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5 Summer DIY Decorations Using 5 Or Fewer Materials

5 DIY Decorations to do this Summer Using 5 or Fewer Materials.

Looking for a project to tackle this summer? Or, are you eager to give your home a facelift? For anyone living in the Pacific Northwest, here are 5 easy and cheap Summer DIY Decorations that will make your home come to life even when you’re not there!

We believe the best DIY projects are the ones that don’t require you to go out and buy a bunch of new things. Therefore, most of the materials found in the following 5 DIY decorations make use of old recycled objects that can be found around your home. 

At KDA Homes, we try our best to avoid unnecessary purchases and leave the lowest possible footprint from the communities we build and are happy to help you do the same with your DIY projects. 

Here are 5 Summer DIY Decorations using 5 or fewer materials

DIY Front Door Sign

Learn how to make your own DIY outdoor sign

Spice up your front door or backyard with a truly creative representation of who lives inside. 

It is not uncommon in our close-knit communities for friendly neighbors to pop on over unannounced without calling first. Let your friends know what you are up to for the day without texting them and make a DIY front door sign. 

No need to go to the local carpenter. Instead, use one fo those scrap pieces of wood that have been laying around the garage. The more rustic the better.

What You Will Need

  • Piece of wood 
  • Paint
  • Small Paintbrushes
  • Adventure

In need of some inspiration? Check out these “678 Best DIY Wooden Signs images in 2019” on Pinterest.

DIY Vertical Pyramid Garden

5 DIY Decorations to do this Summer Using 5 or Fewer Materials

It’s time to step up your garden game. Take that old rickety ladder you’ve certified as a dangerous hazard and turn it into a creative backyard floral decoration. We suggest putting the vertical garden alongside a fence or the side of your house where you can anchor it to something. The ingenuity of this DIY Decoration comes from the satisfying geometric shape the structure creates. 

Another great bonus of this project is the ability to use a variety of plants and flowers throughout the piece. Structurally, one should place heavier flower pots on the base and then top off the pyramid with something smaller and lighter like succulents. 

This vertical garden is sure to turn heads as you walk guests around the perimeter of your home. If you don’t have an old wooden ladder lying around, try looking for one at your local Goodwill.

What You Will Need

  • Old rickety ladder
  • Wooden planks
  • Hammer 
  • Nails
  • Flowers/plants

Pro Tip: Paint the ladder and wooden planks a complementary color to your house to make it pop even more.

DIY Decorative Wine Stoppers

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival season is in full swing, and you’ve invited your friends over to your home on Friday evening to share a glass of wine before the show. What better way to get your party in the mood for the 8 PM play at the Elizabethan than with Romeo and Juliet decorative wine stoppers. 

If you enjoy arts and crafts and pride yourself in having attention for detail, give this DIY kitchen decoration a try. 

Decorative wine stoppers are not just for special events and holidays, but can also add to your home’s overall aesthetic. If you are going for a rustic look, top off the corks with a carved piece of finished wood. Want a beachy vibe? Take a smooth stone or piece of sea glass from a memorable walk along the beach.

What You Will Need 

  • Corks
  • Glue
  • Colored Sharpies
  • Assorted pieces of fabrics or any object to put on top

DIY Magnetic Organizational Jars

Learn how to make your own DIY magnetic jars to organize your garage

Your garage workshop should be an exciting room to retreat into, not a headache to look at. Let’s make efficient use of your garage shelf space with these innovative magnetic containers. It’s time to clear off the counters and conveniently store your diverse inventory of trinkets, whooz-its, and whatz-its.

If you, or any of your neighbors, have a baby, start saving those glass baby food containers! By the end of the week, you will have enough to start this DIY project without having to spend extra money on mason jars.

What’s great about applying magnets to the container lids and under shelf space is that you can interchange the glass jars wherever and whenever- as long as you keep it the same brand. Plus, they’re cheap and this DIY organizational method does not force you to completely remodel your shop. 

What You Will Need

  • Glass containers with tops:
    • Baby food containers 
    • Mason Jars 
  • Magnets
  • Glue

Whoever said decorations are only for looks was wrong. We agree with the local handyman that functional home decor is the best type of home decor!

DIY Pine Pillows

Learn how to make your own DIY pine scented pillows

Don’t bother going to the store to buy an air freshener this summer. DIY Pine pillows are ideal for kid’s spaces, musty attics, or turning any unused space into a welcoming environment without having to spray the cushions down with chemicals. 

Pine pillows are easy to make and last forever! My mother still has a nice smelling pine pillow she made as a child. Smelling one of these DIY decorative pillows will instantly remind you of the forest.

If you want to get fancy, add a little lavender to the bag! 

What You Will Need

  • Pine Tree branches (walk into the woods and you’ll find one)
  • Bag to collect pine tree branches
  • Scissors 
  • Small piece of cloth
  • Sewing needle and thread

Insider Tip: Don’t like having sappy hands? Collect your small pine branches in trash bags and put them in the attic or out in the sun for a few days to dry them out. This will make it much easier to peel off the pine needles. 

What Do You Think of These Summer DIY Decorations? Time to Assess

Does your front door feel a bit bland? Is it time to step up your garden game? Are you hosting a dinner party in the near future? Is your workshop clutter giving you a headache? Could the bathroom exemplify a different “natural” smell?

Think about which part of your house would most benefit from one of these 5 DIY Decorations this summer and get started today!

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