DIY projects are an amazing way to update your garden for summer. Firstly, making your own garden furniture is perfect for transforming your outside space on a budget. In addition, by making use of scrap materials, DIY furniture is a chic and eco-friendly solution for styling your garden. For example, wooden pallets, scaffolding planks and vintage crates can all be repurposed into something fabulous. Therefore, before throwing these materials away in the future, why not embark on your very own DIY journey? With quick and easy ideas for beginners and a couple of more elaborate DIY garden furniture projects, there is something for everyone. So let's get started with our edit of 5 garden furniture ideas to try this summer...
DIY Garden Furniture Privacy Screen & Planter
Image credits: Crafted By The Hunts.
A great idea for small and large gardens alike, this privacy screen creates a clever feature wall with plants! Above all, the function of this fabulous screen is to zone the garden and create a secluded spot to relax. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful! We love how Zoe from Crafted by The Hunts has designed a stylish statement screen with a few simple materials.
To sum up, all you need is a selection of beautiful pine boards and basic nuts, screws and washers. For this, you could always make use of any wooden planks you already have lying around the house. In addition, don’t forget to add planters with plants of your choice for the final finish! Proving that ideas to make your own garden furniture have never been easier, Zoe’s tutorial takes you through it all, step by step. So, if you’re feeling inspired, check out the full Crafted by The Hunts tutorial here.
DIY Garden Bar
Image credits: Shades Of Blue Interiors for Hunker.
When summer hits, the garden is the perfect place to entertain friends and family. Therefore, a designated bar in the garden is at the top of our wish list of garden furniture ideas at Rockett St George! From a refreshing G&T after work to a full-on house party, we love the idea of bringing your cocktail corner outside. As a result, we wanted to share this amazing Murphy Bar from Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors. The DIY bar is designed with a clever hatch that can be shut away or opened up to provide worktop space. Therefore, providing the ideal place to prepare and enjoy the tipple of your choice!
Head over to Rachel’s full tutorial on Hunker to find out how to make your own piece of garden furniture. However, don’t forget the accessories as these are key to creating a glamorous and practical garden bar. For example, gorgeous glassware like our Organic Cocktail Glass and Woven Glass Cocktail Shaker is perfect for getting the party started!
Make Your Own Garden Furniture Ideas - Pallet Sofa
Image Credits: Caitling McGrath - The Merrythought via Hunker.
Next, we bring you an amazing idea of how to make your own garden furniture from The Merrythought! Designed using surplus pallets, this DIY garden sofa is a seriously stylish addition to any outside space. Above all, you can play around with the size of the sofa to suit your space. For instance, using two pallets instead of four will create a snug and cosy sofa for two. Whereas, a larger l-shape sofa for the whole family can be easily created by increasing the number of pallets within the design. The full tutorial for this fabulous pallet sofa can be found here.
In the same vein as beautiful barware being essential to any garden bar, accessories are key to creating a chic living space. So, take inspiration from The Merrythought when styling your garden furniture. Glamorous rugs like outdoor rug collection are ideal for providing a cosy and comforting space to relax. In addition, don’t be afraid to introduce cushions and throws for a luxury outdoor living area that rivals your space inside!
Garden Plant Stand
Image credits: Cassie Fairy & Rock My Style.
Embracing statement planters in the garden is a great way to add depth and texture to your outside space or garden furniture. And with so many different designs out there, your choice of planter can introduce real personality to the garden. Moreover, you don’t need to spend a fortune to create a fabulous focal point. In fact, some of the best planters we’ve seen make the most of spare furniture and materials lying around. So, planters are the ideal choice if you’re looking for ideas to make your own garden furniture this summer!
We love this idea of a privacy screen/planter from Cassie Fairy for breaking up different sections in the garden. Also, as proven by Rock My Style, sometimes old garden furniture can have new lease of life in the garden! Taking inspiration from this, often many of the things you already own just need a little love to shine. For instance, why not try painting your plant pots with any leftover paint in your home? A bright block colour will add playful personality to your garden furniture, whilst abstract spots and stripes are perfect for more modern spaces.
Make Your Own Garden Furniture Ideas - Blackboard Wall
Image credits: Anna Stathaki via Livingetc , Amma Batchelor via Livingetc
Finally, one of our favourite ideas for making your own garden furniture has to be the humble blackboard wall. As a dynamic decor idea that adds fabulous flair to the kitchen, we love the idea of bringing the blackboard outside! Moreover, as a DIY project this couldn’t be easier to create at home. All you need is a spare wall or wooden board and your favourite exterior chalkboard paint. After that, it’s up to you to play around with creating an amazing illustration or delicious menu for alfresco dining. In conclusion, creating a blackboard wall outside is an amazing idea for all of the family. However, the images above from Livingetc also prove that this clever design feature will transform your space with sensational style!
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