Looking for a family-friendly gardening activity to tackle this weekend? Try a few of our favourite DIYs guaranteed to get your kids excited about gardening.

Teacup DIY

Got a few old teacups lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Why not recycle them to use in the garden. In this DIY, we make a bird feeder and an adorable planter perfect for herbs. Or, get creative with your family and come up with your own unique ways to use them.

Home-dried Herbs

If you already have a herb-garden, put your harvest to use by drying your own herbs. There are many methods (some more child-friendly than others) that allow you to preserve your herbs for use in any dish over the colder months.

Plant a Pizza Pot

Mention pizza in any sentence and most kids are likely keen to get involved. In this DIY, we show you how to plant a pizza pot with all the ingredients you need for a delicious pizza sauce. Nothing tastes better than ingredients fresh from the garden.

Make a Flower Crown

Use the last of you summer flowers to make a stunning flower crown with the family. This is a great option for birthday parties or end-of-summer soirees. You can also use dried flowers if you want the crown to last longer.

Mini Water Garden


You may not have space for a full pond or water feature, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy aquatic plants. This container water garden DIY allows you to grow your favourite water-loving plants in small spaces.

Propagate Houseplants

Many tropical houseplants are easy to propagate in water and make a wonderful weekend project. Once the hard work is done, you and your family can enjoy watching the roots grow over the next few weeks, as well as the joy of growing brand new plants at no cost.

Make a Terrarium

Terrariums are wonderful décor pieces that are also fun to make. With so many options to choose from when making your own, you can craft a terrarium totally unique to you. For a twist, turn it into a family competition, with everyone making their own terrarium to show off.