Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Garden gates are often designed to be functional because they’re there to serve a purpose – keep unwanted people, pets and other things out. But, it doesn’t mean you can’t spruce them up to make them look gorgeous.
In this article, you’ll see some of the most creative DIY garden gate ideas and projects homeowners have created. A few add some lovely color but many come up with uniquely stunning changes that turn your run-of-the-mull garden or yard gate into something that’s worthy of being called backyard décor.
The best part is, they’re do-it-yourself and cheap to make!
Check out these beautiful DIY garden gates ideas.
Amazing DIY Garden Gate Ideas & Projects
DIY Upcycled Garden Fence Gate
Got some extra wood or pallets that’s leftover from carpentry work you had done on your home or shipping deliveries?
If you do, here’s an great way to upcycle it into a painted garden gate.
There’s nothing lovelier than a patterned gate that’s surrounded by gorgeous flowering shrubs and trees of different colors.
All you need is a few tools and weekend to put everything together and voila! You’ve got this simple yet magnificent looking project
DIY Decorative Wooden Garden Gate
Need something larger to cover an entire entry way? Try thig classic look for size.
This is another wonderful wooden creating that needs a little more raw material and muscle to put together. When creating this DIY project, it is a good idea to check the balance and weight while making sure all the pieces are even and slide together.
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Here’s another take on the arbor gate from above. But this time you don’t cover the entire entry way.
I love this DIY piece because there’s so much intricate work that comes with it.
Obviously, it takes more work to pull off and a more wood crafting expertise. But, you can’t argue about how the finished product looks, right?
DIY Picket Fence Garden Gate
Do you have a white picket fence that looks like it needs something extra?
Here’s a wonderful fence gate idea that adds a little something extra to take is décor cred up to another level.
I love how this new entryway makes your home look so much more welcoming. Without the addition, it’s just another fence telling people, “this is my properly.”
But, with the simple DIY project addition, it new screams, “welcome in!”
Rose Covered Arbor Gate
This is another classical take on upgrading your run of the mill yard picket fence into something that’s not only more welcoming but also makes your home prettier to look at from both the inside and outside.
Of course, you don’t need to use roses here. Any lovely flower will look amazing. You can also add some color if want to create some contrast from the white.
DIY Recycled Wine Bottle Gate
Got some wood and wine bottles lying around? Here’s a great way to recycle them into something out of this world amazing!
Chic and unique this is something that matches any wood themed home or backyard. Plus, you don’t need paint because the bottles provide all the shape and color.
Floral Wreath Gate
If you’re looking for something with a more intricate design that come hold a bit of color and nature with it, here’s a great idea to try.
Again, the decorative feature will require a bit more handicraft knowledge and time to create. But, once everything this done, there’s nothing that will look better.
Painted Wooden Garden Gate
For a gate that needs to match high wall and tall pillars, you need a formidable gate.
But, using any gate can give out the wrong vibe telling people to “stay away”. And, that’s not what you want if you’re friends with your neighbors.
Here’s a great way to turn that look into something that’s welcoming and beautiful at the same time.
Recycled Screen Door Garden Gate
Got some screen leftover from another fence project? You can use it this way to create a see through gate.
This is look is perfect as the greenery already covers most of the fence. So, keeping the door “open” is a great way to bring some light in.
Elegant Swivel Low Garden Gate
If you prefer something more decorative for your garden or yard, this is something that’s hard to beat. Here the gate is surrounded by red bricks and flowers which brings perfect contrast to the wooden white gate.
Farmhouse Garden Gate
Here’s a look we’ve all seen in farms and ranches where the gate is designed to keep cows and horses in your property.
This is something you can create without a lot of woodworking expertise. Plus, it looks lovely.
You can create a single door or double door gate depending on how much space you need to get in and out.
Wood Wired Garden Gate
A wooden frame gate is probably one of the harder things to beautify. The thing is, you don’t necessarily need to do so if its designed to keep deer and other small animals out.
This is one of the simpler, yet lovely DIY projects in our list.
And, it is perfect if you don’t want to block out the wind, which makes it ideal for warm areas.
Elegant Garden Gate with Round Window
Both lovely and functional, you can’t ask for anything more than that.
This is a front yard gate with a your address number on it. It’s mainly there to keep people out. But, the cut round hole in the center along with the colorful flowers make it something unique from other large gates.
Metal Garden Gate
Here’s something uniquely different. It will also need some metal work skills to create. But, if you’re looking for something all your neighbors and passersby will look at curiosity and awe at, this is it?
There’s no question this one breaks most of the rules when it comes to gates and privacy borders for yards and garden. But, it’s a lovely piece nevertheless.
- DIY Upcycled Garden Fence Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/23221754316707009/
- DIY Decorative Wooden Garden Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1125968646423239/
- Arbor Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/351912460699373/
- DIY Picket Fence Garden Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/56787645291876095/
- Rose Covered Arbor Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/796644621564515582/
- DIY Recycled Wine Bottle Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140806228165616/
- Floral Garden Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/349029039878712886/
- Painted Wooden Garden Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/51580358221904545/
- Recycled Screen Door Garden Gate – https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/great-entrances-10-welcoming-garden-gates-47556#perfect-picket
- Elegant Swivel Low Garden Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2111131066530272/
- Farmhouse Garden Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/3237030971288010/
- Wood Wired Garden Gate – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1055599901580104/
- Elegant Garden Gate with Round Window – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/39265827978173458/
- Metal Gate Arch – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/82612974404817431/