Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Best DIY Garden Ideas

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It is nearly Easter weekend, and many people will be enjoying 4 days off. I'm not sure if it is the same in other countries, but here in the UK long weekends tend to coincide with a big rush to the DIY store. And, since it is spring, garden projects seem to be huge at the moment.

If your outside space needs a little love, here are ten of my favorite garden ideas.

First up is this gorgeous DIY bench which doubles as a planter, by My Daily Randomness. Since UK homes are not quite as spacious as those belonging to our American cousins, I am a huge fan of things which are multi-functional!

We really need an occasional table in our garden, so I was inspired by this pallet gardening table by SAS Interiors. As well as planting seedlings, it would also be great next to a barbecue to help with food preparation. Now I just need a pallet or two...

Ok, I confess I cheated and bought some raised vegetable planters. But this cute planter by At Home At Home looks super simple to make, and you can create a raised bed which fits your space perfectly.

About 3 years ago I bought a DIY garden stone kit and used it to create a keepsake, using my children's hand prints. The kit was quite pricey, and I remember thinking I could have just done a DIY version for a fraction of the cost. Which is just what Intimate Weddings has done - check out their great tutorial.

For years, my husband and I really, really wanted a firepit. In the end we finally got a beautiful cast iron table which has a firepit insert, but if we didn't have that I would definitely be using this tutorial by The Inspired Room to create our own.

Every time I visit our local garden centre, I have to practically drag my son away from the wooden swing seats - he is so desperate for one! If I can figure out a suitable place to put one, I am my husband is totally making this.

I'm not sure why, but I love this pallet garden path by Funky Junk Interiors.

Pretty lighting can create a really welcoming atmosphere, and these cute tin can lanterns look super easy to make. Head over to Craft Foxes, to find out how to make them.

Not up for a big project this weekend? These rock garden markers are just pebbles which have been painted with chalkboard paint, then labelled with acrylic. So simple.

And, just in case you haven't yet realized how versatile pallets are, here is some clever DIY garden storage by Our Little Acre.

What will you be doing over the Easter weekend?

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