Hanging Lantern Ladder

hanging lantern ladder

Beth from Unskinny Boppy had been on the lookout for a ladder with round rungs after spying one in a layout from Pottery Barn. Imagine her excitement when she happened upon just the ladder while shopping at a local antiques store. Beth mimicked the look of her inspiration by hanging the ladder above her patio [...Read More]

Whimsical Painted Bird House

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Amy of Joyful Daisy shares another project that will save you hundreds and brighten up your garden or outdoor space. Instead of spending $255 on a bird feeder from her beloved MacKenzie-Childs, Amy bought an inexpensive cedar bird feeder from Wal-mart and painted it with the signature black and white check with pops of red [...Read More]

Turn a Jar into a Rope Lantern

pottery barn inspired summer lanterns

Lo of A Lo and Behold Life spruced up the mosquito repelling candles in her outdoor space this summer with PB-inspired lanterns. All it took was a trip to the hardware store for pickling jars, rope, a clamp, and drawer knobs, and Lo was on her way to having a bug-free and stylin’ porch! Lo [...Read More]

Build a Rustic Wood Lantern in an Hour!

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Amy of Amy Krist created a rustic wood lantern in just an hour using materials she scrounged up in the garage. Amy used redwood and left it unfinished so it’ll weather beautifully over time. She even put an old paint can handle to use for the wire handle. Love Amy’s resourcefulness, and the finished product [...Read More]

Planked Wood Outdoor Planter

restoration hardware inspired wood planter

Kaylor from Fisherman’s Wife Furniture fell in love with some planked wood planters from Restoration Hardware but couldn’t pay $400+ for one planter. Kaylor shopped around for a few months but never found anything she liked. No worries for a DIYing gal – Kaylor knew she could build a knockoff of the beloved planter. She [...Read More]

Birdhouse Garden Sculpture for a “Fantastical Garden”

birdhouse garden sculpture

With the arrival of spring, Morena for Crafts Unleashed says she’s been on a gardening kick and is even creating a “fantastical garden” space inspired by the Mad Hatter’s tea party from Alice in Wonderland. She spotted a garden sculpture at Anthropologie that would make the perfect addition to the space and was able to recreate it for $35. You can even involve your kiddos in this project by letting them paint the birdhouses!

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Decorative Wood Spheres for Only $5

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Sawdust Girl Sandra created some large wooden spheres as a decorative accent for her home. She was inspired by iron spheres that cost from $165 to $225 per sphere. Ouch! Sandra on the other hand made two for only $5. How? She ripped thin strips from a 1×3 and then tried her hand at wood bending for the first time. Sandra says it turned out to be quite easy and saved her a truckload of cash!

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Classic Concrete Garden Spheres

concrete garden spheres

Pam from Simple Details is a big fan of outdoor accessories and décor but says, “too much of a good thing can take your space from classic to cluttered and cutesy in no time.” That’s why Pam loves the serene look of Restoration Hardware’s stone garden spheres. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars PER stone, Pam made five stone structures for only $10 TOTAL. Just like her inspiration stones, Pam’s new garden stones are all unique and can withstand the winter cold. That means it’s not to late to whip up a batch of your own classy concrete spheres and spruce up your lawn for fall and winter.

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