From planting a small flower garden to sprucing up your outdoor furniture, many of these projects will take you less than a day to complete and some may not cost you anything at all if you have a few basic supplies on hand.
Go ahead and get ready for summer by adding some beauty to your outdoors. From DIY stepping stones to marvelous outdoor patio furniture that you can make yourself, this collection has it all. There are even instructions for how you can add a little color to a stone patio and wonderful ideas for dressing up boring fences and adding a bit of privacy.
Whether you choose on project or choose them all, we are certain that you will find something that will instantly improve your outdoor décor and give you a great reason to get outside this summer.
Put Up Cupcake Lights
Whether you are planning a summer evening get-together or you just want to add a sweet little decorative element to the backyard, these cupcake lights are divine. You just run a string of lights and then cover the lights with cupcake liners. Note that for outdoors, you’ll need to remove the liners whenever it rains but these are great for outdoor entertaining. You can use different colors and designs or just make them all the same. It’s a sweet way to decorate your outdoors without spending a lot of money.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Cfabbridesigns
Build a Convenient Fence Table
For under $30, you can build a great table on the fence that will work perfectly for outdoor cookouts or putting your indoor plants out in the sun. The table folds down when not in use so it’s really not in the way. You just raise it whenever you need it. You’ll need some hinges, screws, a board for the legs and picket boards for the table. Note that if you want it to last outdoors for several years, you may want to buy pressure treated lumber to build it.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Sensiblysara
Make A Rainbow Trampoline
You can make your backyard trampoline much prettier (not to mention safer) by cutting pool noodles and inserting them around the edges on the springs. Pool noodles are about a buck each at the Dollar Store and you won’t need very many. Just cut them the length needed to cover the springs and then make a slit on one side to insert it. If your trampoline has a net, you can also cover areas of that and make it really rainbow-ish. This makes it much safer for little ones who may get hurt on metal springs and it brings a lot of color to your backyard.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Instructables