15 Easy DIY Projects for Your Outdoor Spaces this Summer

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Hey there, friends! Kelly here from The Tattered Pew, and I am so excited to bring you today’s blog post all about easy DIY projects for your outdoor spaces this summer. With the sun shining bright and warm breezes in the air, it’s the perfect time to transform your backyard into a cozy and inviting oasis. Whether you have a sprawling garden or a small balcony, I’ve curated 15 simple and creative ideas that will help you make the most of your outdoor areas. So grab your favorite iced beverage, put on your crafting hat, and let’s dive right in!

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15 Easy DIY Projects for Your Outdoor Spaces this Summer

When it comes to summer and and being outdoors I want to enjoy all of our spaces. The outdoors are an extension of our home and I am constantly switching mine up.

One of my most favorite parts of our home is our outdoor spaces! So when my friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse asked me to join in on her summer DIY round up I was so excited! Get ready friends because in today’s post I will be sharing 15 easy DIY projects for your outdoor spaces this summer. Plus, a few bonus ideas as well!

Now scroll down and check out all of the wonderful inspiration we have rounded up for you today. I can hardly wait to see what posts and ideas you love!

1. No Sew Patriotic Pillow Cover

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shares tips for creative decorating using collectibles and more. The 4th of July is a time for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a patriotic pillow cover? Rachel shares this easy no-sew project that can be customized to your liking. Perfect for indoor or outdoor spaces like your porch or patio!

Patriotic No Sew Pillow from The Ponds Farmhouse

2. How to Plant a Mosquito Repellent Garden

Do you love summer nights outdoors but don’t love the bug bites that come with it? There’s a way to keep the bugs at bay by keeping certain plants nearby. Learn how to plant a mosquito repellent garden in 7 easy steps with Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms.

Mosquito Repellent Garden BricksNBlooms

3. Easy DIY Coastal Mermaid Wreath

Coastal accents always draw me in! So when I saw this beauty of a wreath from my friend Jennifer of Cottage On Bunker Hill I couldn’t wait to read her tutorial! Are you looking for a new Summer wreath? If so, then you’ll love this mermaid wreath with a coastal touch. It’s perfect for your front door or beach house.

DIY Coastal Mermaid Wreath from Cottage on Bunker Hill

4. How to Make a Summer Door Basket

You know I love a pretty door basket! Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home just shared one that caught my eye! A hanging summer door basket is a great way to add charm and beauty to your entrance, while offering a refreshing change from the usual wreath. She shares her 5 easy steps to make your own door basket for summer with vibrant Americana colors.

Summer Door Basket from Eleanor Rose Home

5. Paper Mache Centerpiece Bowl | Pottery Barn Dupe

I don’t know about you but I love a good Pottery Barn dupe! Amy from Amy Sadler Designs wanted to see if she could make some of her favorite Pottery Barn looks for less! Here is her attempt at the Paper Mache Centerpiece Bowl from Pottery Barn. I think she nailed it and it turned out beautiful!

Paper Mache Bowl Pottery Barn Dupe from Amy Sadler

6. How to Make an Easy DIY Firepit Tabletop Cover for Under 30

Looking for a way to protect your firepit from the elements? Well, look no further than this easy DIY firepit tabletop cover! AnnMarie from the blog Simply2Moms made this with just a few simple materials for about $25. So smart and so practical!

Firepit Cover for under $30 by Simply2Moms

7. DIY License Plate Hat Rack and Wall Decor

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating found these old vanity Maine license plates in a family shed. She is so creative and shows you how you how can turn them into an adorable hat rack and wall decor.

License plate hat rack decor from Dabbling and Decorating

8. DIY Outdoor Shower Curtain

Who loves an outdoor shower? I do and I have always dreamed of having one. Kristin from White Arrows Home has one that dreams are made of. She shares how you can add a DIY curtain to an outdoor shower for pretty privacy around an often used patio space.

DIY Outdoor Shower Curtain from White Arrows Home

9. Easy Ways to Age Terra Cotta Pots & Style Them

Rise your hand if you love terracotta pots? Want to make your terra cotta pots look like they’ve been around for centuries? Wendy from WM Design House teaches you how to age them with fertilizer, yogurt, or salt! These three methods offer a unique and easy way to achieve an aged look.

Aging and styling terra cotta pots from WM Design House

10. How to Create an Easy Patriotic Flower Pot

Are you looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July? If you want an easy holiday decor project, check out this simple patriotic flower pot from Kim over at Cottage In the Mitten so you can create it yourself! It’s perfect to use inside or out on your patio.

Easy Patriotic Flower Pot form Kim at Cottage In The Mitten

11. How To Paint a Checkerboard Floor

Ok have you ever dreamed of having a charming greenhouse? What about one with a checkerboard floor? Create a timeless and beautiful checkerboard floor in your greenhouse for an extra whimsical touch. Learn from Renae over at Peacock Ridge Farm how to get the job done quickly and easily with this DIY project!

DIY checkerboard floor from Peacock Ridge Farm

12. DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath

Looking for a fun and easy summer wreath idea? Lora from Lora Bloomquist has the cutest tutorial. All you need is a few simple things to make this unique wreath to coordinate with your lake-themed summer decor. It will fit in perfectly with vintage skis or paddles, and all those fun family water-fun pictures! Here’s how to make a DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath.

Create and Ponder patriotic lake themed wreath

13. DIY Rain Barrel on a Budget

Conserve water for your garden and add curb appeal to your outdoor living spaces with this easy step-by-step tutorial to build a DIY water barrel! Jen from Midwest Life and Style shows you how easy it is to make one for your outdoor spaces this summer! This is on my list for sure!

DIY rain barrel on a budget from Midwest Life and Style

14. How to Make an Obelisk

Do you know KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms? She is sharing how to create an obelisk from something you have in your closet? You will never believe what it is. You probably have one sitting in a closet. It’s such a fun project and makes any planter even prettier.

DIY obelisk from Thistlewood Farms

15. An Outdoor Summer Tablescape Using Blues and Terracotta

This final post I have for you today features an outdoor tablescape that I put together last summer. We have the most incredible outdoor dining space so I am constantly challenging myself to create new and fun tablescapes for us to enjoy.

This blue and terracotta color combo next tour our all white peonies, might be hard to beat!

Stop by and let me know what you think!

An outdoor table setting featuring blues and terracotta accents.

Bonus Outdoor Ideas:

Backyard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

Raised garden beds in our backyard

Easy DIY Solar Water Fountain 3 Ways

solar fountain in a black pedestal bowl

15 Easy DIY Projects for Your Outdoor Spaces this Summer

I hope you’ve enjoyed exploring these 15+ easy DIY projects for your outdoor spaces as much as I enjoyed putting them together for you. From refreshing terracotta pots to charming seating solutions, there’s something for every style and budget. Remember, the key is to have fun and let your creativity shine. Don’t be afraid to add your personal touch and adapt these ideas to suit your unique space. Before you know it, you’ll have a stunning outdoor retreat that you’ll never want to leave. Happy crafting, my friends!

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  1. Kelly your tablescape is so petty, I always love seeing how you style your outdoor spaces! Such a fun post with so many great ideas!!!

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