Have you seen popular new garden trend DIY fans are going ‘nuts’ for?

*Immediately starts to saw wood scraps to begin building a bench*

This new garden trend just might be the most wholesome thing we've ever seen. As many of us fortunate enough to have gardens have been spending more time in them, we've seen quirky new DIY garden projects emerging. The painted patio is certainly up there as the most ambitious on-trend idea, and for good reason – we've seen some amazing patio transformations.

But not all emerging garden trends have been on such a large-scale. In fact our favourite of them all is small... miniature in fact. The nation have been busy making squirrel picnic tables. Seriously, how cute is that as a notion?

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squirrel eating nuts on picnic table

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A few offcuts of wood are all you need to fashion one of the mini trending tables. We'd suggest constructing the DIY table using non-toxic wood glue, just to ensure there's no danger of the nails harming the little diners.

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Cuteness overload. This little squirrel even has the luxury of dining under a mini parasol.

We are loving the attention to detail with this fine example of a mini picnic table. The mini vase of flowers and the chic grey bowls – this is styling perfection, those lucky squirrels.

‘😍 how cute is this little table!’ exclaim this Instagram user. VERY is the answer.

This squirrel knows how to live life! Incidentally this account is pure gold for watching this little chap in the wild doing brilliant 'human' things.

This follower confesses to be 'obsessed' with the notion of the squirrel garden table.

There's just something so cute about the way these benches invite the squirrels to sit upright and eat their grub, just as we would. Inviting wildlife into the garden has never been so enjoyable, as homeowners sit and watch the squirrels feast in style.

Where can I buy a squirrel picnic table?

squirrel sitting on picnic table with fork and knife

(Image credit: Etsy)

For those that don't fancy making their own needn't miss out, you can buy one of the adorable tables.

Buy now: Squirrel Picnic Table, £10, Etsy

Related: The 13 worst garden trends of all time revealed – how many are you guilty of?

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.