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Great Ideas — 25 DIY Summer Outdoor Projects and Activities!!

Summer is officially here, kids are out of school, and the blog world is full of great outdoor and family activity ideas.

Here are 25 Great Ideas that would be fun to tackle this Summer

And be sure to check out all of the other links this week — they are amazing!!

 Zip Line @ Raising Memories 

DIY Bronze Tall Planters @ It’s Overflowing 

 Stepladder in the Flower Border @ Organized Clutter

  How to Build a Backyard Tent @ Hoosier Homemade 

 Dipped Patio Votives @ Nest of Posies 

 Bee Wreath @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss 

Easy DIY Window Boxes@ Love of Family and Home

 Herb Garden @ Balancing Home 

 Summer Gardening @ Country Momma Cooks 

 Frugal Garden Tips @ Chicken Scratch 

 Retired Rainboot Planter @ Chicken Scratch 

 Camping with Toddlers @ Inspired by Family Magazine 

Summer Cheater’s Pillows @ Creatively Living

 DIY Pillow Mats @ Inspired by Family Magazine 

 Flower Holder @ Growing in Grace  

 Porch with a Vintage Garden Collection @ Decorate with a Little Bit 

 Blue Spray Paint Projects @ Crafting and Creativity 

Front Porch @ Bella Caiden   

 Summer Cabana Tutorial @ Top This Top That 

Wooden Crate Wall @ Homeroad  

 Wine Cork Herb Markers @ Beaux R’eves 

 60 Grilling Recipes @ Second Chance to Dream 

Wheelbarrow Gardens @ Cottage in the Oaks

Black and White Planters @ Our Wonderfilled Life

Chair Turned Planter @ Dessa’s Life and Thoughts

Container Vegetable Gardening @ You And Me Are We

Don’t forget to ENTER the AWESOME giveaway this week!

Jessica from Allora Handmade is generously offering one lucky reader one of the brand new

Color Wheel necklaces (like this one in Tutti Frutti)!  

Come link up YOUR ideas!!

and enter to win!!

Have a Happy Day!!



  1. I love the idea of creating your own zipline! It sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love the wheel borrow idea. Thats clever. I have a lot of old ones that my wife could go crazy with.

  4. My favorite is the Dipped Patio Votives. They are so cute and colorful. The best part is you can make them different colors for different holidays and seasons! So many good ideas here, love it! Thanks

  5. Michelle@OurWonderfilledLife says:

    Jen, you never cease to amaze or surprise me! 😉 Thank you for including my black and white planters in your round up, as always it is an honor to be anywhere on your page! Hope you and your family are having a GREAT start to summer!!!!

  6. I do have vegetable garden, very stylish and some fresh vegetables are always at hand :)

  7. Thanks for showing my planter project! And I really like that stepladder in the flower bed…Such a cute idea. I love mixing old with new =D

    God Bless!

  8. There are some great ideas here! I can’t wait to start a few new projects now that I’ve been inspired :)

    Also, a big thanks to you for featuring my container garden!

    Sara from You.And.Me.Are.We

  9. I enjoy your blog very much. Thank you for sharing. I wanted to let you
    That the ‘DIY’ bronze planters you featured is only a link to where to
    Buy it yourself. Saw it on some other link parties and it was the same.

  10. There are a lot of fun links to go through on this page. I really enjoyed the camping with toddlers link. Some of that information I have never thought about.


    House Organization

  11. thanks jen for all that you do.

    i know all of this is so time consuming to your weekend. thanks for including my dipped votives.

    love ya lots!

  12. Thanks so much for featuring my window boxes Jen! I just love all of these ideas & projects!! Yay for summer!! :)

  13. Fabulous ideas! Adding several to my summer to-do list! And I love the new color wheel necklace from Allorah Handmade! A fabulous necklace made even better!

  14. Thanks for featuring my gardening post……you made my day : )
    Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

  15. Jen~

    Thanks so much for featuring the wheelbarrow gardens! How fun! I love all of the other great summer ideas, too. Have a wonderful week!

  16. Hey Jen, thanks so much for the feature! Hope you`re having a fabulous weekend! :)

  17. Thanks for the double feature! (I might have yelped.. a little)

  18. Thank you for the feature! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    @ Creatively Living

  19. Lots of great ideas–thanks for including my rug, Jen!

  20. Hey Jen- thanks so much for featuring my summer cabana. We like it so much we are building a second one for another bright corner. Hope your summer is off to a good start so far!

  21. Thanks so much for featuring me, Jen! :)

  22. What a fun round-up! Looks like I have some more projects to add to the to do list.
    Thanks for including our Backyard Tent!


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