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150 Outdoor Decorating Ideas For Summer

You will love these DIY outdoor decorating ideas that include; plant containers, lawn furniture updates, porch decorations, gardening tips, flowering plants, outdoor lighting, and more fun stuff all in this post. And of course, these projects are budget-friendly.

rusty wagon
Rusty wagon filled with flowers

I’m going to share a few of my favorite DIY projects for the outdoors then I selected a project from each of my Thrift Store Decor teammates to share.

upcycled tree stand planter

Be sure and visit the rest of the team to see their favorite outdoor DIYs. I’m curious to see which of my projects they liked the best!

plant containers, 150 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas on a Budget
I always smile when I run upon a piece of vintage graniteware……especially if it has a little rusty patina. The blue water dipper is the perfect plant pot. You can find more ideas from this porch decor post here.

metal glider painted a sunny yellow
metal glider painted a sunny yellow

From Pam at House of Hawthornes, I fell in love with her thrifty planter idea.

House of Hawthornes thifty planter idea, 150 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas On A Budget

What’s not to love about the turquoise seeder/fertilizer spreader? The flowers set in the bucket area perfectly. You can find her other yard sale finds turned garden decor here.

succulent birdbath planter from my uncommon slice of suburbia

And the succulent birdbath planter from Kristin, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, is on my list of projects to do.

yellow lantana decorates the porch for Summer

Watch my video below on how I painted a vintage glider using a spray painter….

Prime And Paint Using A Paint Sprayer

License-plate-craft-on-a-wren-bird-house-768x768, DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas

Sarah, Sadie Seasongoods, made a birdhouse using a wood Kleenex tissue box holder and a red license plate. See the finished birdhouse here.

This next project is designer worthy…..

Diamond Rug by Domestically Speaking, 150 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas On A Budget

….a Diamond Painted rug by Maryann from Domestically Speaking. The colors she chose are perfect together. See the rug project here.

DIY Gazing Ball by My Repurposed Life, 150 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas On A Budget

How about repurposing a bowling ball into a gazing ball for your garden. Gail, My Repurposed Life, turned these bowling balls into works of art. See her project here.

Small outdoor table from Our Southern Home, DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas

And how about the tray table Christy, Our Southern Home, put together from two thrifty finds! See her complete tray table tutorial here.

One last project from me and we can take the tour of outdoor/garden, lawn ideas. Mod Podge decoupaged watering can, DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas

I painted an ugly plastic thrift store watering can with metallic paint then decoupaged a floral party invitation to the front of the can. See the tutorial here.

Inspiration for thrift shopping….

Coolest Things People Found At The Thrift Store

Woman Wearing Many Different Elegant Engagement Diamond Ring in Beautiful Girl Finger.
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Join the league of thrift store lovers who have found the coolest things in the most unforgettable of thrift marketplaces. Rare paintings, vintage clothing, and Renaissance-era furniture have been found in thrift racks, and here are a few thrift store finds by real people that will make your jaw drop…

 10 Coolest Things People Found in Thrift Stores

Visit my thrifty friends to see their favorite outdoor projects……

150+ Garden and Yard Projects – Domestically Speaking
Recycled Yard And Garden Projects – My Repurposed Life
150 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas On A Budget – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
DIY Thrifty Garden Ideas – Our Southern Home
100 Plus Garden And Outdoor Projects – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Garden Projects – Sadie Seasongoods
DIY Garden Projects on a Budget – House of Hawthornes

150 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas on a Budget
150 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Bookmark or save this page so you can come back when you have time and check out all 150+ outdoor projects below. As always thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy

150 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas

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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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