Have you ever looked at your front yard and realized that it could use a little extra something? Sure, it might be nice now, but there’s never any harm in making something lovely that might brighten your neighbours’ day or show off your DIY skills a little bit. We recently decided that our own house could use a little more “curb appeal”, so we hopped online to try and find a tutorial that might help us making something nice.
Just in case you love the idea of making yourself some DIY front yard decor just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration!
1. House number flower pots
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make something custom with which to decorate your front yard, would you actually prefer it to also serve some kind of practical purpose? Well, if you live in the kind of house where the house number isn’t currently very easy to see from the street then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how DIY Showoff made this lovely flower pot display that has the numbers painted nice and big on the front of each. Set them somewhere they can be seen nice and clearly from the road!
2. DIY grassy modern house number
Have we really caught your attention with the idea of overhauling the way your home’s house number looks, but it doesn’t need to be quite as large as the first idea since it doesn’t actually sit that far from the road? Then maybe you need need a style improvement! We’re huge fans of the way A Beautiful Mess made their house number suit the garden and greenery around their yard a little better by building this vertical planter style house number box filled with lush looking faux grass.
3. DIY address post and hanging planter
Just in case neither of the above options really solves your house number dilemma or quite makes up your minds in terms of style, here’s another design for your consideration! Take a look at how Hello Farmhouse brought their house number down a little further towards the road for better visibility by putting it on the side of an address post. We love the way they added some pretty curb appeal by attached a hanging planter hook to one side for flowers.
4. Chandelier planter
Perhaps you’d prefer to decorate your porch, front patio, or any outdoor space that has an overhang? Well, if upcycling old home elements has ever appeal to you then we think DIY Showoff might have the perfect tutorial, especially if you’ve ever been a fan of chandeliers. They show you how to strip, paint, and plant in an actual old vintage chandelier before mounting it in a spot that could use a little bit of a statement.
5. Simple DIY window box
Maybe you are quite intent on adding some extra curb appeal to your house but you’re convinced that a simple, more classic piece will be enough, since you don’t want to distract from the already stunning facade of your house? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this long window box tutorial outlined in nice, simple steps on Two Twenty One!
6. DIY monogram planter
Are you the kind of person who loves personalizing everything? Then we’d be willing to bet that monograms are totally your thing. If you’re also a little bit experienced in the world of woodworking, you just might be the perfect person to give this fantastic jumbo letter vertical planter featured in detail on Remodelaholic a try!
7. Overflowing wine barrel planter
Are you actually a little more experienced in the flower arranging side of things than you are in the DIY and crafting department? Well that doesn’t mean you can still make some kind of awesome floral thing that people will be able to appreciate your yard over from the sidewalk! This overflowing flower barrel idea, outlined step by step on Greyt Paper Crafts, is the perfect example of what we mean. All you really need is an old wine barrel and your flowers!
8. Topsy turvy flower planter
Maybe you’re feeling very intent indeed on making some kind of unique DIY flower display but you don’t have a whole lot of horizontal space to work with on your porch or in the spot in your yard that needs a bit of detail the most? In that case, perhaps you’d be better to work vertically! We’re in love with the way We Heart This made this fantastic terra cotta pot tower that has a fun, topsy turvy shape to it.
9. Angular recycled wine barrel planter
Did we actually really pique your interest when we started talking about using a win barrel to make awesome lawn decor because you already have one available, but you don’t have the spare lawn or garden bed space for the overflowing idea? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this angularly cut barrel planter design from Good Home Design! We like that it’s separated into sections not only for how it looks, but because that means you can plant different kinds of plants without one overtaking the other or anything in the soil.
10. Pallet wood walkway
Maybe you’re actually looking for something besides flowers and greenery to fill a particular spot in your lawn or garden? Well, if that spot runs between the patio and the wider yard, then perhaps you should take a look at how Funky Junk Interiors used reclaimed pallet wood to make themselves a new rustic chic garden path! This project is actually a lot easier than it sounds.
11. Porch greeting sign
Are you actually just looking for something very simple and welcoming that you can adorn your porch with, just to give your big old home a bit of personality and decorative appeal? Then perhaps a nice, succinct “hello” sign like this one outlined by Start At Home Decor is the kind of thing you should try! We love the way they painted theirs to match their porch chair.
12. DIY wooden porch swing
Speaking of porch chairs, are you still thinking about how you might use your efficient handy skills to make your front yard a more awesome place to sit and enjoy some fresh air in, ever since we started talking about projects that are a little bit more of a challenge? In that case, you just might be the perfect person to try your hand at making this fantastic stained wood porch swing outlined with full instructions on Shanty 2 Chic.
13. DIY corner porch bench with built-in table
Maybe you really are interested in the idea of making some kind of wooden porch seating option but you don’t have the kind of porch and overhang that will support the weight of a swing? In that case, we’d love to take this chance to direct your attention to this wooden corner bench with its own built-in tables! Remodelaholic is here to walk you through the entire process.
14. $15 DIY hose holding post
Just in case you’re still thinking about different ways that you can get creative and decorative in your yard while still improving how well organized it looks, here’s an awesome project that will help you keep your hose from becoming a tangled heap on the ground! Shanty 2 Chic shows you how to build a lovely rustic chic wood hose post instead.
15. DIY cedar cube solar lights
Are you the kind of homeowner who also owns a bit of land, so the pathway from your house to the street is a little longer than average, especially if people are arriving at night? Then we have a feeling you might do better making yourself some creative DIY yard lighting! Check out how The Navage Patch did so nice and simply using cubes of cedar wood as bases attached to pretty solar powered lights.
Have you made other kinds of awesome, visually pleasing front yard decor before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!