20 Budget-Friendly DIY Garden Ideas Using Dollar Tree Items

Spring is in the air, and it’s time to revitalize your garden with a touch of creativity and flair. Transforming your outdoor space into a captivating oasis doesn’t have to break the bank. With a few easy and inexpensive ideas using recycled materials, repurposing items, or adding a fresh coat of paint to your existing garden accessories, you can breathe new life into your surroundings. Get ready to be inspired by these 20 Dollar Tree DIY ideas that will ignite your creativity and kickstart your journey to a fabulous garden.

Space-Saving Vertical Planters

1. Colorful Geranium Tower

Geranium Tower

Breathe life and color into your outdoor space with a geranium tower! Stackable planters are an economical way to grow numerous plants in a compact area, utilizing vertical space efficiently. The unique shape of these pots allows them to fit snugly into corners, making them an excellent space-saving alternative to regular horizontal planters.

2. Strawberry Tower for Fresh Berries

Strawberry Tower

One of the world’s most popular berries, strawberries, thrive when grown vertically in stackable planters. Container gardening ensures guaranteed strawberry production while conserving space. Hydroponically grown strawberries outperform their soil-grown counterparts due to the precise delivery of fresh nutrients and oxygen.

3. Vibrant Tiered Planter Mix


Enjoy an attractive living centerpiece in your garden or balcony by creating a visually appealing tiered planter design using different colored stackable planters. A tower planted with petunias and other warm-season annuals provides additional vertical interest and a vibrant pop of color throughout the summer.

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Colorful and Charming Accents

4. Balcony Fresh with Vibrant Pots

Balcony Fresh

The right color pots can not only enhance the beauty of your plants but also complement your outdoor or indoor space. Bring joyful, quirky, and amazing vibes to your place by using pots and planters in the most beautiful colors, patterns, and designs. Vibrant and colorful pots can add energy and liveliness to your outdoor space, while subtle and neutral shades can create a calming and sophisticated atmosphere.

5. Rustic Farmhouse Planter Box

Farmhouse Planter Box

Charm with a rustic farmhouse planter box – the perfect addition to any farmhouse or country home. The natural look of the planter looks great with green foliage and ornamental grasses. Get creative and make your own using Dollar Tree items like sign boxes, paint sticks, acrylic paint, faux succulent, and glue.

6. Tiered Plant Stand with Windmill

Plant Stand

Enjoy displaying your plants with this attractive and durable tiered plant stand. This country windmill plant stand is likely to be the focal point of your garden, balcony, or terrace. What’s great about it is that you can DIY it yourself. All you need is plant stakes for the sides, three wire baskets, cable ties, a small welcome sign, and a windmill propeller to top it.

7. Rustic Herb Boxes

Herb Boxes

If you love the rustic French country décor, herb boxes are perfect for outdoor and indoor design elements. Decorate your home with vintage-style herb boxes to add that touch of serenity and vertical interest. You can buy a wood herb box set with hooks or, if you’re handy enough, make your own. Fill the boxes inside with lovely faux herb plants, or make them part of your seasonal decorating – either way, they will bring a farmhouse chic touch.

8. 3D Bicycle Wall Decor

3D Bicycle

If you’ve been looking to elevate your porch with that perfect piece of rustic wall decor filled with farmhouse charm, a 3D mini bicycle flower basket decor may be your choice. A breath of fresh air and the joys of a spring trip to the farmers’ market, it’s a decor piece filled with texture and vintage farm style cuteness. Fill the basket planter with your favorite florals or any type of farmhouse goodness and enjoy its unexpected delight on your wall.

9. Rustic Farmhouse Wall Decor

Rustic Farmhouse

Amaze with a rustic farmhouse-inspired wall decor made out of cardboard and recyclable materials! Yes, that’s right, cardboard! Create a distressed reclaimed wooden plank using cardboard, compound joint mix, and paint. For the flower buckets, use old plastic containers. Paint them to look like galvanized buckets. Add small signs in front and fill with faux greenery and flowers.

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Creative and Whimsical Designs

10. Tipsy Pot Tower

Tipsy Pots

Add some height and visual drama to your landscape with this easy tipsy pot design. This whimsical garden idea uses flower pots arranged in a stack to look like they might tip over. To recreate this pot design, secure a long pipe in the ground or stick it to the pot plate and thread the flowerpots through the pipe, stacking them one by one. You can use this design with real plants and with faux greenery.

11. Rustic Hanging Planter Stand

Hanging Planter

Elevate a plant to create more of a statement piece in your home with this simple and gorgeous do-it-yourself hanging plant stand. This creative hanging planter stand is constructed with five wooden pieces: one round and four flat pieces, all stained a dark color. Attach galvanized buckets to the stand using wire. You can use real or faux plants to display inside.

12. Whitewashed Pedestal Planter


Turn two plastic planters and a plate into a beautiful pedestal. Create a gorgeous white-washed pedestal that will add charm and elegance to your home’s exterior. Take two planters and glue their bottoms together. On one end, stick a plate to top your pedestal. To give it a weathered look, whitewash it. Use the pedestal to place decorations on top or simply place a planter to elevate it.

13. Succulent Trio Planters

Plant, Sprout, Bloom

Things often look better in a group of three! A cute set of three succulents looks great grouped on a coffee table. Assemble an adorable sun-loving trio of succulents in pots of your choice and poke inside labels saying “plant,” “sprout,” and “bloom.” Arrange however you wish on a sideboard, windowsill, or anywhere that needs a natural touch.

14. Magical Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are tiny gardens full of magic. Embark on the magical journey of creating your own mini wonderland where you can let your creativity and imagination run wild. Fairy gardens can be created in pretty much any sort of container, just make sure that there are drainage holes. Pick a theme for your fairy garden and fill it with miniature plants, figurines, and accessories. These eye-catching, whimsical miniature gardens can be created both inside and outside.

15. Laundry Basket Planter


Traditional planters can often be heavy and pricey, so with a little crafting magic, you can turn a laundry basket into an attractive planter. Disguise the laundry basket by wrapping it in burlap. Attach a rope around the basket and tie it in the front into a cool-looking knot. Instead of using burlap, you can also use only rope to wrap it and make patterns with colored ropes. Finish by planting your favorite plants and enjoy watching them grow.

16. Arch Window Chandelier

LED Candles

Decorate your porch to add a warm and romantic ambiance with an arch window chandelier. You will have a charming outdoor light fixture that will give you a great reason to enjoy your garden late into the evening. The design is inspired by Dollar Tree wall plaque arch windows which are painted black and assembled with a plank at the bottom to resemble a rectangle box. Attach chains for hanging and glue to the bottom around a rope ribbon. Fill with faux greenery and three candles.

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17. Chandelier Garden Planter

Functional Duo

Make a beautiful chandelier garden planter and have a functional light fixture and a stylish planter…all in one! A handsome wrought iron candle holder can be repurposed to hold four solar lights that perfectly fit in the candle arms. To make the center a planter, attach a canning rack to the candle holder and fill it with coco liner. Plant inside pretty flowers to delight during the day and enjoy the natural light at night.

18. Personalized House Number Sign

House Number

Make an easy personalized house number sign made with Dollar Tree store supplies. Paint and decorate a wooden plaque with your house number. Considering where you are going to place it, for easy viewing you can make it double-sided. Stick in the ground a flag hanger and hang your unique house number sign.

19. Flower Pot Centerpiece

Charm & Twinkle

A charming flower pot centerpiece makes for a pretty decoration for your backyard patio. It’s an inexpensive and easy idea for those who love a bit of vintage charm or a rustic yet refined aesthetic. For this project, you need two terracotta pots to fit into each other with enough room around to fit your plants. For this look, white sweet alyssum is planted in the big pot. A small glass vase with a pillar candle inside is placed in the small pot and positioned on top.

20. Turf Wreath Door Decor

Turf Wreath

If you’re looking for a fresh idea to jazz up your entry, hang a unique wreath to dress up your door. Perfect for Spring or Summer, this turf wreath makes a fun statement and is easy to create. Cover an oversized letter with moss material to give it that beautiful fresh and green look. To contrast with some color, decorate it with some faux flowers. What’s great about this design is that you can switch the decorations and even use it for Christmas too.

With these 20 Dollar Tree DIY garden ideas, you now have all the inspiration you need to transform your outdoor space into a captivating oasis. From vertical planters to unique decor pieces, there’s something for every taste and skill level. So get crafting and enjoy the process of bringing new life to your garden!

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