Easy DIY Garden Gifts that won’t break the bank. Create these one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. Here are some easy handmade gifts that will make you a rockstar!
These easy, great DIY garden gifts are a wonderful way to make something for a friend or loved one. What makes them even better is they are affordable to build and make.
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Most of these projects cost $50 or less so grab your tools and let’s get started.
Update:(lumber prices have increased dramatically in 2021, so this statement may be no longer accurate)
This post is a round-up of the DIY Garden projects I have on this site with instructions and some have video!
This is so easy you can make it in a day.
Paint it any color you like, and if you want to make it extra special, buy a plant or seeds for a vertical growing plant that will cover it in sweet blooms.
Click here to see what is on my wishlist to plant by my Arbor.
Handmade wood grow box
This is great for growing salad greens or herbs.
Include a packet of seeds (see #6 below for ideas) and a bag of potting soil to create a complete package. Paint it any way you like.
Build a Garden Bench
The first bench I have called the Sweetheart Bench is an easy one to build. Not only can you build it but if you follow along with the painting lesson on the roses you can decorate it!
you can paint this
Paint Pink Roses!
You can keep it more rustic and stain the wood or create an aged appearance with this method of Aging New Wood to Look Old
The second bench is a fun Victorian-inspired version and it has the luscious curves and details that make it a hit. I call this one a Farmhouse Victorian Garden Bench.
Both of these designs would be a hit and you can paint them any color or with various designs to match your decor. They look great indoors as well.
Build two and keep one yourself, they are so easy and fun!
DIY rustic toolbox
4. Rustic Toolbox for a Planter
These are so popular and you can see why!
They make a great planter or even a centerpiece. You can also use it to hold utensils at your backyard bbq or picnic, it is just an all-around useful project.
It is so easy to build you will love it. This is another project that could make a great gift because you could fill it with tools, seeds and some potting soil for a great gift basket idea.
easy Potting Bench
5. Potting Bench from Fence Boards
Yes, even this beauty cost us under $50 to build.
I still have this sitting on my back deck and we built it over 10 years ago. It is a great place to set drinks and food in the summer when we bbq on the back deck and have friends over.
I decorate it each season with plants as we can view it through our large glass sliding door in our dining room.
I have painted it different colors through the years with different paints. My favorite was the Annie Sloans Chalk Paint. It ages so gracefull and didn’t peel.
Faux chalk paint and milk paint did not do well and looked shabby in short order. So real chalk paint it is from now on on this potting bench!
You can find this on Amazon and knock off chalk finish paints don’t work the same. I know because I have tried them. So do yourself a favor and find a local stockist and get some of the Annie Sloan Chalk paint.
No build gifts
6. Don’t feel like building anything?
I grow their seeds all the time, in fact I had so many Alyssum plants this year I was giving them away after filling all my pots and garden! All from one packet of seeds.
Any gardener would love to get one!
You can paint something!
10. Garden Obelisk
We have built a few of these and they are still standing and doing their job beautifully after 8 plus years.
11. I couldn’t leave out my favorite DIY gift I have ever received. I know this is a dream of many women to have one and I have the detailed plans available here. Build your own She Shed aka Crafting Cottage
I use mine mostly as my painting studio. I can’t tell you enough how much I love my little space to get away to paint and run my business!
Do you want more ideas?
Happy Building and Gift Giving!