Pretty garden ideas are always fun to look at and be inspired by, even if you can’t grow gardens very well (like me!) All the pretty colors of the flowers or quirky fun ways to decorate… an interesting idea can bring gardening to a whole new level. I might only choose low maintenance plants – aka stuff I can’t kill – any of these ideas would definitely be a way to up the garden game to a whole new level.
photo credit: Pinterest
We’ll start our journey into garden ideas with a colorful option that’s sure to add a little more whimsy – an artists palette garden display. Complete with a rake and shovel “brush” of course!
Grab a couple of dollar store lights & some thrift shop glass shades to make these pretty garden lights. (click photo for tutorial)
photo credit: Gardens of Petaluma
If you want a little whimsy in your garden, these pillow stepping stones are the right way to go! They look like something from Alice in Wonderland!
This is one of those garden ideas that is so simple and super cheap! Stop by the dollar store, grab a few tiki torches and a few solar lights, then put the lights inside the torches. No oil, no fire, no mess – so it’s much safer for the kids. Put them with bug repellent plants and you get the best of both worlds!
Find a bunch of metal headboards, paint them all white & mount them for this unique trellis idea.
via Stone Art Blog
This truck rocks! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself!) But seriously, it’s pretty awesome to see it all put together.
via Good Home Design
This cute little shed would be perfect for a playhouse or a garden shed!
photo credit: Play Trains!
Carve out some space for the littles to play while giving them a love of gardening with this DIY garden train table.
I’d never cry over this version of spilled milk! A simple milk can tilted onto its side with white flowers flowing out into a simply gorgeous garden.
photo credit: HGTV
Don’t toss out those paint cans – turn them into pretty planters!
source: killer b designs
My little grandsons would love to have their own space to play outside in this teepee made from pallets.
photo credit: DIY Joy
Try your hand at making these pretty planters with the help of some gloves and concrete for another of the great garden ideas! It looks like it would work best for small flowers, but imagine them spilling out over the hands as summer went on.
What garden doesn’t need a sweet little mascot? This guy is so adorable – and he’s sure to bring a little more fun into any outdoor area. And he sure does melt your heart a bit, right?
photo credit: The Garden Glove
Looking for another Oz inspired idea? Take a few thrift store vases & bottles plus some dollar store glass gems and create your own castle for fairy wizards. I’d love to do a take on this version of the Emerald City!
photo credit: Salvage + Selvedge
If you’re on the path to find more whimsical garden ideas… these bricks painted to look like books are a seriously great idea!
If you enjoyed these garden ideas, you might also like:
- Seven Upcycled Garden Ideas – my favorite ways to repurpose things for a beautiful outdoor space!
These garden ideas are very cute! It’s nice look at, I would try one of this in my backyard. Thanks Gina
Gina Luker says
Thanks Lorenzo !
Jan Morgan says
I love all these ideas. I made the Tin Man a few years ago. Still have him. He hangs up on my back porch!
Those concrete cushions are great! (‘Coming from this concrete-o-holic…) But I would make my own mold, but that’s ok. I think they would go nicely with my orbs & leaves… hmmmm
Gina Luker says
Thanks Barb, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂