Fun and Crafty Outdoor Decor

With summer on the way, you’re probably already thinking about some of the fun and crafty outdoor projects you want to tackle this year. Decorating your backyard not only makes it prettier, but it also extends the square footage of living space beyond the walls of your home. With that in mind, we’ll take a look at some of the projects you should try this year!

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Tipsy Flower Pot Planter and Birdbath

A unique way to add flowers and a birdbath to your yard is with a tipsy flower pot planter that provides its own additional pop of color. The unconventional use of flower pots adds a whimsical look to your yard while utilizing vertical space. Additionally, you can attract birds to your yard with the birdbath that perches on top of the containers. Here are the easy-to-follow directions to create your own tipsy flower pot planter and birdbath.

Spiral Garden for Small Spaces

Just because you don’t have a large yard doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to grow the fruits and veggies you’d like to enjoy this summer and fall. With that in mind, take a look at how a spiral shape can afford the space you need for growing all sorts of plants. Forget boring flower beds, try out this spiral garden to maximize productivity and add visual appeal to your small space!

Tea Set Bird Feeder

Perhaps one of the best things about bird feeders is the variety of colorful birds you can attract to your yard. There are a variety of store-bought bird feeders, but we think it’s always more enjoyable to make things on your own. Choose the cup and plate you want to use. You can either upcycle an old tea set you no longer use or you can purchase one at your local thrift store. Make sure to include the plate as this will be a lovely and helpful deterrent from squirrels who would love to steal the bird food. Follow these directions to make your own beautiful tea set bird feeder.

Wood Barrel Planter

If you’re like us, you just can’t get enough color in your yard during the spring and summer months. This project is ideal for those with small yards, large yards, or no yards — we’re looking at you, apartment dwellers! We want to make sure that no one gets left out, which is why we’re sharing this tutorial for creating your own wood barrel planter. Whether you choose to plant colorful flowers, exotic succulents, or tasty herbs, you’re sure to love the outcome.

Garden Markers

When you have a vegetable garden, it’s important to place markers by each plant so you have easy reminders about when to harvest, how often to water, and more. While you could simply place the plastic marker that comes with each plant, we think it’s more rewarding to add a creative touch to your garden with unique markers. Today, we’ll take a look at two different types of garden markers.

River Rocks

River rocks are relatively easy to find — in fact, you may have some sitting in your outdoor landscaping right now. If not, they’re easy to find at your local home improvement store. Grab one rock for each vegetable — bonus points for finding rocks that are similarly shaped to the vegetables they will mark! Gather your painting supplies and have fun! Here is the tutorial for your river rock garden markers.

Decorative Spoons

Before you get rid of all of those old spoons in your kitchen, consider giving them new life with this upcycle project. You’ll need a few basic supplies such as paint, paint brushes, and mod podge to complete your decorative spoons garden markers. Using spoons means that your markers will stand up nice and tall, which will make it easy to identify your plants quickly.

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