10 Outdoor Decorating Ideas
Summer is about enjoying the beautiful weather and the great outdoors. And you can make your outdoors look even greater in a short amount of time with these 10 quick-and-easy backyard decorating tips.
But there’s one outdoor decorating trend you shouldn’t follow; it’s popular, but disastrous for our feathered friends. We’ve included it in our list as a warning.
1. Pinecones For Your Garden
Collect pinecones and decorate your flower and vegetable garden with them. By placing them in your garden as part of the bedding, you’ll keep animals away from plants.
2. Colourful Cement Tiles
If you have a cement tile patio, use latex floor paint to decorate the tiles in bright colours and patterns.
3. Luminescent Pebble Pathways
Collect small pebbles and spray paint them with glow-in-the-dark paint. Once dry, put them between the cracks of a concrete or stone path to light it up at night.
4. Cupcake Lights
Hang your outdoor holiday lights around your patio. Place decorative cupcake liners over them as funky summer shades.
5. Outdoor Pillow Quilt
Collect all of your old throw pillows and sew them together to create a giant outdoor/backyard cushion for lounging and camping.
6. Decorative Stone Footprints
Create your own rock art that represents the members of your household. Use longer, oval-shaped stones for the soles of the feet and little pebbles for the toes.
7. Key Wind Chimes
Do you have a drawer full of old keys? Use them to make bright and fun wind chimes. Get your kids involved—spray paint the keys in colourful hues and hang them from a painted stick. You can also create a more traditional looking wind chime by using brass keys and hanging them from the bottom of an antique pot or coffee urn.
8. Tic Tac Toe
Paint x’s and o’s on large round rocks for the pieces, and place nine tiles or stone slabs in the grass as the game board.
9. Cinderella Block Garden
This do-it-yourself raised garden bed can be elegant with the right touches. Paint the blocks a magical colour using latex paint and use them to create a square. Fill in the middle with soil and plant romantic flowers. Fill in the openings of each cinder block with soil as well, and plant herbs in the smaller holes.
10. Little Lady Bugs
Do you have a bucket full of old golf balls you’re never going to use? Paint them with red, black and white paint to create cute little ladybugs. Place them in your garden or around potted plants.
And now for the one decorating don’t:
While hanging framed mirrors on shed doors and fencing is trendy, it’s not nature-friendly. Like reflective windows, birds tend to fly into the mirrors, thinking that it is open space.
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