If your yard is currently scattered with dead, dried sticks and twigs, don’t quickly discard them. With some cleverness, these seemingly useless things can become raised flower beds, planters, or beautiful garlands.
Keep reading to learn more about the top clever garden projects using only sticks and twigs.
Raised Flower Beds
Who says that raised flower beds are only made of wood pallets?
By weaving plenty of dogwood twigs or flexible and long willow, you can make some on your own to keep your flowers from weeds as well as avoid back pain while taking care of them.
There's no need to buy plant markers to name each plant, flower, or vegetable existing in your garden when you can DIY them by using twigs.
Collect at least 15’ long twigs in ½” diameter and razor the half upper of each twig until the external, rough shell is completely removed and the internal, white part is shown. Then, carve out the plant name using a razor blade or an out-of-ink pen.
Pin the marker into the ground in front of each plant row.
Garden trellises made of sticks twigs do not look as neat and fancy as those units as seen in garden stores. But they are eco-friendly, budget-friendly, and easy to create.
Most DIY garden trellises are sturdy enough for cardinal vines or climbing flowers to grow.
This is a clever project to not only add a rustic charm to your countryside garden but also protect plants and flowers against small-sized herbivores, like rabbits and deer. Or, it greatly zones out a large-sized garden with no cost.
Make sure your wattle fencing is sturdy enough to resist strong winds and hungry herbivores.
While plant covers made only of sticks and twigs can’t prevent harmful insects as effectively as the netting or glass units, they can partly soften the wind impacts and protect your young plants from curious animals – like cats and dogs.
The twigs and sticks to make a plant cover should be flexible and easy to be bent.
Making planters from twigs and sticks is a versatile garden project that anyone can try. No matter how many twigs and sticks you have at hand, it is possible to make a planter. The more materials you’ve got, the bigger the planter you can create.
Garden arbors come in a wide range of designs – from basic to complex, so rest assured that you’ll surely find an appropriate one according to the number of materials you have.
Use either fresh, green wood or dried wood as long as they are sturdy.
For dried wood twigs and sticks, it is recommended to pre-drilling holes before they are nailed together.
Make Diamond-Patterned Twig Lattice
While this garden project might require some finesse, it is very easy to try. You should collect ½”-diameter fresh, straight hardwood twigs and sticks.
My favorite picks are twigs of sassafras sapling, maple, dogwood, shrub willow, apple shoots because they are sturdy, flexible, and easy to work with. Draw out your diamond-patterned lattice on paper and determine its dimensions before getting started.
During the process, make sure to tie twigs securely.
Decorate Plant Pots
This easy-level garden project is perfect as an interesting outdoor activity for kids and parents. The twigs and sticks that you need are small-sized to look harmonious to the size of plant pots.
Cut twigs and sticks into smaller pieces, the length of which depends on the pot height.
Now, glue these pieces into each pot. If you’re clever enough, wrap those sticks around the pot and secure them with ropes.
Decorate more – such as spraying or painting – if you like.
Why buy a costly outdoor light fixture when you can create one on your own? This easy garden project takes around 2 to 3 hours to finish and the required materials are easy to find.
Grapevine is the most common material to make a ball light fixture because it is easy to wrap, bend, and tie.
But you can use fresh, green twigs or sticks. These light fixtures will surely add up romance and coziness to your garden at night.
Make Twig Garland
If you are looking for some creative yet budget-friendly Christmas decoration ideas for your outdoor space, this is the one.
Collects small-sized twigs around the yard.
To easily figure out how long you should cut the twigs, determine the garden diameter that you intend to make beforehand. In general, two arms’ lengths are highly recommended for easy knot-tying later.
This project is pretty easy to do and will take around 1 to 2 hours to finish.
See? There are a lot of creative and clever garden projects using only sticks and twigs that anybody can try. I hope that this article helped you get some great ideas to decorate or add functionality to your garden. Thanks for reading!