Transform Your Outdoor Space with These Cool Outdoor DIY Projects
Small touches to your outdoor space can have a big impact. The outdoor DIY projects we chose will transform your yard and give it that something extra it was missing.
You can create a pretty terrarium for your porch or deck using a big candle lantern. This idea is very simple to create and very pretty. The biggest challenge is to find something to keep the soil in the lantern and prevent it from falling out. You can find acrylic ‘greenhouse’ plant containers, which will do the trick. Just cut the base and fit it inside the lantern. Another option is to use silicone or hot glue to seal the edges at the bottom of the lantern. Put some rocks at the base and the soil and plant some pretty succulents. You can find the full tutorial here.
DIY Modern Firepit
This modern fire pit could be your if you are willing to take on a project. You need to get a few things before you can get started: concrete mix, one extra-large bowl for exterior mold or a large shallow planter, smaller bowl for the inner mold, non-stick cooking spray, large bucket for mixing, Medium-duty masonry trowel, proper safety gear for working with concrete, heavy objects such as exercise weights, sandpaper or sanding pad, gel fireplace fuel canisters, replacement grill grate, fire safe decorative stones. Create a mold from the two bowls and fill with cement mixture, spray the second bowl before putting in the mixture place weights in it. After the cement hardens remove the smaller bowl first that release from the larger bowl. Use sanding paper to smooth the surface. Lastly set up the gel oil canisters with the grill rack and stones on top. For the full tutorial click here.
Are you tired of your boring wooden fence? Here is the easiest and cheapest way to glam it up. Drill holes in the fence and fill them with colorful marbles. The sun coming through them will cast colorful light across your backyard, especially in the evening. To test drill size, use a piece of scrap wood. The size of the holes should be a tiny bit smaller than your marbles so they can fit in without adhesive.