10 garden DIYs to brighten your outdoor space

My garden isn’t the biggest but I love to treat it as an extra room in my home. Today I am pulling from my blog archives and sharing 10 of my favorite garden DIYs that will instantly brighten your outdoor space. The weather is going to be good this weekend, ( which is rare in Ireland) so why not make the most of it and have a go at some of my DIYs below.

DIY Tyre planter

It can be easy enough to get your hands on an old worn-out tyre. They are easy enough to transform into fun plant pots. All you need to do is stack them up, line them with some hessian and add your flowers. You can also get really creative and paint them in fun colors too. See how I made mine here. 

DIY tyre planter

DIY Budget Friendly Flower Wall

Are you hosting a Summer party and want a fun backdrop to take photos? Why not make a paper flower wall. Although this is a cheaper option to a flower wall it is time-consuming. You can have the girls over and make your paper flowers together to ease the workload. Catch the tutorial here. 

DIY Budget Friendly Paper Flower Wall

Ikea Rug Hack, Turn The Tanum Rug Into A Pillow

Do you want some cute garden cushions but don’t want to break the bank? Why not use the cheaper Ikea rugs as fabric for some outdoor cushions. These are really easy to make and you can fill them with pillows. Perfect for popping on top of a rug for some extra garden seating. Catch the DIY here. 

Ikea Tanum Rug Hack

How to turn a chair into a plant stand and garden shelf

We all have an odd chair lying around that we have no room for but we can’t bear to part with. Why not chop it up and turn it into two items. I cut this old chair into two items and I made a flower pot and a shelf. This is a really great way to fill any gaps in your flower bed and add some color. You can get really creative and paint it in a color to suit your style. Find the full post here. 

Recycle an old chair into a flower pot

DIY Teacup Birdfeeders

Have you got some old china teacups lying around? Why not transform them into pretty teacup bird feeders and make your very own feeding station using an old wooden palette. Mine is still going strong and hasn’t fallen off the wall, lol. Catch the DIY here. 

DIY teacup bird feeders

DIY Teapot bird feeder made from palette wood

You may have realized by now that I do love palette wood, it is just so easy to get your hands on it for free and you can do so much with it. I chopped up and old palette and made this cute garden feature. Perfect for adding a bit of character to your space and the birds will love it too. See how I made it here. 

DIY Teapot bird feeder.

Paint your garden pieces

I adored this wishing well but I wanted to add some color to it. I used the Autentico Versante matt to transform this piece and I am pleased to report that it has held up really well. This is an old video but I think you will get some inspiration and ideas to paint your old pieces in your garden. Catch the post here.

10 garden DIYs to instantly brighten your space

Hosting a garden party

Last year I hosted a fun festival style Summer garden party. I don’t have a lot of garden furniture so I used some rugs, pillows, palettes, and items from the home to style this party. If the weather is nice this weekend then why not throw a mini get together. See how I styled it here. 

DIY Summer garden party idea

Painting metal garden furniture

Have you got old rusty metal furniture that you want to give a new lease of life to? Why not have a go at salvaging it and give it a makeover. You can also use this paint on metal gates. See how I painted mine here. 

10 garden DIYs to brighten your outdoor space

My beginners guide to gardening

What garden isn’t complete without some flowers. In this post, I am sharing all the tips you need to get you started on your gardening journey. I have killed many a plant so learn from my mistakes. Pop the kettle and have a read of this post to get you started. 

10 garden DIYs to brighten your outdoor space

I hope you got some ideas from today’s post. I love when the weather is nice and I can do things in the garden, I find it so relaxing too. Let me know if you give any of these DIY’s a try. You can also find more DIYs over on my Youtube channel which you can check out here. 

Thanks so much for reading,

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  1. daintydressdiaries
    July 13, 2019 / 8:16 am

    Thanks so much Veronica x

  2. Veronica
    July 13, 2019 / 8:15 am

    Hi from Australia!! Love your ideas and am certainly going to be making the outdoor cushions 🥰 ps I love Ireland 🇮🇪 rain and all some beautiful childhood memories as my mother is from co. Leitrim 😇

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