Wheelbarrow Gardens!

Have fun with this super simple yard art!  These are very whimsical and can be moved around the yard throughout the year and filled with whatever is in season.  So fun!


you will need:

old or new wheelbarrow/s

spray paint in colors desired–make sure the paint is labeled for exterior

potted plants and trees from the nursery

pine straw or hay

how to do it:

1.  Tape up the rubber of the wheels with painters tape/frog tape

2. Spray paint to your hearts content everything else on the wheelbarrow—for a shortcut you don’t have to spray the inside since it will be completely covered up and unseen. For an opaque look like the ones above you will need to do 2-3 coats.  For a shabby look 1-2 coats would be fine.

3. Fill with small potted trees and plants

4.  Cover surface with pine straw or hay

By using potted trees and plants you can easily swap them out with the seasons.  I have one wheelbarrow in our garden that I did fill with potting soil and permanently plant with perennials, etc.  But if you use potted ones you have the fun option of moving them around the yard in different places and changing what is inside them with the seasons.  These get lots of comments—and create fun whimsy in your yard.

In a spray paint cloud~

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31 thoughts on “Wheelbarrow Gardens!

  1. love the bright colors for the summer garden! I have an old one that I want to get planted, it has an abundance of hens and chicks that can’t really be seen so i did some transplanting of them this weekend. Now to find just the right color and plants! Thanks! t.xoxo

  2. I bought a beat up rusty old wheelbarrow just for this purpose a few years back. Love that I can change the look of the wheelbarrow with just a few additions for each season. Thanks for sharing

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