CheapThriftyLiving.com

Menu

15 Budget-Friendly Garden Ideas

These cheap indoor and outdoor garden ideas are great when you're on a budget!

By: Danielle Zimmerman, Editor, CheapThriftyLiving
Updated July 25, 2018
15 Budget-Friendly Garden Ideas

One of my favorite things about the end of winter and the beginning of spring is all of the garden ideas and inspiration that I start seeing on my Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest feeds. Everyone is so done with winter and ready to look forward to planning their gardens, myself included!

The winter is just so dead feeling whereas spring is all about birth and rebirth. I find gardening to be so relaxing and therapeutic that I can never wait to start coming up with new garden ideas. Sure, I can set up an indoor fairy garden or put some potted herbs on a windowsill during the winter, but there’s nothing like getting outside.

Not only am I looking for vegetable garden inspiration, but I’m also looking for a few DIY decor ideas for my succulents! My best friend got married at the Brookfield Zoo and had the cutest succulent table centerpieces. I’ve been obsessed with succulents ever since. Seriously though, I took about 15 of the little dears home with me the night of her wedding. I was a bridesmaid, so it was okay. Or, at least, that’s what I tell myself. So yes, I’m also on the hunt for succulent crafting ideas, potting inspiration, and terrarium ideas. I want it all.

These 15 Budget-Friendly Garden Ideas are such fun and low-budget ways to transform your outdoor space from drab to fab. You can even bring the outdoors in with some DIY planter ideas. Get inspired and embrace the spring with these fun gardening ideas.

1. DIY Chalkboard Flower Pots

Make your outdoor plant pots shine with this chalkboard paint tutorial! You'll love the added flair this labeling method brings to your garden!

Get this project!

DIY Chalkboard Flower Pots

2. Decoupage Flower Pots with Scrapbook Paper

If you want the functionality of a terra cotta pot without the burnt orange color, try this decoupage idea! By repurposing scrapbook paper, you'll have a new decorative flower pot in a few hours!

Get this project!

Decoupage Flower Pots with Scrapbook Paper

3. Simple DIY Seed Bombs

These simple seed bombs will turn that bare patch in your garden into a wonderland of flowers in no time! These are so easy and fun that your kids will definitely want to help!

Get this project!

Simple DIY Seed Bombs

4. 3-Tier DIY Indoor Fairy Garden

This tiered planter brings the garden indoors! The fairy aesthetic and vibrant colors will encourage your green thumb all year!

Get this project!

3-Tier DIY Indoor Fairy Garden

5. Wine Bottle Herb Garden

Did you know that wine bottles make for ideal herb gardens? With a few modifications, your chardonnay collection can become your new hanging herb garden!

Get this project!

Wine Bottle Herb Garden

6. Neat and Natural Flower Pot

Do you have extra yarn lying around? Dye it with Kool-Aid powder and elevate your succulent planters!

Get this project!

Dyed Yarn DIY Plant Pot

7. Mini Succulent Planters

Upcycle any can into a mini succulent planter with this easy tutorial! These planters can be customized to fit your home decor!

Get this project!

Mini Succulent Planters

8. House Number DIY Planter Idea

Show off your house numbers with this planter idea! You'll never have to worry about having misdelivered mail again!

Get this project!

House Number DIY Planter Idea

9. Quick and Easy DIY Garden Labels

Now that your old wine bottles have been upcycled, it's time for the corks! These DIY garden labels give second lives to your old corks!

Get this project!

Quick and Easy DIY Garden Labels

10. Rustic Recycled Keys Windchime

Do you have a bunch of keys that don't open anything? Turn them into a rustic windchime to add soft sounds to your outdoor space!

Get this project!

Rustic Recycled Keys Windchime

11. Rope and Can Bird Feeder

This project is for the birds! Upcycle an old can into a decorative bird feeder in a few steps!

Get this project!

Rope and Can Bird Feeder

12. How to Color Rocks

Add some decorative accents to your garden with hand-painted rocks! This tutorial will teach you how to color rocks for a lasting design!

Get this project!

How to Color Rocks

13. DIY Bike Planter Garden Craft

This DIY decor is perfect for any serious upcycler! Turn your child's old bicycle into a gorgeous garden planter!


Get this project!

DIY Bike Planter Garden Craft

14. Succulent Garden Arrangement

Learn how to create the perfect succulent arrangement using just one planter! This is essential for beginning gardeners!

Get this project!

Succulent Garden Arrangement

15. DIY Fabric Flower Pot Covers

Give your houseplants a facelift with these fabric flower pots! These fabric covers hide the terra cotta pots for a refined finish!

Get this project!

DIY Fabric Flower Pot Covers

Bonus: 6 Garden Vegetable Recipes

Planning on planting a vegetable garden? Here are a few recipes to save for when your vegetables grow and ripen!

Garden Veggie Pasta Bake

Butter-Glazed Garden Pasta

Easy Garden Skillet

Garden Vegetable Tuna Casserole

Fresh Garden Pasta

Sunshine Garden Lasagna

Got some fun garden ideas of your own? I’d love to hear them!

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Gardening can be a fun and inexpensive hobby to start in the spring and come summer you'll be proud of your efforts. This list has some decoupage ideas that can save you money, some organising tips too so you know where you planted your different herbs and flowers.

I am a big fan of the Decoupage Flower Pots with Scrapbook Paper and that key windchime. Though, everything here is awesome.

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keywords Privacy Policy Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----