Are you growing a vegetable garden this year? While gardening can be a lot of hard work, it's also rewarding. Yet sometimes even the most avid gardeners need a break from digging, weeding and watering. So why not try one of these fun DIY garden projects?
Tips on Creating Fun DIY Garden Projects
Before diving into some of the creative and fun DIY garden projects I found around the web, here are few tips and explanations of our own projects.
Upcycle for DIY Gardening Projects
Our family homesteads and homeschools in a remote part of Canada's subarctic Northwest Territories. As we live off the grid about a 35-minute drive from town, waste removal is an issue. It's a pain, and it is expensive.
So when we can find ways to upcycle or repurpose items in our backyard garden, we do.
Tip: Use what you have on hand for your DIY gardening projects, or pick up a few inexpensive supplies to get started.
Include Your Kids
And you know what? They LOVE any kind of craft or project that showcases their creativity.
For example, we recently renovated our master bathroom as one of our homestead projects. Ava, my eleven-year-old, wants to turn one of the old pedestal sinks into a birdbath for the garden. (She already made a DIY bird feeder.)
Tip: Get your kids involved in creating their own fun DIY garden projects!
Relax and Have Fun With It!
So this year has been....a bit stressful for us. The winter was long, cold, dark, and lonely without our big kids coming for visits. And honestly, planning our garden hasn't brought me the joy it usually does. You know what? I think I'm just a bit too anxious this year.
We're always trying to become as self-reliant as possible. We raise animals to produce our own homestead meats. I calculate how much to plant to feed our family. We preserve, can, and dehydrate whenever we can. We're always focused on trying to secure our family's food supply.
That doesn't leave a lot of time for plain old family fun. So this summer, that's what I'm trying to focus on.
Tip: Don't worry if your fun DIY garden projects aren't "perfect." The idea is to be creative, de-stress, and make something to add some character to your garden.
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