Today I’m bringing you a collaboration on Outdoor Spaces with 25 other YouTubers! We have some amazing spaces and projects to show you, so get comfortable and grab some popcorn. I was very excited about this challenge because I usually show you projects inside my home but today I’m going to take the DIYs outside in my backyard. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the YouTube Video and see below for the long list of collaborators. If you aren’t following me on YouTube yet…what are you waiting for? Just about every blog post I do has a corresponding YouTube video whether a recipe or a DIY project so subscribe to me on YouTube today.
This Diamond Vine Trellis is the showpiece of our backyard. When we built the house we didn’t even have grass in the backyard so we were starting from scratch. Since our backyard is relatively small I wanted something that would have big impact while not taking up valuable yard space, the solution was to grow vines on the fence. I didn’t want it just growing all willy nilly on the fence either, I decided to go for a diamond pattern. I used painters tape to layout the diamond pattern on the fence. Then we (and by we I mean my husband, his dad and uncle Herman) placed o hooks at every place the tape intersected to make a diamond pattern on the fence. Then we ran wire through the hooks to create an entire fence of diamonds. Lastly we planted star jasmine at the base of every other diamond. and started wrapping it around the wire. It took bout a year and a half to fully grown into the diamond shape. In fact now it requires regular taming pruning. The star jasmine was a great choice because it blooms with little white flowers every spring and adds a lovely scent to the backyard as well.
2) DIY Topsy Turvy Planter
This topsy turvy planter was a 20 minute project that added so much to our yard, its a conversation piece for sure. The first step is buying rebar, I used a 6ft piece of rebar from home depot and I used a hammer to insert it into the ground. Next I got planters of different descreasing sizes and used the hole in the bottom of the pots to put over the rebar. I tilted each pot as I went up the rebar. Then I just added my dirt and flowers. This project is very versatile as you can use different kinds of pots or even paint your pots, you can add a bird bath to the top or even plant kitchen herbs instead of flowers. You are only limited by your imagination.
3) DIY Patio Curtains from Tablecloths
For all you non sewing ladies out there this project is for you. Simply buy tablecloths and use them as patio curtains. All the ends are already finished you simply have to fold the top over (to make the pocket for the curtain rod) and sew one stitch straight across or use fabric glue if you don’t want to sew at all. The impact is great. One other tip you next time you buy a tablecloth for your patio table buy three, that way your table will match your curtains and it will look super custom!
4) Stained Bead board Patio Ceiling
Now this project I can’t take credit for it was all Hubby’s idea. This wasn’t a DIY although hubby did add beadboard to our entry cceiling himself and it turned out great. For this bigger space though he hired out. I still wanted to include it because it turned out amazing and adds so much character to our patio.
5) DIY Umbre Tissue Paper Wreath
This last project is one I have shared already on the blog. Its this beautiful Ombre Tissue Paper Wreath, just check out my previous post for a step by step tutorial on how to make this beauty. You should also check out my Coffee Filter Number Sign for another variation on this wreath.
Next project is to tile the patio floor. Follow me on Instagram and help me pick flooring!
Now the best part of the patio is spending time out there with the ones you love.
Check out this YouTube Collaboration for video on my Outdoor Living Space and more about outdoor space DIY ideas!