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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Nondescript Picnic Table Gets a Personality Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2014

With a sander, a t-square, some masking tape, and Minwax, Jamie was able to give a traditional, nondescript picnic table some needed personality. TheContinue 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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Before and After: A Palm Springs Patio Goes from Good to Great

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 03, 2014

If you're looking for some backyard patio inspiration before the Fourth of July weekend hits, this makeover is one you'll definitely want to check out. Of course, the space looked good before, but the after is even better. I… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Thrift Store Curio Cabinet Becomes a Vertical Greenhouse

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2014

What do you do with an outdated curio cabinet you found on Craigslist? Turn it into something no one would even suspect: a modern hexagon… Continue Reading

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How To: Easy DIY Summer Hammock

By: Faith-towers Jun 30, 2014

Easy DIY Hammock

What's better than a nap on a lazy summer afternoon? A nap in a hammock that you made yourself! This is a really fun project that can be completed in an afternoon. Click through to find out how to make one of these colorful hammocks for your… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Gorgeous Outdoor Curtain Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2014

Sweetie Pie and I are putting the finishing touches on a pergola which we've incorporated onto our existing deck. It's looking great as is, but I'm thinking I might want to add some outdoor curtains to the space. I'm not sure what kind of a hassle they are. You know, damp, mold, bugs, etc.  (If anyone has experience with outdoor curtains, PLEASE share your experiences in the comments below!)… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

By: Faith-towers Jun 26, 2014

10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

My flower arrangements always tend to look the same. Multiple stems of the same type of flower in a generic glass vase. Maybe some of you have the same habit? Well, in the hopes of solving that problem, I've collected some inspirational centerpiece ideas that would be perfect for the picnic table at your next family… Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: Affordable Outdoor Accessories for Entertaining

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2014

It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Mod Solar Lamps for the Garden

By: Diy maven Jun 25, 2014

My girl Shelly never ceases to amaze me. Usually my amazement stems from her fabulous upholstery projects, but, in this case, it comes from inflatable balls and string. This particular project started with DIYContinue Reading

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How To: Make Pool Noodle Garland

By: Diy maven Jun 24, 2014

I confess: part of my desire to post a link to a pool noodle garland tutorial is because I love the sound of "pool noodle garland", which in my mouth kinda wants to come out as "poodle noodle garland", which is even more awesome. But be that as it may, it's aContinue Reading

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 23, 2014

8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers Perfect For Entertaining

The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 13 Awesome Outdoor Furniture & Design DIY Projects

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 20, 2014

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This weekend, I've got plans to help spruce up a friend's backyard. The inspiration is abundant and I've rounded up 13 do-it-yourself projects to get you pumped to work on your patio &… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Creative Outdoor Seating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 19, 2014

Eye Candy: Creative Outdoor Seating Ideas

Let's face it... some of the patio furniture on the market today can be generic and boring. So why not get creative and use some unexpected materials for your outdoor seating? Click through for ten of my favorite… Continue Reading

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9 Tips for Easy Outdoor Entertaining

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2014

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, outdoor entertaining is in full swing. And if you're planning a little get-together or party outdoors, I have nine entertaining tips to make sure your party goes off without a… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Trestle-Style Dining Table for Under $50

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2014

A modern, solid wood dining table for under $50 is basically unheard of. Which may explain why this project from The Design Confidential is blowing my mind!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

By: Matt allison Jun 18, 2014

Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

Make the most of the warm weather and get outdoors! We've round-up a couple DIY Outdoor Games and Activities that are designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike, enjoy the… Continue Reading

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