DIY crafts for a summer house and garden: 15 ideas
Slowly but purposefully, the summer season begins, and with it the desire to quickly escape from the city bustle. Do you want to decorate the site with pleasant little things or do you need to take a child while adults work in the garden? We share ideas of interesting handicrafts for giving with your own hands from improvised materials!
1. Partitions of glass bottles
From the accumulated glass bottles of various shapes and colors, a very interesting partition will turn out. For example, in this way you can decorate the walls of arbors instead of the usual wicker sheets. In addition to shade, such partitions give a beautiful stained glass effect, refracting the sun's rays.
2. Furniture from pallets
Country furniture from pallets is no longer a novelty, but this does not make it worse. From unnecessary boxes and pallets, excellent benches, chairs, sofas and tables are obtained. You can even lay out the floor in a gazebo or under a canopy, but be sure to carefully grind it and open it with varnish so that there is no splinter.
3. Flowerbeds of all sorts of things
It seems that there are no things from which it is impossible to make an unusual flowerbed. Use old beds, chests of drawers, drawers and chests, a bathtub, shoes — anything you want. The main thing - do not forget to make holes for drainage and choose the right nutrient soil under the flowers.
4. Wicker balls
The very openwork balls made of threads and ribbons, popular in modern interior design, can be used in the garden. Just make them from flexible branches and rods, and support the joints not with PVA, but with brackets and thin wire. Fold a composition of several different sizes, and if desired - paint with waterproof acrylic paint.
5. Garden figures from stones
Garden compositions of stones will sparkle with new colors if painted with waterproof acrylic. Turtles, hedgehogs, ladybugs and frogs - all of them will live in your garden. It is especially interesting to seek and compose new forms with children, because such a process develops imagination and imagination.
6. Decorations for the pond
If there is a small artificial pond or fountain in the garden, be sure to decorate it too. Collect whole fabulous scenes from figurines, decorative figures and decorations for the aquarium. And plastic water lilies, frogs and birds from old bottles just do not drown.
7. Funny scarecrow
To make the scarecrow not only useful, but also beautiful, you can do it yourself. Use any sufficiently dense fabric, and for stuffing - straw and dry grass. If you like to sew, you can even make some costumes for the scarecrow. And if not, just decorate your old clothes.
8. Concrete sculptures
Concrete skills open up endless possibilities for creativity. Flowerbeds, flowerpots, sculptures are cast from it — anything. If you are still a beginner, but after construction there is a bag of mixture left - start with something simpler, like such cute pot-bellied owls.
9. Flowers and animals from plastic bottles
From bulk plastic bottles you can make almost any little animals for giving: from tiny mice to funny piglets. From cut and decorated bottles bright flowers are obtained to decorate fences or partitions. From them, you can collect fancy trees or even a whole garden flower bed.
10. A simple dog house
To make a booth for your beloved pet, you do not need the skills of a designer and an architect. A beautiful stylish house can be made literally from several boards that remained after finishing work. And so that the dog does not turn over the bowls, cut holes for them at the base of the booth.
11. Garden paths made of plastic covers
From the accumulated caps from plastic bottles, bright and mosaic garden paths are obtained. They do not slip and do not disperse, do not fade in the sun and are easily washed with water from a hose. Naturally, they are not eternal, but you don’t have to bother with heavy bulky tiles and concrete mortar.
12. Bird feeders from old dishes
Tree feeders are not necessarily ugly tetrapacks or expensive purchased mini-cottages for birds. A very beautiful and unusual feeding trough can be made only from glued utensils. The inverted cup protects from moisture and wind, and it will be comfortable for birds to sit on the sides of the saucer. There is something from Alice in Wonderland in such feeders!
13. DIY hammock
From a wide rectangular cut of dense fabric and a coil of strong rope, you can make an excellent home hammock. After all, there is nothing easier than pulling the canvas between two supports. And if you want him to better keep his shape, first sew a loop to the fabric and put it on a round wooden frame - like curtains on a cornice.
14. Children's swing on a tree
If you have a fairly strong tree on the site with powerful branches, then you can make a children's swing on it. For this, you will only need a wide board and a thick rope. Sand the board from all sides so that it is impossible to hurt yourself or to drive a splinter. Fix the ropes in the holes with the help of large volume units, which at the same time will make the structure heavier.
15. Wooden log bench
Literally from several wooden logs of different diameters a very beautiful country bench will turn out. Remove the bark, sand the wood, cover it with protective antiseptics, stain and varnish. Between each other, connect the parts to long self-tapping screws, and for greater color - tie them with a rough rope.