How To Make Garden Ornaments


Gardening is a fun way to express your creativity and skill. Many people enjoy the challenge of gardening, but it can be difficult to find the right tools and supplies. Luckily, there are some easy ways to make homemade garden ornaments that will make your garden stand out from everyone else’s.

Acorn Fairies.

Acorns are a great material for crafting fairies. They’re cheap, easy to find, and you can use them in many different ways. The first step is to make a pattern out of paper. Next cut out your patterns from the acorns (using a sharp knife) and put them on the ground with the tops facing up. Using your hot glue gun, glue the patterns onto each acorn so they stick straight up from the bottom like real fairies do!

When you’re done with that, paint all of them gold so they’ll look nice when you hang them up around your garden! You can even decorate some with jewels if you want to be fancy about it! Finally take some twine or fishing line and attach it onto one end of each fairy so they will stay put when hung with string suspended between two trees or two posts sticking out of your yard; this way everybody who visits sees how creative you were during their visit.”

Clay Planters.

Clay pots are a great way to add a little whimsy to your garden. You can even make your own clay pot planters, which is an inexpensive and easy way to personalize your garden space. These clay pots are made by using a mold and then decorating them with paint or other materials.

Once you’ve gotten the mold ready, proceed as follows:

  • Pour the dry clay into it (make sure not too much comes out).
  • Bake according to directions on packaging.

Hose Pot.

For this project, you will need:

  • A plastic bottle.
  • A drill.
  • Paint and paintbrush.
  • Hot glue gun (or hot glue sticks).
  • Nails or screws (optional).

The Shopping List.

  • Clay
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint tray
  • Paint palette & brush cleaner (optional, but recommended)
  • Paint thinner (optional, but recommended)
  • Acrylic paints in various colors. I used Daniel Smith Extra Fine Artist’s Colors and Golden Heavy Body Acrylics because they’re good quality, reasonably priced and cover well with only one coat. You’ll also need some acrylic mediums for glazing or mixing with paint or clay. For my project I used GAC 900 for matte surfaces and GAC 500 for glossy surfaces; both are available at Michael’s Arts & Crafts stores in the US or online. If you don’t have access to these products locally then any brand of matte medium should work fine as an alternative to GAC 900 while gloss varnish can be substituted with gloss acrylic sealer such as Liquitex Matte Varnish Sealer Medium.

Clay Flowers and Lamposts.

You can make clay flowers and lamposts using a plaster mold. To do this, you will need to mix up some plaster of Paris and water. You will then use the plaster to cover your object. After about 15 minutes, you will have a hard shell that you can remove the object from. The shell will be left with small holes on it where there was not enough time for the plaster to dry throughly or it wasn’t thick enough in those areas.

To make sure your flower petals are all connected and attached properly, fill any holes with more plaster before they dry out completely (this may take all night). Then let them sit overnight so they’re nice and dry before painting them!

Painted Ornaments.

  • Use acrylic paints. Acrylics are water-based, so they’re perfect for this project. They dry quickly and won’t make your ornament warp or fade when it’s in the sun.
  • Make sure the paint is dry before you use the ornament. If you want to paint faces on your ornaments, wait at least an hour after applying a layer of color before painting their mouths, eyes and hair (or whatever other features you’re adding). Otherwise, fingerprints will show up on your finished product!
  • Make sure everything is dry before putting them in water. Even though some acrylic paints have been known to turn into permanent markers if left out too long without being sealed away from air (like inside an acrylic bottle), there’s no need for concern here because we’ll be using a sealant later anyway!

You could make a garden ornament for your own garden.

First of all, you can make a garden ornament for your own garden. This is a great idea and I would recommend it. The only difficulty with this is that you do not have to make the ornament yourself, but you can buy one instead.

Another great way to use these ornaments is if someone else wants one. This could be someone who has just had a baby or even an elderly relative who isn’t very mobile anymore and needs some form of entertainment around their house (or in this case, in their garden). If they want something special then why not get them something that will make them smile every day when they see it? You can also look into donating your time as well as crafts if you’re really feeling generous! People will always appreciate being thought about so don’t forget about volunteering either!

Lastly although not necessarily directly related there are competitions out there which require entrants’ entries to be made from recycled material only – which means we’ve got plenty more potential ideas for projects where zero waste is key!”


We hope you were inspired to make some garden ornaments for your own home. We love the idea of using clay as a material, it’s fun to work with and so versatile! A lot of these projects can be done in your own time without having to spend any money on materials. They’re also great for kids who want something fun and creative to do during summer holidays too!

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