50 Plus DIY Outdoor Project Tutorials to Make

[pinit]50 Best DIY Outdoor Projects @savedbyloves #outdoorliving[pinit]

Don't you just love the arrival of spring and summer?!  It is especially welcome after a long harsh winter like the one we have endured, and decorating outdoors is a privilege!  Today I am sharing over 50 of the best DIY Outdoor LIving Projects from around the creative globe.  You will find DIY outdoor furniture, lighting, upcycle projects, decor and more.  If you have a stellar project that we missed, send us a link so we can include you.  Happy outdoor decorating!

DIY Macrame Mason Jar Hanging Planter

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Easy Macrame Mason Jar Hanging Planter DIY @savedbyloves

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Mason jars are being cut like crazy around here.  Today I am showing you how to make this easy macrame mason jar hanging planter.  I have always wanted to make a macrame planter like this, and have finally marked it off of my to do list.  It was super simple and fast to make.  I truly thought it would be  a long, complicated process and am pleased to report I was wrong! If you can count to five and tie a knot, you can make this.  Let's go!

Outdoor Mason Jar Decor Idea

SUPPLIES:

Twine

Mason Jar with bottom 1/3 cut off (How to cut mason jars)

Scissors

Masking Tape

Butane Micro Torch or Candle and Lighter

Bucket of Cold Water

Plant

Chain

TUTORIAL:

Cut 5 pieces of twine, each six feet in length.

How to Make a Macrame hanger

Tie a knot in the middle, leaving a loop at the top for hanging by chain.

Macrame Plant Hanger DIY

Tie the pairs of strings together to make five knots  about 4 inches down from the big knot you made.  In the photo I have completed 2 knots and the third one is in progress.  Tie all 5 pairs of string into 5 knots.

Macrame Plant Hanger DIY

Now you will be making your hanger into a cylinder by joining the outer edges.  About 1.5 inches down from previous knots, tie knots with pairs using one strand from each adjacent knot.  For the final knot, tie the remaining string on each outer side (at the black arrows in the photo) together.  You have a tube.

Mason Jar Decor Idea

Repeat this step one or two more times, depending on how tall your planter is.  You can insert your jar or other container into the planter to determine if you want another row of knots.  I aligned mine so that the first row of knots is at the top of the container and decided that I would like one more row.

Knot Tying

When you are happy with the number of knot rows, Insert plater and gather strands at the base of it to determine where to tie your final knot.

How to Tie a Knot

Tie the knot at the base, insert chain in top loop of planter and hang!  (These last two pics are with a different container, but it is the same process for a mason jar.  Sorry about the graininess!).

Mason Jar Outdoor Decor

How to Make Mason Jar Chimes

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It was only a matter of time before I tried out my bottle cutter on a mason jar.  Today I am sharing how I pulled off this mason jar to wind chimes upcycle, just in time for spring and outdoor decor.  This project is a great stash buster for those beads and charms you've been stockpiling.  There will be some cutting and drilling of glass, but don't fear, you can do this!

Mason Jar Upcycle Repurpose

SUPPLIES:

Mason Jar with lid

2 eye screws

piece of scrap wood about 1/2 inch thick and smaller than lid

fishing line or other clear string

scissors

beads, chain, charms and connectors of your choice

Bottle cutter (Creator's Cutter used in this tutorial)

Butane micro torch or candle and lighter

Dremel or other Rotary tool - I used Beads Landing Rotary Tool

measuring tape

Shallow container with cold water for drilling your jar (this will make sense later)

Bucket of cold water deep enough to submerge jar

Protective mask and goggles

E6000

Diamond Drill Bit for drilling glass

Diamond Bits for glass; I used a bit from this set

Permanent marker

Medium Grit Sand Paper

Glass beads or wine bottle rings (see my Wine Bottle Rings tutorial)

TUTORIAL:

How to Cut a Mason Jar Web

I place the mason jar on the cutter (My wine bottle cutting tutorial has a video on using this specific cutter).

Mason Jar Upcycle

Mark the jar so you know when you have made a complete rotation.

Mason Jar Upcycle Mason Jar Crafts

Once the score line is made, it is time to apply heat/cold to it.  I like to do this with a butane micro torch while rotating the bottle on the cutter jig.  I have moved the blade out of the way and am just using the cutter jig to hold the bottle and give me a way to rotate it easily with one hand while holding the torch with the other.

If you are using a torch, one minute is plenty of time for applying heat.  Sometimes this is enough to break the score line.  If not, submerge jar into cold water, covering score line.  That is all it took for me on this mason jar.  If yours doesn't separate, repeat the heat/cold until it does.

If you are using a candle, watch the video linked above for instructions.

How to make Mason Jar Decor Chimes

 This is what my break looked like.  Not bad!  Now it is time to sand and smooth the edges.

Mason Jar Upcycle 4

Sand lightly with medium grit paper.  Get the inner and outer edges of the break.  This is pretty quick.

You will notice after a minute or 2 of sanding that the edge is smooth to the touch and won't cut you.

Mason Jar Craft Idea

I measured the diameter of my jar and it was 12 inches.  I marked every 3 inches for drilling a hole.  This gave me 4 holes evenly spaced around the jar for stringing beads and charms.

How to drill a hole in mason jars

Before drilling, put on eye gear and mask!!

Place jar in shallow container of cold water.  I use a square baking tin.

To begin drilling, come in at an angle to start an indentation.

How to drill a hole in glass

Once the indentation is started, move drill to 90°.  Every 30 or so seconds, stop drilling and rotate jar so that hole gets rinsed out and glass where your were drilling gets cooled.  This prevents the glass from breaking due to high heat.  Continue until you have drilled all the way through.

Do this at each mark around the jar.

Use fishing line or beading string to string various beads, charms, found objects and chain to your liking in each hole.

how to upcycle a mason jar

I wanted to use the old lid that was on this jar in the design, so I needed to have a way to hang the chimes by it.  I used a hammer and small nail to make a hold in the top center.

Mason jar crafts

Next I screwed in the eye screw as pictured.

how to make mason jar chimes

I screwed into the wooden disk and screwed the remaining eye pin to the other side as shown.  I later added E6000 to the wooden disk on the side that contacts the jar lid for added strength.  It gets pretty gusty around here in the spring!

I cut a length of fishing line to the eye screw and tied the other end to a wine bottle ring, tied another ring to that one, and another ring to that one for a total of 3 hanging down from the middle of the jar.

DIY Chimes from Mason Jar

To finish, put the lid on the jar and add chain to the eye screw on top for hanging.  Hang and enjoy!

For more mason jar crafts, visit our Collection of 75+ Mason Jar Projects

For more DIY Chimes, visit our 20+ DIY Chimes post!

20 DIY Wind Chimes @savedbyloves outdoordecor

20 DIY Wind Chimes to Make

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Spring is here and it time to get busy on your DIY outdoor decor.  Today I am sharing 20 great DIY wind chime ideas you can make.  We are busy making our own as we speak!  If you have made wind chimes you are proud of, send us a photo so we can include you.  Enjoy!

Glow Paint Rocks

#DIY illuminated pathway with rocks and glow paint, @savedloves

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If you are looking to create an amazing outdoor space, this illuminated pathway spotted at Sublime Decor is a perfect starting point.  They painted rocks with Rustoleum Glow in the Dark brush on paint.  The sun charges them up during the day so that they shine at night.  How cool, and easy!