How to Make Haunting, Hanging Ghost Decor for Halloween

Outdoor Halloween decor | DIY hanging ghosts

Goblins, ghosts, and ghouls — oh my! It's officially October, which means the green light is on for Halloween decorating. If you're looking for an affordable and low-key way to let little trick-or-treaters know you've got candy, a gaggle of ghosts is a safe bet. This outdoor Halloween decor isn't pricey or complicated. Plus, once night falls, these ghosts can light up for extra creepiness.            Spooky Halloween decor for outdoors

I've put together a short video if you want to watch how easy it is to make this outdoor Halloween decor. Continue Reading

50+ Frightful and Delightful DIY Ways to Decorate Your Home for Halloween

DIY Halloween Decorations Mega Roundup
Source: Country Living

BOO! Did I scare you? If not, this might give you a fright: it's almost October, which means it's almost time for Halloween! Now that's truly terrifying. Halloween is one of the most fun holidays to decorate for, and there are so many ways you can celebrate. Whether you prefer creepy crawlies, or more glitz and glam, there's no end to the DIY Halloween decorations you can make to adorn you home – inside and out! Continue Reading

30 Outdoor Fire Pits that will Make You Jealous

Summer is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to update your backyard for barbecues and outdoor get togethers! If you need a little inspiration or just want to gawk at gorgeous backyards, these 30 outdoor fire pits and fireplaces will make you incredibly jealous.


1. This ultra cozy outdoor fireplace with layered textiles looks like a comfortable setting. [Photo: Mikkel Vang via Domino]

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Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

created at: 07/11/2012
What’s an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don’t want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!

DIY Drip Painted Planters

created at: 03/12/2012

What you may consider a mistake while painting walls can actually look awesome when it’s done intentionally. Check out these beautiful and seemingly easy DIY drip painted planters. (Probably even easier if you speak Swedish. See why after the jump.)

DIY Drip Painted Planters

Ikea’s blog from the mother country shows these gorgeous painted bowls and vases. My Swedish is a little rusty, but I believe they were a DIY idea submitted by someone named Gilla. It looks like Gilla may have dipped the container in some paint, or maybe poured it on and let it run to create the awesome drip patterns. Continue Reading

How to Turn Wire Baskets into a Fairy Light Globe

created at: 11/09/2011

Groddy wire hanging baskets. I had a rusted white one. I think my boo tossed it during a ‘purge’ earlier this year. Now I wish I had it. (Isn’t that the way it always goes?) Of course, for this project I’d need two. Other than that, the supplies are minimal and include some small zip ties (got ’em), a can of silver spray paint (got it), a strand of fairy/Christmas lights (got those too) and some pliers. Continue Reading

DIY Idea: Recycled Paint Can Planters!

created at: 07/19/2011

Okay you guys.  If there was ever a “Why didn’t I think of that?!” project, this is it!  I mean, we’re talking beyond brilliant, beyond clever, and beyond EASY.  This DIY idea is just plain smart.  

Leave it to the always clever, always crafty Kate from Centsational Girl to come up with a creative use for old paint cans.  If you’re like me and have an ever-growing stash of nearly-empty paint cans from projects gone by, this is one thrifty DIY you’ll definitely want to jump on!   Continue Reading

The “Crate” Outdoors

created at: 07/18/2011

Ok, so my title is ridiculously cheesy.  But really, taking crates and mounting them on the outside of your house?  Definitely more exciting.   Stacy of Not Just a Housewife used her crates as shelves for a little outdoor decor.  Hers were brand new, but repurposing old or vintage crates would be awesome too.  She reminds us to seal the wood since it is, after all, outside.

created at: 07/18/2011

This is such a “crate” idea!

Ok, I’ll stop.

Make It: A Simple Outdoor Dining Table on the Cheap!

created at: 06/20/2011

Outdoor dining season is upon us and if your setup is anything like mine (aka nonexistent) or you’d just like to have some fresh outdoor decor, here’s a simple DIY project that’ll have you hosting summer soirées in no time.  

This outdoor dining table comes courtesy of Ana White, a blogger and avid builder of, well, just about everything!  It’s part of her “simple modern outdoor collection” of DIY projects, which also includes stackable chairs, benches, and a sectional amongst other things.   Continue Reading

Make It: A Sleek Outdoor Fire Pit on the Cheap!

created at: 06/09/2011

Well, I don’t know about you, but I think I just found my next project!  But, first things first…  

…are y’all reading The Art of Doing Stuff??  Now, I’m not one to tell people what to do, but this is one site you don’t want to miss.  So, bookmark it, add it to your RSS feed, whatever you have to do, but READ IT.  Daily.

Update: Chris, Curbly’s own editor-in-chief, came up with this great DIY concrete fire pit design using about $40 in materials. Continue Reading