5 Fun DIY Videos for Summer

Handmade accessories will add charm to any patio or garden. The five videos below, take you through varying tutorials to create beautiful, DIY accessories for your patio, pool area, or garden. My personal favorite, is the video teaching you how to make gorgeous luminaries. Try one (or all) of these projects to create the perfect ambiance in your backyard. Be sure to share your ideas and creations with us in the comments section below.

Design your patio to reflect your personality with you favorite items, as well as creative DIY projects that speak to you. Add charm and promote a welcoming atmosphere on the patio with unique, handcrafted accents and theme ideas. We’ve compiled a short list of our favorite summer DIY ideas from YouTube. The clips below feature bright & cheerful accents, unique decorating ideas, themes, and more. Check out these projects and create the perfect setting in your yard. Remember to weigh-in at the comments section!

Backyard Den

Bright & Stylish Designs

Affordable & Easy Backyard Decorating Ideas

DIY Farmhouse Boho Ideas

DIY Pineapple Lamp

Sherrie Carter

6 Creative Uses for Colorful Adirondack Chairs

Colorful Adirondack Patio Outdoor Chairs Colorful Adirondack chairs are a huge trend for 2016. Adding bright hues and cheer to any setting, these chairs are perfect for summer parties and family gatherings. They work particularly well when you pair complementing colors (like yellow and teal) or in a rainbow of all shades. Place them in your yard, use them at the beach, or simply display them on the porch for vibrant curb appeal. The choice is yours!

I found a few GREAT ideas from Pinterest (as usual). Check out the pins below for a great variety of inspiring photos and ideas. Which on is your favorite? let us know in the comments section below.

Placed Around a Fire Pit

Displayed on The Front Porch

Set Up at the Beach!

Sitting on a Dock

On The Pool Deck

In Front of a Store or Cafe

Sherrie Carter

5 Important Elements of a Relaxing Patio

The patio is a pretty popular pleace. It’s home to outdoor dinners, pool parties, and summer BBQs, but what does it look like on an average, uneventful day? Is it a great place to relax, read, or think? If it doesn’t feel calming or cozy, we have a few ideas that can help. If you want a relaxing setting, keep the below elements in mind. We’ve highlighted the five main features that will help create a little sanctuary on your patio. First, you’ll need a comfortable place to relax or read. Secondly, you should focus on the atmosphere with calming scents and dim lighting. Then you should add soothing sounds, like the trickle of a cascading fountain. Decorate with relaxing blue accents and nautical decor, and you’ve got yourself a getaway right in your own home! Check out the photos below to get inspired on your new patio escape!

A Comfortable Place to Lounge

Patio Lounging Chairs

Scented Candles
Soy Wax Scented Candles

Calming Fountains
Calming Fountains for Patios

Relaxing Blue Hues
Blue Vases Lamps Rugs Pillows Furniture

Nautical Accents

Nautical Accents