12 Weeks of Garden Inspiration: DIY Garden Projects

This is the third post in the 12 Weeks of Garden Inspiration series.  More information about the series can be found here.

12 Weeks of Garden Inspiration: DIY Garden Projects

As I sit down to write this week’s round up of garden inspiration, it definitely feels like we are one week closer to spring.  At just a degree or two over 40, it was 60 degrees warmer in the garden today than it was when the week began.  A January thaw was never more welcome!

Of course we all know that there are still plenty of cold days ahead, which is exactly why we need this week’s collection of DIY garden project ideas.  Getting a head start on a project for the garden is a great way to pass the time until spring arrives.   Whether you are a crafty gardener who is all about art and style or a practical gardener who loves power tools and garden hacks, there are tons of great things  you can do for yourself in the garden.   It was really hard to narrow it down to just a few favorites to feature here, so be sure to check out the brand new DIY Garden Project Pinterest Board for even more garden inspiration!

  • I love the idea of enticing bees to the garden and providing a space for growing colonies by  building a swarm box.  Check out the Pinterest board for other ideas to attract beneficial insects to the garden.
  • Do you have pots or other garden decor that is looking a little outdated or worn?  Give them a fresh look with a little spray paint. Use the same technique to get a garden center look for a garage sale or thrift store prices.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed ideas this week!  Stay tuned  to Sweet Domesticity on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow morning for the announcement of next week’s topic!

12 Weeks of Garden Inspiration on Sweet Domesticity

Other posts in this series:

Garden Organization
Garden Planning 
DIY Garden Projects (you are here)
Vertical Gardening
Extending the Season 
Seed Starting 


4 thoughts on “12 Weeks of Garden Inspiration: DIY Garden Projects

  • January 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you for including my gutter garden in your inspiration files! I appreciate the link love! And, btw, your site is so beautiful! I love the art, fonts and colors! Just lovely! Cheers!

    • January 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Aw, thank you, Stacy! It was my pleasure! I have a large section of old gutter from our house set aside for a future gutter garden and I will definitely be referring back to your excellent post when the time comes!

  • January 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks for including me in this post. Your blog is super awesome and I’m happy to have discovered it! Happy Garden Planning!

    • January 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you, Lilly! I am happy to do so! The detail in your post great and soo helpful! I would love to install a similar system in my own raised beds someday.


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