Grow sweet strawberry in a vertical PVC tube is great solution for small garden or yard. Vertical planter will save you a lot of space, at the same time keep plants out of reach from garden insect pests AND enable you to switch to hydroponics.
Elf house on a tree! That would be cute in the garden, especially in the tree over grown with ivy. How about some battery tea lights in the windows during outdoor parties. I hear the fairies/elves whispering "home school project" in my ear.
21 DIY Greenhouses with Great Tutorials: Ultimate collection of THE BEST tutorials on how to build amazing DIY greenhouses, hoop tunnels and cold frames! Lots of inspirations to get you started! - A P (Diy Ideas Outdoor)