11 Garden Projects To Brighten Up Your Yard

I really love gardening, and I think my favorite DIY project I’ve ever done was this awesome DIY compost bin I made for our backyard! I love being able to recycle food scraps and plant trimmings into compost to help fertilize our garden every year. This week I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggers to bring you 11 amazing garden projects, including my DIY compost bin. If you love having veggies, herbs, and flowers to brighten up your yard, you’re going to love these awesome garden projects!

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11 Garden Projects To Brighten Up Your Yard

Not only is this compost bin super functional, but it wasn’t all that hard to make!

DIY compost bin

We basically took a bunch of cedar boards, put them together into three sides, made a fourth “front” side with a hinged lower half, covered it in hardware cloth, and added a top!

If you want to build your own compost bin, you can get a detailed list of exactly what hardware and tools you need, as well as a cut list that tells you what lumber you need and what size it should be cut to. There’s also a detailed step by step tutorial so you can easily build this for yourself. Get it all here: DIY compost bin tutorial and materials lists.

The lower half of the front opens so you can get the finished compost out from the bottom, and the lid opens up easily with only one hand for you to add food scraps and yard trimmings. I also added latches to keep out critters, and I even put hardware cloth over the bottom of the bin to keep anything from tunneling into the compost from underneath.

DIY compost bin

The whole thing is super sturdy and works great! I’ve been using it for years now, and it’s the perfect addition to our back yard!

And if you want to see more awesome garden projects, check out these great ideas from the DIY Housewives!

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Jenny says

    3 years ago

    I love the concrete planter and fountain. There’s something about the juxtaposition of industrial concrete and plant life that I really love. That’s why I love to use it so much in my garden.

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