Prism Nest Box:   by Hen and Hammock

Garden DIY projects—simple and quick home improvement

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Sunday is the day of rest but if you don't want to waste all of it lounging around, why not tackle a couple of super simple and quick home improvement projects in your garden?

We know you're thinking that nothing is ever as easy as you imagine it will be, but these ideas we have for you are child's play, we promise.

You won't break the bank or need a professional gardener to come in and do these for you, so take a look and see why you might like to try your hand at this weekend!

1. Treat or stain your fence

Raised Flower Beds and Ever Greens :   by IS AND REN STUDIOS LTD
IS AND REN STUDIOS LTD

Raised Flower Beds and Ever Greens

IS AND REN STUDIOS LTD

Fun colours are a great option!

2. Upcycle an old garden chair by giving it a quick spray paint

 Garden  by homify
homify

Black Wicker Chair

homify

The bolder the colour, the better.

3. Make some new cushions for your outdoor seating

This make it much more cosy.

4. Give your rusty old barbecue a coat of metal paint

Vancouver with grill :  Garden  by La Hacienda
La Hacienda

Vancouver with grill

La Hacienda

It'll look new again!

5. Bird boxes are an easy project

Prism Nest Box:  Garden  by Hen and Hammock
Hen and Hammock

Prism Nest Box

Hen and Hammock

And kids will love getting involved.

6. Build some shelves inside your greenhouse

Swallow Kingfisher 6x10 Wooden Greenhouse:  Garden  by Greenhouse Stores
Greenhouse Stores

Swallow Kingfisher 6x10 Wooden Greenhouse

Greenhouse Stores

You'll double its growing potential.

7. Fashion an awning

 Garden  by El Jardín de Ana
El Jardín de Ana

http://eljardindeana.com/cenadores/418-pergola-de-pared-4-x-3-metros.html

El Jardín de Ana

So you have some much needed rain cover or shade. Garden canes and canvas can work well on a budget!

8. Use pallets to make beautiful flower displays

You don't even need to paint them.

9. Create hanging light jars

Cosmic Jar:  Garden  by HeadSprung Ltd
HeadSprung Ltd

Cosmic Jar

HeadSprung Ltd

Use a battery-powered string of fairy lights and a Kilner container.

10. Create a herb garden

 Garden  by Mono Studio
Mono Studio

Huerto urbano 45/90

Mono Studio

Use old household DIY materials, such as drainpipes.

11. Nail some pallets together to make amazing seating

Garden corner unit :  Garden  by Pallet furniture uk
Pallet furniture uk

Garden corner unit

Pallet furniture uk

A brilliant budget furniture solution!

12. Repurpose some old household items as funky planters

Zinc Metal Bucket:  Garden  by Lilac Coast
Lilac Coast

Zinc Metal Bucket

Lilac Coast

These look really cool and are sure to attract interest.

13. Design a family-friendly addition that the kids will love

Garden playground:  Garden  by Timotay Playscapes
Timotay Playscapes

Garden playground

Timotay Playscapes

MDF can make anything!

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 30 truly low-maintenance gardens (so one less hassle).

Did we get you in the mood for some weekend DIY?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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