DIY outdoor projects for the home

DIY outdoor projects for the home

Spring is coming, even if it is still really cold here and we got snow over the weekend. I have faith that it will eventually warm up, then I can start that outdoor living I love so much. Today I am sharing DIY outdoor projects for the home. 

DIY outdoor projects. Easy to make upcycles, storage, decor and furniture ideas. Low cost solutions for indoor/outdoor living.

I am still in the planning stages for my outdoor projects this year. I have my big dreams of making new patio furniture, revamping all of my flower beds, a DIY pergola, and maybe even adding stones to my front porch columns. Now, if I will get half of that done it would be amazing!

family backyard

Let’s be real, life happens, kids have activities, people get sick, work deadlines pop up, life…. it ruins all of my dreamed up decorating plans.

Simple to make wood planter


So these DIY outdoor projects for the home are from summers past. Since not everyone is still dealing with a lingering winter there are some people in spring or even summer mode if you are lucky. Which means a lot of outdoor DIYing is going on. With this blog being 4 years old things get buried sometimes in the blog, so I like to bring out a few older projects or a round up like this to share some relevant ideas for the season.

All of the DIY outdoor projects with links to the full tutorials will be shared at the bottom of this post. Just click on the link within the slideshow and get taken to that particular post. I wanted to make it as easy as possible to find what you are looking for.

Outdoor living space ideas

My outdoor space is very similar to how I approach decorating the inside of my home. I want my outdoor space to feel comfortable, decorated and functional. I have blended DIY with a few store bought items and also upcycled furniture I already had. Keeping that mix helps with the cost of decorating my outdoor space stay low.

patio table upcycle tutorial

When it comes to decorating outside I go bold, bright colors and fun patterns. Growing up in Southern California I had the indoor/outdoor living down. Now that I am in Wisconsin I squeeze as much of this same indoor/outdoor living that I can in the late spring and summer months. We do a lot of relaxing, hanging out and meals outside all through summer.

DIY outdoor water fountain

I am planning on sharing a few fun ways about how I decorate my front porch, I just need it to warm up and have no more snow in the current forecast for me to get busy decorating outside. Yes, in Wisconsin snow still happens in April…. 🙁

DIY stone fire pit

Until then it is all about planning, and I am working on a lot of simple ways to really kick up my outdoor space this year. We have a had a long winter and this girl needs some sun, barefoot on the grass, flowers, and meals on my back patio. Which is why these DIY outdoor projects for the home are the perfect way to kick things off and get me excited about the coming months! Click on the links at the bottom of the post in the slideshow to see any tutorials.

DIY outdoor projects. Easy to make upcycles, storage, decor and furniture ideas. Low cost solutions for indoor/outdoor living.

Have you started working on any outdoor projects yet?






  1. I want to do a fire pit in our backyard. I didn’t think about DIYing but that would be pretty simple.

  2. I can’t wait for the weather to break and start doing outdoor projects! Almost! We had one nice day and I started trimming some bushes and making a list of what I want to get done!

  3. Such great ideas! I especially love the wood flower planter and the kid’s toy storage solution! Both are simple enough that even a non-DIYer like me could do them. And your goals for summer projects is impressive. I’d say you’re doing good if you get half of them done! 😉

  4. In love with the blue color you chose for those chairs and the planter. So cheerful and perfect, I love spring need to start on my backyard makeover soon.

  5. I am hoping to get summer great projects done this summer. Including some stump removals and tilling the yard to get the mess cleaned up from the tree removal. I must say I am loving the patio may need to use this as a guideline when we put ours in.

  6. These are such great ideas! I’m loving your outdoor areas… so pretty!

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