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8 DIY Yard Art Idea Plans You Can Make Today (with Pictures)

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Yard art can improve the appearance of your property, even if you are just renting, and DIY artwork can be a great way to let out your inner artist and have fun while saving on costs. If you want to build artwork for your property but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Here are several projects that you can use as ideas to get started. We tell you about each project, including the required materials and how difficult it is to complete, so you can see if it’s something that you want to add to your yard.

 

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The 8 DIY Yard Art Idea Plans:

1. DIY Copper Garden Art


Materials: Nursery pot, concrete, copper pipe
Tools: Tin snips, tape measure
Difficulty Level: Easy

The DIY Copper Garden Art project is a great place to start because it’s fun and easy to build, so you can get the entire family involved. There are also no rules, so you can try to create something that resembles a statue or something completely abstract. You can bend copper tubing with your bare hands, so you don’t need many tools, and the copper will turn green over time, like the Statue of Liberty, so it will look even better. The corrosion also helps protect it, so it will last for many years. The only downside is that copper can be quite expensive, which might limit the amount that you can afford for your project.


2. Bottle Cap Flowers

Materials: Bottlecaps, wooden skewer, paint
Tools: Glue gun paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Easy

Bottle Cap Flowers are a great way to spruce up any garden, and they also look great on the deck or balcony. They are quite easy to build if you have access to bottlecaps, and you can use acrylic paints to decorate them any way that you like. Adding bright colors like yellow to your garden can also help attract butterflies and many kinds of songbirds. Most people can finish this beginner project in just a few hours.


3. DIY Garden Mushroom

Materials: Spray paint, round bowls, glue, thick branches or tree stumps
Tools: Paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Easy

The DIY Garden Mushroom is a fantastic project that recycles old bowls and turns them into attractive mushrooms that will improve the appearance of any garden or yard. It also uses cut thick branches, so you will get to make use of any fallen branches after a windstorm. The directions are easy to follow, and you can complete the project in about an hour. Once you get the idea, you can customize it quite a bit.


4. DIY Yard Art Pitcher

Materials: Old watering can, plastic beads
Tools: Scissors
Difficulty Level: Easy

The DIY Yard Art Pitcher is one of the easiest projects that you can create, and it only requires an old watering can and plastic beads, which you can usually find at the local dollar store. Different colors and types of beads and styles of watering cans can be combined to make interesting artwork, and no two will look the same.


5. DIY Screwball Flowers

Materials: Wooden ball, screws, spray paint, metal rods
Tools: Drill
Difficulty Level: Easy

The DIY Screwball Flowers project is easy to build and doesn’t require many materials or tools. All you need is a wooden ball that you can find in most home improvements stores and several long wood screws. You’ll need to drill several small holes into the wood ball so you can insert the screws to create a flower-like appearance. While it might not look that attractive at first, it looks fantastic once it’s painted and set up.


6. DIY Stone Cactus

Materials: Rocks, sand, paint
Tools: Paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Easy

The DIY Stone Cactus is an easy-to-build project that only requires you to find and paint some flat rocks and place them in a sand-filled flower pot. Even a beginner can create an amazingly lifelike cactus in a few hours, and it will help approve the appearance of any garden, patio, or deck.


7. DIY Sea Glass Stepping Stone

Materials: Sea glass, cement, spray paint
Tools: Plastic tub, paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Moderate

The DIY Sea Glass Stepping Stone is one of the more attractive projects on this list, and it only requires a few materials and tools to complete. It can be challenging to sort the sea glass so it’s smooth, and it also requires mixing cement. However, if you are patient and follow the directions closely, you can complete the project in a few days, even as a beginner. Once you create one, we’re confident that you’ll be hooked and want to make several more.


8. DIY Plywood Crafts

Materials: Plywood, paint, screws
Tools: Jigsaw
Difficulty Level: Moderate

If you have a jigsaw and are handy using it, you can create amazing yard art. This DIY Plywood Crafts project shows you how you can make everything from an American flag to a cardboard cutout of a Charlie Brown character with few tools and supplies. It does require a great deal of cutting using the jigsaw, and some people may not have that tool or the experience using it. However, if you have spare wood lying around, practicing is fun and will help you get better with the saw, so don’t be afraid to give this project a try!

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Summary

There are quite a few projects that you can build without needing expensive equipment or materials. Also, the experience will help you create even better projects in the future. We recommend starting with the Bottle Cap Flowers, DIY Yard Art Pitcher, or the DIY Stone Cactus, especially if you are a beginner, to help get your artistic juices flowing and ready to move on to the more complicated projects as you feel comfortable. Remember to customize each project to make it unique!


Featured Image Credit: Hanna Yandiuk, Shutterstock

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