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DIY Patio Projects for Summer

Now that springtime is finally here and the weather where we live is warming up steadily, we’re looking forward to summer in a huge way! In fact, basically all of the urges we’ve had to get crafty lately have centred around the fact that we’ve decided we really want to make ourselves the ultimate patio space this summer. There’s just something so relaxing about sitting on our patio in the sun with friends and family! That’s why we’ve had our eyes peeled lately for all kinds of different DIY patio projects that might help us enjoy our outdoor space even more this summer!

Just in case you love the idea of making yourself some awesome DIY patio projects for the new warm weather season just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.

1. Wooden patio tree swing

Wooden patio tree swing

In our childhood home, the patio space where the concrete stared stood right next to a wonderfully sprawling old tree that kept things shady and cool. It was the perfect place for a patio swing but we never got around to actually making one. Now that we’ve got our own house and kids who love spending time in the backyard, we plan to make one in our new patio-side tree instead! Learn how to make an awesome wood and rope patio tree swing on A Beautiful Mess.

2. Spray painted metal patio furniture update project

Spray painted metal patio furniture update project

In our house, we’ve gone out of our way to build a sort of vintage chic aesthetic but with as many kitschy pops of colour that we can possibly manage to include without looking gaudy. Now that the weather is warm, we figured why not extend that aesthetic outside the patio doors as well? That’s precisely what H20 Bungalow did when they updated an old metal patio seating set by spray painting it a brighter summery shade.

3. Midcentury style dividing patio trellis

Miscentury style dividing patio trellis

Of course, everyone loves their patio to be open and free feeling so that it gets plenty of sun and breeze on hot days, but what if yours is so open that it almost feels like it doesn’t have any privacy? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how A Beautiful Mess gave theirs a slightly more set aside feel in a pretty way by building a patio trellis with a stylishly overt mid-century style.

4. Candlestick and pot lid DIY bird bath

Candlestick and pot lid diy bird bath

We’re lucky enough to live in an area that, despite being close to city amenities, has a lot of cheerful wildlife in our backyard. That’s why we’ve always thought bird baths are such a great idea! Sure, you can buy plenty of bird bath designs in stores, but we always find ourselves feeling more satisfied when we at least try to make things ourselves. That’s why we thought this tutorial from My Repurposed Life that shows you how to make a simple homemade bird bath using a candlestick and a pot lid was such a good idea.