Bank Holiday makes: DIY garden projects

106 beanbag project

Bank holidays are for crafting and what better way to use utilise the extra time by sprucing up your outdoor space. We’ve collected nine DIY garden projects for you to make this weekend so you add the handmade touch to every corner of your home.

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Check out more of our bank holiday crafty projects below:

1. Garden Wreath

DIY garden projects plastic wreath

Christine Leech of Sew Yeah created this garden wreath tutorial in issue 103. It’s completely made from old plastic bags and bottles!

2. Garden lanterns

DIY garden projects garden lights

Every funky garden needs lanterns and we adore Oh Joy’s DIY. Use whatever colours suit your garden décor and get the BBQ out.

3. Upcycled beanbag

 106 beanbag project

Issue 106 (out now!) includes Anna Alicia’s tropical outdoor bean bag DIY. The best bit? It’s made from an old shower curtain so it’s waterproof and the ultimate upcycling project.

4. Macramé swing

DIY garden projects macrame swing

Savannah and Casey from Hey Wanderer have uploaded a macramé swing tutorial on their blog. This boho swing of dreams is a fab addition to your garden and they’ve even created a step by step video tutorial for you to follow.

5. Woven chair

Update an old garden chair or pick up one from the charity shop and upcycle using Alison Allen of Deuce Cities Henhouse video tutorial here. Make a set of multi-coloured chairs to lounge in this bank holiday.

6. Citronella Candle

DIY garden projects Citronella Candle

Summer is all about spending time outdoors but sometimes the bugs can get a bit too much. Make Tiffany’s (from Don’t Waste The Crumbs blog) citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay.

7. Update your garden shed

DIY garden projects garden shed update

This Bank Holiday update your garden shed with a lick of colourful ombre paint. Nikki McWilliams tutorial has made us fall in love with our sheds all over again.

8. Drink Cooler DIY garden projects concrete cooler

Every summer garden (and party for that matter) needs a drink cooler. Dwelling in Happiness have a concrete cooler tutorial up on their blog and it’s super practical with its wheelie feet and tap to drain out the water.

9. Wooden pallet planter

diy garden project pallet planter

If you’re after a bigger DIY garden project this weekend, why not try and recreate Cassie Fairy’s upcycled pallet planter? Pick up some spare pallets from your local tip or outdoor garden centre.

We hope you get crafty this weekend and try out some of these DIY garden projects. If you do, tag us in your pictures on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and we promise to give them a like!