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How to make an outdoor sculpture

How to make an outdoor sculpture

Showcase your artistic talent with a special sculpture for your garden. This one is made from Hebel block. It’s cheap and easy to work with but it does blunt tools, so it’s best to use those you no longer need.

How to make an outdoor sculpture

How to make an outdoor sculpture

Showcase your artistic talent with a special sculpture for your garden. This one is made from Hebel block. It’s cheap and easy to work with but it does blunt tools, so it’s best to use those you no longer need.

How to build a sandpit

How to build a sandpit

A cubbyhouse isn’t complete without a sandpit. And when your lawn is wearing away from foot traffic, why not locate a pit in a worn patch of grass framed with treated pine edging and bordered with pine bark – ready for play!

Recycled pallet potting bench

Recycled pallet potting bench

Recycled pallets are great building blocks for all sorts of useful garden furnishings. We’re loving this foldaway potting bench!

How to make a water feature

How to make a water feature

For a water feature with a difference, try this gravity-defying stone stack. It looks impressive as a stand-alone piece, but when the water is turned on is when the magic truly happens as it bubbles from the top and trickles down.

How to make a Shovel Bird

How to make a Shovel Bird

Don’t throw out old tools or scrap metal lying around your place – turn them into works of art, just like retired teacher Kel Murphy. He now teaches people in Werribee, Victoria, how to weld and create zany birds like these!

How to make a Besser block feature

How to make a Besser block feature

Have a blank wall in your garden and not sure what to do with it? Here’s the perfect project: a concrete block planter! It’s easy to build, low-cost and very decorative, and ideal for a back verandah or shed wall. All you need to do is come up with a suitable design (or follow one of ours), then plant it up with succulents, ferns, flowers, potted colour or herbs. Top it off with a mirror, picture frame or recycled panelled window to really set a colourful scene.

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