Tiny Patio Decor, Faux Planters, and More Weekend Craft Projects
It's time to give your apartment's tiny balcony the summer loving it needs. Compact bar options, hacks for mini herb gardens, and lots of ways to inject color and pattern into your little patch of outdoor living. Which project will you start with?
DIY Patterned Chalk Wall: Chalk does the trick with this temporary wall mural. All you need is a cardboard stencil and some time. When you're ready for a fresh pattern, wash it off with water. (via Sarah Hearts)
DIY Color Block Serving Tray: Cocktail hour at your place means colorful and vibrant accessories, like this DIY tray. (via Bliss Makes)
DIY Outdoor Art: Macrame can look cluttered in a small space, but this fabric banner is the perfect mix of visual interest and function. (via Nalle's House)
Watercolor IKEA Chair Hack: You don't need to spend a fortune on your outdoor furniture. This quick upgrade brings the party — on a budget. (via A Subtle Revelry)
DIY Painted Pattern Patio Umbrella: Did you know you can paint an umbrella? Give your old one new, colorful life. (via Lovely Indeed)
Easy Paper Watermelon Fans: These paper fans are cost efficient and fun. Make a few to keep on hand for guests as well. (via Damask Love)
DIY Murphy Bar: Let's take a minute to appreciate the sheer genius of this space-saving sideboard solution. Bonus: It's budget-friendly too. (via Brit + Co)
DIY Painted Outdoor Rug: Outdoor carpets can bunch up and slide around, but this painted version is always perfectly in place. (via A Beautiful Messs)
DIY Faux Succulents Rattan Planters: Not all balconies get good sun exposure. If that sounds familiar, this teensy planter is the unkillable accent you've been looking for. (via Martiza Lisa)
DIY Colorful Spring Decorative Tin Can Planters: Fabric-covered tin cans are the ultimate in smart summer crafting. You can use a variety of patterns to get exactly the look you want without spending a fortune. (via Pillar Box Blue)
DIY Mini Flamingo Planters: Walk, nay run, to your nearest Target Dollar Spot. These mini flamingos make for the perfect planters. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
DIY Grid Lattice Planter: This tabletop herb garden comes with its own lattice to help your seedlings grow big and strong without taking up precious real estate. (via Francois et Moi)
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Ariel loves color, bold design, and eclectic decor. She goes by many names including "color decor wizard” and is also the voice behind PMQ for two (www.pmqfortwo.com) where she creates interiors and decor that are renter-friendly and creative.