If you ask us, the best kind of DIY or crafting project is the kind that relates in some way to one of your other hobbies. Making yourself something so useful that it enables you to enjoy another thing you love is one of the most satisfying feelings we can think of! Now that summer is here, we’ve become obsessed with our garden again, cultivating the plants and transforming the space into a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a good book, a friend’s company, or a refreshing cocktail on a warm evening after a long day at work. There are plenty of little details and features you can add to your garden that are store bought but there’s just something about making things yourself that lets you enjoy them with a little more ease.
If you’re on the same page as us, check out these 15 awesome DIY projects that will help you make your garden space the best it can possibly be!
1. Circling tree bench
Have you worked with wood before just enough to feel quite handy and open to a new challenge? Have you been looking for creative ways to make some nice seating space in your yard but you have to take that stunning big, old tree in the middle into consideration? Then we think you might enjoy this circular bench idea from This Old House that’s built right around the tree trunk so it becomes part of the décor but remains healthy and thriving.
2. Wooden air conditioner gate
Air conditioning is a wonderful thing in the summer but the machine that sits outside your house to keep things cool isn’t always the most slightly thing in the world. If you’re the kind of person who takes great care with the appearance and aesthetic of your garden space and would prefer not to have a big grey machine sitting in the middle wrecking the look, Better Homes & Garden has a simple DIY way to mask it so it looks a little more cottage-like! Check out how they made this latticed box from wooden gate pieces.
3. DIY bird bath planter
Do you have limited space for additional decorative pieces in your garden but you’re having trouble choosing between an extra cute planter for your favourite flowers or a lovely little bird bath so you can watch pretty feathered friends enjoy themselves on a sunny day? Well, thanks this tutorial from Mami Talks, you don’t have to choose between the two! This tiered design has levels for both at once.
4. Rain water plant watering system
Do you live in a place where it rains a lot in the spring but occasionally ends up with draught warnings in the summer? Are you always concerned for your plants on the hottest days but you still want to conserve water as best you can? Then building yourself something like this rain water plant water system by Family Handy Man is the perfect project for you. It’ll let you stock up on natural water specifically for the plants that you can save as long as you need without feeling guilty for keeping them hydrated from your home’s real water supply in the case of a heat warning. It might look a little bit complicated to make but for the number of benefits it’ll provide you, it’s actually surprisingly easy!