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20+ Outdoor DIY Projects

Late Spring and early Summer are the best times to work on outdoor projects, before it gets too hot. So today I’m excited to share with you 20+ Outdoor DIY Projects to get you inspired and ready to work on your yard and garden DIY adventures.

Outdoor DIY projects ideas collage.

I’ve bunched projects from this amazing selection into categories. Some seemed to fit more category, however.

Outdoor DIY Pots and Planters

If you have old post laying around that have been painted and aren’t looking that great you’ll want to click over to see how By Brittany Goldwyn removed the old peeling paint from this clay pot. Isn’t it a beauty now?

White flower pot on pedestal for outdoor diy projects.

If shiny metal isn’t your style let the DIY Village show you how she antiqued a shiny metal planter.

Outdoor diy project galvanized metal tub with green plant.

Renovating Mapleson Manor had a ton of fun prettying up this bunch of terra cotta planters with paint.

Brightly colored pots with succulents as outdoor diy projects.

I found an old crusty hanging planter at a garage sale many years ago and gave it some new life with a little bit of paint.

Hanging flower pot planted with violas.

Vineta at The Handyman’s Daughter recently built this vertical garden wall planter as part of a larger backyard makeover she worked on. What a great way to add some extra interest to the side of a shed or garage! And there’s some bonus storage in the bench.

Vertical cedar wall planter outdoor diy projects for garden.

Welcoming Porch Updates

Check out Kenya Rae’s tips for adding curb appeal to your front porch.

Welcome mat on porch for Outdoor diy projects to update your curb appeal.

Let Creative Ramblings show you how easy it is to add some colorful spring updates to your porch.

Outdoor DIY projects showing welcome sign and colorful pillow on folding wood porch chair.

I’m so glad pineapples are still in style. I love this cute pineapple welcome mat made by Two Feet First. What a great greeting!

Pineapple decorated welcome mat outdoor diy projects for porch.

Outdoor DIY Signs and Yard Art

Outdoor DIY projects for your porch should always include a sign or two and this cute Come Together sign by Dukes and Duchesses is so bright and colorful. She walks you through every step to make your own.

Colorful "Come Together" sign for welcoming porch.

I made this DIY Welcome Sign a few years ago when I did a $100 Makeover on my front porch. I still love it and even change out the flowers for the seasons.

DIY Welcome Sign with a flower vase to add a bright spot to your front porch

I don’t quilt but my grandma used to so this cute Barn Quilt Door painted by The DIY Dreamer brings back so many loving memories of my grandma! Plus I’m partial to the colors she used since the blue and green are in my Logo 😀

Barn Quilt painted squares in windows of old wood door.

With the 4th of July right around the corner I had to throw in this Flag Banner painted by DIY Beautify. I need to create more holiday decor like this!

American Flag Banner hanging on porch.

And how American does this barn look with the cute Fence Picket American Flag? The Frugal Homemaker hit it out of the park with this cute design.

American Flag pickets on side of gray barn.

Structures and Fencing DIY Projects

If you have to have a mailbox on the street it might as well look good. Living Letter Home’s mailbox was just plain before they gave it a DIY Mailbox Makeover. I love the hanging flower pot on the back!

Black Mailbox on white post with address and hanging flower pot.

Zucchini Sisters already had a good looking mailbox so they make it more beautiful by adding a beautiful garden below.

Garden bed with plants under black mailbox on white post.

When the unsightly mechanicals are visible from the street you’ve got to cover them up. Do what Abbotts at Home did and create a Removable Fence Panel. Easily customizable for whatever size you need to hide.

Brick house with framed wood trellis covering utility boxes.

When you’re building a new pergola you need to add some beautiful lights too. My Kitchen My Craft updated some old gold chandeliers to bring stylish lights to her new pergola.

White Pergola on patio with dining table and trailing vines.

Check out the tutorial by Just Measuring Up to learn how to make solar powered outside lights. No need to running wiring outside with these money saving lights.

Light Poles with solar panel on side in backyard.

DIY Garden Beds and Benches

Think you don’t have enough space for a garden? You’ll be amazed how much produce House by the Bay Design is growing in their new raised garden bed.

Raised garden planter beds with vegetable plants.

Southern Revivals lives near open space so she built this Farmhouse Style Fence and Garden Gate to keep the hungry critter out.

Garden gate and fencing around raised garden area.

Goats!! No, they’re not dogs LOL DIY Danielle has goats and she’s going to show you she made a cinder block bench and created a cute little goat vising area. Of course the bench was for her, but if you’ve ever seen goats they like to climb on stuff.

Goats on top of bench next to white garden shed.

Climbing plants need something to grow on or they get tangled and ugly. Shine Your Light made this custom size cedar trellis in no time.

Cedar Trellis against white house above planter box.

If you missed it the last time you visited I show you the 8 Steps to Create a Weed-Free Flower Bed. Outdoor DIY projects for gardens should always include weed-free planning, IMO.

Completed weed-free rock flower bed with birdbath and flower pots.

Pinspired to DIY created garden beds and brick edging next to her walkway and and really elevated the entire area.

Brick and Edging filled with rocks next to concrete walkway.

I hope you loved this roundup of Outdoor DIY Projects and ideas that you can make or build for your outdoor spaces.

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Shirley Wood

Thursday 13th of June 2019

There is so much inspiration here. I love the flag painted on the side of the building!


Monday 10th of June 2019

I love these ideas. They are all so nice. I painted some pots over the weekend and it was fun. Now my patio is so colorful!