Spring is almost here! Well, in this part of California it feels like spring IS here. No matter what the weather feels like where you live, I think we’re all a little excited to spend more time outside! Today I’ve collected some creative outdoor ideas that you can use this season or all year long. Some ideas are simply gorgeous, others are downright brilliant!
Creative Outdoor Ideas
This is so gorgeous, don’t you think? Best of all, it is SO SIMPLE to do! You can even accomplish this look with silk flowers.
The tunnels are like a road network system that chickens are allowed to navigate through and then emerge at their designated “work zone” in the garden, usually an area covered in weeds or an old garden bed that needs some attention.The tunnels are also a great way to keep chickens safe from dangerous critters. However, the older parts of your garden are great for chickens to roam around because there are usually tasty treats for the chickens hidden under the soil just waiting to be scratched up. In return the chickens deposit a little fertilizer and do a lot of the physical work of turning the soil over preparing the garden bed for you. Your chickens and garden will appreciate this outdoor idea!
3. Raised and Enclosed Garden Bed
They are perfect for keeping critters out of your beautiful garden. I just LOVE the front door! Watch the video below to see how to make an enclosed garden. With some lumber, chicken wire, staples, and a door, you too can create a raised and enclosed garden bed just like this! (Source Unknown)
5. Disney Garden
Make a Disney inspired garden. So cute! Use some landscaping pavers to create the shape of the Mickey Head. Fill the center with soil, then place some outdoor Disney decorations inside. After that, you can plant whatever your heart wishes! Made by Tiffany Piatkowski.
This is made from a thrift store kitchen sink! They used pallet wood around it and even put in a couple of knobs for the buckets on the side. My kids would love this! Made by Heather Toler.
7. Wagon wheel succulent garden
Beautiful idea! (source unknown)
Made by Wholesale Fairy Gardens. Neat!
9. Turtles made with Terra Cotta Pots
You can make them in about an hour because they dry quickly! Use 2-3 coats of green acrylic paint in various shades (get the terra cotta paint here). The turtle’s shell is made out of a terra cotta saucer (turned upside down).The legs are made out of terra cotta pots. Place the 4 terra cotta pots under the saucer. The face is made with these smooth styrofoam balls.Glue the legs and shell together using a strong craft glue, like this. (by Chef Ping Creates – source no longer available)
Use painted cinder blocks to make a custom bench in your yard. Neat idea!
12. M&M Rocks
paint round rocks to make them look like huge M&M’s outside of your house – cute! Source Unknown
Great idea! I’m thinking this could work in certain indoor spaces as well.
Old bicycle wheels turned garden art flowers – cute!
How beautiful is this glowing watering can? You will need a watering can, a hook to hang it on, and some fairy lights like these. Place the fairy lights inside the watering can and pull the fairy light strands through the holes. Watch how we made a glowing watering can!
Directions: (See our step-by-step directions here)
16. Terra Cotta Pot Elephant
17. Hubcap Flowers
Hubcap flower garden – such a cute idea! (picture source unknown but see a similar tutorial here).
This would be beautiful in the garden! Made by Linda Timmons