The Ultimate DIY Guide Awesome Outdoor Spaces

May 9, 2015
Awesome Roundup!! Great ideas and inspiration to get your OUTDOOR spaces in shape for Summer!

Happy Saturday.  Happy Weekend.  and Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!!

I love this weekend every year.  Not just because it’s Mother’s Day, but because this is the weekend each year that we start planting all of our flowers.  Now … I’m about the farthest thing from a green thumb, and we have a long way to go on our landscaping, it’s still my favorite part of Spring.  It means Summer is near. It means the bitter cold is over.  And it means school is almost over (okay … that one might not be my favorite part).

If you’ve also got big plans for this weekend, or if you’re looking for some outdoor inspiration to get your DIY on today … you’re in luck!  I’ve rounded up a ton of DIY projects for your outdoor spaces!!

I’ve got things to build ….

ideas to decorate your space …

ways to plant …

games to play …

and inspiration to entertain …

You may just never want to come inside until November …

Awesome Roundup!! Great ideas and inspiration to get your OUTDOOR spaces in shape for Summer!

Here we go:

>>  BUILD IT!  <<

Gorgeous DIY Outdoor Curtains for less than $10!!!

DIY Outdoor Curtains from Tiny Sidekick

DIY Outdoor Bench

DIY Outdoor Bench from Cherished Bliss

DIY Outdoor Ladder Shelf

DIY Ladder Shelf from Making It In The Mountains

DIY Ombre Log Table

DIY Ombre Log Table from Country Chic Cottage

DIY Patio Tables

DIY Patio Tables from H2O Bungalow


Updating Patio Furniture from The Blue Eyed Dove

>>  DECORATE IT!  <<

Colorful DIY Summer Wreath

Colorful Summer Wreath from Kleinworth and Co

DIY Outdoor Clock from Plant Stand!

DIY Outdoor Clock from A Plant Stand from Happiness is Homemade

Wooden Welcome Mat

Wooden Welcome Mat from Domestic Imperfection

DIY Outdoor Marquee Light

DIY Outdoor Marquee Letter from Dolen Diaries


DIY Garden Bird Bath from About A Mom

>>  PLANT IT!  <<


How To Build a Vertical Planter from C.R.A.F.T


3 Herb Container Garden from Farmhouse 40


Build a DIY Brick Raised Bed Garden from A Mom’s Take


Raised Cedar Garden Planter Tutorial from Inspiration For Moms

>>  PLAY IT!  <<

Outdoor Checkers Game Table

Outdoor Checkers Game Table from Simply Designing

Outdoor DIY Easel!  So cool!

Outdoor DIY Easel from Tried and True Blog

DIY Ring Toss Game

DIY Ring Toss Game from Mom Endeavors

DIY Outdoor Ring Toss Game

DIY Outdoor Ring Toss Game from Country Chic Cottage

DIY Outdoor Chalkboard

DIY Outdoor Chalkboard from Tiny Sidekick

DIY Sandbox from Old Tire

DIY Sandbox from An Old Tire from C.R.A.F.T.


DIY Red Solo Cup Party Lights

DIY Red Solo Cup Party Lights from Premeditated Leftovers

Flower baskets into glowing chandelier

Flower Pots Into Glowing Chandelier from Club Chica Circle


Outdoor Reversible Table Runner


Turn a Flower Pot Into A Small Fire Pit! from The Blue Eyed Dove

2015 May Mother Day Patio 15

Mother’s Day Patio from Little Brags


DIY Bamboo Painted Charger Plates from Making It In The Mountains


Upcycled Nautical Serving Set

and of course, you don’t want those bottles to go naked:


DIY Koozies!

That’s it!  Lots of great ideas to get your backyard patio or deck in shape for Summer!!  So …. what are you up to this weekend?  Planting?  Building?  Chauffeuring your kiddos to all their spring sporting events?!?

Have a great one!


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  • Reply Kristi May 9, 2015 at 8:51 am

    What a fantastic round up Katie!!! Thank you SO much for sharing my painted plates and ladder shelf! Have a fab weekend girl!
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    • Reply Katie May 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Well … I wanted to share like 10 other of your projects, but figured I should just keep it to two .. ha! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog May 9, 2015 at 9:56 am

    These are some awesome projects and have given me lots of inspiration! Thanks for pulling them together!
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    • Reply Katie May 10, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Awe … you’re so sweet, Kim!! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great weekend!

  • Reply Christine May 9, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Katie thanks a million for including my little Mothers Day table hereon your super blog today!!!! Happy Mothersday!! Christine from Little Brags

    • Reply Katie May 10, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Love that table!! Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!

  • Reply Sheena May 11, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I am loving the table, the ladder shelving and the clock!! Such some cute ideas!!

    • Reply Katie May 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Right?!? Our outdoor space could use some serious work at the moment ….

  • Reply Brittanie @Simplistically Living May 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Great list! I’ve pinned it to my DIY home decor board. Visiting from the Lou Lou girls linky.
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    • Reply Katie May 13, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Thanks, Brittanie!! My to-do list just got longer, too!

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