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How to Sew Outdoor Pillows

Hi there!!! It's me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair here to share with you a fun sewing project for summer. Have you ever noticed that anything you leave outside just wears out over time? Even the stuff that is supposed to be outside? We live in Kentucky which is very humid and all of our cushions and pillows seem to get really grimy by the end of each outdoor season. So, I thought I'd … [Read more...]

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game

Hi There! It's Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers! The spring weather has officially arrived in the Pacific Northwest, which means we all come out of hibernation and spend every second outside. I'm LOVING it! Spending so much time outside, also leads to more entertaining and more outdoor projects. I've been getting our home ready for summer entertaining and thought it would be fun to make an … [Read more...]

Easy Outdoor Transformation #LowesCreator

Bit by bit, I'm making some progress on the exterior of the #1905Cottage. I have a lot of work to go in the back, but I like the front to look good. While we removed some bushes and put in a planter area in the front last year, I knew I could do more.   As part of the Lowe's Creative Ideas blogger team, Lowe's gives me a monthly theme to inspire my projects. This month's was an … [Read more...]

Make a Quick Outdoor Wood Marquee Letter (DIY Tutorial)!

This month for our Lowes project we were challenged to create Outdoor Art for our home. I love these challenges because they really make me get creative. And I've been working hard to get my yard fixed up this year, so this was a challenge I was ready to tackle! One of my favorite projects I've made so far this year was the beadboard marquee heart . I love that project, but I wanted to try … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 21 Backyard Projects for Spring!!

I love this time of the year.  The flowers are starting to bloom and I am thinking about how to make my DIY yard projects.  Here are 21 great Outdoor Projects YOU can make or Spring inspiration!! DIY Stenciled Mason Jar Planter Box @ Burton Avenue DIY Bubble Fountain @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom DIY Patio Makeover @ View Along The Way Redwood Flower Frames @ Casa de Berry … [Read more...]

Make Fabric-Covered Birdhouses — using Outdoor Mod Podge!

The other day I opened a big box of Mod Podge products from Plaid Crafts. It was like Christmas in June!! There were so many new products-- I couldn't wait to get started!! I've been working on sprucing up my backyard and I have always wanted to try the Outdoor version of Mod Podge. I had some birdhouses in my bedroom that don't really fit in with my decor in there now. I bought them about … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Spruce up Your Outdoor Space with a DIY Recirculating Fountain! (tutorial)

I love my home, but I have always thought the front yard was pretty dull. We basically have all grass in the front yard, and a little planter area right next to the walkway. We have lived here for 10 years and in that time have never done anything with the little planter area. It has always had a pine tree and some scraggly bushes. So I thought "this is the year!!" and decided to add a little … [Read more...]