step.
9. DIY wooden tiered planters
For those who adore the idea of doing a little bit of woodworking but who also need to keep it simple because they’re technically still beginners, here’s a great tutorial from Anika’s DIY Life that shows you how to build a series of tiered planter boxes that look great on a porch!
10. Wall mounted repurposed plate flowers
Maybe you’re actually looking for something a little more creative in your upcycling because, the more you look at the options, the more you’re realizing that you don’t actually have time for real gardening at all? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Color Me Thrifty made these fantastic faux garden flowers from old plates for something unique and low maintenance but still floral themed!
11. DIY vertical planters tower
Perhaps you’re interested in making a unique looking garden but you’re also more strapped for space than any of the ideas you’ve seen so far have allowed for? Well, if you’re like us and love the look of a classic terra cotta pot, then we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how DIY How To made this lovely little planter tower using pots that decrease in size towards the top!
12. Repurposed bench planter
Just in case you’re still finding yourself scrolling through our list hoping to find something that’s upcycling based but you’re looking for an idea that’s a little more kitschy and attention grabbing, here’s a cool concept that actually helps you turn old furniture into a garden! Check out how My Love 2 Create did it with this old bench.
13. Purse and fence garden
Perhaps we caught your attention best with the ideas that involved mounting simple little platers on your fence but you just haven’t seen a design yet that’s quite quirky enough for your tastes? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give these funny little hanging purse planters outlined step by step on HGTV a try!
14. DIY wire spool planter
Did we hit the nail on the head in terms of your aesthetic when we started talking about ways to make your garden simultaneously more floral and more rustically vintage chic looking all at once? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way 2 Bees in A Pod turned an old jumbo wire spool into a standing garden quite easily indeed!
15. Rustic washtub and bucket planter tower
Were you fairly intrigued by the tower concept we showed you using terra cotta pots but you can’t help wishing that the look were even more stylishly weathered and upcycled looking to suit other rustic chic things you’ve already made? Then we think you’ll get along much better indeed with this tilted washtub and bucket planter tower outlined nice and clearly on The Pink Hammer.
Have you made other kinds of awesome summer gardens before that you were very happy with but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!