DIY Cement Planter

DIY Cement Planter, DIY Concrete Planter, make your own garden planters

Have you ever “played” with concrete? You know, tried out all of those gorgeous inspiration photos from Pinterest? Perhaps you remember my glove planter? Well, I decided to give concrete/cement another go with a DIY cement planter- so let me show you what I did and then tell you what I learned (there are a few […]

DIY Yard Art

DIY Yard Art - Sea Kelp

If you agree that your yard/patio/deck is an extension of your home, then why not decorate it as such?  DIY yard art is an easy and inexpensive way to dress up your outdoor oasis.  Go big, go bold! Last week I showed you the whale fence art (from a pallet) that I created to hang […]

DIY No-Sew Placemats

Easy, DIY No-Sew Placemats

Don’t sew? Don’t worry.  Summer is about easy entertaining and getting a lot of bang without spending a lot of bucks. These DIY no-sew placemats do just the trick – brightening up your dining space and creating an atmosphere at your table without breaking the bank. By selecting an outdoor fabric, these mats will also […]

DIY Branch Table

DIY Branch Table

This DIY branch table post came about because my Step-Dad did some extensive pruning in their backyard.  I can’t remember if he asked me if I could use the branches, or if I saw them and asked him for them – but I had this branch table from Brent Comber pinned as a wish-list project […]

Watermelon Serving Tray / Watermelon Lazy-Susan

Watermelon Lazy-Susan / Watermelon serving tray

This watermelon serving tray / watermelon lazy-suzan was actually the first watermelon item I painted – but when I photographed it with the glasses on it, it seemed like I needed to show the mason jars before I showed the completed project. So today I have a fun, easy, garage-sale kind of craft for you – […]

Patio Cutlery Holders – Whimsical Watermelon DIY

This is a fun post – forget the rules of elegance and sophistication and instead make your next backyard party FUN with these “Whimsical Watermelon Cutlery Holders”. You’ll need to invest in some watermelon, lemon, orange or lime coloured paints – I bought tester pots at Home Depot, but most of the colours you’ll find […]

DIY Plant Stands

DIY Plant Stand, mid-century plant stand, West Elm inspired plant stand

If you want to add height, dimension and movement to your porch, patio or deck – you’ll want to include some plant stands to elevate and create interest in your plantings. You could buy several different sized pots and group them, or you could take your existing planters (of any height) and build a DIY […]