Refresh The Outdoor Areas With Smart DIY Projects On A Budget

You don’t always have to spend a fortune if you want to make your yard look stunning when there are so many inspiring outdoor DIY projects you can try. There are lots of ideas you can use. Today we’ll focus on projects which can help you transform your outdoor spaces. Spruce up your garden with a beautiful planter, give your old patio furniture a makeover or have fun creating some eye-catching lighting displays. You can find inspiring ideas right here.

Hanging baskets.

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With these lovely hanging baskets you can make any part of your house look beautiful. Here’s how you do it. Take three baskets of different sizes and some cord or twine. Run the cord through the four corners of each basket, knot them so the baskets remain separated and then find a good spot where you can hang them. Inside you can put any plants you want.{found on abeautifulmess}.

Hanging vegetable garden.

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Here’s a great idea you can use if you need a vegetable garden but don’t want to waste a lot of space. Use a hanging pocket shoe organizer, a pole and some hanging hooks to make this simple vertical planter. Put plants or seeds in each pocket.

Concrete planter from pavers.

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If you want to save money with your DIY projects, a great idea is to use leftover materials from renovations or other projects. For example, you can use pavers and glue them together to make a concrete planter. Use it in your garden, on the patio or at the entrance.{found on shelterness}.

Recycled wine barrel.

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If, by any chance, you have an old barrel just lying around taking up space, we have just the project for you. You can turn the barrel into a beautiful planter with multiple levels. Divide the barrel into thirds, cut through the wood staves and then trim wood to match the curvature of the barrel. Attach the boards and drill drainage holes in the bottom. Then, if you want, make these little triangles using pieces of wood.{found on designsponge}.

Recycled tires.

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Everyone has old tires they don’t need and there’s not much you can do with them, except maybe these awesome planters. Paint the tires and then arrange them as you wish. They’ll become a focal point for your garden or yard.

Old window frame planter.

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An old window frame has the potential of becoming a beautiful planter you can use in the back yard, in the garden, leaning on the fence or on the exterior walls. Just remove the glass and install hooks to hang he planters from.

Gardening projects.

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Did you know you can make a garden sprinkler from a plastic bottle? You just make some holes in the bottle’s body with a nail and then you attach the hose to the bottle’s nozzle using tape. It’s that easy.

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Another simple project shows you how you can make a fence for the garden. Get a role of wire fencing and two or three rolls of wooden fencing, depending on how big is the area you want to surround with this lovely little fence. Unroll the wooden fencing, place the wire fencing on top and staple them together.{found on site}.

A tree swing kids will love.

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A tree swing is one of the easiest and most fun things to do for your outdoor areas. The key is making it secure and safe for the kids. To make the swing you need a piece of wood for the seat, another one for the top, rope, wood glue, clamps and paint. The two longer pieces of wood need to be glued together. The two shorter pieces are glued to the ends. Drill holes in the 4 corners. Paint the wood and then attach the rope. Tie double knots.{found on abeautifulmess}.

Hanging daybed.

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Adults need to relax too and a swing may be fun but not very comfortable. A much better idea is to make a hanging daybed. Using wood, make a platform for the mattress to sit on. Use rope or chain to hang the daybed at the desired height.{found on hgtv}.

Cable spool table.

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Outdoor furniture can be very expensive so a great alternative is to make your own. For example, you can recycle a cable spool and turn it into a beautiful table for the patio. You can use burlap and twine to decorate the table, you can paint it and you can also add a glass top.{found on camelotartcreations}.

Concrete block bench.

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Make a comfortable bench using concrete blocks. You can put it in the garden, on the deck or ajywhere else. You need 12 blocks of concrete and 4 pieces of lumber. Slip the limber into the openings and use adhesive to secure them. Put a pillow on top for comfort.{found on kaylasbasement}.

Pallet furniture.

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Wooden pallets are extremely versatile and you can use them to make all sorts of useful things. For example, you can make an entire furniture set for the patio using pallets. Stack two to make a table and use portions of pallets to make benches and little side tables.

DIY cabana.

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If you have the space, make a cozy cabana to put in your back yard. First build the frame using PVC pipes. Then dig the foundation holes. Add the legs and, at the end, add the curtains. You can customize this project however you want.{found on sunset}.

Lemonade stand.

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A lemonade stand can be a beautiful project. You can involve the kids if they want to help and then let them use the stand. You too can benefit from such a project. A lemonade stand is a treasure piece if you throw a summer party.{found on desireempire}.

Painted rug.

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Make your patio or deck as cozy as you can. Rugs make a room feel warm and inviting so why not have rugs outdoor too? Maybe you can use an old rug you no longer need and give it a makeover. Use tape and spray paint. It’s actually very easy and it only takes a few minutes.{found on paulakathlyn}.

Customized lanterns.

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Making lanterns out of tin cans is one of the easiest projects you can find. First clean the cans and remove the labels. Then fill them with water and put them in the freezer. Once the water turns to ice you can use a hammer and a nail to punch holes into the cans and to create interesting designs. Melt the ice and put candles inside.

House numbers.

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For this project you need wood boards, liquid nails, house numbers, chain, paint and cement. First make the frame, the window box and paint them. Dig some holes into the ground and make sure everything is level. Mix up the cement, pour it in and add the sign. Hang it with chain from the corners of the frame. At the end, plant the flowers into the box you’ve made.{found on secondchancetodream}.

A sandbox.

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Kids would surely love to have a sandbox in the yard. Making one is fairly easy. You build the frame using pieces of wood and you can also add casters to make the sandbox easy to move and store. Then just fill it with sand and let the kids enjoy it.{found on thewrightfampics}.

Climbing wall.

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If you have an outdoor wall you don’t use for anything, then maybe you can transform it into a climbing wall. It would be fun for both the kids and the adults. Just make sure the ground beneath is soft or add a mattress just in case.

Rope bird feeder.

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Take care of the little creatures that live in your yard and garden and enjoy their presence. You can make a bird feeder using a tin can and sisal rope. Bend the lid in half and glue on a post for the birds to sit on while they eat. Insert the can lid into the can and glue it on. Then wrap sisal rope around the exterior of the can. Put seeds inside and hang the planter in a tree.{found on dabblesandbabbles}.

A water feature.

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Usually a water feature is a wow factor for the garden or yard and it doesn’t have to be an expensive project to look amazing. You can make a tea pot fountain with very few resources. Drill a hole in an old tea pot and attach it to a concrete block with pipes. Add a pan too. Put the thing you’ve just created in a barrel, add water and that’s all.{found on hometalk}.

Build a firepit.

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A firepit would surely make your outdoor area feel more cozy and inviting so here’s how you can build one. You can built it on your patio. Place the firepit screen cover on the patio and then add the first row of blocks around it. Continue with the second row and then a third one. Drop the firepit insert on top and put in the grate.{found on creativelysouthern}.