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Easy garden project ideas

Make the most of your garden and outdoor area with these DIY projects, designed to help you brighten the great outdoors. We hope that you find them inspiring to make the most of your outdoor space.

Resene has joined forces with local designers and magazines such as Good, habitat, Nadia, Nadia's Journal, NZ Gardener and Weekend Gardener to provide these projects to try.

Terracotta fountain

Terracotta fountain
This impressive-looking garden decoration is surprisingly simple...

Scaredy-Scarecrow

Scaredy-scarecrow
Protect newly sown seeds and young plants from hungry birds...

Bee Hydration Station

Bee hydration station
This simple watering station provides a safe way for your pollinators to stay...

Snazzy Shelves & Spoty Pots

Snazzy shelves & spotty pots
Get creative with your child with this simple-to-make two-in-one DIY project...

Arty House Numbers

Arty house numbers
Create a stylish house number plaque from a terracotta plant saucer...

Garden bench

Garden bench
Here’s an easy way to make a stylish garden bench...

Tabletop tikki torch

Tabletop tiki torch
This is a great way to keep the mosquitoes and bugs away...

Concrete plant pots

Concrete plant pots
It’s surprisingly easy to make your own bespoke containers...

Christmas light boxes

Christmas light boxes
A seasonal project to hang in your garden or by your front door...

DIY dartboard cabinet

DIY dartboard cabinet
Impress your friends by building an easy-to-make dartboard cabinet...

Day bed

Day bed
This project is a perfect addition to any outdoor seating arrangement...

Vertical growing frame
This sturdy A-frame is the perfect support for climbing crops...

Tiered plant stand

Tiered plant stand
A great summer project for your deck, balcony or outdoor space...

Mini water feature

Mini water feature
A great project for your outdoor deck, patio or balcony...

Solar floor lamp

Solar floor lamp
Enjoy your outdoor areas even after darkness falls this summer...

Railing planters

Railing planters
To gain extra growing space, hang these easy-to-build...

Hanging circle planters

Hanging circle planters
This is an inside project for these colder winter months...

Plant ladder

Plant ladder
Make your own custom shelf for those precious potted treasures...

Recycled mini glasshouse

Recycled mini glasshouse
Keep growing over winter with this easy-to-make mini glasshouse...

Covered planter

Covered planter
Create a mini glasshouse environment to extend your growing season...

Toadstool table

Toadstool table
Turn a terracotta plant pot and saucer into your very own toadstool table...

Plant pot trellis

Plant pot trellis
Learn how to make a plant pot trellis for your garden...

Timber hooks

Timber hooks
These simple, stylish and colourful hooks are easy to make...

Pebble plant pots

Pebble plant pots
Here’s how to make these stylish and striking plant holders...

Dual bird feeder

Dual bird feeder
Put an empty wine bottle to good use with this feeder...

Tool organiser

Tool organiser
Repurpose an old pallet into freestanding storage for your shed...

Boot cleaning station

Boot cleaning station
This handy DIY project will leave you with the perfect spot to clean...

Bird house

Bird house
Create your own colourful bird house from an old wooden box...

Herb ladder

Herb ladder
The ideal project for gardens where space is limited, or to make use of...

Seed storage box

Seed storage
Build a sturdy little box to keep your seed packets organised...

Create your own water garden

Create your own water garden
Enjoy water-loving plants with this easy-to-build water planter...

Address planter

Address planter
Make your own modern house number planter box...

Hive stand

Hive stand
Jacob Leaf buzzes with excitement over a foldaway double hive stand...

Outdoor pendant lights

Outdoor pendant lights
These quick and easy hanging lights are a great way to brighten...

Seed markers

Seed markers
Use these fun pebble markers as a reminder of the seeds you’ve planted...

DIY cornhole set

DIY cornhole set
Cornhole is the perfect game for summer entertaining...

Balcony planter

Balcony planter
This easy project is great for keen gardeners with limited space...

Barrel bar

Barrel bar
Turn an old wine barrel into a handy ice bucket and table...

Sun shelter

Sun shelter
Give your furry best friend a shaded and comfy outdoor nap spot...

Garden archway

Garden archway
Jacob Leaf makes an archway from re-mesh...

Your miniature eden

Your miniature eden
Repurposing a stained glass eden window makes all the difference...

Create garden art with Resene FX Rust Effect

Give it a rust
Create garden art that's aged to perfection with Resene FX Faux Rust...

Rustic herb grower

Rustic herb grower
It’s easy to use recycled wood to create this stylish herb grower...

Clothesline upgrade

Clothesline upgrade
Turn a tired old clothesline into a stylish garden feature that brings joy...

Boot scrub
Make this simple but useful door-stopper with this step-by-step guide...

Dahlia stand
Learn how to make a dahlia stand for your garden...

Plant label

Plant label
It’s easy to create this handy plant label using a Resene paint stirrer...

Garden trellis

Garden trellis
It’s easy to give an old trellis a new lease of life with a little bit of help from...

Compost bin

Compost bin
It’s a simple job to build a wooden compost bin – when you have...

Berry trellis

Berry trellis
Give your berries room to grow and plenty of airflow with this helpful trellis...

Double-duty seed tray

Double-duty seed tray
An easy-to-make seed tray that can also double as a mini propagator...

Whare wētā
Learn how to make a whare wētā for your garden...

Bird feeder
Learn how to make a bird feeder for your garden...

Hanging tool rack
Learn how to make a hanging tool rack for your garden...

Hanging herb planters
Learn how to make this hanging herb planter for your garden...

Plywood pegboard

Plywood pegboard
Easily change the height and layout of the shelves as your plants grow...

Tiered strawberry planter

Tiered strawberry planter
Planting strawberries in winter means they have plenty of time to establish...

Garden edging

Garden edging
One of the easiest and most practical ways to keep your garden looking tidy...

Wall-mounted boot rack

Wall-mounted boot rack
Perfect for clearing clutter and allowing your boots to dry out...

How to paint strawberry pots

Paint strawberry pots
Paint your terracotta pots in a strawberry look...

How to make rock art

Rock art
Create your own rock party with a collection of foraged rocks...

Cheerful flower planter

Cheerful flower planter
If you’ve got an old chair lying around, why not turn it into a planter...

Chinese New Year Lantern Stand

Chinese New Year Lantern Stand
Learn how to make a Chinese New Year Lantern Stand...

Cactus pot

Cactus pot
Paint your cactus pots in Resene colours to suit your favourite cacti...

Bird feeder

Bird feeder
Encourage birds into your garden with this colourful bird feeder...

Make a recycled planter box

Recycled planter box
It's easy to be green if you use recycled timber to create this planter box...

Berry bound

Berry bound
A DIY tower to take strawberry growing to new heights...

Build a vertical herb planter

Up the garden wall
Do good by the planet, cheer the spirits & bring a range of healthy herbs close...

Wire allium flowers

Wire allium flowers
Create lightweight and colourful wire flowers to add extra colour...

Stump lamp
Jacob Leaf takes a log and turns it into a lamp...

Garden ghosts for Halloween

Garden ghosts for Halloween
Add a little Halloween theming to your garden with these garden ghosts...

DIY veggie garden labels

DIY veggie garden labels
Create a personal gift for a garden loving dad...

Make your own strawberry planter

Strawberry planter
A tiered planter is ideal for small spaces and can be used for strawberries, herbs...

Corner bench seat with storage

Corner bench seat
Functional and stylish - somewhere to sit and relax + waterproof storage...

Spa pool towel stand

Spa pool towel-stand
Keep towels off the ground while adding a splash of colour to your garden...

Build a bug hotel

Bug hotel
Get the kids encouraging friendly bugs to check into your garden...

Build a portable leaf bin

Portable leaf bin
Autumn leaves are lovely – especially when collected tidily in this...

Recycled Pallet Outdoor Bar

Recycled pallet outdoor bar
A great addition to any outdoor entertaining space...

Painted plant pot with cat grass

Happy cat plant pot
Paint a cool kitty plant pot complete with delicious cat grass...

Ply trestle table 
Make a stylish ply trestle table for a Matariki celebration...

Hanging wooden planter
Make a cube-shaped planter with a Jenga aesthetic...

Build a harvest basket for your garden

Harvest basket
This quick and easy DIY project will help you harvest and wash your veges...

Building a hammock stand

Hammock stand
Build this sturdy hammock stand and create a place to relax...

Build a handy garden caddy to hold your garden equipment

Handy caddy
Keep gardening tools handy and avoid losing your hand trowels and twine...

Terracotta chandelier

Terracotta chandelier
This DIY terracotta chandelier is a quirky way to display plants from a height...

Terracotta wind chime

Terracotta wind chime
Add a little colour to your porch or garden with this wind chime...

Build a bird feeder for your garden

Bird feeder
Create a handy bird feeder to attract feathered friends into your garden...

Turn a terracotta pot into an outside coffee table

Time for a cuppa
Transform a humble terracotta plant pot into this stylish coffee table...

Make a stacked succulent planter

Stacked succulent planter
A Christmas gift or stylish centrepiece for a festive outdoor dining table...

Pallet seed box
Jacob Leaf upcycles a pallet into a vintage-style seed box...

Make a foldaway potting bench

Foldaway potting bench
Upcycle a pallet into a thrifty space-saving potting table...

Make self watering herb planters for your windowsill

Self–watering herb planters
A simple way to begin a herb garden or brighten up a windowsill...

Build rustic herb shelves for your garden

DIY rustic herb shelves
Use reclaimed native timber to create a set of rustic herb shelves...

Make a worm farm

DIY worm farm
Go green and upcycle an old metal laundry tub into an upmarket...

Build a glasshouse from recycled materials

Upcycled glasshouse
Use a combination of reclaimed and new materials to create this glasshouse...

Make a vertical potted planter

Vertical garden
Jacob Leaf shows you how to maximise your growing space...

Make a terracotta planter

Terracotta planter
It’s easy to create this simple planter using a couple of terracotta pots...

Make glasshouse shelves

Glasshouse shelves
Create some simple shelving for a glasshouse or conservatory...

Garden bunnies for Easter

Garden bunnies for Easter
Learn how to make your own garden bunnies for Easter...

Hanging strawberry planter

Hanging planters
Get your little ones to add their creative touch and grow strawberries...

Build a liquid composting bin for your garden

Liquid composter
Turn a humble wheelie bin into a liquid composter for green garden waste...

Build a propating unit for your garden

Propagating unit
Build a propagation area and protect your plant babies...

Make a planter pot and stand

Planter pot and stand
Use timber and concrete mortar mix to make a statement piece...

Make an outside sink unit for your garden

The garden sink
Keep clean in the garden over autumn with this handy outdoor sink unit...

Make a leaf inspired wall hanging in autumn colours from clay

Autumnal wall hanging
Bring nature’s beautiful autumn colours inside with this great little project...

Build a wooden planter box for your garden

DIY planter
Build an attractive wooden planter box for your garden...

Make a compost cage for your garden

Compost cage
Get maximum aeration into your garden compost with this handy cage...

How to make painted garden fish

Painted garden fish
Create a colourful school of fish for your garden...

Bee hotel garden sculpture

Bee hotel garden sculpture
Design a hexagonal bee hotel sculpture for your garden...

Turtle garden art

Turtle garden art
Add a colourful character to your home or garden with this friendly turtle...

Paint your own garden poles

Paint your own garden poles
Add a little vertical colour to your garden with these painted garden poles...

Toad stools
Brighten up your backyard with colourful toad stools...

Make a rusty tub planter

Rusty tub planter
Create a rust effect on a metal tub and turn it into a planter for your garden...

Garden art

Paint your own garden art
Create an element of height in your garden with these zig-zag posts...

Bee or bug hotel

Bee or bug hotel
Build a hexagonal hotel for bugs or bees to hang in your garden...

Build a daybed from recyled timber

Recycled daybed
Build this fabulous daybed made entirely from recycled native timber...

Build a giant four in a row game for your garden

Four in a row
This super-sized game makes a perfect summer project...

Build an under cover potter for a small garden bench

Under-cover potter
Get protection from the sun and rain with this nifty covered potting bench...

Build a corner seat for your garden

Wood storage unit
Get ready for the colder months with this easy-to build storage unit...

Festive plywood bunting

Plywood bunting
Decorate your garden for the holiday season with this festive bunting...

Colourful birdhouses

House of birds
Jacob Leaf makes a home for the birds out of a $5 fence pail...

Retro chevron trellis

Chevron trellis
Help your climbing vines reach heights with this easy-to-make retro trellis...

Firewood stacker

Firewood stacker
Jacob Leaf builds a cinder block wood stand...

Build a corner seat for your garden

Take a seat
Upcycle a couple of wooden doors into this stylish outdoor seat...

Make a tower of pots planter

Topsy turvy tower
Add a touch of whimsy to your garden with these colourful pots...

Build garden planters

Space–saving plant stack
Create this simple planter using fence palings and get growing...

Build a display for potted plants

Window display
It’s easy to transform an old wooden window frame into a nifty display...

Build a outside bars

Pallet bar
Create this simple outdoor bar using an old pallet...

Upcycled bird feeders

Colourful upcycled bird feeders
These colourful upcycled bird feeders will be a real treat...

Plant shelves for small plants

Plant shelves
This simple outdoor shelving unit can be made in a few hours...

Build a glasshouse out of recycled materials

Upcycled glasshouse
Rise to the challenge and use our glasshouse DIY...

Basket plant stand

Basket plant stand
Turn a humble basket into this stylish pot holder for indoor plants...

Garden harvest basket

Harvest basket
An easy DIY basket for harvesting or carrying tools...

Propagation station

Propagation station
Grow stem cuttings in water with Jacob Leaf’s simple hanging propagator...

Build a privacy screen planter

Privacy screen planter
Jacob Leaf builds a living wall that doubles as a privacy screen...

Build a tool rack for your garden equipment

Tool rack
Get organised over winter with our space-saving tool holder...

Make leaf stepping stones for your garden

Leaf stepping stones
Leaves are falling all around at this time of year...

Build a garden seat

Fragrant bench
This little seat provides the perfect place to stop for a well-earned rest...

Build a potting bench for your garden

Potting bench
This waist-height bench will be your ideal companion...

Paint a blue succulent trough

Succulent trough
It’s easy to create this simple blue succulent trough...

Wood plant stand, painted pots

Stand out
Keep your houseplants on trend with colourful pots and timber frames...

Lace clay pots

Decorative lace clay pots
They make the prettiest planters, perfect to use indoor or outdoor use...

Terracotta bud vases

Wallflowers
Take on the terracotta trend and sculpt a unique floral feature...

Make a bird and bee sanctuary

Bird & bee sanctuary
Create a birdbath with a natural sandstone paint effect...

Make an work bench

Work bench
Turn an old wooden door into an attractive work bench...

Paint a terracotta pot

Aged terracotta pot
It’s easy to age a brand new terracotta pot using Resene Karen Walker...

Make an raised garden bed

Painted raised bed
Add interest to a corner of the garden with this painted raised bed...

Make a covered garden bed

A cosy bed
Get ready for the cooler months with this nifty covered raised bed...

Upcycle an old wooden ladder into a plant stand

Ladder display
Upcycle an old wooden ladder into a stylish plant stand...

Build a wooden boardwalk

The boardwalk
This simple raised boardwalk is an ideal solution for a pathway...

Paint terracotta pots and make a windchime

Terracotta windchime
Kids will have fun decorating these pots to show off their artwork...

Make an wall herb hanger

Herb hanger
This stylish space-saving herb hanger can be easily made with timber...

Paint an rust effect on your garden pot

The rust effect
Transform an old terracotta pot into a stylish rusty metallic feature...

Make an wooden christmas tree

Christmas tree
Create this simple Christmas tree decoration to add festive cheer...

Build a planter bench for your garden

Planter bench
Planter bench It’s easy to utilise the edge of an raised bed...

Make a rhubarb inspired birdbath

Rhubarb leaf birdbath
Jacob Leaf sculpts a birdbath out of a humble rhubarb leaf...

Build colourfull sun lounger for your garden

Sun lounger
Jacob Leaf shows you how to build a stylish sun lounger...

Make a concrete spherical planter

Spherical planter
Jacob Leaf sculpts a ball-shaped planter out of mortar and a balloon...

Make a summery Christmas wreath

Zinnia pinecone wreath
Jacob Leaf turns tradition on its head and makes a summery...

Driftwood planter

Driftwood planters
Collecting driftwood is a fun activity and keeps the kids entertained...

Movable plant frame

Movable planter for climbing crops
Now that summer’s on the way, create this nifty upright planter on wheels...

Build a plant frame for your garden

Plant support frame
Create this simple plant frame from treated timber – perfect for supporting...

How to make a potting bench

Pallet hanger
Go green and upcycle an old wooden pallet into this crafty potted...

Make a bird bath for your garden

Birdbath
It’s easy to turn a few terracotta pots into a stylish birdbath...

How to make a potting bench

Potting bench
Treat yourself in time for spring and construct this useful potting bench...

Make a succulent planter

Lean-to glasshouse
Go green and construct this handy lean-to glasshouse from recycled...

Make a succulent planter

Succulent hanger
Winter might be here, but you can still create a bright spot with a little bit...

Paint distressed effect on garden shelves

Distressed garden shelves
It’s easy to create a distressed paint effect using two contrasting...

Mini cold frame garden

Mini cold frame
Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this cold frame...

Make a bird bath

Bird bath
Brighten up a corner of the garden with this easy-to-build bird bath...

Make a plant box

Pot plant holder
Create this colourful indoor pot plant holder with some help from Resene...

Hanging plant feature

Make a hanging plant holder
Bring your home to life with a hanging plant holder...

Make cans into handy herb holders

Colourful display for your herbs
Reuse empty cans as handy herb holders. Paint them in your...

Kids under the sea crafts

Under the sea
Transforming terracotta pots into sensational sea creatures using paint...

Swirl paint in terrariums

Painted terrariums
Swirl paint in your own selection of colours to house on trend succulents...

Make wooden butterflies

Wooden butterfly
Learn how to recreate a Kiwiana classic with this butterfly template...

Painting plant pots

Sweeten the pot
Show your your potted plants off in a self-decorated container...

Build a tray

Pallet tray
Upcycle a pallet into a cheap-as-chips multipurpose tray...

Build a glasshouse

Upcycled glasshouse
A bespoke glasshouse made from upcycled windows...

Make a fire pit or coffee table

Fire pit/coffee table
Keep warm in the cooler weather with this easy to build fire pit or coffee table...

How to build a plant nursery

Plant nursery
Keep plants protected and strike successful cuttings...

Concrete block planters

Succulent colour
Add bold lashings of vibrancy to your space with bright mini gardens...

Make a rack to store your fruit and veges

Pallet planter
Old pallets are the ideal building blocks for a smart, upcycled planter...

Make a rack to store your fruit and veges

Rack it up
A space-saving produce rack is great for storing your garden bounty...

Make a frame to hang your pot plants

Indoor plant frame
Show off your favourite plants on this easy-to-make display...

DIY shade cloth

DIY shade cloth
Escape the hot summer sun with this nifty shade cloth...

Make a wooden hammock

Garden hammock
Here’s a great addition to the backyard that will see you enjoying...

Make a wooden christmas tree

Pallet Christmas tree
Create a festive splash of colour in the garden with this...

Make a bug hotel

Bug hotel
Let the bugs check in for a five-star experience in this upmarket hotel...

Make a bean frame

Runner bean frame
Go green this summer and grow your own runner beans...

Paint a wicker basket

Brighten up the season's harvests
Treat some old wicker baskets to some ombre-inspired shading...

Make a planter box

Berry planter box
Inject a splash of bright red into the garden with this colourful planter box...

Make greenhouse shelves

Greenhouse shelves
Create some extra storage in your greenhouse or shed...

Paint a terracotta pot

Sunflower pot
Transform a plain terracotta pot into a colourful garden feature...

Mini garlic bed

Mini garlic bed
Build this mini garlic bed from landscaping timber – perfect...

Make a concrete block garden bed

Block raised garden bed
Recycle some old concrete blocks into a smart raised bed...

How to paint garden shelves

Garden shelves
Smarten up some old painted outdoor shelves...

Paint your new herb pots

Paint herb pots
Create these stylish herb pots using a selection of fresh Resene greens...

aint a planter box

Paint a planter box
Give a new lease of life to an old wooden planter box...

Shed wall

Shed wall
Transform a drab shed wall into a fresh feature...

Turn a plastic watering jug into a planter for potted colour

Plastic planter
Turn a plastic watering jug into a planter with these step-by-step instructions...

Make a crackle effect on a plant pot for your plants

Snap, crackle, pot!
Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look...

Paint cane baskets with your kids

Paint a cute cane basket
Bring some ordinary storage baskets to life using a few testpots...

Concrete block herb planter

Block planter - herbs
Learn how to make a concrete block herb planter...

painted plant pot stand

Plant pot stand
Make a painted plant pot stand using some offcuts of treated timbers...

Give painted wooden garden boxes a real fresh look

Raised beds
Refresh painted wooden garden boxes for a fun weekend project...

Strawberry pot

Strawberry pot
Paint a terracotta strawberry pot for a fun project...

Plant stand from old chair

Plant stand
Make this stylish outdoor plant stand from a chair...

Golden succulent pot

Golden succulent pot
Make this shimmering golden garden feature from an old concrete plant pot...

Silver plant pot

Silver plant pot
Transform a simple terracotta pot into a metallic masterpiece...

Metallic planter

Metallic planter
Make this fabulous gold succulent pot using Resene Sandtex...

Build a boardwalk between two raised beds

Boardwalk and raised bed
Avoid muddy ground by creating a simple boardwalk...

Bee kind

Bee kind
Using paint and plants to create a bee-friendly corner...

Small portable greenhouse

Cloche encounters
Extending the boundaries of the garden season... portable greenhouse...

Make a wooden garden seat and paint it

Garden seat
Create this simple square garden seat from landscaping timber...

Garden seat

Garden seat
It’s easy build this simple garden seat from timber...

How to make your own glow-in-the-dark garden

Glow in the dark pebble garden
Bring a glow to your garden with Resene FX Nightlight...

Potted Colour - dip-dye paint effect

Potted colour
Express yourself with this artistic dip-dye paint effect...

Print a potato stamped fabric

Print a potato stamped fabric
We love this printing idea, creating a geometric pattern...

Build a crate chair

Crate chair
Embrace a Modernist aesthetic with this simple chair...

Make a funky chandelier hanging planter

Upcycled chandelier
Up your potted plants game with this easy recycling project...

Make a wooden hanging planter box

Upcycled crate planter box
Rose Hughes’ latest project gives an old wooden crate a charming second life...

Make outside furniture from wooden crates

Outdoor furniture
Rose Hughes upcycles pallets into stylish pieces for your deck or patio...

Make a vertical planter

Vertical planter
This upright planter is ideal for where space is limited...

Make a wheelbarow planter

Wheelbarrow planter
It’s easy to create this fun wheelbarrow planter – perfect for showing off...

Storage planter

Storage planter
A new planter box - one that serves as a place to stash plant pots...

Feed the birds

Feed the birds
Now that it is getting colder, it is time to think about providing food for your...

Vertical greenhouse

Vertical glasshouse
Create this fabulous upright glasshouse from recycled wooden window...

Build a vertical wall planter

A place for potted plants
Go vertical with this easy-to-build plant display stand...

Make a potted rose planter

DIY rose planter
Create this classic rose planter from landscaping timber...

Herb planter

Stacked herb planter
A simple yet stylish herb planter that uses four differently sized...

Sparkly planters

Sparkly planters
Bring some bling and greenery to any occasion...

Stylish planter box

Get your greens
We’ve given this wooden planter box a new lease of life...

DIY pot planter board

DIY pot planter board
Make this handy planter board to display planted terracotta pots...

Make a stylish painted concrete block planter

Concrete block planter
Make this eye-catching tiered planter with some concrete blocks...

Make a window box

Make a window box
It’s easy to create this simple wooden window box using treated timber...

Painted garden stones

Garden stones
River-stone markers the perfect way to identify your freshly planted seeds...

Make a strawberry planter

Strawberry planter
Revamp an old wooden half barrel to create this strawberry planter...

Potted colour

Potted colour
Transform a plain concrete planter into an eye-catching work of modern art...

Revitalise a plant stand

Revitalise a plant stand
Crafting the perfect indoor solution for your greenery...

How to restain an old wooden fence

Restained fence
Breathe new life into an old stained fence with Resene stains...

Make a raised garden bed

Make a raised garden bed
Ceate this versatile raised bed from landscaping timber...

Make this fan trellis into an attractive garden feature

Fan trellis
Pine trellis beautified with Resene Woodsman...

Smarten up wooden border edging

Border edging
It’s easy to smarten up tired wooden border edging...

Refurbish a garden bed with Resene waterborne woodstain

Raised bed
Revamp an old wooden raised garden bed with Resene...

Make this shelf unit from reclaimed wood

Shelf unit
A shelf unit finished in Resene Colorwood Whitewash...

Protect a wooden planter with Resene wood stain

Planter box
Protect a wooden planter with Resene wood stain...

A mini glasshouse from fence palings and an old window and finish it off with a rich green woodstain

Mini glasshouse
A mini glasshouse – with a rich green woodstain...

Flower barrow

Flower barrow
Transform an old wooden barrow planter with Resene Woodsman wood stain...

Rustic planter

Rustic planter
Create this fabulous rustic planter and finish it off with a wood stain...

Keep the birds off with this protective strawberry planter

Strawberry planter
Keep the birds off with this protective
strawberry planter...

Upright planter

Upright planter
A simple vertical wooden planter finished with Resene Woodsman...

Create this hot summer planter

Summer planter
Build a planter box from timber fence palings and finish it in a bright...

Transform a compost bin

Compost bin
Transform a compost bin into a stylish garden feature...

Plant support

Plant support
Build this stylish, lattice-effect plant support from garden stakes...

Garden edging

Garden edging
Tidy up those garden edges with timber and Resene Waterborne...

Strawberry plant stand

Strawberry plant stand
Maximise growing space with this clever pot plant stand...

Stained timber planter

Stained timber planter
Make this simple timber planter using palings and...

Window box

Window box
Make a splash of seasonal colour with this cottage style window box...

Garden arch

Garden arch
Change a kitset garden arch into an elegant garden feature...

Wall Planter

Wall planter
Something special – transform a wall planter with...

How to build a compost bin

Build a compost bin
Turn your scraps and cuttings into plant food with this compost bin...

An edible garden can be grown in a wooden pallet

A tasty pallet
With careful planting edible gardens can be grown...

An indoor living wall for an apartment

Living wall
A living wall is just the thing for small spaces and apartments...

Garden on the go

Garden on the go
Create a mini kitchen garden and add a pop of colour...

Make a raised vegetable garden

Raised garden
Join the grow-your-own movement and make this easy-to-use...

Wooden herb planter

Planting an idea
Brighten up your garden with a new herb planter...

Make a lemonade stand

Mother's Day succulents
Create these beautiful hand-painted jars and fill with succulents...

Building and decorating planter boxes

Planter boxes
With spring around the corner many are keen to plant herbs and flowers...

Cleaning gutters

Gutter buster
Learn how to clean and deal with your gunky gutters...

Barrel planter

Barrel planter
Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain transforms a wooden half-barrel...

Two tone planter

Two tone planter
Change a simple wooden planter into an eye-catching feature...

Raised garden bed

Raised garden bed
Build a simple raised garden bed from H4 tongue and groove timber...

Potting table

Potting table
Turn a humble kitset potting bench into a stylish garden feature...

Raised vegetable garden

Raised vegetable garden
Join the grow-your-own movement by making this easy-to-use vege garden...

Building a compost bin

Building a compost heap
Learn how to build this compost bin with these instructions...

Make your own plant support

Make a plant support
Create this stylish plant support using a few garden stakes...

Update your old bakeware

Update your old bakeware
Upcycle your old bakeware into planters and plant holders...

Build a climbing frame

Foldable climbing frame
Jacob Leaf constructs a colourful climbing frame for upwardly...

Pyramid planter

Pyramid planter
Go vertical with this stylish pyramid planter - perfect for adding...

Build a raised tree bed

Raised tree bed
Create a stylish raised bed that’s perfect for adding instant extra height...

Tree arbour

A great garden arbour
Create a stylish arbour that’s perfect for espaliering a pair of fruit trees...

Create a traditional summer house

Summer retreat
If the new year means a new shed, why not turn the old one into a...

Build a garden trellis

Garden trellis
Mark the entrance to your special spot in the garden...

Build a garden obelisk climbing frame

Garden obelisk
This easy-to-make climbing frame adds height, structure and style...

Make a frame for your bins

Bin storage
Form meets function in this stylish bin storage and planter combination...

Make a concrete planter for your garden

Concrete planter
A modern, stylish planter is a great option to show off a statement plant...

Outdoor shelves

Outdoor shelves
Create a smart outdoor shelving unit that’s perfect for displaying...

Make a DIY Water Feature

DIY Water Feature
Create a simple and stylish mini water feature...

Make a bamboo bean frame

Make a bamboo bean frame
Make a simple bamboo growing frame, perfect for beans...

Make a compost bin

Build a bin
Create a simple and inexpensive compost bin...

Build an insect house for your garden

Insect house
Learn how to build a cosy bug hotel to hang in a quiet corner of your garden...

Tipsy pot tower

Tipsy pot tower
Plant up the pots with perennial herbs or cascading flowers...

Make a cold frame

Diy cold frame
Learn how to easily make a cold frame to start seedlings early...

Make a garden bed frame

Garden bed frame
Perch this frame over a garden bed, and drape it with shade cloth...

Plant suport arch

Plant support arch
Frame a favourite piece of garden art and support two climbing plants...

DIY Cold Frame

DIY cold frame
It’s surprisingly easy to create a handy cold frame...

Espalier fruit tree support frame

Espalier support frame
Create a sturdy wooden support to espalier an existing fruit tree...

Make a mini raised garden bed

Transform your patch
An old wooden fence and drab corner of the garden is transformed...

Make a bat roosting box

Bat roosting box
Provide a roosting and resting site for a rare and threatened native bat...

Rustic twig coat rack

Rustic twig coat rack
Rose Hughes shows how to make this stylish hallway hanger...

Triple bay compost bin

Triple-bay compost bin
Use one bin for fresh scraps, one for decomposing material and...

An upcycled light feature

Light fantastic
Rose Hughes shows how to create this original, upcycled light feature...

Chalkboard planter

Chalkboard planter
A kitchen asset, this will keep your favourite flavours within reach...

BBQ unit with chopping board

BBQ unit with chopping board
A clever outdoor unit to complement your outdoor food prep area...

Wall-mounted cold frame

Wall-mounted cold frame
Make a space-efficient winter garden essential...

Upcycle a wheelbarrow

Upcycle a wheelbarrow
Turn that rust bucket of a wheelbarrow into something flash...

Make a hurricane lantern

Hurricane lanterns
Rose Hughes’ outdoor lamps are super stylish and surprisingly easy to make...

Make a flamingo hoopla game

Flamingo hoopla game
A novel – and pink! – way to throw even more fun into the garden...

Christmas tree

DIY upcycled Christmas tree
Rose Hughes turns an old pallet into evergreen festive trees...

Make a DIY self watering planter

DIY self watering planter
Rose Hughes’ latest project will make container growing easier than ever...

Reclaimed storage rack

Reclaimed storage rack
Upcycle a pallet and old kitchen forks to help keep garden tools...

Tea for two

Tea for two
Spruce up old metal tables and chairs to transform...

Tiered planter

Tiered planter
Create a simple tiered planter perfect for herbs or...

A solar table light

Summer living
A solar table light will add atmosphere to balmy evening entertaining...

Make an rope ottoman

DIY rope ottoman
Upcycle an old tyre into this super stylish outdoor footrest...

Build a hexagon wall planter

Hexagon planters
Learn how to make hanging honeycomb wall planters...

Make a gutter garden

Make a gutter garden
Turn a simple piece of PVC spouting into a pretty planter...

Windowsill herb planter

Windowsill herb planter
Keep your favourite herbs at hand with Rose Hughes’ handy indoor planter...

Upcycled potting bench

Easy upcycled potting bench
Transform an old barbeque into a useful piece of garden gear...

Make your own Jenga planters

Jenga planters
Rose Hughes takes a playful approach to displaying potted plants...

Upcycled birdfeeder

Upcycled birdfeeder
Rose Hughes comes up with the picture perfect project for bird lovers...

Native bird whirligigs

Sandpit and Cover
Rose Hughes has a project for gardeners with young children...

Native bird whirligigs

Native bird whirligigs
Rose Hughes re-imagines the classic flying bird whirligig...

Festive lights

Festive lights
Rose Hughes gets into the Christmas spirit with these festive lights...

Colourcoded seed spacers

Colour-coded seed spacers
Create a ruler and a square to perfectly space the crops...

Windowsill planter boxes

Windowsill planter boxes
Learn how to make portable planter boxes to sit prettily...

Festive bunting

Festive bunting
There’s nothing like a fun flash of festive colour...

Birdhouse

One for the birds
It’s easy to create this simple birdhouse from picket fencing...

Cascading planter box

Cascading planter box
This planter box adds colour to any garden setting...

How to repair and repaint your porch floor

Painting your porch
Mark Rayner transforms a tired porch floor into a bright and welcoming space...

How to build a potting bench

Potting bench
Collect some rough-sawn timber and fence palings...

How to build an inexpensive cold frame

Simple cold frame
Mark Rayner creates an inexpensive cold frame from treated battens...

Build a pallet and paling playhouse

Pallet playhouse
Mark Rayner creates a fun childrens' playhouse using discarded wood...

Stackable herb planters

Stackable herb planters
Mark Rayner creates these simple, stackable box planters from...

Refresh old trallis fencing with a clean and repaint

Fancy fencing
Mark Rayner breathes new life into old trellis with a thorough clean...

Get creative with succulents in this table decoration

Succulent planter
Mark Rayner creates a succulent planter that’s suitable as either...

Chic plant shelf made from recycled louvre door

Recycled plant shelf
A chic display shelf for potted plants made from an old wooden...

Metallic finish on a concrete statue

Metallic statue
Transform a plain concrete garden statue into a modern...

Make funky recycled pots

Upcycled pots
Create a range of colourful flower pots, in both fun and funky style...

How to upcycle old doors into a splendidly useful shed

Stylish storage in small spaces
Rose Hughes upcycles old doors into a splendidly useful shed...

Make a hanging herb planter

Hanging herb planter
Rose Hughes’ hanging planter can be used to grow an assortment...

Build a sweet pea tunnel for your garden

Sweet pea tunnel
Give your plants something to climb with Rose Hughes’ DIY sweet pea tunnel...

Shady planter

Shady planter
A dual-purpose planter, the perfect pretty-yet-practical accessory...

Make cool cube planter boxes for your cacti

Cool cubes
Rose Hughes creates a striking home for your favourite cacti and succulents...

Make a native bird feeder

Native bird feeder
Serve up a buffet for our nectar, fruit- and seed-eating native birds...

Make an outdoor scrabble set

Game on
Rose Hughes shows how to make a Scrabble set for use outdoors...

Build an outdoor pergola

Sweet retreat - pergola
Rose Hughes shows how to build a shady pergola...

Make retro planters

Retro planter
Rose Hughes makes pretty planters for showcasing your favourite blooms...

Build an outdoor shower

Outdoor shower
Rose Hughes shows how to cool off al fresco – and protect your modesty...

Make a winter wooden benchseat

Winter DIY bench seat
Learn how to make a winter DIY bench seat...

Indoor plant stand

Indoor plant stand
A stylish indoor plant stand using some old wooden cupboard doors...

Build a rustic birdhouse

Rustic birdhouse
A simple rustic birdhouse using reclaimed wood...

An all-weather doormat using grooved decking

Decking doormat
How to make a doormat using grooved decking...

Garden art panel

Garden art panel
Create a colourful and decorative painted art panel...

Wooden mailbox transformed with Resene metallic paint

Metallic mailbox
How to paint a mailbox with Resene Metallic paints...

Two solutions to clean up a tired deck

Hit the deck
Two solutions to clean up a tired deck and replace a damaged decking plank...

Create tin can plant pots to hang on your fence

Tin can fence pots
A space-saving vertical plant pot in this simple, inexpensive and...

How to create a simple hanging bird feeder

Mini bird feeder
A simple hanging bird feeder from a few pieces of plywood and...

3 great ideas to keep your pots watered

Three ways to water pots
Keep your potted treasures watered - a great idea if you want to...

Give a tired deck a new lease of life with Resene Wood OIl Stain

Dynamic decking
Mark Rayner gives a tired deck a brilliant new lease of life...

Grow salad greens or beautiful flowers in an old plastic barrow

A barrow of blooms
Turn an old plastic wheelbarrow into a stylish summer planter...

A plant display using an old window frame

Window plant display
Create this plant display from a window frame...

How to make a home for beneficial bugs

Garden bug home
Learn how to build a house fit for all kinds of beneficial bugs...

How to make a bench with ceramic leags

A neat seat
Create a cool outdoor bench with a twist – check out the ceramic planter legs...

How to make a garden mirror

Garden mirror
Add colour and create the illusion of space: upcycle or build one...

How to restore a cast iron garden seat

Take a seat
Restore some cast iron to give a garden seat some gravitas...

How to build a rotating compost bin

Rotating compost bin
If you want a faster composting bin you might give this clever...

How to make a flower press

Flower press
Preserve your favourite petals in style with this flower press...

Construct a compact and colourful pond and planter for your deck

Deck pond and planter
Rose Hughes constructs a compact, colourful aquatic feature...

How to make a play tent

Play tent
Rose Hughes designs a delightful retreat for little ones to enjoy...

How to make outdoor quoits & noughts and crosses

Lawn games
Build a quoits set and outdoor noughts and crosses for outdoor family fun...

A support for climbing beans, peas or sweet peas

Climbing frame
Make a simple structure to support climbing beans, peas or sweet peas...

Hypertufa planters

Hypertufa planters
Learn how to make honeycomb shaped planters...

Build a planter table

Planter table
Learn how to create a clever space for succulents and edibles...

Build a child's colourful garden bench

Build a child's bench
Build some cute, colourful garden furniture for the children in your life...

How to build a wood storage  shed

Build a wood shed
Rose Hughes shows how to keep your logs dry for warming fires this winter...

Build a planter box for a tree

Build a tree planter box
Learn how to make a modern wooden planter box...

How to build a compost bin

How to build a compost bin
Speed up the composting process with this easy-to-build, well-aerated...

How to build a garden bench

DIY garden bench seat
Place this charming outdoor seat in the most picturesque corner of your garden...

How to build a wooden obelisk for your garden

How to build an obelisk
Give your garden a designer look with this stylish obelisk...

How to build a timber pyramid herb planter

How to build a herb tower
Build this pyramid planter and take your herbs high rise...

Create a pot bench

Create a pot bench feature
Tidy up your garden shed – build this nifty potting table...

A whirligig bird scarer

Daisy bird scarer
How to build a simple whirligig bird scarer using wooden spoons...

Build a patio drinks table from recycled timber

Recycled drinks table
Build a patio drinks table from recycled timber...

How to build a wooden window box

Wooden window box
Mark Rayner adds instant colour to an outside window ledge...

Winter planter

Winter planter
Transform a terracotta pot into a bright planter...

Recycled pallet planter

Recycled pallet planter
Make a wooden pallet into a space-saving planter...

Hanging peg box

Hanging peg box
How to make this colourful hanging peg box from treated plywood...

Make some simple outdoor shelves for displaying potted plants

Outdoor shelves
Create these simple outdoor shelves - perfect for displaying your favourite...

Create this simple display ladder for your favourite potted plants

Pot ladder shelves
Create this simple display ladder for your favourite potted plants...

Build an outdoor coffee table

Outdoor coffee table
Create this simple outdoor coffee table – an ideal addition to a deck or patio...

Blackboard cupboard

Blackboard cupboard
Create this nifty blackboard cupboard for the shed or garage...

Christmas tree table decoration

Christmas decoration
Create this simple outdoor table Christmas tree...

Make these colourful worm towers to improve your garden

Worm towers
How to make these colourful worm towers. A worm farm...

Dragonfly art from recycled bed legs

Dragonfly art
Recycled bed legs become dragonflies. Diane Turner gets creative...

Indoor/outdoor chair

Indoor/outdoor chair
Turn an old wooden kitchen chair into patio furniture...

Staining a timber fence

Stained timber fence
How to smarten up a bare timber fence just in time for summer...

Picnic table

Picnic table
Paint a wooden picnic table - a new lease of life...

Seed storage unit

Green seed drawers
Make this seed storage unit from recycled materials...

Raised bed with seat

Raised bed with seat
Build this stylish raised bed from landscaping timber...

Decorative hanging planter

Wall plant display
How to build this space-saving hanging plant display...

Growing box for seedlings

Growing box
Create this nifty growing box and newspaper pots...

Garden art panel

Garden art panel
Make this simple-to-paint garden art panel featuring a mass of bright tulips...

Plywood mailbox

Plywood mailbox
How to make a simple but sturdy mailbox constructed from plywood...

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