20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
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20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a Rainy Garden

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Ideas for putting a sparkle into your rain garden. Everything from sparkly rain chains to water spout projects to how to collect rainwater.

Here in Britain our summers are hit or miss. They can be stunning with warmth and sunshine or we can have weeks of constant rain. On the plus side, it’s green here most of the time, on the down side, there’s less to enjoy about the garden when it’s soggy. The ideas below are for putting that sparkle back into your rainy garden. They include everything from clever rain chains to water spout ideas to how to collect rain water. Even if your summers are warm, bookmark some of these ideas for when the drizzle returns.

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Elle Decoration

Rain water funnels down this clever wall piece shared by Elle Decoration

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Sea Glass Stepping Stone from Lovely Greens

This DIY Sea Glass Stepping Stone looks pretty in rain or shine

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Idea from Etsy

This Wine Bottle Rain Chain was on Etsy but you could DIY it using these instructions on how to cut wine bottles. Use the tops of the bottles for the rain chain and the bottoms to make candles. If you don’t know what a rain chain is, it’s simply an artistic replacement for a water spout. Rain water from the roof funnels down it rather than a metal pipe. Rain chains direct the water while being a beautiful and sometimes musical feature.

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Crafts Post

A DIY Dry creek bed becomes a stream in the rain

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Garden Therapy

Detailed instructions on how to build a Dry Steam Bed

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Ladys Mantle

Ladys Mantle looks its best after a rain

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Each Little World

Recreate rain drops in the garden by using crystals

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Pinterest

Stack rocks to create a down-spout waterfall

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
All Things Heart & Home

Terracotta Rain Chain

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Better Homes & Gardens

Keep your feet out of the mud with these Leaf Stepping Stones

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Pinterest

Mount watering cans on the wall for a whimsical water spout feature (source unknown)

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Colorful welly boots

If your garden is dull, brighten it up with cute Rain & Garden Boots

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Little Things

Slate Dry Stream Bed

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden

I couldn’t find a real source for this AMAZING water spout idea. I imagine you could DIY it using a wooden cut-out of a cloud painted black.

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Grow Forage Cook Ferment

Collect rain water in this DIY Rain Barrel

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Empress of Dirt

Or make an artistic DIY Rain Barrel

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
The inspiration rain chain from Elderberry Street

Wire & Stone Rain Chain tutorial

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Water pours through the boot’s toe

Imagine the water pouring out of this Boot Water Spout!

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Amazon

If you’d rather buy than DIY, check out this gorgeous Umbrella Rain Chain

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Tenth Acre Farm

This might look like a garden path but it’s actually a Swale. Swales help to direct run-off to places you need them in the garden. Here’s how to build one in yours.

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Birds & Blooms

DIY Metal Spoon Rain Chain

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Lovely Greens

Collect rain water for a small garden pond

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Mother Earth News

Or go all out and redirect rain fall into a Natural Swimming Pool

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
Our Fairfield Home & Garden

Collect rain water in these Stacked Stone Bird Baths

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden
YouTube

This incredible DIY rain water collection tank is made out of plastic bottles

 

20+ Ideas & Projects to add interest to a rainy garden #lovelygreens #diygarden

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