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11 DIY Ways To Get Your Patio Summer Ready

It's the season of outdoor parties! And the best addition to any patio party is Barefoot Refresh Spritzers.

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1. Dip-dye curtains to create a dreamy, colorful atmosphere.

Jazz up those white curtains and boring neutrals. Find instructions here.
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Jazz up those white curtains and boring neutrals. Find instructions here.

2. Use an old ladder for a rustic makeshift garden.

You can hang potted flowers and plants from the rungs, or simply use it as a stand.

3. Make a glittery banner to welcome guests.

They're super easy and impossibly cute, and you can make them say whatever you want! Here's how to make them.
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They're super easy and impossibly cute, and you can make them say whatever you want! Here's how to make them.

4. DIY or buy a rolling serving cart.

It can also be used as an outdoor bar! Buy one here or get the instructions for a repurposed cart here.
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It can also be used as an outdoor bar! Buy one here or get the instructions for a repurposed cart here.

5. Use cupcake liners to keep bugs out of your drinks.

Just overturn them on your glasses and stick straws right through the paper. Never deal with the horror of seeing a dead fruit fly in your drink again!
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Just overturn them on your glasses and stick straws right through the paper. Never deal with the horror of seeing a dead fruit fly in your drink again!

6. Freeze water balloons instead of using ice to cool down bottled and canned beverages.

Your drinks won't get wet, and who doesn't want to pull their drinks out of a bucket of water balloons? Plus, when the water melts, you can have a water balloon fight (or donate them to the kids next door)!
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Your drinks won't get wet, and who doesn't want to pull their drinks out of a bucket of water balloons? Plus, when the water melts, you can have a water balloon fight (or donate them to the kids next door)!

7. Bring delicious BBQ right to your fingertips with a tabletop grill.

You can DIY mini tabletop grills with planters and wire mesh or buy one here.
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You can DIY mini tabletop grills with planters and wire mesh or buy one here.

8. Serve any and all desserts in ice cream cones for minimal cleanup.

Waffle cones taste good with everything sweet. You can also use snow cone holders to keep them upright!
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Waffle cones taste good with everything sweet. You can also use snow cone holders to keep them upright!

9. Paint a vintage-style radio to play your summer tunes.

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There's nothing like dancing with friends to beats on a vintage radio. Find them at your local thrift shop or buy one here.

10. Pick up some fresh herbs to spruce up dishes while keeping mosquitoes away.

A number of herbs act as natural bug repellents, including peppermint and rosemary...AND you can pluck a few sprigs to garnish drinks and dishes. You can keep them fresh by sticking them in vases or bottles with water!
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A number of herbs act as natural bug repellents, including peppermint and rosemary...AND you can pluck a few sprigs to garnish drinks and dishes. You can keep them fresh by sticking them in vases or bottles with water!

11. And attach painted mini cups to string lights for magical evening ambience.

So you can party late into the night. ;) Get the instructions here.
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So you can party late into the night. ;) Get the instructions here.

Bring a little more fun and magic to your summer patio parties with Barefoot Refresh Spritzers.