Words and Numbers in the Garden – Easy DIY Projects

Words and Numbers can do so many things.  They can set a mood, or showcase a location. They can tell a time or label something so it is noted. Words and numbers can also dress up your home and garden in many ways as garden decorations.

Words and Numbets used in Gardens

Garden Decorations – DIY Garden Words and Numbers

These wonderful DIY garden decorations all use words and numbers in some creative way. They are all easy to do and yet very effective.  I love cottage gardening and they would all fit into my garden scheme nicely. 

Whether it be to label your herbs, or give some curb appeal to your house numbers in a neat way, one of these handy DIY projects might be just the thing to add some character to your garden or home.

Stone markers for herbsNice selection of rocks with one flat side and a variety of textures plus a paint pen = decorative herb plant markers.   Idea shared from Creative Cain Cabin.

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Melissa from Empress of Dirt   had a great idea to set a mood. She painted these polished stones and placed in a bird bath.  

Choose one to get some inspiration for your day.  They also make nice places for butterflies to sun themselves. 

Grass House NumbersGrass numbers are definitely a new way to make a statement. The green stands out perfectly on the orange background. No one will miss this from the street.  Made by a company called Potted, but currently out of stock. Source via Houzz.  

You could make your own if you are handy with some plain sheet metal bent into the number shapes and filled with grass seed.

Car parts recycled into a cute garden planterMy friend Carlene did a tour of her sister’s garden recently and shared this photo with me.  It uses re-purposed car part names into a cute little stool/garden planter. See the whole tour on Organized Clutter.

garden signsTwigs and branches shaved and then painted with the name of veggies. Great way to make use of items that might otherwise end up in the rubbish bin.  Shared from Sweet Life Garden.

Staggered planter for curb appealThree planters with a step up look and street numbers adds great curb appeal to a front step.  I did this project for my front door. You can find the tutorial on  The Gardening Cook.

bucketsGalvanized buckets with your house numbers painted on them. 

Another great way to use house numbers and give some neat curb appeal to your front garden.  Shared from My Wonderfully Made.  

bricksPainted Bricks used as herb markers.   Love these!  Shared from Simple Details are the Difference.

House numbers with a back drop of greeneryJacki from Blue Fox Farm has her house numbers on a post with a back drop of greenery. I love this effect!  It makes you think that something grand is behind all that green!

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  2 comments for “Words and Numbers in the Garden – Easy DIY Projects

  1. Peggy
    07/22/2016 at 9:54 pm

    I love anything that has to do with my yard

    • Carol
      07/22/2016 at 10:44 pm

      Me too Peggy! Carol

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