Light Up Your Trees

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Decorate an outdoor space by wrapping the tree trunks with lights. The twinkling trees will help make the night unforgettable! They actually sell lights specially designed for trees.

Use Cinderblocks to Create a DIY Bench

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

cinderblock and wood outdoor seating. DIY Paint patio concrete gray Paint background for behind bench. Use Tierney's patio furniture (paint as well) Outdoor rug Cushion and outdoor pillows

DIY Tin Can Lanterns

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

DIY Tin Can Lanterns: Let these easy-to-make lanterns cast a soft glow by hanging them from tree branches or aligning them atop a porch railing. Get the tutorial at Grow Creative.

Convert a Colander Into a Planter

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Wrap one colander handle tightly with a half-yard of twine, pushing pieces together as you go to avoid gaps. Once covered, tie off and add a dab of glue to secure. Knot a yard of twine at each end of the handle. Repeat entire process with opposite handle.

Add More Depth

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Give Folding Chairs a Facelift

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Spraypaint your folding chairs.Metal folding chairs, for whatever reason, usually come in that weird ugly brown color. Make them fun and bright with a little spray paint.

Hang an Outdoor Window Shelf

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Hang on the deck by the grill.Perfect for when you're firing up the grill, this chic window shelf keeps all your grilling tools handy—without being an eyesore. Get the tutorial at Ana White.

Make Your Own Wind Chime

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Make a wind chime out of old keys and acrylic paint. - This site has lots of cheap outdoor/backyard ideas. I can't use most because I live in an apartment - but I love the old key to windchime and spray painted folding chairs.

Make a Bird Feeder Out of Dinnerware

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Drill a ⅜-inch hole in the center of a melamine dinnerplate, bowl, and salad…

Get Creative with Food and Drink Displays

54 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)


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