Colorful Rope-Wrapped Pots
Add texture and color to a plain terra-cotta pot with this DIY planter idea. Wrap a long strand of twine or rope around a pot (the exact length depends on the size of the container) and secure with hot glue. Then paint desired strands of rope with colorful latex paint.
Bring your favorite fabric outdoors to dress up stepping stones. Not counting dry time, this outdoor craft takes only 30 minutes to put together. Simply attach a fabric cutout to pavers with polyurethane seal and let dry.
A simple terra-cotta flowerpot easily becomes a cute birdhouse with the help of a few basic crafts supplies. Secure the pot to a sturdy surface, such as a fence, and add a wooden plaquafe with a drilled hole. Then sit back, relax, and get ready to watch your feathered friends.
No-Sew Burlap Wrap
Cover basic plastic pots that house large shrubs and plants with these cute no-sew burlap wraps. Start with a few yards of burlap, then fold over the planter as if you were wrapping a present. Secure with hot glue. Embellish as desired with painted patterns.
Color-Block Concrete Planters
Give boring concrete containers a colorful update. Create a color-block effect by portioning off a section of the planter with masking tape, then paint. Let dry and fill with your favorite flowers.
DIY House Numbers
House numbers serve an important purpose when guests come to visit, so make sure they stand out. If your front door is far from the street, mount a set near your walkway. Add more emphasis to metal numbers by mounting them on a piece of wood or adding quick color with spray paint.
Mini Succulent Garden
This miniature succulent container garden takes only a few minutes to assemble. Start by pouring soil into an 18-inch pot, then add rocks, a taller plant, and succulent cuttings. Finish with colorful tumbled glass, lava rock, and white pumice to incorporate a variety of textures.
Quick Outdoor Pillow Updates
Upgrade outdoor pillows with a few easy embellishments. Add pom-poms to each corner, or create an eye-catching pattern with a painted design. Use stamps or stencils to achieve crisp lines and even shapes.
Wine Bottle Chimes
Save a few empty wine bottles to repurpose as DIY outdoor decor. Make this tinkly wind chime by wrapping empty wine bottles with aluminum wire. Hang the grouping from a pergola, overhang, or tree.
Dip-Dye Outdoor Place Mats
Pick your favorite color and get to work on these easy dip-dye outdoor place mats. Start by filling three plastic tubs with water. Add dye to one bucket, dip the place mat in the solution, then use the other two buckets to rinse. Let dry.
Outdoor String Lights
Graphic Beach Towels
Personalize basic beach towels with a summery phrase, family member's initials, or a fun pattern. Apply equal parts bleach and water to a stencil to create a subtle yet graphic design. Then be sure to wash the towels before spreading them out on lawn chairs or packing them up for the pool.
DIY Welcome Mat
Greet guests with a summery DIY door mat. You can quickly create a custom design on a plain mat using painters tape and spray paint. To make this fresh grass design, simply mask off your pattern with tape, then paint with various shades of green.
Key Wind Chime
Give new life to old keys with this simple wind chime. Gather keys you no longer use (or look for some at thrift stores and flea markets) with interesting shapes or details. Wrap a tree branch with colorful shades of embroidery floss, then hang old keys at different lengths.
You can make a sweet centerpiece for your outdoor patio table in five minutes. Simply arrange Mason jars of varying sizes on the tabletop and fill about halfway with water. Gather freshly cut wildflowers to arrange inside.