6 Fun Garden Crafts to Get the Family Excited and Engaged

It’s springtime and that means it’s time to get ready for gardening. Get the whole family excited by jazzing up your garden with a few crafty additions. Our family garden is taking shape and we are all getting in the fun together (with our tween tending the garden and our 3-year old twins digging for worms and bugs).


Family Garden Plot 2
























Check out these fabulous ideas for garden crafts – a perfect complement to your crop.


1.  Painted Garden Stones

My crafty maven sister Pauline and niece have crafted before using stones to create magical faces ~ but stones also a unique canvas to showcase kids’ drawing talents for the garden.  (Plus, you can keep straight the different plants in the garden). Lu Bird Baby provides great inspiration with these stones:


Lu Bird Baby Painted Garden Rocks
















2.  Mini Garden Gnomes

How will you protect your garden? With gnomes, of course! Try this clever tutorial from Apartment Therapy using toilet paper tubes.


Apartment Therapy Mini Garden Gnomes














3.  Hairy Garden Jars

This craft made me giggle. How could you not smile at these home grown ‘Hairy’ grass jars from Mom vs The Boys? (Check out the clever use of playdough to stabilize the jars during crafting).


Mom vs the Boys Hairy Garden Jar











4.  Stepping Stones

Stepping stones are a classic garden craft – but never goes out of style. C.R.A.F.T.  provides a clear step by step guide on how you can make your own.


C.R.A.F.T Garden Stepping Stones
















5.  Clay Saucer Markers

Transform simple clay saucers into fabulous adorned garden markers. Bring out your puffy paint and crafting gemstones and have fun (via The Crafty Classroom).


The Crafty Classroom Clay Saucer Garden Markers










6.  Clear Pebble Plant Markers

Craft Jr. offers the free printables to help complete this beautiful clear pebble plant marker craft. Try inserting your own design between the pebbles, too.


Craft Jr Plant Markers

























No matter what you plan to plant this season, have fun and be crafty! How will you have fun with your garden this season?


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Lynnee Jimenez

Lynnee Jimenez -> I am a wanna-be crafter who is inspired by my crafty sister Pauline, my tween daughter and niece. By day, I work in high-tech. By night, I dream of learning how to best use gloss, glitter & my daughter's glue gun. I really want to create memories with my daughter to last a lifetime. 

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