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10 Quick DIY Summer Decor Projects for Your Yard or Garden

Unfortunately, summer is moving along all too quickly for most of us. If you're anything like me, you've been trying to soak up as much sun as possible and enjoy as many in-season fruits and vegetables that you can get your hands on. With these summer months flying by, it might be time to start thinking about some fun summer crafts you'd like to create before the end of August comes around! There's still plenty of time to make an innovative, unique, DIY piece of decor for your yard or garden, so take a peek at these ideas now so you can show off your new craft well before school gets back in session!



1. Garden Hose Rug

This unique and decorative outdoor rug is water proof and made entirely of garden hoses and large black zip ties! You can thank Ann for this brilliant idea and the tutorial which can be found on her blog Our Garden Path Designs.


2. Mason Jar Lights

These mason jar lights are perfect for your late night outdoor activities! They will illuminate your patio space as you enjoy a cocktail with friends and family, and they can light up your garden path when you want to give your backyard some mood lighting. Whatever you'd like to use them for, you should know this craft is very simple and won't take up much of your time! Find out how to make them at Country Living. 


3. Stars & Stripes Flower Pot

Sure, the 4th of July might be over, but that doesn't mean we should hold off on the patriotic vibes! Thanks to Lolly Jane and her blog tutorial, this red white and blue flower plant is sure to fill your garden with style and pride. 


4. Paper Star Lanterns

These gorgeous lanterns are an adorable way to illuminate your backyard with subtle light for those special nights on the patio. You can find the full tutorial on the me and my diy blog.


5. Summer Wreath

Who said wreaths are just for Christmas time? Summer wreaths are just as gorgeous and appropriate! Check out these 30 summer wreath ideas at Lydi Out Loud featuring ideas using flower pots, yellow flowers shaped to resemble pineapple, seashell ocean themed wreaths, and more!


6. Bright Citrus Coasters 

These colorful coasters resembling lemons, oranges, and other varieties of citrus fruits are sure to liven up your patio space. Learn how to make them now at Purl Soho!


7. Wood Planters

These adorably tiny wooden planters are perfect for cute succulents! After all, succulents are the latest and greatest garden trend these days! Learn how to craft these little planters at Bre Purposed. 


8. Rope Wrapped Candle Holder

If you're going for a beach theme in your outdoor space, these quick and simple rope candle holders will make you feel like you've stepped out on the sandy beaches of the golf coast! View the full tutorial here at StoneGable. 


9. Pallet Planter

Now this is a project perfect for any garden, deck, or porch. Using an old pallet and a few more simple "ingredients," this DIY craft is easy to create and is the perfect home for plants, flowers, and butterflies. Thanks to A Proverbs 31 Wife blog, you can learn how to make this cute planter right at home!


10. Citrus Fruit Outdoor Serving Trays

These are a personal favorite of mine! Going back to the citrus theme that was also mentioned in #6, these bright and beautiful serving trays are a delightful way to serve your house guests out on the patio on a warm summer's day. View the full tutorial at iheartnaptime.


With all these new ideas in your head, it's time to get cracking either before the sun goes down or before that last sunset of summer!