The best yard ornament ideas are often the least expensive--and the most creative.

It's all about what you put your creativity to work on, and these 33 top-notch projects will inspire you to get out there and do something with that old junk!

Unique Yard Ornaments

1. DIY Outdoor Light

DIY Outdoor Light

Adding outdoor light to your porch or patio is a great way to improve the look and feel of the space.

Not only does it make it safer and more inviting to spend time in, but it can also add a touch of luxury. This DIY Outdoor Light project is easy to do and only requires a few simple supplies.

2. Faux Boxwood Garden Dog

Faux Boxwood Garden Dog

Credit: Top Topiary

The Faux Boxwood Garden Dog is a great way to keep your garden looking neat. This little guy is perfect for adding some life to your plants, and he's easy to take care of - just water him once a week, and he'll be good to go!

3. Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier

Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier

These little chandeliers add life and charm and, of course, a little light. It's made from a footed plant holder and Mason jars, and it adds some charm and light.

This Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier idea is a great way to make your outdoor living space more inviting and comfortable.

4. Fun Face On Tree

Fun Face On Tree

Who wouldn't love a fun face to brighten up their day? This whimsical face is perfect for adding some cheer to your yard.

It's easy to hang out, and you can choose the spot that's best for you. So why not add a little bit of joy to your life with this Fun Face On Tree?

5. Garden Cairn

Garden Cairn

The Garden Cairn is a beautiful garden ornament that will bring peace and a sense of calm to any garden.

The ethereal, stack rocks create a sense of gravity-defying wonder and will be sure to catch the eye of anyone who visits your garden.

6. Iron Wall Trellis

 Iron Wall Trellis

Iron Wall Trellis is perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of rustic elegance to their yard. This trellis is made of iron, so it is sturdy and durable. It also looks great covered in vines.

7. Garden Obelisk

Garden Obelisk

If you're looking for a way to add some extra charm to your garden, why not try making your obelisk?

This woven structure is simple to make and can be finished in any color you like. Plus, this Garden Obelisk is the perfect way to show off your creative skills!

8. Customizable Garden Sign

Customizable Garden Sign

Credit: Carole West

Customizable Garden Sign is a great way to personalize your garden and make it your own. You can choose your favorite phrase or name to display on the sign.

The sign is made of high-quality materials and is weatherproof to last for years.

9. Birdbath

Birdbath

Birdbath is a simple way to add a touch of nature to your garden, and it also serves as an excellent place for birds to take a bath.

This attractive birdbath is made of durable resin and looks like natural stone. It's the perfect way to add some beauty to your garden and help the birds stay clean simultaneously!

10. Chalk Paint Stenciled Garden Rocks

Chalk Paint Stenciled Garden Rocks

If you're looking for a fun, easy summer project, look no further than these DIY Stenciled Garden Rocks!

With a few simple supplies and a bit of creativity, you can create beautiful, one-of-a-kind rocks to add some personality to your garden. So get outside and have some fun!

11. Ladybug

Ladybug

These DIY Ladybug Rocks are so simple to create, and they lend such style and beauty to your outdoors.

With just a few supplies, you can turn ordinary rocks into adorable ladybugs that will brighten up your garden or patio. And the best part? Once you've created your ladybugs, they'll last forever!

12. DIY Heart-Shape Succulent Wall Hanging

DIY Heart-Shape Succulent Wall Hanging

Credit: MATT CLARK

Looking for a fun and easy way to show your love for succulents? This DIY Heart-Shape Succulent Wall Hanging is perfect! All you need is some concrete, succulents, and a little bit of creativity.

13. DIY Leaf Bowls

DIY Leaf Bowls

Credit: Cassidy Garcia

Leaf bowls are all the rage right now. They are a great way to add some personality to your garden. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also very versatile.

You can use these DIY Leaf Bowls to hold flowers or plants, or you can use them to keep other things, such as rocks or gravel.

14. Gigantic Concrete Leaf Orb

Gigantic Concrete Leaf Orb

The Gigantic Concrete Leaf Orb is an excellent addition to any garden. It's made out of concrete, so it's durable and can handle all sorts of weather. It's also very easy to make - all you need is a bag of concrete and a few other supplies.

15. Garden Art Mushrooms

Garden Art Mushrooms

Garden Art Mushrooms can add a fun and decorative touch to your garden. They can be made from various materials, including glass, metal, concrete, and mosaic. They can also be lit up at night with solar lights.

16. Bug Hotel Fence Art 

Bug Hotel Fence Art

Bug Hotel Fence Art is a great way to attract wildlife into your garden. By creating a bug hotel, you can provide a place for insects and other small animals to stay, which will, in turn, attract larger animals that feed on them.

This simple DIY project only requires a few basic materials, so it's a great way to get started attracting wildlife into your garden.

Yard Ornaments

17. Birdhouse

Birdhouse

Birdhouses are a great way to attract birds to your backyard or garden. They can also be a fun project to build yourself. The birdhouse plans above include instructions on making a DIY wooden nesting box.

18. Concrete Fountain

Concrete Fountain

Concrete Fountain is a great weekend project that you can complete in just a few hours.

The fountain is made from concrete and other common building materials, so it's easy to construct and requires no special skills.

Plus, the finished product is sure to add a touch of class to any patio or backyard.

19. Willow Twig Border Fence

Willow Twig Border Fence

Willow Twig Border Fence is a great way to accent your vegetable garden beds. The fence is made from woven willow twigs and is very rustic-looking.

This fence is a great way to add extra privacy to your garden or keep the animals out.

20. Wine Barrel Planter

Wine Barrel Planter

Wine Barrel Planter is a great way to add character to your patio or front entrance. It's also a great way to grow fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits.

Plant breeders understand that home gardeners want large harvests from small areas, so they create cultivars that can grow in almost any container all year.

21. Climbing Rose Arch

Climbing Rose Arch

The Generous Gardener Climbing Rose is a beautiful addition to any garden. This rose has a vigorous growth habit and produces an abundance of blooms. It's also an excellent choice for making a climbing rose arch.

22. Painted Wooden Step Ladder

Painted Wooden Step Ladder

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Painted Wooden Step Ladder is a great way to add color to your backyard. It's also a great way to show off your green thumb and craftsmanship.

The tiered garden planter is a space-saving design perfect for keeping vegetables, flowers, herbs, or anything else green at arm's length.

23. Flower Drop Ornaments

Flower Drop Ornaments

Flower Drop Ornaments are a beautiful addition to any Christmas tree or mantelpiece. They come in various colors, and they add a touch of elegance to any setting.

24. CD Wind Spinners

CD Wind Spinners

CD Wind Spinners are the perfect way to recycle old CDs and DVDs. They make a beautiful addition to any garden, and the best part is that they spin in the wind!

25. Teacup Garden Stake

Teacup Garden Stake

Adding a touch of creativity to your garden is easy with this DIY Teacup Garden Stake. This project is perfect for anyone who loves gardening, crafting, or upcycling!

You can use any type of teacup for this project, so get creative and have fun with it. All you need is a wire hanger, some pliers, and a teacup or two!

26. Decorative Garden Balls

Decorative Garden Balls

There are many different ways to make Decorative Garden Balls. You can use a bowling ball, thick glass lamp globe, fishbowl or vase, and decorations.

The most important part is the adhesive. You will need to use a strong adhesive to attach the decorations to the ball.

27. Hubcap Flowers

Hubcap Flowers

DIY Hubcap Flowers are a great way to add extra color and pizzazz to your outdoor space.

They're easy to make, and you can use whatever colors you like to create a look that's uniquely your own. Plus, they'll add some wow factor to your garden!

28. Waterdrop Solar Light

Waterdrop Solar Light

A Waterdrop Solar Light is a great way to add some magic to your garden. This project is a bit difficult, but it's worth the effort.

The light will add a touch of an enigma to your garden and make it look more beautiful.

29. DIY Dragonfly Decoration Idea

DIY Dragonfly Decoration Idea

Credit: RDA-MKE

This fun yard art project is easy to do and only requires a few basic supplies. Add a touch of whimsy to your garden with this adorable DIY Dragonfly!

30. Garden Treasure Jars

Garden Treasure Jars

These adorable little Garden Treasure Jars are a great way to get your kids involved in DIY projects and help them to learn about gardening.

Not only are they easy and fun to make, but kids will love displaying their little treasures in these jars.

You can use any type of glass jar for this project, so grab some old jars from around the house and get started.

31. Giant Allium Chicken Wire Flowers

Giant Allium Chicken Wire Flowers

Giant Allium Chicken Wire Flowers are a beautiful addition to any garden. They are easy to care for, adding a splash of color to any landscape.

32. Wooden Pumpkins

Wooden Pumpkins

These Wooden Pumpkins are a fun and easy way to get into the spirit of Halloween.

They're perfect for decorating your yard or porch, and they're an excellent project for beginner woodworkers. The best part is, you can make them in any color you want!

33. Fall Festival Sign

Fall Festival Sign

The Fall Festival Sign is a great way to capture your favorite fall festival activities. It makes a great decoration for your porch or lawn. The sign is easy to make and customized to fit your needs.

Conclusion

There are many different ways to add extra color and pizzazz to your outdoor space with yard ornaments.

You can use various materials, such as teacups, hubcaps, glass jars, and bowling balls to create DIY decorations that will add beauty and personality to your garden. Get creative and have fun with these projects!

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