Make a Chevron Serving Tray
If you'll be serving cool cocktails all summer long, you’ll need a cute tray to put them on. Check out how interior designer Jenna Burger made this chic chevron tray using a shipping pallet, a stencil, fun fabric and modge podge. Get the how-to at SAS Interiors.
Hang a Vertical Garden Display
To add pops of color and height to her porch, Jenna Burger created a vertical garden using a shipping pallet. She snagged one for free in the back of her local Lowe’s (after getting permission, of course!) and loves it for its worn texture and aesthetic. Get the how-to as SAS Interiors.
Create a Pretty Summer Centerpiece
Courtesy of Melanie Blodgett
If you’re hosting a dinner party outside, blogger Melanie Blodgett has a seasonal -- and budget-friendly -- way to create an awesome centerpiece. Use bamboo boxes (she’s a fan of the ones from The Container Store) or wooden crates and fill your basket with the most colorful items you can find, Making sure to get a good mix of textures and sizes. Everything from rhubarb to radishes is fair game. Arrange your finds in the boxes and place down the middle of the table for a fun twist on summer decor.
Turn a Trifle Dish into a Terrarium
Courtesy of Macy’s
Using the Cellar Trifle Dish from Macy’s and some succulents, you can create a beautiful terrarium. Here’s how to do it:
Gather 3-4 assorted succulent plants (varying types of plants, textures and heights will add visual interest to your terrarium), small stones, potting soil, sheet moss, a trowel and watering can.
Place 1 to 2 inches of small stones in the bottom of the trifle bowl.
Fill the dish 1/3 full with potting soil and carefully remove succulents from their containers. Plant succulents in trifle bowl deep enough to cover the roots; but don't crowd the plants. Add a sheet moss in between plants and water.
Place your terrarium in a well-lit area that receives indirect light, and water when the soil feels dry. Gorgeous.
Construct Beach Sling Chairs
Blogger Debbie Christianson made five beach sling chairs using cheerful fabrics and cedar wood using plans she found on the blog Ana White. Three of the chairs were made for her son’s preschool teachers and the other two were mini versions for her kids -- all pretty adorable. Get the how-to on Painted Therapy.Pin this image and enter for your chance to win your best summer ever!