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10 Easy DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

It's summer, so why are you still hanging out inside?!

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1. Give your plants a new home.

Freshen up that fence space with some fun hanging planters.
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Freshen up that fence space with some fun hanging planters.

2. Revive that rug.

Turn a plain outdoor mat into a colorful deck addition with some masking tape and spray paint!
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Turn a plain outdoor mat into a colorful deck addition with some masking tape and spray paint!

3. Deck out your deck chairs.

Who says decorative pillows are only for your living room?
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Who says decorative pillows are only for your living room?

4. (Did someone say neon?)

Rusty old chairs are way better when given a coat or two (or three) of bright paint.
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Rusty old chairs are way better when given a coat or two (or three) of bright paint.

5. Hang dry.

You can fake it with a dryer sheet, or you can get that real outdoor scent by line drying your clothes on a custom rack hanger. However this only works if you live in a place that, you know, smells nice.
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You can fake it with a dryer sheet, or you can get that real outdoor scent by line drying your clothes on a custom rack hanger. However this only works if you live in a place that, you know, smells nice.

6. Wipe your feet!

Smooth stones make a cool nature-inspired mosaic doormat!
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Smooth stones make a cool nature-inspired mosaic doormat!

7. Paper plate-chic.

Backyard BBQs take on a whole new spin when you elevate those basic paper plates with a few swipes of food coloring and your artistic skills!
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Backyard BBQs take on a whole new spin when you elevate those basic paper plates with a few swipes of food coloring and your artistic skills!

8. Hanging on.

Use jars and twine to create cute little hanging vases that you can use to liven up bare tree branches or in place of hanging planters.
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Use jars and twine to create cute little hanging vases that you can use to liven up bare tree branches or in place of hanging planters.

9. Light it up.

Just say no to boring leftover Christmas lights. It's so easy to make these twine balls that you'll want to deck out all of your light strings with them!
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Just say no to boring leftover Christmas lights. It's so easy to make these twine balls that you'll want to deck out all of your light strings with them!

10. Clean up nice.

Outdoor hangouts can get messy which is why easy to clean oilcloth placemats are a must for your backyard table decor.
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Outdoor hangouts can get messy which is why easy to clean oilcloth placemats are a must for your backyard table decor.

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