5 FUN AND EASY THINGS TO MAKE FOR YOUR OUTDOOR SPACES-Adding summer accents to our porches, patios, door and gardens-stonegableblog.com

Outdoor spaces are just begging to be used during the summer months! And shouldn’t we spruce them up a little to enjoy them all the more? Let’s add some diy touches to our porches, patios, gardens and front doors! Here are 5 things that are easy to make and do for the best outdoor spaces ever!!!!!


If you love mason jars you will love these darling little lanterns that are reminiscent of the jars we used as a child to catch lightning bugs in! Even if you are not crafty…. YOU CAN DO THIS! Enjoy the glow of candlelight in your outdoor spaces! So pretty! These have real candles in them, but look for a post next week using solar lights in mason jars! I must admit the real candlelight is amazing!

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This is one of the most fun crafty garden projects I’ve ever done! I made 6 of these so cute twig garden markers in no time at all! They look great in my garden… so organic!

NATURAL TWIG GARDEN MARKER DIY- A very easy twig marker that adds a great natural element to the garden!-stonegableblog.com


I just bought 3 more oversized cups at HomeGoods to make into these darling bird feeders. I’m putting the new ones out in the veggie garden! I’m going to put suet balls rolled in seed in them! These fun bird feeders are amazingly easy to make!

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This easy-breezy initial wreath has been my most pinned post this spring and summer! It, like the other diy’s in this post, is crazy easy to make. Can you tell that I am all about easy!!!!! And I’m all about a big friendly welcome hanging on my front door!




Carving out a little outdoor living space for yourself is not hard to do! Here are 6 essentials that anyone can do to have a beautiful outdoor space!

6 ESSENTIALS FOR CREATING AN OUTDOOR SPACE- Here's how to create a great outdoor space without spending a lot of money-stonegableblog.com


Remember to pin this to your Pinterest SUMMER or DIY or DECOR boards. You can follow me and see all the great things I’m finding to pin every day HERE.

5 FUN AND EASY THINGS TO MAKE FOR YOUR OUTDOOR SPACES- Let's make our outoor spaces fabulous!-stonegableblog.com

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  1. I love the summer at the time of dusk and the evening when I can see the fireflies (lightning bugs)….I was watering plants at dusk yesterday and truly enjoyed seeing the fireflies flicker in the yard. Love all of your summer outdoor pretties and projects…Hope you faired the storms well…thinking of you last night!

    1. Thanks, they were pretty bad for awhile. But once they cleared the evening was beautiful!

  2. So cute! I especially love the wreath. You make so many beautiful wreaths…I need to learn from your skills! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the tips, I so enjoy reading your post. I m on a break from school so I’m trying to get caught up on my house to dos. And I found some summer things to put out, thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a great day.

  4. I adore my feathered friends and can’t wait to make some bird cup feeders. Thanks Yvonne for fantastic ideas!


    Your house is beautiful!! I can hardly wait to check your post EVERYDAY to see your creativity and decorating ideas. I just found your blog recently. As i was browsing through old magazines, i found an article featuring your home (decorating shortcuts 2014) . i said to myself , that’s the home of Yvonne. What a surprise! Thank you for all you do and keep up the good work!

    1. Welcome to the StoneGable family! Thank you for your kind words Karen!

  6. I live in Canada’s desert….the Okanagan Valley in southern BC. We have wonderfully hot summers here so I do love your ideas for outdoor living. Now that I’m retired I do try to do more of these DIY projects, especially with the grandchildren. Thanks for your creative inspiration! I love your devotionals each Sunday. I realize more and more that through my computer connections the family of God touches my life in so many ways. You do bless my life; thank you!

  7. Did you use glue to attach the cup and saucer and what glue?

  8. Love the little teacup feeders! I am going to have to make some of those, too. Your wreaths are always stunning.

  9. I love these ideas! Those lightning bug lanterns are so cute! I’m not looking to attract any birds though…with 4 cats, I think they’d be safer elsewhere!

  10. Agnes Hamilton says:

    I really appreciate your diy projects that are simple to make and adds a special touch in my home.