Decorating Your Great Outdoors
Oh, how the great outdoors calls to us — or at least to some of us! Even if we barely have a dime in our pockets and only a small plot of dirt that we try to call a yard, many of us have a yearning to transform our outdoor spaces into something beautiful.
The best way to save on outdoor decorating is to do the crafting and/or labor yourself. Even if you are a novice gardener (at best) and not too handy with the tools (at best), there are ways to fashion DYI outdoor decor without breaking the bank.
From tiny patios to a big back yard, this fun and budget-friendly outdoor decorating ideas will have you transforming your outdoor space in no time. And many of these outdoor decorating ideas are green in more ways than one — they are good for our earth, too!
Let these fabulous photos of outdoor spaces and inspiring outdoor decor ideas from across the web get your creative juices flowing. Be sure to click on the links below each photo for great tutorials and more information.
Glass Bottle Border
What a great eco-friendly and colorful bottle planting bed border featured on the Greenbacks Gal.
Hanging Beaded Planters
Inspired by a similar planter her mom bought, the blogger of Knitsters crafted these cute hanging planters herself.
Outdoor Antique “Sofa”
What a cozy retreat an old crib can make when you turn it into an outdoor sofa.
Table Leg Dragonflies
I’ve featured Lucy Design’s amazing butterflies more than once, but these cuties should be a bit easier to DIY.
Personal Fire Pit
This gorgeous fire pit looks sophisticated but Karen at The Art of Doing Stuff made it in about an hour for around $25.
Stacked Tire Planters
These cute planters via Today’s Nest are the perfect repurpose solution for old tires, and they are great for plants, too. Don’t forget to add a tire swing to complete this DIY outdoor decor theme!
Wine Box Garden
This sweet wine box garden by LLH Designs is picture perfect.
Colorful Floor Mat
The crafty folks at Lowe’s came up with this fun and easy floor mat project.
Twig Raised Bed
This twig raised bed via Instructables is a natural beauty and easy as pie to create you.
Modern Porch Swing
Hang out with your honey on this modern porch swing by Ana White.
Bottle Cap Wind Chime
I ran across this marvelous wind chime on Flickr. There are no instructions, but it should be simple enough to DIY.
Tiered Succulent Planter
Lucy at Craftberry Bush created this marvelous succulent planter that would be great for almost any greenery.
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors put together this amazing repurposed pallet walkway. (Check out Donna’s awesome outdoor pallet sofa project, too–another great DIY outdoor decor must-have.)
Picnic Basket Planter
I’ve featured Confessions of a Plate Addict before because of her amazingly creative ideas like this cute picnic basket planter.