10 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Patio

10 Ways to Spruce up Your Patio10 Ways to Spruce up Your PatioContrary to popular belief, sprucing up your patio does not have to cost you a fortune. There are plenty of affordable ways to recycle old furniture, fabric, and wood to turn them into treasured patio furniture and decor. My patio, seen here, is filled with DIY projects that ranged from easy no-sew projects done in 5 minutes to projects that took a good couple of days. In the end, there's nothing like laying on a daybed, basking in the sun and thinking, "I made this." Now that summer is here, it's time to wipe off that winter layer and start giving your patio some love with these 10 easy ways to spruce up your patio.

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Add CurtainsAdd Curtains1. Add Curtains
Turn your patio into a more intimate space by adding curtains. Don't be afraid to go for a bold print like stripes.
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Patio Cocktail TablePatio Cocktail Table2. Patio Cocktail Table
Build a patio cocktail table with succulents growing in the middle for a calming, natural presence.
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Pallet DaybedPallet Daybed3. Pallet Daybed
Build a beautiful daybed using an old wood pallet.
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Patio Bench and OttomanPatio Bench and Ottoman4. Patio Bench and Ottoman
Calling all woodworkers! This wooden patio bench and ottoman is just for you. With basic woodworking skills, you can create your own relaxing corner just like this one.
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Grapevine Ball LightsGrapevine Ball Lights5. Grapevine Ball Lights
Use grapevine balls and twinkling Christmas lights to create this beautiful outdoor lighting.
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Painted Patio CushionsPainted Patio Cushions6. Painted Patio Cushions
Get artsy by making a set of painted patio cushions. Let your creativity go wild and you never know what sort of theme you might come up with for your outdoor decor.
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Patio FountainPatio Fountain7. Patio Fountain
Build a relaxing patio fountain to listen to on a summer day.
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Burlap CurtainBurlap Curtain8. Burlap Curtain
Outdoor living requires maintenance and materials for all that grilling, swimming and relaxing. Keep your essentials hidden from view with a simple burlap curtain.
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Canvas AwningCanvas Awning9. Canvas Awning
Too hot to relax outside? Try adding a canvas awning for some shade.
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Rug OttomanRug Ottoman10. Rug Ottoman
Recycle an old rug into a durable outdoor ottoman.
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- By Jaime Morrison Curtis
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