If you’d like to transform your garden into a more magical place for entertaining this summer, there are few fun ways you can do this without spending much money. With some new lighting and a couple of quirky upcycled creations you can transform even the smallest of patios into a wondrous place. Summer is the perfect time to get creative with a few outdoor DIY projects and you can make your garden into a lovely space to relax all year round. Here are some fun ideas to get you started.
Put up fairy lights
The simplest way to transform your garden is to invest in some solar powered fairy or string lights. These are ideal for outdoor spaces as they will charge using the sun’s energy during the day and switch on at night. They’ll also save you money on your energy bills as you won’t need to worry about them using up electricity. If you’re looking for other ways to save on your bills you could consider other alternative energy solutions such as solar panels, or buy oil tanks to heat your home to reduce your gas bill.
Add quirky furniture
Rather than opting for the latest trends in sleek modern furniture why not repurpose some vintage pieces? You could look for quirky items in charity shops or online second-hand sites. Here are a few tips on how to upcycle garden furniture. You could create shelving from old wooden pallets or boxes and make the most of the vertical space. Another way to do this is with second-hand trolleys. You could turn these into a mini garden bar, for example.
Create a sensory space
There are many possible uses for your garden so make the most of the space to grow herbs, vegetables, and colourful flowers. Decorate your patio area with hanging baskets filled with fragrant flowers. These will be a treat for all the senses. You could also consider investing in a few scented candles to add to the atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a creative project to do with the kids this summer, why not make a few upcycled accessories? You could make lanterns from recycled glass jars or plant pots from unused household items. Even old shoes, kitchenware, and broken gadgets can be repurposed as planters, if you’re creative enough. This way you’ll have a few unique conversation pieces to show off to your guests. Check out these great upcycled garden ideas, for example.
Build a home for the fairies
Another way to add a touch of whimsy to your garden is to build a miniature home for the fairies. The fairy garden trend is very popular at the moment as it’s a fun project to do with kids and you can use various recycled materials. Have a look at these fairy garden accessories to help you come up with your own design. Get in touch with your inner child and transform your garden into a magical place to enchant your guests this summer.