This to That: Traditional Light Post Lamp Turned Moody Moroccan Lantern

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2014

This light post lamp looks rough, but it's solid brass under that gunk and black finish, which is why I've held on to it for more years than I can remember. I'd always intended to remake it into an outdoor lantern, and I finally… Continue Reading

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How To: Paint a Trompe-l'oeil Geometric Cube Pattern on your Porch or Patio

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 14, 2014

This painted porch project involves a whole lot of measurements and painter's tape, but the end result is totally worth it. The unexpected flooring element, makes this outdoor space completely… Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Geometric Hammock Chair

By: Faith-towers Aug 11, 2014

DIY Geometric Hammock Chair

As a child, I always loved hammocks... so this DIY appealed to the kid in me. This particular tutorial is easy to follow and the final product is just so fun. Click through to check it… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Plant Stand

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2014

Chances are, you've seen a Case Study planter before -- it's the quintessential modern planter that's been in magazines and stylish entryways since the end of WWII. Nowadays, though, it goes to the tune of $150 -- and up (way up) depending on the style and size. If you like the look but not the price, here's a DIY version you can make for a fraction of the… Continue Reading

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A Guide to Packing the Perfect Picnic + A DIY Blanket

By: Alicia Aug 05, 2014

Packing the Perfect Picnic + A DIY Picnic Blanket

The dog days of summer are here and it's only matter of time before the heat becomes a distant memory. This time of year is fleeting, and we've been taking advantage of the sunlit evenings by eating almost all of our dinner picnic-style.

Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors; they're easy to pack, and even easier to clean up. We're rounded up a few tips and recipes to inspire your next picnic in the park. Read on for our… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Hanging Planter Out of a Bundt Cake Pan

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 05, 2014

These bundt cake pans aren't just for baking. Nope, these $3 finds from the Salvation Army are also great as colorful hanging planters for succulents and other… Continue Reading

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10 Fun DIY Home Decor Projects Using Rope

By: Faith-towers Jul 31, 2014

10 DIY Rope Projects For Your Home

Rope is one of those materials that is primarily used in a utilitarian sort of way, but if you look hard enough online you can find some pretty great DIY projects using different types of rope. I've rounded up my favorites for you, so you don't have to go searching for… Continue Reading

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Pictorial: How To Make a Moss Bathmat

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2014

I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of a moss bathmat. I mean, seriously, how long would moss (or grass) set in a foam substrate live in indoors in a bathroom? But be that as it may, it looks really cool. The… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Ceramic Cup into a DIY Wind Chime

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2014

A quick scan of just about any thrift store, estate sale, or yard sale will reveal an abundance of interesting ceramic vessels: mugs, vases, pottery, and more. Take advantage of these affordable pieces and turn them into simple or striking (or simply striking) outdoor wind… Continue Reading

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Before and After: From Small, Grassy Alcove to Perfect Summer Patio

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 18, 2014

Hoping to tackle some kind of outdoor project this weekend? Check out this outdoor patio makeover for inspiration. This tiny backyard cove, that was once covered in grass, is now a cozy outdoor retreat perfect for weekend… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY All-Natural Citronella Candles

By: Capreek Jul 15, 2014

The mosquitoes are out in full force, making it difficult (but not impossible!) to enjoy certain outdoor activities. Fret not, though. These DIY citronella candles will keep those little suckers at… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 11, 2014

Looking for a weekend project to try? Take a look at this tutorial for a hanging lounge chair. It's a great addition to a front or back porch, and would even work as a more grown up version of a swing, hanging from a tree branch in the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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Make It: Copper Leather Macrame Hanging Garden

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 03, 2014

DIY Leather macrame

This project is excellent because it combines three current trends: leather, macrame, and copper. It's a triple-threat hanging garden!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Stylish Fabric Planters

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2014

Just when I thought I'd seen every DIY planter project that could possibly exist, the kids at A Beautiful Mess go and knock it out of the park with these fabric… Continue Reading

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