Love spending time outdoors on the porch and patio, enjoying the nice weather? I do, too, and I have been wanting to entertain friends and family outside. My porch is just not quite up for party guests, though, and it needed a makeover. So I went looking for cool DIY ideas for the porch and patio so I could make some nice things myself. I found so many great ideas for porch and patio furniture and decor that I just had to share them with you. I love ideas that make the home more “homey” and the porch is no exception. From pallet signs to comfy chairs to shelving and accent pieces, we have some awesome do it yourself projects you have to check out. Quick, easy and cheap ideas and some that you will want to keep forever. Make your porch or patio like an extra room you never knew you had with these fabulous homemade decor ideas.
DIY Patio Ideas
1. DIY Ladder Shelf
I want this on my patio now! I simply love this DIY idea for displaying all the random but beautiful pots and plants I have on the ground. The pop of color is awesome, too. Definitely on my list of upcoming weekend DIY projects.
2. Patio Rustic Cooler Box
Looking for some rustic patio decor ideas? This is one of my favorites, as it is super practical, a cooler for holding drinks. Best of all, it is inexpensive to make, and you can use an old broken cooler just as well as a new one. (Not one that leaks, though There is an awesome step by step video that shows you exactly how to make this cool DIY furniture for your porch or patio.
3. DIY String Lights Canopy
If you’re searching for a way to make your patio extra special, consider hanging string lights canopy. It sure makes the atmosphere dreamy and almost magical. These lights look amazing and would be a perfect background for a night of entertaining.
4. Repurposed Teracotta Pot Into Accent Table
When you want to find some cool patio decor ideas to make, cheap ones that fit your budget, this crafty accent table made from a large terra cotta pot definitely belongs on your “must make next” list. Whether you are looking for DYI ideas for the deck, patio, porch or backyard, this do it yourself planter is easy to make and inexpensive, too. I made two of these when I needed a unique Mother’s Day gift idea for my Mom. Since she loves to garden and spend time outdoors, I knew this was the perfect present for her.
5. DIY Flower Basket Chandelier
Wow, I am in love with this idea! It is so easy and the turn-out is just so gorgeous. This flower basket chandelier in the porch at night is sure to be a sight to behold. Read the full tutorial on Chica Circle to learn how to make your own.