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diy outdoor ikea hacks

IKEA is everyone’s love, there is literally no other brand that makes furniture and accessories that are as popular around the world as IKEA. Now that it’s summer and everyone is headed for the outdoors, I want to share some cool DIY IKEA hacks that will make your outdoor spaces and parties a lot cooler. Let’s take a look!

Tables and benches

The Ikea NORNÄS bench is more of a simple piece, but you can make it bolder very easily and quickly. The author of this tutorial will tell you how to make this bench light yellow and add dipped legs. Such a bold yellow bench will make a colorful statement in any outdoor space, no matter how simple it is. Get inspired – try any super bold color you like!

A coffee table is a very popular piece for any outdoor space, especially for parties. This piece consists of Drona storage box, Ekby Mossby stainless steel shelves, LACK table – all these items from IKEA and have a number of advantages. Firstly, it is very durable because it is covered with metal, secondly, it is mobile because there are wheels, and thirdly, it has storage space inside. Make one to enjoy your time outdoors!

If you are a wine lover, you might want to make a small wine table to place next to your seating. The good thing about this table is that it is tiny yet practical and can even be built into a small balcony. This little wine table consists of two ubiquitous IKEA stools and a base of a chair that you don’t need. Fortunately, the IKEA stool legs fit snugly into the triangular holes in the base. Enjoy!

This bright and fun picnic or side table is an amazing idea for a small room or a real picnic. The table is made with IKEA’s Vildapel plant stand, and the light-colored top is made using the decoupage technique. Choose any paper or wallpaper that will give the table a desired atmosphere. The piece is foldable. When you don’t need it, just hide it.

How do you turn an ordinary Marius stool from IKEA into a stylish and durable side table? Light! This tutorial will show you how to add a slab of concrete that you can use as a side table. This piece is on the small side – it fits in a tiny outdoor area or balcony and gives its concrete structure an edgy touch. Let yourself be inspired and give your outdoor area a touch of edges. Then use it indoors too!

There is no such thing as an outdoor party without a table! This tutorial will show you how to make a colorful low picnic table that is suitable for any type of party. The piece is long and consists of 8 IKEA KNAGGLIG boxes. What I especially love are the bold colors that the table is painted with – blush and pink, so summery! Let yourself be inspired and beautify your outdoor area with a colorful picnic table.


Having drinks outside is so pleasant! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make an outdoor bar station with 12 IKEA KNAGGLIG boxes – so easy and cool! The sides are painted in peach colors to make the bar look outdoors and in summer. The bar has plenty of storage space for your drinks and other stuff, do it and enjoy!

A bar cart is what you need for serving drinks, but make it bold, bright, and summery to upgrade your outdoor space! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use a Satsumas Ikea plant stand and bright spray paints to create a super colorful gradient that looks so summery! Put the piece on wheels and take it indoors to organize indoor parties as well.

This bar cart is ideal for both indoor and outdoor parties – it can be used in both rooms. The tutorial includes instructions on how to make a sleek bar cart using an Ikea Bygel cart and some gold spray paint – that’s all you need! Just add more spray paint to your shopping cart and you’ve got a stylish piece for any party. Get inspired!

Marble is timeless and will never go out of style, just like gold, which is why these two things are used on this cart. In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to make an IKEA Sunnersta cart really amazing with marble contact paper and gold spray paint. Such a chic piece will add a sophisticated touch to any contemporary space. Use it both indoors and outdoors!


Do you have an IKEA Ammero sofa? It’s rather plain and boring and requires a bit of freshening up! In this tutorial, we will teach you how to dye the usual Shibori style pillows and cushions. Shibori is very popular now, it is a Japanese technique of dyeing in shades of blue, and such pillows will make your sofa super bold. Get inspired!

A couple of pillows will never be excessive for your outside space, and you can make them cheaply with IKEA tea towels and pillow inserts. There are several different ways to make them, choose what you like, and make some cool pillows!

Spring is almost over and summer is coming, and these are flower seasons. You can bring some fresh or potted ones and fill your home with adorable summer flavors, and of course you can make some decorations with floral prints as well as some textiles and furniture. I offer you a compromise: decorations made from dried and pressed flowers, which are more natural and keep this flowery beauty for a long time. They will definitely add a bold summer feeling and joy to your home.

This DIY canvas wall art is made with dried flowers, and you can literally choose any flower you like, here these are yellow tulips. This is a beautiful 3D piece that will add a bright summer feel to your room. Drying flowers is required before creating the canvas, but there are plenty of tutorials out there to help you do this. Just find what you like.

In ancient times, dried and pressed flowers were kept as a memento of a special moment. But this joyful tradition is practiced by very few people today. You can dry them and leave a cool dried flower hanging for a sweet touch. Remember that whether you dry or press flowers, the natural color changes, but don't worry, it adds an artistic touch.

You can make these dried flower ornaments with a simple glass or plastic ball, some dried flowers, and a hot glue gun. The idea is to make it look like a small bouquet or arrangement coming out of the top of the ball. Such ornaments are great not only for Christmas, but also for summer decorations - hang them wherever you want!

Garlands look great when hung over a mantelpiece, wrapped in a railing, or on a table. They are an inexpensive way to add color and texture to your home decor. Try making this DIY flower garland using dried flowers. The flowers last all season and add a seasonal flavor to your home.

We've already shared many creative coasters with you, but we've never released anything like it - fantastic summer and rustic-inspired wooden disc coasters with dried flowers. This is all about attaching the pressed flowers and covering them with epoxy to make them look super natural. Impressive!

Different potpourri can fill your home with delightful smells, and when we take potpourri with flowers the summer feeling is guaranteed! Before preparing your potpourri, you need to dry out your flowers. Gather a bouquet of flowers and tie the stems together with some string. Hang them upside down and give them a couple of weeks to dry out completely. Now read the entire tutorial to find out what to do next.

This DIY is all about preserving your flowers in an artful and creative way, or protecting them from the destructive mouths of small animals. You will use them to create a beautiful, summer-inspired decoration that will last a long time, and I totally love the look of the flowers inside - they look like they're floating in the air!

The monogram decor is always at home and popular for various events. We therefore recommend that you create one. But of course not an ordinary letter, a special one - this sweet one will be covered with dried flowers! Spoiler Alert: This project is really simple and really amazing! Play Tetris with flowers by placing them however and wherever you want!

Sometimes flowers dry so perfectly that they are like a work of art. So why not use it for decoration? This simple, cute, charming wreath can be made in just 15 minutes! Add a cute floral touch to your home!

About Warwick

Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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