Quick & Colorful: 5 Easy, Affordable and Upcycled Outdoor DIY Projects

Quick & Colorful: 5 Easy, Affordable and Upcycled Outdoor DIY Projects

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Adrienne Breaux
Jul 26, 2014
(Image credit: The Sweet Escape)

If you're looking for a fun DIY project that will add a burst of color to your outdoor space this weekend, we've got five favorite and quick projects to choose from! And the best part — they'll take something you might already own and turn it into something new-looking you'll love! If you've got a stack of old pots, some unused clothes or other items — consider one of these ways to add color while saving money with materials you might already have on hand!

Pictured above: I think I've had a stack of old, dirty plastic pots in the corner of every outdoor area I've ever lived in, always running out to buy new pots when I want to add color. This simple DIY project adds color to your outdoor area with those old planters that might be lying around. Seen on the The Sweet Escape.

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Even if you don't have a huge yard (or even if you do), you could add a splash of color and pattern by stenciling paint on to old concrete pavers. You could even maybe add a layer of these pavers on top of your rental outdoor area floor to add temporary color? Super simple but very cute. Spotted on Design Improvised.

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Any old fabric or clothes you're not using anymore (but perhaps are too damaged to donate) can be transformed without too much effort into no-sew, colorful bunting to hang in your outdoor area (or indoors, too!). Seen on Vintage Scrap Shop.

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Take an old outdoor rug and spruce it up with some colorful stripes for your outdoor area. Seen on Design Improvised.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

This favorite project turns an old metal outdoor chair frame into a colorful, textured seat for an outdoor area. As spotted on A Beautiful Mess.

How have you added color to your outdoor area this summer? Have you done any upcycling of old items into new projects you now love? Share in the comments below!

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