Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
DIY Garden decorations with stones are perfect if you want to create contrasting designs to plants. Stones and rocks are perfect complements because we associate them with plants and flowers naturally.
The key to creating these designs is to figure out which stones to use and how to add or accent parts of your garden or plants with them.
Here are some amazing ways.
DIY Garden Decoration with Stones
Square Concrete Path with Green Stones
If you have a stone or concrete pathway that looks like it needs a bit of sprucing up, this is a great way to do it.
This is a simple décor using smaller rocks to highlight the steps or path.
Using a contrasting color definitely brings both the foreground and background. In this case, the green rocks are bright enough to come out beautifully against the dark brown color of the soil.
This lets it bring all the attention to the concrete path.
Mini Stone Borders
Another way to use stones to decorate your garden is to pile them up to create mini-borders or walls.
When you stack them up, make sure they’re balanced. But, you don’t want to use rocks or stones of the same sizes or shapes. Making them too uniform will cause it to lose its character.
Instead, organize them so they look like they’re placed there randomly as nature would.
You can use the stone borders to separate areas of your yard or garden. Alternatively, you can use its to create your own divisions like in the photo.
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Stone Leaf Path
Why not turn regular stepping stones or paths into beautiful garden décor? That’s the case with these amazing leaves.
If you look closely, you’ll see the veins and all the little details as well.
This is a great way to turn a drab old path or slabs of stones into accent pieces that people will instantly notice when they walk onto your garden.
Circular Swirl Platforms with Stone Decor
Create one, two or more of these circular swirls to add some lovely art décor to your lawn or any black spot.
The mosaic-like pattern features lots of stones you can put together for create different shapes and designs. In this case, they’re spirals.
You can make them as big or small of you please as well.
Rock Tower Garden Décor
Simple, yet elegant looking and very calming.
Here’s an idea you can create in one afternoon. All you need area few rocks that have flat surfaces at their horizontal sides.
This will allow them to sit on top of one another in a balanced way. It also reduces the need for shaving them.
You can use anywhere from 6 to 14 rocks for reach tower. And, the size, color and texture of the rocks are completely up to you.
If you have a tree that does not get much attention in your garden, here’s a simple yet lovely décor idea that will bring focus to it.
By creating an island or centerpiece of rocks and stones, you’ll be able to transform it into something extraordinary.
In this case, large, lighter colored rocks border the smaller, gravel-gray colored ones in the middle. You can likewise use your own shape and add your own accessories to it.
Rock sculptures are a great idea if you want to add something different to your yard garden. Again, what you create is completely up to you, as shown in the photo above.
If you’re artistic, you can build something in the shape of an animal or decorative structure. You can likewise go abstract as well.
Stone Gabion Border
I live this piece because it combines both form and function. The stone gabion not only looks amazing. But, it also functions as a border separating different areas of your garden.
In the photo, the small pillars provide the support base for the all through while the guide wires runs. Once you’ve got that set up, it is time to fill the spaces in between with different size and colored stones.
Stones by the Side of the House
This DIY garden decoration with stones is perfect if you have a bed right beside or near your home. Often small patches of soil let you plant some flowers or foliage plants to make your home look more inviting.
But, you can also use xeriscaping to do so. This will let you use less water. And, it will require less maintenance as well.
Decorative Bed of Stones
In keeping with the low water garden options, here’s another way you can use stones to decorate a path by the side of your home.
Again, there’s no grass. Instead, you create a decorative rock border design and cover one side with smaller rocks.
Mosaic Swirl Stepping Stones
This one takes the spiral stone platforms above to another level. In this case, you create lovely mosaic swirl décor using different colors.
This is definitely the most intricate piece in this list. And, you’ll need to have some kind of knowledge in laying out mosaics to create this.
Of course, you can do this as a learning project as well.
Colorful Stone Flowers
Here’s something simple that the kids will enjoy creating with you – stone flowers. This is a fun garden craft decoration project, you can do in one weekend.
All you need is some paint and a few rocks. You’ll also need a layer or soil for the background as well as larger rocks for the border.
This is another Zen design piece you can sculpture together. It does not take a lot of design prowess. But, you do need to have a bit of composition.
Using rocks of different widths and heights works well as the structure gets thinner and taller as you go up.
- Square Concrete Path with Green Stones – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358388082842249902/
- Mini Stone Borders – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/567101778048612297/
- Stone Leaf Path – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/383228249549712399/
- Circular Swirl Platforms with Stone Decor – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/151855818674638257/
- Rock Tower Garden Décor – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/107382772348485384/
- Rock Sculpture – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/583638432958452351/
- Stone Gabion Border – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/601512093973386517/
- Stones by the Side of the House – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/27021666503572371/
- Decorative Bed of Stones – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/350647520995210068/
- Mosaic Swirl Stepping Stones – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/532621093437581767/
- Colorful Stone Flowers – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/81487074496627222/
- Stacked Stones – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/570549846549397805/