Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2013

We featured 14 DIY fire pit projects last month, but this modern version our partners-in-crime at ManMade created recently was too rad not to… Continue Reading

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Make It: Rustic DIY Candles from Scratch

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2013

Maybe it's because I love mountains (and forests and cabins and the great, wild outdoors) so much, but these DIY camping mug candles are just the sweetest. They add the perfect amount of understated rustic charm, don't you… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Extremely Easy IKEA Hacks

By: Faith-towers Aug 01, 2013

Sometimes it's nice to do an easy project. One of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that doesn't take two weeks to finish. So today I wanted to share some simple IKEA hacks with you - everything from garden torches to kitty litter hideaways to pendant… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy and Elegant DIY Concrete Planters

By: Rebekah-greiman Jul 31, 2013


To the uninitiated, concrete might seem a bit intimidating. But, it's got all kinds of fun, design-y uses in home decor projects. These planter project is inexpensive, easy to create and a great way to learn your way around working with a bag of the heavy stuff.  Just be sure to get someone to help you carry… Continue Reading

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Before and After: 7 Sensational Front Porch Additions

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2013

There should be some sort of law that stipulates that all homes constructed from this moment in time onward must include a front porch. My opinion, of course. But seriously, wouldn't all homes look better with a front porch? They're inviting, charming, and add to the livable space of your home. If I haven't swayed you, check out these seven homes that have been transformed by porches.

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Eye Candy: 8 Outdoor Tablescapes That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 31, 2013

The first day of August is tomorrow. To me, August is the last month of the summer. I try to get all of my outdoor partying wrapped up by the end of the month. You still have time to have plenty of dinner parties! Here are 8 inspiring table settings for your next evening bash.  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 DIY Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2013

The best summer nights always involve good people, good food, and a space that encourages good conversation. Keep all those good feelings going well into the night with an outdoor fire pit! Here are 14 DIY fire pit ideas to get the wheels turning.… Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Bright and Shiny Bistro Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2013

When I bought this sweet little yellow bistro table a couple years back, I loved it. It was the perfect size for romantic meals under the sky. Then, after the first season, the paint on all three pieces started peeling. See?

I touched it up, with yellow, but I couldn't keep up with the weathering. By the end of the second season, the cheery yellow had turned sickly, powdery yellow. When this spring rolled around I considered replacing the set with something new. That notion lasted about a minute,… Continue Reading

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How to Throw a Perfect Bonfire Party

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 26, 2013

Throwing the perfect party can definitely be a challenge. But throwing the perfect bonfire party? That one is pretty doable, actually. Bonfires are super laid back and much easier to throw together. So what will you need to throw the perfect bonfire party? Any combination of these recipes, DIYs, and decor elements will do just… Continue Reading

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Easy DIY Outdoor Games Anyone Can Make

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2013

Roundup of four DIY summer outdoor game projects
We’re happy to partner with Dremel’ Weekends, a new DIY project website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for every skill level. Projects range from Outdoor Movie Screens to Built-In Shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

Sick of air-conditioning-induced bloody noses? Having strange nightmares about Property Brothers episodes? Dudes. I know the heat is on, but it's time to… Continue Reading

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How To: Build A Grilling Station From Wooden Planter Boxes

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 26, 2013

If you've been working in the garden a lot this summer, chances are you have most of the supplies needed to make this grilling station. Check out how it was made from a selection of materials including some wooden planter boxes!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Tuna Can Craft Projects

By: Diy maven Jul 26, 2013

Tuna/cat food can crafts might not be as popular as Mason jar crafts these days, but with inspiration and how-to's like these, it might just be a matter of time before they eclipse the latter. 

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Roundup: 10 Gourmet Campfire Cooking Recipes

By: Faith-towers Jul 25, 2013

Your taste buds don't have to suffer just because modern conveniences aren't available in the woods... you'll want to go camping every weekend after you try some of these amazing… Continue Reading

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Petunias Looking Leggy? Do This to Make Them Beautiful Again

By: Diy maven Jul 24, 2013

Around this time of year, my petunias used to start to look a bit leggy. A few years back I discovered the secret to prolonging the life and beauty of my petunias by employing a little tough love. 

This is… Continue Reading

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10 Do-It-Yourself Projects For An Outdoor Dinner Party

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 24, 2013

It's always fun to have an outdoor dinner party, but the little details are what make it so special! We've rounded up 10 projects from place settings to decor that you can do yourself to add a personal touch to your party!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Unbelievable Outdoor Kitchens

By: Faith-towers Jul 23, 2013

Isn't there something so luxurious about an outdoor kitchen? I look forward to dining al fresco when summer hits - and cooking outside is even more fun! You'll want one of your own after you check out these inspiring outdoor… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Outdoor Living Plant Wall

By: Bruno Jul 19, 2013


We’re happy to partner with Dremel Weekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for all skill levels. New projects weekly, ranging from Outdoor Movie Screens to Built-In Shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

What sort of outdoor projects do you have planned for the summer? Our vote is to create something both beautiful and functional, like this living wall that'll freshen up any outdoor oasis, whether a small urban patio or a spacious… Continue Reading

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Move Over Hammocks: How to Make an Outdoor Bed Swing

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 19, 2013

I feel like this weekend calls for a few lazy days to sit around, read a book, take a nap, and just relax. And if any of those things are on your agenda this weekend, I have the perfect DIY for you. Here is a do-it-yourself way to make an outdoor bed swing in an… Continue Reading

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Genius: How to Make a Non-Toxic Mosquito Trap

By: Diy maven Jul 19, 2013

Where I live, we're suffering from a MAJOR mosquito invasion. We've talked about repelling the vile creatures before, but this idea from YouTuber mrhulot101 takes the fight to a whole new level. The idea behind his simple,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 9 Droolworthy Airstream Trailers

By: Faith-towers Jul 18, 2013

As my grandmother likes to put it, I have wings on my feet... which is one of the reasons why I've always had a fascination with Airstream trailers. You can live anywhere you like, and you can do it in style. Apparently I'm not alone, either. You'll want to own one yourself by the time you're done reading about these unbelievable… Continue Reading

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