Five easy outdoor DIY ideas

After a long, hard, way too cold winter, I’m seriously ready for spring. I miss my flip flops! But, I’m seeing warm weather continue, so I’m hopeful that it’s here for good. So, to celebrate, I’m sharing five easy outdoor DIY ideas that have me itching to get out and do more projects to get my outdoor spaces in order for some grillin’ and chillin’.

outdoor DIY ideas

DIY pillar solar lightOutdoor solar lights are so handy, yet don’t look very nice. My concrete pillar version puts a cool spin on the outdoor staple.

outdoor DIY solar light

Want another solar light idea? This upcycled version takes less than five minutes!

DIY painted outdoor rug

Outdoor rugs add so much to decorating your space, but they’re SO expensive for something that will get wrecked in just a couple of years. My DIY painted rug will set you back only $20!

flower boxes

Flower boxes add so much to a outdoor space, and my easy version are so, so cheap to build.

mason jar flower box

Speaking of flowers…. my mason jar flower box is the perfect way to decorate with flowers for almost any space.

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. I LOVE your hanging solar light idea. And that rug…. what a great way to save money on expensive outdoor rugs. Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Love the rug idea! We have a plain gray rug on our back porch; I’ve been looking for something to add color to the gray. Your diy rug would be perfect!

  3. Love the rug idea! However, I live in Ohio and do not have an enclosed deck and it rains. Sometimes a lot. What would you suggest to keep a rug outside, for a rainy season, and not have to take furniture off, fold up, and bring in every night/day it rains?

    • Gina Luker says:

      Mine gets a wet a lot because it’s on the corner of the porch, so it gets a lot of rain. It’s held up pretty well for a year and a half – and part of that was on our completely open deck. Hope that helps!

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