Spring is back – and with spring, there’s also back warmer weather and more sunlight. Now is an excellent opportunity to finally leave your house after the long winter and do some work around it.
One of the best things you can do is start thinking about different ways to decorate your home.
Get creative and make some changes to your outdoor decor. With only a few additions, you can do a complete overhaul of your porch.
In this article, we list three easy-to-follow DIY ideas that will make your home look fabulous. Use these ideas wisely, and your curb appeal will instantly improve. If you wish to make your home look more beautiful and valuable at the same time, read on.
Create Wood Pegs Flower Garden
It requires very little time and effort, but it is sure to change your space’s whole outlook. Here is how you do it.
What you will need:
- Wooden pegs
- Drill and screws
- Plastic bottles
- Plastic plant saucers
Step 1: Gather plastic bottles of different sizes and colors. Choose plastics that have a simple shape to blend one into one another easily. You can also add some geometrical shapes for a more interesting effect.
Step 2: Drill holes in the bottom of the plastic bottles. Make sure they are large enough for your wooden pegs to fit through them.
Step 3: Fix a wooden peg in every hole to create a wall of colorful bottles. Space them evenly, and try to create a pattern. You can also paint the bottles before you use them to make them look even better.
Step 4: Drill four holes in each plastic plant saucer and fix them at each wooden peg’s bottom. Fill the plant saucers with potting soil and plant your flowers and plants. The flower garden is ready!
Create Flower Pots from Plastic Buckets
This project is an excellent way to make the most of your unused plastic buckets. If you have enough of them, you can create a stunning flower garden on your balcony or near the entrance of your house.
It is a safe and easy project that will provide your home with some gorgeous colors! Here is what you will need:
- Plastic buckets of different sizes and colors
- Plastic tableware
- Plants and flower seeds (depending on the number of buckets you use)
Step 1: Take all the plastic buckets you have and make sure you have enough of them for a flower garden. You can choose any buckets you like, as long as they are of different sizes and colors.
If the buckets are very different, you can drill holes in them and fix them together with hinges.
Step 2: Drill holes in the bottom of each bucket to create flower holes. Make sure they are large enough to hold a plant or a flower seedling. You can also choose not to drill holes in the bottom of the buckets and fix them directly on the soil.
If you choose this option, make sure you water your flowers often, as they may need more watering if they are growing in soil instead of water.
Step 3: Buy seeds for your favorite flowers or plants, plant them in the buckets, and enjoy your flower garden! This project is easy to do and will only take an hour or so to complete, but it will look gorgeous for years to come!
Make Your Own Wooden Pallet Planter Boxes
Do not throw away your old pallets, but repurpose them instead! You can make some wonderful planter boxes from them, which will improve your home’s exterior appeal. Here is what you will need:
- Wooden pallets
- Paint of your choice (choose a color that goes well with your exterior)
- Potting soil and plants (depending on how many pallets you have)
- Wooden boards (for creating support)
- Drill and screws (the size depends on the thickness of your pallets)
Step 1: Start by choosing one of the wooden pallets you wish to use for your planter boxes. Most pallets have four wooden boards, which gives you enough space to create three large boxes.
You can also choose one pallet and create only one large box, depending on your available space. Make sure you select a high-quality pallet that is still in good condition.
If you choose a damaged pallet, it will not last long, and you will end up having to replace it again later on.
Step 2: Choose a color paint that goes well with your exterior decoration. Cover all sides of the pallet with paint, including the boards and the inside space between each board. Make sure you do not drip any paint, as it will make the planter box look very messy and uneven.
You can let the pallet dry out or use a hairdryer to dry it faster. The paint should be dry by the time you are ready to start making your planter boxes. You can also choose not to paint the pallet planter boxes if the color does not blend well with your exterior decorations.
A natural wood finish is also very nice-looking for a home exterior! If this is what you want, simply skip this step and move on to step three.
Step 3: Choose the place where you wish to place your planter boxes and use some wooden boards to secure them on the ground. You can attach them underneath a deck or porch if there are no trees nearby or if you want to use them indoors.
Ensure they are exactly where you want them, as they are not easy to move once they are secured on the ground. Drill a hole in each board and fix a screw through it to secure it with your pallet planter box.
Add some potting soil and plants into each box. The planter boxes are ready!
Having decided to use some of your free time on productive work around the house, you don’t have to limit yourself to the basic maintenance activities you perform annually.
On the contrary, this year, you can finally try out some new DIY home outdoor decor ideas – whether it be our trusted ideas, or some new ones found online.
You can also experiment with your own DIY ideas for projects – the possibilities are endless, and the only thing limiting you is your own creativity. So put on some gloves, purchase a good sunscreen for your face, and head straight to the garden. Good luck.