How to Make Garden Ornaments

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Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam balls of varying dimensions

  • Liquid glue

  • Loose glitter

  • Various lengths of wire

  • Sealant

  • String lighting

  • Luminaries

  • Hurricanes or vases

  • Decorative stones

  • Floating candles

  • Water


Compliment your existing landscape. Let your imagination be your guide, there are no wrong ways to be creative.


Remember not to leave candles unattended for extended periods of time.

Make Garden Ornaments

No lawn or garden design is complete without lighting, accessories or yard art to create a unique atmosphere. Strong garden decor such as obelisks, statues and urns can offer a focal resting place and create an interesting view. Try this simple 'make at home' idea for easy garden ornaments. Then look around your garden for a bare spot or an area that simply needs jazzing up and let your creativity inspire you.

Step 1

Lightly coat the first ball with liquid glue, roll it in colorful, festive glitter and let dry.

Step 2

Once completely dry, coat the ball with a weatherproof sealant and let harden.

Step 3

Repeat these steps on a variety of ball sizes using complementary colors of glitter.

Step 4

Wrap the finished balls with thin wire and hang them from trees to create a focal point in the back yard. It's best to cluster the balls together (among trees that are in close proximity of each other) for maximum visual impact.

Step 5

Next, add string lights to warm and enhance the ball-art and dramatically accent your selected focal point. Lighting dances off the glitter balls creating a festive, lovely atmosphere.

Step 6

Place decorative stones in the bottom of hurricanes or vases, fill with water and add a floating candle for even greater impact. Alternatively you can use luminaries in colors that compliment the hanging balls. Strategically place hurricanes/luminaries to emphasize the garden design.