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5 DIYs for Your Garden to Try This Summer!

Here are five ways to spice up your garden this summer!

By Jessica JonesPublished 6 years ago 3 min read

1.Teacup Bird Feeder

This DIY reminds me so much of Alice in Wonderland and it makes me so happy. I love having nature in my garden so I’m always looking for cute ways to create a home for wildlife in my garden and this simple DIY was just what I was looking for.

You will need:

  • A cup and saucer
  • Strong super glue(I use gorilla glue)
  • Twine (or whatever you prefer to use)
  • Bird food


  1. First ensure your cup and saucer is clean and dry.
  2. Place your cup on it’s side on the saucer(see photo below) with the handle pointing up.
  3. Using strong super glue, glue the cup in place
  4. Tie the twine through the handle and tie it to a steady branch or whatever you intend to hang it from.
  5. Place the bird food in and around the cup as if tea has spilled.
  6. Enjoy your cute garden decor, whilst helping the birds!

2. Tin Plants for the Fence

This is a great way to add colour to your fence and is a fun activity for you and your whole family. I’ve also seen this done in old pairs of wellies which I think is a great idea too, but I didn't have any spare wellies at the time.

You will need:

  • Some old metal tins
  • Soil
  • Spray paint
  • Plants
  • Screws and a drill


  1. Spray paint the can whatever colour you desire. Make sure to lay out an old sheet or whatever you prefer and make sure to do it outside.
  2. Once the tins have dried proceed to drilling them into your fence, organising them however you wish.
  3. Fill the tins halfway with soil and begin to plant your plants.
  4. Voila! All done! Enjoy this beautiful garden decor.

3. Vertical Pallet Planter

I always fall down the rabbit hole of all the things you can do with pallets, but when I stumbled across this one I fell in love. It’s a good way to pot and grow your plants on a budget. Succulents or drooping plants particularly look amazing in this DIY.

You will need:

  • Some plants of your choice( or you can grow your own within the palette)
  • Soil
  • A palette


  1. Using the soil fill the palette up gently.
  2. Plant the plants in the gaps of the palette ensuring they're visible.
  3. It’s that simple!

4. Glow in the Dark Rocks

I love idea of this, especially for the kids. It makes the garden a magical place in the night for the summer evenings. They could be dotted across the garden or alongside the path illuminating the pathway. The DIY cup and saucer bird feeder would look great in the evenings with this DIY, especially when you have friends or family around in the evening for a garden party.

You will need:

  • Glow in the dark paint
  • Paint brush
  • Small rocks


  1. Collect a variety of small rocks.
  2. Using the glow in the dark paint and the paint brush coat the rocks evenly.
  3. Enjoy this magical decor!

5. Seashell Plant Pots

The summer means beach to me and somehow I always end up with a bunch of seashells in my pockets from the day, so I thought this DIY would be a perfect way to put the seashells to good use in my garden. They would look great on a tree of from the bottom of a windowsill.

You will need:

  • Seashells with depth (collected by hand or store bought)
  • Soil
  • Plants, seeds, or plant trimmings
  • Twine or wire
  • Superglue


  1. Plant some soil in the seashells and then proceed to plant the plants, seeds, or trimmings.
  2. Superglue the twine or wire to the top of the seashell and tie the other end to a steady branch or whatever else you intend on hanging them from.


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