Scrap Metal Flowers ~ Give your garden year-round blooms with larger-than-life flowers designed from scrap metal and wooden stakes. A decorative knob provides a pop of color at the center of each flower while keeping the parts together.
Tin Can Luminarias ~ Brighten your deck or patio with these inexpensive punched-tin lights. Even on a breezy summer evening, these inexpensive luminarias will set a festive mood on your deck or patio. Constructed from discarded cans, they can be any size that works for a votive candle.
Bubble Fountain~ A small metal table (this one cost $40 at IKEA) becomes a fountain by swapping the glass top for a plastic planter bowl and dressing up both pieces with spray paint. A submersible pump and attached fountain bring the waterworks to life. Glass balls glisten under the water and conceal the pump.
Hanging Wooden Basket ~ Catch eyes from a block away with a colorful hanging basket design. This easy-to-make project brings a touch of greenery straight from the garden to your front porch, patio, or deck.
Tile-Topped Stepping-Stones ~ Create a pretty garden path with the help of these handmade stepping-stones decorated with pieces of ceramic tiles or plates. To keep costs to a minimum, look for chipped or cracked ceramic items at flea markets or neighborhood sales.