Creating a unique decor in your garden can be fun and exciting, but a common misconception is that it’s expensive to beautify your garden or yard decor. This simply is not true. You’d be amazed at how little spending it can take to decorate once you start thinking of new and unusual ideas. Being frugal with your garden decor will free up more funds for the actual planting or other important things on your list.
How to Find Inexpensive Decorative Items for Your Garden Decor
Begin by searching your own house for old “throw away some day” items that you’ll probably never use again. You’ll be thrilled at just how many interesting items you find. You can start with your child’s room and look for toys. Usually children have all sorts of toys or products hidden in the toy box, room comers and of course, under the bed! Old broken toys can often be transformed into unique planting containers. Most toys are very colorful too, which adds a splendid shine to your garden decor. Planting colorful flowers in “toy” containers will definitely bring out the color in your garden while giving it a creative look and feel.
Afterwards, you can proceed to look in the attic or garage for old “junk” lying around. Maybe you have some old rusted lawnmower tires or tools that could be used to add a “rustic” look to your garden. If you have old poles such as long curtain rods or something similar, you can stick these in the ground in or around your garden and tie or attach something creative to the pole. You’ve probably noticed in stores those little poles with characters or animals on them. Use your poles to make your own decorative garden sign or marker. Paint the pole a bright color and make your own piece of art. You can attach anything from flowing ribbons to iron artwork on your poles. The only limit is your imagination. Your kids might want to participate with this one!
Other items you may discover lying around that could be useful are large coffee containers (tin cans), mason jars, old wheelbarrows or garden tools and accessories that you’re no longer using, and other stuff. These are just a few ideas to get your “frugal” wheels turning. As you begin your scavenger hunt around the house, you’ll probably come across many potential garden decor beauties. The wonderful thing about finding garden decor items around the house is that they’re all free! You can’t find a better price than that anywhere on the planet.
Another great way to be frugal while planning your garden decor is to become a frequent shopper at yard sales and flea markets. Keep an eye out for great bargains on beautiful garden decor items. You may be able to find some pretty good items for less than half the original price. This will certainly enable you to decorate your garden elegantly while still remaining frugal. Some treasures you might discover at yard sales or flea markets include flower vases, stepping stones, fencing pieces, bird feeders or bird houses, or even miniature windmills. As they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!
After you find whatever you need, you can proceed to integrate them in your garden and create a truly unique look, which also costs you next to nothing compared to a usual garden renovation project.
If you’re on a budget, but still want to refresh the look of your garden, the above tips can definitely help you – just turn your imagination on and start working!