Outdoor Home Crafts for Kids

Summer is here and with the sun shining across Northern Ireland, it’s time to show our outdoor spaces a little love. Whether you enjoy lounging in the sun, having a BBQ with friends or sipping your morning coffee, your garden is an extension of your home, and we want to help you transform it. One of the easiest ways to decorate your outdoor space on a budget is to create DIY garden crafts. Homemade garden crafts are more fun than anything you can buy at the shop because they are unique to your personal taste!

Check out our list of outdoor home crafts to help spruce up your garden this summer:


Decorative pots are a great way to brighten up your garden and while they are expensive to buy, you can upcycle any old pot and make it your own. All you need to do is grab your old pots, give them a clean to remove any debris from the garden and paint them in whatever style you like. You can even get the kids involved and have a family paint-off to see who can design the most creative pots. Then once dry, you can fill them with your favourite flowers and place them around your garden.


There’s something magical about watching birds perch in your garden in the search for tasty morsels, so why not welcome them with a DIY bird feeder? Simply, rummage through the recycling, grab a plastic bottle, rinse it out to remove any liquids, fill with bird feed and cut a small hole in the middle before hanging it up amongst foliage. Get the kids to join in on the DIY fun and see how many birds they can identify in the garden.


Mirrors are not just for use on the inside of our homes. They are a great addition to any small garden area and can totally transform the space. A great low-budget idea is to get small unused mirrors around the house, arrange them on a piece of wood or plastic until you are happy and glue them together to create a quirky one-off piece.


If you are growing herbs in your garden and want a fun way to mark them, then here is your solution. Look around your home and outside for nicely shaped flat rocks. Rinse the rocks to remove any dirt and paint them using vibrant colours. Leave a little space in the middle to write the name of the herbs and place them in your garden.

We hope you feel inspired to transform your garden for less! For more #SmarterLiving tips visit our latest news page and follow us on our social channels. 

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