Crafty Hacks for Your Garden


A beautiful garden can make your house feel like home and enhance your quality of life. Gardening isn’t just a great hobby—it’s also an excellent way to relax, express yourself creatively, and fill your yard with lush greenery. But working in the garden is even more enjoyable when you have the right tools and equipment. A good pair of gardening gloves that protect you from blisters and broken nails can do wonders for your productivity, while a sturdy wheelbarrow helps you get heavy loads around without hurting your back. However, making smart choices when buying gardening tools can be tricky if you’re on a budget or need to save space in a smaller yard. That’s why we put together this list of clever ways to optimize the use of items that may not immediately seem like they belong in the garden:

Use a three-tiered serving stand in your garden.

Use a three-tiered serving stand in your garden.

This is a great way to keep all of your tools organized and easy to find. It also makes them look cute!

Invest in decorative watering cans.

If you are looking to add some pizazz to your home decor and want to add a decorative touch to your outdoor space, think about investing in a few small watering cans. They come in so many different shapes and sizes, they can be used for many things around the house, especially with gardening!

  • Planting flowers: Watering cans are great for filling up with soil while planting flowers or other plants. You can use them as holders too!
  • Holding candles: If you enjoy entertaining guests on warm summer nights, why not light up some candles outside? Watering cans make great holders for these celebratory flames (and also keep them away from little hands).
  • Growing herbs: Everyone loves fresh herbs! If you’re growing some yourself at home during this time of year (or any time), consider using small watering cans as planters for all those yummy flavors!

Use a wheelbarrow to store birdseed and bird feeders.

Use a wheelbarrow to store birdseed and bird feeders.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money on expensive garden storage solutions like birdfeeders! One great way to store your birdseed is with an old wheelbarrow. Simply fill it up with whatever type of seed you want, then put the lid on top, and you’re good to go. You can also use these for storing your actual bird feeder poles if you don’t want them in the ground anymore (or if there’s not enough room).

Wheelbarrows are so versatile; they’ll help you keep all kinds of things organized in your garden this summer!

Create a living wall with gardening wire and hooks.

If you have a wall that needs a little something, try creating a living wall with gardening wire and hooks. Start by painting the wall with two coats of white latex paint. Let the first coat dry completely before applying the second coat. When it’s dry, place hooks along your chosen design line and push them into the wall (as hard as you can). The idea is for them to be as close together as possible without overlapping or showing any gaps between them.

Once everything is installed, use wire to attach plants to each hook in whatever arrangement appeals most to you!

Line the inside of your planter with landscape fabric.

Line the inside of your planter with landscape fabric.

Landscape fabric will keep weeds from growing through the cracks in your soil, making it easier for you to weed out unwanted growth. It will also help retain moisture and prevent soil from splashing onto plants, both of which are good for encouraging healthy growth.

Construct a wine barrel fountain.

Wine barrels are an easy choice for your next fountain. They’re a great size, shape, and color! Plus they’re affordable (and come with their own rustic charm).

If you want to use a wine barrel for your fountain but don’t want it to be just another decoration, here’s what you’ll need:

  • A drill or screwdriver
  • Stainless steel screws or nails that match your barrel finish
  • Whichever materials you want to fill it with (water being one)

Create a trellis fence that doubles as a vertical garden.

Trellis fences are great for supporting climbing plants, vines and other vertical garden options. They provide support for your plants and add a unique look to the space. Trellis fences can be made from many kinds of materials including wood, metal or bamboo. We recommend using strong wooden posts around 3 feet high with cross pieces bolted in place to make a sturdy structure for the vines to climb up on. Use metal wire mesh or netting attached vertically so that the plant roots will grow through into the soil at ground level below but not get tangled up in any way inside it’s own support structure (this will help prevent rot). If you don’t have access to large scale landscaping supplies like this we suggest making smaller ones out of lumber scraps found at local construction sites; this is a great way to recycle materials that might otherwise end up going into landfills!

Use these ideas as inspiration when planning what type of trellis fence would work best in your yard:

Create paths in your yard by laying wood slices or stones along the ground.

  • Use a miter saw to cut wood slices into 3/4-inch pieces.
  • Pound the wood slices into the ground with a hammer until they are flush with the ground, or slightly below it (this will create an uneven surface, but it’s supposed to look that way). For example: If your yard is sloped downward from left to right, pound all of your slanted paths from left to right so that they are at an angle when viewed from above (the yard). This will ensure that water drains away from your house instead of toward it—always important in areas where there is lots of rain!
  • Dig holes for each individual slice using a shovel and rake them smooth by raking back over them once you’ve finished digging everything out. You can also sweep up any wood shavings left behind by this process; however, if you’re doing this project outside on concrete floors (or something similar), then sweeping may take longer than expected because they’re not as easy as other surfaces around here like dirt or grassy lawns.”

Invest in attractive wheelbarrows and plant stands that can serve as fun focal points.

Invest in attractive wheelbarrows and plant stands that can serve as fun focal points. Wheelbarrows are a great way to transport materials, and stand-alone plant stands are great for displaying small plants. Plant stands can also be decorative, but this is optional; it’s more important that they’re functional.

If you have a large garden or yard and want to make the most of your space, consider using wheelbarrows as mobile storage containers so you don’t lose precious space in your garage (or attic). Use these same wheelbarrows in the garden by filling them with soil, then carrying them around to wherever you need them most. You’ll save yourself time when moving materials like fertilizer or mulch around—and they’ll add some extra style into the process!

With these crafty hacks, you can make your garden beautiful and functional at the same time!

With these crafty hacks, you can make your garden beautiful and functional at the same time!

It’s easy to create a beautiful garden with just a few inexpensive tools. It’s also easy to enhance or make your garden more functional by using some of these hacks.


Well, that’s it! We hope you enjoyed these tips. If you have any creative garden hacks of your own to add, please share them in the comments section below. And until next time, happy gardening!

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