Easy garden art ideas that show you how to add your own personal style to your garden through garden art. Budget friendly options included!
Garden art is, in my opinion, like any other kind of art and I approach using it in the same way. I think it should reflect your personal style and have some sort of meaning. The walls in my home are filled with family photographs, pictures passed down from relatives, and other items that tell the story of my family. I have tried to do the same thing in my garden. My garden art tells my story and each piece holds a special place in my heart. You can personalize your own garden space in much the same way. Here’s how!
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Easy Garden Art Ideas
Wood Signs or Flags
I love flags…especially the American flag. I fly it on my front porch and it seemed fitting that it should fly from my garden too. Instead of a regular flag pole, I painted an American flag on a piece of wood and hung it on the side of my shed. Over the years it has faded and weathered so it looks much older than it is. A sign or flag could also be hung on a fence or other out-building.
UPDATE: I gave my shed a much needed makeover in the summer of 2018. Part of that makeover was a new and beautiful wood American Flag!
Garden Weather Vane
Weather vanes are no longer used to track the direction of the wind, but they still have charm and add personality. Garden weather vanes attach to a stake that is stuck in the ground. They come in a variety of sizes and themes. I chose a golfer because my husband and son avidly play and follow the sport. Like the flag, it has weathered beautifully and gives my garden a vintage, cottage feel.
Birds and gardens go together like toast and jam. Because of that, it is perfectly fitting to grace your garden with one (or more) birdhouses. They can be installed in the ground or hung from just about anything. Different types of birdhouses attract different types of birds. There are wren houses, finch houses, houses for sparrows and the list goes on. Personally, I just love to look at them and if a bird makes itself at home, it’s an added bonus! This Oct-Avian bird house was a Mother’s Day gift and is a recent addition to my garden.
Bird house pictured can be found here: Oct-Avian Bird House.
Shepherd’s Hook with Birdhouse
A shepherd’s hook is the absolute easiest way to hang anything in your garden…especially a birdhouse. Nothing is needed except a bit of muscle to stick it into the ground. They come in various heights so you can stagger the hooks in your garden to add interest. It’s also a very easy way to change out seasonal garden decor.
Shepherd’s Hook with Wind Chimes
Not only are wind chimes beautiful to look at, they are absolutely lovely to hear. I received this set of wind chimes when my mother passed away. I thought it was such a thoughtful and meaningful gift. I placed a shepherd’s hook outside my kitchen window and hung the wind chimes. Now, not only can I see them every day, I can hear them as well.
Garden statuary can be anything from cement geese dressed for the weather to saints and angels. There is a wide choice of sturdy items that will weather nicely and live happily in your garden. I have always had a statue of St. Francis of Assisi in my garden. For some reason, I can’t imagine a garden being complete without him. He is the patron saint of Ecology and is best know for “preaching to the birds.” Other ideas are cement benches, stepping stones with engraved quotes or small woodland animals.
Thank you so much for stopping by and spending part of your day with me. I hope these easy garden art ideas help to make your garden the perfect reflection of you. I’ll be back soon!
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