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Patio Decorating Ideas: 12 Simple DIY Ideas for Easy Summer Entertaining

One of our favourite parts about blogging is that it challenges to be more creative and try different things. Last summer, as a part of our Simple Daily DIY challenge (now The Craft Social) we put together a series of DIY patio decorating ideas. We thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor space all through the summer and particularly when company came to visit.

12 DIY patio decorating ideas to wow your friends this summer or to create a cozy patio oasis to relax in.

Today we’re over at Crafts By Amanda sharing our first monthly contributor post. If you think we are crafty ladies, you’ll be in awe of all the amazing DIY inspiration Amanda shares several times a week!

DIY citrus candles plus 11 other patio decorating ideas to make your outdoor summer entertaining extra special.

This citrus votive candle idea is an interesting way to set a relaxing mood on your patioscape. Head on over to find the full DIY lemon or lime candles tutorial (you could also use oranges or other citrus fruit!). And continue reading below for run-down of all the simple DIY patio decorating ideas we have for you.

Moreover, join the Sustain My Craft Habit community to receive two step-by-step printable guides which include most of these craft ideas.


DIY Patio Decorating Ideas

Upcycled Driftwood Votive Candle

Upcycled standard votive candle with driftwood | DIY patio decorating ideas | Outdoor patio decor crafts

In addition to the citrus candles, get creative with standard glass votive candles. Embellish them with some small branches or driftwood pieces. You can also upcycle driftwood and kitchen supplies to make a fun owl garden decor piece.

Fruit-Stamped Plates

DIY fruit stamped ceramic plates plus 11 other DIY outdoor patio decorating ideas for your summer entertaining.

Wrapped Rope Coasters and Place Mats

Wrapped rope coasters plus 11 other simple patio decor ideas.

These simple rope coasters and placemats are so versatile and add a little coastal touch to the patio.

Seasonal Fresh Flower Centerpiece

Seasonal fresh flower centerpiece plus 11 other ideas for decorating your summer patio.

Get outdoors and collect some in-season flowers or greens. Add them in a simple vase or large jar for an inexpensive and rustic centerpiece.

Pinecone Garland

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String together some evenly spaced-out pine cones to make an all-natural garland for the patio railing.

Leaf-Stamped Throw Pillow

DIY throw pillow plus 11 other patio decorating ideas for a relaxing patio retreat.

Embellish plain white throw pillow covers with a touch of nature. Use this simple leaf-stamping technique to create lovely outdoor throw pillows.

DIY Sea Shell Wind Chime

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This wind chime sounds perfect clinking in the wind and also makes a gorgeous wall hanging for a coastal style bedroom.

Relaxing Activities

Rock’N Tic Tac Game

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Now that you have your patio decorating ideas in place, get back to basics with a simple tic tac toe game to keep guests occupied.

Relaxing Crochet Project

Crochet afghan pattern plus 11 other ideas for summer patio relaxation.

Or if you prefer to lounge and relax in your new cozy patio oasis, pick up a new book or crochet project such as our free sand pebble crochet afghan pattern.

Food and Drink

Refreshing Cucumber Mint Water

Refreshing cucumber, strawberry and mint water plus 11 cozy patio decorating ideas to try.

Keep your guests hydrated by slicing up some cucumbers, strawberries and fresh mint and adding it to a pitcher filled with water and ice. Or for a fancier twist, try our 3-ingredient Luscious Peach Bellini.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

Strawberry rhubarb crunch plus 11 other DIY ideas for a cozy patio oasis.

Finally, treat your company to this delicious strawberry rhubarb crunch or our easy zucchini bread with berries recipe.

From decor, games, food and drink, we have twelve DIY patio decorating ideas to wow your guests this summer or create a cozy patio oasis to relax in.

Be sure to pick up our printable project guides with these patio decorating ideas. If you need more ideas check out these patio decor ideas on Etsy.

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