Get your outside space ready for spring!
BRING YOUR GARDEN, PATIO OR BALCONY TO LIFE THIS SEASON
Woohoo! Spring has sprung!
The nights are getting longer and warmer, and we're all itching to get outside again. So we've gathered some ideas to get your garden, patio or balcony ready for the season ahead.
Enjoy Spring evenings outside, even after dark
Picture this: sitting outdoors with a drink at dusk, surround by the soft glow of string lights gently swaying in the breeze as the evening creeps it’s way to darkness. Does this sound like one of those unforgettable holiday moments, one that you recall from time to time and would love to relive?
Well now that Spring has arrived, how about recreating that feeling in your own garden? Cheap string lights could be the missing ingredient to help transform your space into a calm oasis that you will relish sitting in.
This gorgeous and super simple idea changes everything — installing lights has never been this easy!
Watch this video to see how it's done and check out the full guide here.
Make gorgeous copper vases with added magnets!
Copper is enjoying a resurgence in home decor at the moment and this project is a crafty way to inject some of this gorgeous aesthetic into your garden (via your local DIY store). Instantly updates any outdoor space adds a wonderful decorative feature to tie it all in. Watch our video to find out how.
Bring the music outside with you!
Listen to music whilst you're gardening or step up your game when hosting your next alfresco party by improving your speaker with some Sugru and magnets. It can really bring your outdoor space to life! This hack has lots of milage as you can use it to hang your speaker in your tent or on your beach umbrella! Sweet.
Alternatively, you can make a handy tablet holder to keep it safe from spillage or getting trampled on. "My wife and I live on the bleeding edge of technology rainbow ;) — take our music situation... Spotify on the iPad; iPad in the garden and JamBox amidst the tomato plants, billowing out playlists as we Instagram ourselves high-fiving one another. Fancy. But something was missing. We didn't have anywhere groovy (and secure) to put the iPad."
Andy used Sugru to create a hanging dock for his tablet outside, using Sugru bumpers to create a safe and cushioned dock. Here's Andy full step-by-step guide step-by-step guide for you all to copy!
Make a DIY no-drill trellis
Do you adore climbing plants but don't want to drill into your outdoor facade or spend loads of money on expensive panels? Try our DIY, no-drill trellis! It's perfect for any outdoor space, big or small. Watch the full tutorial here.