Graduating from college also means graduating from those crappy college apartments. And in the quest to master this "#adulting" thing, you're going to want to dress up your first post-grad space with decor that's more grown up than anything you ever had in the dorms. And because you're young and still figuring everything out, there's a bunch of budget-boosting DIYs you can get away with.
DIY cushions for patio furniture. Super easy. I didn't have old cushions to cover so I used layers of cheap bed padding foam wrapped in batting. Look here for how to do boxed corners that are not covered well http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/sewing-tip-squarely-boxing-those-corners/