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Crafts for the Garden

Updated on November 29, 2014
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Virginia has years of experience with gardening and wild pests in New Hampshire and other locales.

You can make a garden poem or use your favorite quotation with these bricks.
You can make a garden poem or use your favorite quotation with these bricks. | Source

Craft Projects for the Garden

If you love gardening and enjoy working with your hands, you're always on the lookout for crafty projects to beautify your garden.

Here are some fun and not-too-hard crafts to make for your garden. You can make stepping stones, decorative garden pots, pet memorials, faux stone pathways and other nifty decorative touches for the garden and yard.

Take a look at some of the nifty kits I've gathered here for the crafty gardener. Stop back later to tell me about the project you made in your garden from these do-it-yourself garden crafts.

(photo courtesy of Amazon and the kit to make these is sold below)

Ways to Decorate Flower Pots - for the crafty gardener

There are many ways to dress up an ordinary clay flowerpot. Take a look at these craft books with step-by-step directions to make those pots look fabulous.

One that I've been wanting to try is the faux stone spray. It's even textured. You can pick up old terracotta flowerpots at yardsales. Sometimes they are a bit unsightly with mineral stains on the outside. Work some magic on one of these budget pots using the ideas from these books.

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Ideas for Decorating a Flower Pot with Mosaics

Make Your Own Word Stones Kit - for the crafty gardener

Take a look at the pathway shown at the top of this page. That was made with one of these kits.

Make Your Own Word Stones Kit
Make Your Own Word Stones Kit

How cool is this! Chose your favorite garden quotation or put a line of poetry. It can be something famous or write your own.

Make a path with all the family names in it, there are so many ideas for what you can do with this kit.

Right now I'm using old square concrete pavers for my garden stepping stones. BORING... I need to make some of these word stones.


More Stone Faces Kits for the Garden

More kits to make stone faces on your garden pots. How about a tiki face? Maybe a garden goddess face? Perhaps you would like a Greek god face on your pots... take your choice from these kits.

You Grow Girl - A Book Review

This is a light-hearted, humorous look at gardening through the eyes of a 'crafty' girl. You'll have fun while you learn about everything from mulch to preparing your garden for winter.

You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening
You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening

Never planted a garden before? Live in an apartment with no room for a garden outside? Don't worry. This book takes all levels of experience and space into consideration. Whether you have a few acres to plow or you're just planting a few pots on the patio, you'll have fun learning everything you need to know.

Gayla Trail wrote this book for all of those crafty, girly-girl types who've always dreamed of going out to play in the dirt but were afraid of breaking a nail or smudging their new Mary Janes.

It's funny, it's light and you'll learn gardening tips you'd never have learned from your mother or grandma!

"You Grow Girl' is illustrated throughout with Trail's own pics and illustrations and she walks you through everything, step by little pink step.

She'll teach you how to plan your garden whether you're gardening on your deck or out in the yard. She'll teach you about planting, and watering and everything related to mulch. And along the way she'll teach you to love gardening just as much as she does.

Even if you never plan to plant more than a little pot of chives on the windowsill, this is a must read book for any crafty gal who's ever dreamed of getting dirt under her nails!


Try Container Gardening - when you're short on planting space

I use many containers for my plants in Florida.
I use many containers for my plants in Florida. | Source

With the push toward sustainable living, more and more people are turning to gardening to try to raise at least some of their own food. Problem is - what do you do when you only have 4 feet of space?

I love that Trail (book featured above) spends a good deal of time and great detail on container gardening. From how-to-choose the proper size pots to what plants grow best in containers, she covers everything you need to know to raise a complete garden in a few containers on your deck.

If you live in an apartment, be careful! This book is so fun and so educational you'll be looking for a farm in the very near future!

Make Your Own Pet Stones - with the Kit Below

Nellie is missed, but a memorial stone in the garden will keep her memory alive.
Nellie is missed, but a memorial stone in the garden will keep her memory alive. | Source
Magnetic Poetry Make Your Own Pet Stones Kit
Magnetic Poetry Make Your Own Pet Stones Kit

Many people keep a memorial in their garden for a beloved pet. Here's a stone that you make yourself and decorate in memory of your pet. This is a meaningful project to do with the kids after the loss of a pet.


Make a Windchime - with This Easy Kit

Toysmith Make a Wind Chime Kit
Toysmith Make a Wind Chime Kit

Sure you can buy a ready-made wind chime for your garden or patio, but what's the fun in that? Here's a kit to make your own. A fun project for the crafty gardener and for the kids too.


7-Piece Garden Kit - Great Gift for a Woman Gardener - Apollo Precision Tools DT3790P

If you're planting your very first garden, then you're going to need a few tools. Everything you need to get started is right here in this cute little kit - And it's PINK! How cool is that?!

If you want to be sure the guys don't grab your garden tools, get some pink ones. They will search high and low for their own tools before they will use these.

As a special bonus, a portion of the proceeds from each purchase go to support Breast Cancer Research. Yayyy!

Apollo Tools DT3790P Garden Kit, Pink, 7-Piece, Donation Made to Breast Cancer Research
Apollo Tools DT3790P Garden Kit, Pink, 7-Piece, Donation Made to Breast Cancer Research

Kit Includes: Trowel, narrow trowel, rake, shears, gloves and knee pads. All wrapped up in a pretty pink and black apron.


(graphic created on GlassGiant)

© 2012 Virginia Allain

How does your garden grow?

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    • Nancy Hardin profile image

      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Vallain, I don't have a garden anymore. But we've talked about container gardening for tomatoes and's already too late this year, but now that we've discussed it, maybe we'll get it going for next spring when it's still cool enough. I like this lens, and I love the description of the book "You Grow Girl."

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      4 years ago

      It's growing quite well now, after such a long Winter. Garden crafts are so much

      fun and a great way to add to the enjoyment of gardening. Thanks for sharing.

      Take care :)

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What a great way to have fun crafting and gardening.

    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Thanks for sharing your crafts if it wasn't so hot outside I would try some today. I'm on the Gulf coast and it's in the 80's, I can't leave the house.

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      I like decorating the garden, it shows the personality of the owner. Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      I love growing gardens. This book really sounds great, I have it on my wish list to get.

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      6 years ago

      I like some of the craft kits, especially the wind chimes and make your own word stones.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I planted a garden last year but we had about two months of solid torrential rain and most of my seed decided to drown out or wash away. Lol...I think I got two beets last year. Hopefully this year will be better.

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      6 years ago

      Very Well. Thank You. Great lens. I love the clever title. I also liked the pink gardening tools that you featured. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lisa Auch 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      I learned how to grow flowers from having small conatiners, now I love gardening, and so does my daughter, I so want the pink gardening set!

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      just now, i bought 40liters of bio humus to plant the seeds and grow my veggies but first of all, i soaked the seeds in luke warm water to help speedy germination. this is a very nice lens. too bad that it is not popular like mine but i hope that other lensmasters will notice this. angel blessings.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I am always dirty after gardening, the garden grows okay. Sometimes it is too much work.

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      7 years ago

      I adore gardening, and used to have an allotment, the only problem with that was, I worked so hard in it, that I was often too weary to process and eat the crops! I did win first prize for a giant pumpkin though!

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      7 years ago

      Yes, container gardening is real gardening!

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      7 years ago

      Gayla understands about the breaking a nail issue and solves the problem and now all the ladies can get into the garden with their pretty pink tools!

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      7 years ago

      Love the title You Grow Girl of this book! The pink flower gardening tools are very cute too, they're so pretty I'd be afraid to get them dirty LOL


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