A grate idea ~ Twinkling lights bring a magical ambience to outdoor soirées. Make sure your lights don’t blow out under these clever candle lanterns. Collect inexpensive or old metal box graters from thrift shops and spray paint them with a summery palette. Pop your candles underneath and watch the gentle flicker of the candlelight twinkle through the holes in the grater.
The weather is warm—it’s finally time to start making the most of your outdoor space. You can transform your yard, deck, or patio into a true extension of your home if you can create the right ambience—and furniture is key in establishing the mood. Unfortunately, outdoor furniture can cost a bundle. This year, DIY your own to save money and really customize your outdoor space. Check out these awesome DIY outdoor furniture projects that set the tone for a perfect summer oasis.
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Outdoor pillows for lawn furniture – If you can't afford expensive outdoor pillows or cushions an inexpensive alternative is making covers out of vinyl tablecloths. This page has some other great ideas for adding color and ambiance to your backyard living areas.