Few people don’t want to take advantage of the outdoors, whether that’s cherishing every minute on your back patio every summer, or bringing plants inside once the weather cools. These ten DIY projects help you squeeze every ounce of satisfaction out of nature.

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2013 roundup! From December 21 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.