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Great Ideas — 21 Weekend Outdoor Projects to Make!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

How will you be spending the weekend?

Do you need any OUTDOOR inspiration, if so check out these HOT summer projects!

DIY House Number Planter Box @ The Scrap Shoppe

Painted Pots and Porch Steps @ It all Started with Paint 

 Garden Potting Center @ Art is Beauty

 Window Box Recipe @ Easier Than I thought 

Spray Painted Planter Buckets @ Echoes of Laughter 

Make a Pergola @ Decorate With a Little Bit 

 Placemat Pillow Tutorial @ A Pumpkin and a Princess

DIY Double Chaise Lounger  @ Make me a Quilt 

DIY Sandbox @ The NY Melrose Family 

 Wood Planter Box Centerpiece @ I Heart my Glue Gun 

 DIY Planter Box @ Mom on Time out 

 Trash to Treasure Patio Furniture @ Homemade Beauties by Heidi 

 Beach Flower Box Crate @ Homemade Beauties by Heidi 

 Summer Bugs Craft @ Mommy Ness Adventures 

Bed Frame Bench @ Saving 4 Six 

DIY Board and Batten Shutters @ Park House Love

  DIY Greenhouse @ Love and Laundry 

 Trampoline into a greenhouse @ Raising Memories 

 See Thru Easel @ Inspired by Family Magazine 

 Picnic Table @ Funky Craft Mama 

 Flowers Fresh @ Love of family and Home

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Come link up YOUR ideas!!

And for even more project ideas, check out:

22 DIY Porch and Outdoor Projects



  1. A lot of great ideas, now is a great time to tackle the challenge of creating the best outdoor patio. I noticed, while shopping over the weekend for some outdoor accessories, that a lot of the patio furniture and outdoor accessories are becoming hard to find. I guess a lot of their inventory has been depleted.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my hydrangeas in your line-up Jen!! I really appreciate it!! So many great ideas linked up!! Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!!

  3. Fun seeing so many great ideas and so many friends featured! Love all the inspiration =) Shared and pinned, must pass on all the goodness.

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my potting armoire. You just made my wonderful day even better.

  5. Very nice items!

  6. I am so thrilled! Thank you so much for including my window box recipe in your features today. Being new to the blogging community, it is truly a privelege to see my link on your site. Enjoy the rest of the holiday.

  7. Marie B. says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas! Even if I can’t do the projects, it’s fun to look at them and dream!
    Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  8. Hi Jen! Thank you so much for featuring my spray painted bucket planters! All of the projects you featured are wonderful! I am always so thrilled when I come to TT&J and I see one of my projects featured! It’s just such a nice feeling to have one of your projects highlighted….so thank you so much for everything you do for the whole blogging community! You are such an amazing woman! Have a wonderful weekend with your family! Angie xo

    • Angie —

      You are so sweet! I love featuring all of these ideas. It’s so fun to see so much creativity linked up each week!!


  9. Jen,

    Thanks so much for including my porch steps and painted pots in your roundup! I’m honored to be in the company of so many talented bloggers!



  10. THANK YOU for featuring my DIY Greenhouse. =) I really love your blog, so it was such an honor. ♥♥

  11. Eek thanks so much for featuring our board and batten shutters! You just made my weekend :)

  12. Jenn-

    If you get a chance, I have a dumb question for you. Is there a way that I can grab a photo of another feature you have? I wanted to show my readers some of the projects. The only thing I know how to do is have the link back to your site. Is there a way I can grab their photo and link that back? Probably a dumb question, but this blog stuff is pretty new to me.

    Thanks again for the double feature!!


    • Hi Heidi!

      If you right click on the picture you want to feature, there is an option that says “view image” then it will come up in a different window. You can right click on that image and save it to your computer. Then when you are writing your post you can bring the picture into your post from your computer and then add the link to the source :) I hope that makes sense. Let me know if I can help!


  13. Jenn-

    Be still my beating heart!! You have featured me before…so maybe I won’t scream this time…but a DOUBLE feature??? You have made my morning!! :) Thanks!!


  14. Thanks so much for featuring my house number planter box, Jen! You rock! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family! ♥

  15. Thanks so much for featuring our planter box Jen! Hope you are enjoying a RELAXING, long weekend!

  16. Yay!! Jen, thank you so much for featuring our pergola! Thank you too for hosting an amazing link party, I really appreciate all the work you put into it! Little Bit

  17. Thanks for featuring my trampoline/greenhouse post, Jen! :)

  18. Thank you so much for featuring our sandbox! My two year old would live in it if she could.

  19. Can see those plant box ideas as charming “welcome displays” at an outdoor summer wedding!