Kara Moore Backyard November 15th, 2018 - 08:19:30
I started to redecorate our backyard and I wanted to show you some dollar store, DIYs, that I did to spruce up small little areas. These are all ridiculously easy. You just need a paint in a drill for the most of them, so I found these in the garden section and I wanted to turn it into a planter. So I grabbed my drill and a piece of scrap wood and just a drill bit. That was thick enough to make holes in the bottom of this pail and I went ahead and drilled through the bucket into the scrap wood. I took a hammer and hammered it down the holes to make sure that the bottom was even and then removed. The scrap, wood and grabbed my base, I decided to paint it a flat black because I'm going to do our entire backyard in white and black with pops of greens once this is all painted. I just plotted a dollar store plant within the planter. We just drilled holes into and placed it on the pedestal, and I think it looks really awesome. I repeated this same process the drilling I just did the painting for this watering can for this next DIY.
I found these long matches, so I brought them home and I had a glass jar on hand. I grabbed some e6000 and scissors I removed them matches and then ripped that little bass part off where you like them. I trimmed around the edges of where you light them, and then I grabbed my East 6000 and dab some on the bottom of that glass jar. I added the matches to the actual glass jar, and now you have an easy and decorative way to light them. The matches are gonna go along with this next DIY, which I just picked up. Some various barbecue accessories and I found this really cute pail in the garden section, and I simply added them to this pail, because I'm gonna curate a little tray. That's gonna go near the barbecue area. Now this tray, I did pick up at home goods. It was 16 dollars. It was the most expensive thing that I bought for this little mini makeover, and I just arranged the various items that we put together earlier, plus some coasters and a little succulent to bring some green into the situation.
On top of this tray and I'm gonna place it near the barbecue area has a little entertaining tray, or I mean barbecue tray at for this last one, I'm just gonna paint the outside of these pots, because I didn't like how Glossy and tan they were they meshed with my backyard, but first I wanted to add some holes, so I put some painters tape on the outside at the bottom of this space. I flipped it over so I'm gonna drill from the inside, and I grabbed that scrap wood piece and my drill from earlier and just basically repeated the same process. Just was a lot more gentle. After my holes were drilled. I went ahead and added some painters tape to cover up the white speckled area, and you want to make sure you do this in pieces because if you just do one continuous piece, it won't be smooth and the paint will leak that we are about to add. So just be sure to rip them up into smaller pieces and then smooth it out with your nail. I added a coat of spray paint, which obviously is gonna, be flat black to match everything else, but you can totally get creative and marbleize it.