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a chandelier hanging over a pond filled with water lilies and spoons
Thrift store lampshade gets repurposed to a cute tree wind chime with this easy diy tutorial.
a wooden bench with drawers in a store
Hi, this is Liz from Simple Decorating Tips a DIY and decorating blog. Creating a DIY faux aged metallic finish involved many layers to accomplish the look I was after. This project was so fun to work on! I love using Fusion Mineral Paints because there is no odor, it is super durable and the paint is just so nice to work with. Painting with good quality paint is so much more enjoyable, isn’t it?!BTW if you didn’t know this already, I now stock the full line of Fusion Mineral Paints…
a candle is placed on the wall next to a glass holder with a wooden handle
Discover how to make a stylish candle sconce light with Dollar Tree finds. Simple steps for a budget-friendly wireless wall sconce!
a potted plant sitting on top of a table next to other pots and plants
Happy Tuesday, friends!! I hope you’re having a great start to the new week!!Today, Tara and I are each sharing a quick and easy summer craft. I put together a simple trellis for my new Mandevilla plant.It has been a cold and rainy all day, so I brought this project inside. What you’ll need:bamboo stakestwine and/or ribbonplantpot/planter Start by planting your plant in your container, using a good potting soil mix. Insert four bamboo stakes into the soil, around the edges of the…
two potted plants sit on top of a black tray with a wooden house decoration
Is there such a thing as too many risers?! I have a slight addiction, but they can get pricey!! Here is an alternative I made using cost effective supplies, that looks just as great! Make your own riser with these highly recommended wood circles, beads, candlestick and spray paint that Amazon reviewers swear by! Start with 2 wooden or MDF circles. I got mine from Dollar Tree to make this even cheaper! They had a paper film on them so I peeled it off and gave it a quick sanding to…
a birdbath with rocks in it surrounded by flowers and plants on the ground
Provide a safe water source for the bees and other pollinators in garden with a DIY watering station. It’s easy, can serve as a focal point and decorative garden ornament or *bee* as simple as you like! If you’re a bee and pollinator lover, this fun DIY comes together in minutes that provides a decorative element in the garden and serves a safe and functional water source for the bees too! Did you know there are more than 4,000 native bee species in the U.S. with over 500 species…
a hand holding up a clay pot in front of some shelves with pots on it
Dive into our step-by-step tutorial and creat a gorgeous homemade fountain for your outdoor space with terracotta plant pots. Crafting your own serene retreat has never been this easy!
a wooden bench sitting on top of a porch next to potted plants and a planter
31 DIY Outdoor Furniture and Decor Ideas
Add extra seating to your patio or deck with this DIY outdoor bench featuring beautiful fretwork panels and hidden storage under the seat. Using minimal tools and a few supplies from the home improvement store, you can build this stunning storage bench in one weekend.
an outdoor area with hammock chairs, rugs and trees in the background
Outdoor Upcycles: 60 Ways to Reimagine, Repurpose + Recycle for a Beautiful Yard on a Budget
Feel like a kid again by turning pressure-treated lumber and rope from your garage into an adult-sized rope swing. A great project for a woodworking beginner, our tutorial, below, shares all the steps.
a potted plant sitting on top of a pink rug next to a wicker couch
Outdoor Upcycles: 60 Ways to Reimagine, Repurpose + Recycle for a Beautiful Yard on a Budget
A ridiculously easy DIY planter that's also ridiculously cute? Sign us up! This project takes less than an hour and uses five simple materials you probably already have sitting in the garage.
a planter sitting in the grass next to a flower pot with leaves on it
Outdoor Upcycles: 60 Ways to Reimagine, Repurpose + Recycle for a Beautiful Yard on a Budget
Turn over a new leaf in your garden with this craft that uses large leaves (like elephant ear, shown here) to cast quick-drying concrete into an organic shape that'll look right at home in your backyard.
two blue bottles sitting next to each other on top of a table near a pool
Outdoor Upcycles: 60 Ways to Reimagine, Repurpose + Recycle for a Beautiful Yard on a Budget
Using inexpensive supplies and leftover wine or liquor bottles, you can quickly create tabletop torches filled with citronella oil to deter pests while beautifully brightening up the night.
some purple flowers are growing next to a rock with coins on it and one flower is in the foreground
Outdoor Upcycles: 60 Ways to Reimagine, Repurpose + Recycle for a Beautiful Yard on a Budget
One of the most common garden pests, slugs are bad news — especially for vegetable gardeners but they're also fond of munching on ripe fruit and all types of seedlings. So, whether you're hoping for a landscape filled with flowers or edibles, slugs are a threat. Deter them with our DIY penny ball that uses the magic of copper to ward off these insatiable eaters.
a wooden cart filled with bottles and flowers next to a brick wall in front of a blue chair
Outdoor Upcycles: 60 Ways to Reimagine, Repurpose + Recycle for a Beautiful Yard on a Budget
Does your patio, porch or deck have a case of the blahs? With minimal supplies and in just a few steps, you can turn a plywood board into colorful outdoor art that can stand up to the elements. Get our full tutorial, below.
a hammock hanging between two trees at night
Give your outdoor garden, patio and backyard a quick and budget friendly upgrade with these boho inspired lighting.