Here are several different projects and ideas you can make to either help you with yard work or decorate the space a bit, most are DIY but there are a few that involve sewing. Many of these have been featured previously on Tipnut and moved here for better organization. I’ll be adding more goodies as I find them, enjoy!
DIY Seed Tape: Makes planting easier when you have teeny tiny seeds that need to be planted just inches apart or present as a nice gift to gardeners.
Planter’s Yardstick: Simply cut notches every 6 inches (deeper cuts at each foot) and then use the board to space seeds and bedding plants at appropriate distances.
Magnetic Organizer: Great idea! Once the magnets are sewn into the gloves, attach them to a metal work-pail (to tote around hand tools/supplies) or attach them to each other through a belt loop or apron tie.
Pretty Gloves: Is it hard to find garden gloves that fit just-right? Try sewing your own with this pattern, free pdf download.
Laundry Table With Glow Light: If you have trouble finding space to grow seedlings (with the necessary light), this might just be the answer for you.
Mosaic Art: There is a picture gallery featuring six different garden art pieces to inspire you and some of the items they’ve used are pretty creative: garden shovel blades, hand trowels, watering cans and more.
Tool Caddy: With less than a yard of oilcloth and some simple sewing, you can have a pretty way to carry your trowel, cultivator, pruners, and gloves.
Toolbelt Roll-Up: Sewing tutorial. Easy project to keep your gardening tools handy.
Homemade Seed Planter: Made with PVC pipe and bits of hardware, use with medium to large-sized seeds (like beans, peas, etc.).
Glowing Orbs: Made with opaque glass shades (you can find these easily at thrift shops and garage sales) and stuffed with mini Christmas lights.
DIY Seed Mats: Similar idea to the seed tape project above except these are larger mats made with paper napkins and a bit of water soluble glue. Clever!
Bowling Ball Bugs: So cute! Paint old bowling balls in a cute ladybug design (or anything else you like).
Firewood Sling Tutorial: Clever project transforming a large canvas tote that makes it easy to haul firewood and other yard bits.
Tools Hideaway: Neat idea for keeping hand tools at your fingertips, store them in a converted wooden mailbox tucked in a flower bed (sits atop a wooden post).
Garden Journal How-To: Keep track of labels, clippings, seed packets, garden plans and more using basic office supplies (3-ring binder, vinyl pouches and tabbed dividers).
20 Summer Garden Crafts: Some really lovely projects, most are very simple to make and can easily be done on a weekend afternoon.
Bucket Apron: Designed to fit around a 5-gallon pail and allows you to carry tools, seeds, and marking pens through the garden, filling the bucket with weeds or harvested herbs or carrying fertilizers to spread in the soil.
Veggie Hod: Use this basket to gather veggies from the garden then turn the hose on to rinse them off.
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