For my deck?

DIY outdoor canopy....

Craft your own canopy. Canopies add an exotic note to any outdoor space, and they're ideal for blocking unsavory views. Take a cue from this page in the book Decorate and make your own canopy from a length of pretty cloth and a few bamboo poles.

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DIY Simple Backyard Shade - Put PVC pipe into a 5-gallon bucket, then pour cement around it. Once dry, put bucket into tall planter, surround bucket w/ gravel, then top w/ soil. (Not covering pipe) Stick bamboo pole into the pipe & hang fabric w/ ties through grommets. - My-House-My-Home

Helpful--how to install removable poles to support a shade sail over the deck.

seems like an easy way to make a shaded area...

DIY Outdoor Lamp - this would be SO cool and looks easy to do!

diy: porch and patio planters This is mostly a retail site with a few instructions. But if you have diy abilities then you can probably make some of these.

retractable awning - need for the garden when it gets too hot.

shade. Use an Ikea curtain system as an impromptu shade during the summer. | 41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

Bamboo in barrels. Grows quickly, adds privacy. Efective way to control any invasive plant, like bamboo.

DIY Tiki Torches • Lots of Ideas and Tutorials! Including from 'my home my style', these sleek, modern looking Copper Patio Torches.

I just love the look of tiny candles in a row down the middle of table... Doing this on my patio...

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Great idea

raised patio planter with covers. I bet we could DIY something like this. It would sure make gardening a lot easier for me if it was easy to reach. Would be gorgeous on the deck!

Sails can be quickly and easily attached to homes trees or patio columns to create shade and interest.