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Great Ideas — 20 DIY Outdoor Summer Projects!

Summer’s just getting started.

It’s the perfect time of year to work on your outdoor space!

20 outdoor projects

Here are 20 Outdoor Projects to inspire you!!


Work Bench out of Pallets @ Little House of Four 


DIY Concrete Steps @ Growing In Grace 


Mud Pit to Built-In Bench @ The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide 


DIY Street Number Sign @ Balancing Home 


Starfish Yarn Wreath @ A Diamond in the Stuff 


 Garden Pot Makeover @ Our Southern Home


Porch Decorating Ideas @ Finding Home Online 


Painting Plastic Outdoor Furniture @ Sweet Parrish Place 


DIY Pallet Tiki Car @ Crafty in Crosby 


Outdoor Fabric Updates @ Our Southern Home 


Deck Makeover Reveal @ The Queen and Her Court 


Summer Breezy Table @ Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide 


Porch Makeover Details @ Balancing Home 


Wicker Chair Makeover @ My Weekly Habit 


Wicker Chair Repaint & Update @ Operation Home 


Patio Makeover & Reveal @ Don’t Disturb This Groove 


Outdoor Serving Station @ Little Brags 


Patio Improvements and Decor @ Chaotically Creative 


Living Flower Wreath @ Oh My! Creative 


DIY Aged Pots with Vintage Image @ Sweet Pea 

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Don’t forget to check out all of this week’s excellent projects for a huge variety of projects, recipes, and more!

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This week’s first giveaway is the Family Movie Night Gift Basket – a $125+ Value!!

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This week’s second giveaway is the $500 Father’s Day Giveaway!

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How are you enjoying the summer weather?

Let me know in the comments – I would love to come see YOUR ideas!!


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  1. Hi Jen~
    Thank you for featuring my wicker chair makeover! Love your site!

  2. I love the giant address sign and the chalk paint pot. Check out my three tiered planter here:


    Great ideas…Thanks

  4. Thanks so much for including my pallet workbench with all the other great outdoor projects!

  5. Maria Garza says:

    Love your blog.

  6. Stephanie L says:

    Amazon!!! He is honestly so giving that he’d probably buy me and our kids something before he even considered what he wants. He’s a wonderful husband and father and SOO deserves this!!!!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring our deck among these creative ideas!!!
    Amber recently posted…The Sort of Reveal

  8. Courtney says:

    Lots of great ideas! Shared on Facebook!

  9. Hi Jenn, what a fun surprise to see my outdoor serving station featured here today!!! YAYYYYY…xoxoxo Christine from Little Brags
    Christine recently posted…String-light GIVE AWAY

  10. Jenny T says:

    I could really spruce up the exterior with these great ideas…thanks!

  11. Tania Pedraza says:

    I like all the projects with pallets!

  12. So many fantastic projects here! Thanks for including my Living Flower Wreath, Jen!
    Susan @ Oh My! Creative recently posted…Living Flower Wreath

  13. natasha says:

    id love any of them, all tough home depot more, because it would be totally worthed, he is in construction business:) he is the best dad ever

  14. Danielle says:

    Amazon for sure!

  15. Tabitha Klucking says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway… http://www.pinterest.com/pin/121386152431511761/

  16. Tabitha Klucking says:

    My husband would love the Home Depot GC. He’s had his eye on a new gas grill for quite a while. Thanks!!

  17. Thanks so much for sharing Jen!
    lesley recently posted…Paper Bag Flooring

  18. Hi Jen – Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the features! You are too kind! Have a great summer. Hugs, Holly
    Holly @ Coconutheadsurvivalguide recently posted…Field Trip to Furnitureland South

  19. Tons of great ideas! Thanks!

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