15 Budget-Friendly DIY Outdoor Crafts And Decor

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As winter comes to an end, it’s time to start planning for some spring outdoor activities! Does your backyard and/or patio need some redecorating or upgrades to their look? Or maybe you finally have some free time on your hands and you want something productive to do with your kids and family. With that in mind, I have compiled 15 of the best budget-friendly DIY outdoor crafts and decor you can easily do!

15. DIY Outdoor Shower Enclosure Plans

We’re so excited to share with you our latest, and possibly most challenging project to date: our DIY outdoor shower enclosure! It was high on our to-do list last summer and we finally tackled it in the fall.

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14. Owl Garden Decor With an Upcycled Cheese Grater

Hi friends! Meet our latest upcycled craft creation, an owl garden decor idea named Hootie. Given how cute he turned out, how could we not give him a name?

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13. Transforming Trash: Upcycled “Wildfire” Patio Chair Planters

Have you ever stumbled upon an item that someone has thrown away and think “I can do something with this!”. When you see beyond the ugliness to only the potential beauty? That overwhelming feeling you get of excitement and surprise at your own good fortune? Well that exact feeling happened to me earlier this month as I was walking through my neighborhood.

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12. Upcycled Jar Beaded Chandelier Lantern

You can use any glass jar in any size that you like or have. Mine is a little jar that used to have a sauce in it. If your jar is bigger you can easily adapt this idea and make your bead thread longer, add more bead swags etc.

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11. DIY Outdoor Concrete Table: Pottery Barn Look for Less

Find out how to build your own outdoor concrete table this summer to get a Pottery Barn style on a budget.

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10. Fantastic Diy Backyard Playground {With Free Plans} 

Does it happen to you that you make an entire structure over one item? Back in March, I picked up an 8 ft slide from the Facebook marketplace for $20 and while I was driving home, I knew that this slide will need a home. The idea of a fantastic DIY backyard playground was born that day.

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9. DIY Ball Storage

My kids have a lot of balls to play with. I recently put up a basketball hoop on our DIY backyard playground, and let me tell you, the balls were everywhere. I desperately needed a solution to tackle them. You probably have seen these DIY Ball Storage solutions all over Pinterest and find it very counter-intuitive. I feel a bit silly to write about this, but here is a mini-tutorial on how to put one together.

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8. DIY Swing Set – How to Easily Build Your Own

This DIY Swing Set is the perfect addition to your backyard and will give you and the kiddos hours of enjoyment. With easy to find supplies and a bit of manual labor, you’ll have your own swing set in no time.

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7. DIY Wood Snowman

Enjoy your DIY wood Snowman for your porch or yard! One of the things I like best about this project is the fact that the kids can get involved.

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6. How to Make a Giant Jenga Yard Game

This jumbo Jenga project had been on my list for two years – since my husband and I played it at an outdoor bar and decided we needed a giant Jenga yard game set for our house, too.

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5. How To Refinish And Stain An Old Wood Table 

This old wood table DIY project is close to our heart, especially for Amado, because it has a high sentimental value for his brother. It was custom made by his friend a long time ago using reclaimed wood.

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4. The UnBeeLievable Bee House That Hubby Built

You know when you get a super cool idea but you can’t do it yourself? I’ve been learning a lot about the decline of our pollinators and wanted to make a bee house to help attract and keep these worker bees. But I didn’t have the skills to make what I wanted. You are not going to bee-lieve what Hubby surprised me with.

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3. Vintage 1930s Adirondack Chair Restoration

“Wouldn’t it be great to restore these vintage 1930s Adirondack chairs?” she said. “It should only take a weekend,” she said. “Oh honey, they will be done soon,” she said. Three years later, it’s finally time to share the big reveal. This Adirondack chair pair was from the 1930s were headed to the landfill. Now they are a conversation piece and a proud addition to our front yard.

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2. Front Porch Decorating: Summer Modern Farmhouse on a Budget

If you’re looking for some cheap ways to decorate your porch for summer, take a look here! You can create a relaxing modern farmhouse feel to your front porch, even if you are low on space and/or low on money! Come take a look and see how I made it happen!

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1. How to Create Recycled Container Herb Garden With Your Kids

Teach your kids to grow their own food with an easy recycled container herb garden. Here’s how to make one.

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