Warm weather has finally arrived, and with it, the arrival of outdoor entertaining season. Instead of breaking the bank on expensive upgrades, try these eight budget-friendly ways to beautify your backyard spaces from Hometalk community bloggers.
Check out the glassware selection at your local thrift store or Dollar Store, or upcycle some of your own old, unwanted pieces to create this adorable bird feeder that doubles as a yard ornament.
Screening in your porch can get expensive, but hanging screening drapes is not only a low cost way to keep pests out, it also lend your outdoor space an intimate, whimsical appeal.
Follow this clever step-by-step tutorial to turn inexpensive flower pots into a backyard fountain, perfect for adding a little peaceful ambiance to any occasion.
Turn your yard into a secret garden with pathways winding through flourishing flower beds. Instead of spending time and effort laying down an expensive stone walkway, try deconstructed pallet boards. They’re often available super cheap (or free). Keep an eye on your local craigslist listings for these.
Turn cheap solar lights into a rustic spring lamp, great for lighting up an evening event, or adding cozy glow to your porch.
In keeping with the old adage “waste not, want not,” this brilliant design turns a broom handle, a Dollar Store vase and a tuna can into gorgeous standing lanterns to surround your home.
Add a touch of whimsy to your colorful garden by adding a mirror—it creates the illusion of twice as many blooms.
Create the ultimate outdoor seating for your backyard by adding a lounge swing made from two shipping pallets.
For more amazing outdoor decorating ideas, check out the outdoor living page on Hometalk.