Something to Look Forward To:
Outdoor Projects Roundup

Best of 2012

Looking outside the window right now doesn't really get me excited about venturing out — not unless I have about 5 layers of clothes on, and even then… brrrr! But if I just close my eyes, imagine the bursts of green and the warmth of the air, the feeling of fresh dirt in my hands and sun on my shoulders… I start getting excited about spring already. Here are some great tutorials and reader-submitted projects from the past year to get your juices flowing.

Outdoor Tutorials and Projects:
1. Budget & Small Space Friendly: DIY Cinderblock Planters
2. How To Make Polymer Clay Plant Markers
3. How To Grow Your Own Moss
4. How To Make a Sunburst Porch Mirror
5. 10 Kid-Friendly Ideas for Backyard Fun
6. Grow It, Buy It & DIY It: 35 Posts to Shape Up Your Outdoors
7. Five Fabulous Outdoor Pallet Projects
8. How To Make a Herb Planter from a Cement Form
9. How To Make Mini Garden Gnomes
10. How To Ant-Proof Your Hummingbird Feeder
11. Colorful, Creative Outdoor Art Ideas
12. Get Outside: 5 Backyard Weekend Projects
13. How To Make a Forsythia Wreath
14. How To Make a Flower Pot Table
15. How To Raise a Yurt in Four Hours

My Great Outdoors Reader Projects:
1. Annie's Big City Backyard
2. Before & After: Olivia's Kid-Friendly Patio
3. Katie's Secret Garden
4. Erin's Front Porch Restoration
5. Jane and Justin's Backyard Before & After
6. Bobby's Splash Pad
7. Claudet's Relaxing Small Space Garden
8. Lynne's Recycled Treehouse
9. Nicola's Colorful & Cozy Balcony Garden
10. Diane's Craftsman Porch Renovation
11. Alejandro's Rooftop Oasis
12. Cynthia's Backyard Retreat
13. Lynne's Antique Barn Outdoor Kitchen
14. Linda's Screened Porch in Chicago
15. Alicia's Backyard Eden

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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