21+ Easy DIY Furniture & Decor Ideas For Your Porch

Whether it’s enjoying a cup of coffee or entertaining friends, I love to enjoy the nice weather outside on our deck. (Nevermind that we are having an April snow blizzard while I’m writing this article!)

As I’m looking for some ways to spruce up our deck for the summer, I found some great DIY projects that are super simple, so I thought I’d share them with you. Use these inexpensive and easy DIY furniture and decor ideas to help take a boring or uninviting patio or porch to whatever you want it to be.

Nicely decorated porch

No matter what your style, you’ll find some great DIY ideas to make your outside space perfect for you. Don’t be afraid to dig in the dirt this spring to get some green on your porch.

Even if you live in the city, a few plants can  help you reap the benefits of being in nature. (Read about Nature’s Amazing Benefits.)


Porch furniture and decor projects

Vertical Succulent Wall Planter

This project uses an upcycled shadow box for the planter, so no woodworking required! And succulents are some of the easiest plants to care for.

Succulent planter

Learn how to make this planter at Amber-Oliver.com

DIY Teacup Garden with Book Shelf

Who doesn’t have spare books around to use for this simple project? I have some tea cups from my grandmother that I could actually use, but thrift stores are a great place to find the perfect, inexpensive cups for this project.

Tea cup garden on DIY book shelf

DIY Teacup Garden with Book Shelf flickr photo by Stacie Stacie Stacie shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license

Wagon Flower Planter

So cute, and what  a great use of an old item. This is a real trash-to-treasure idea!

Flowers planted in an old red wagon

wagon flickr photo by the1pony shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license  (no changes)

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Seashell Succulent Planter

I know I have at least one conch shell in a basement closet just waiting to come to life with this fabulous idea. Conch shells are also available on Amazon if you want to bring a little beach decor to your patio.

Seashell Succulent Planter

Sorry, tutorial no longer available. Check out other small space and small budget gardening ideas at  GardeningLimited.com

Growing Lettuce in a Container

No garden? No problem. Reuse a basket as a garden container. Lettuce looks great, and will taste great on your sandwiches for its very long growing season.

Lettuce container

Learn to grow lettuce with TurningClockBack.com

DIY Fairy Garden

Jump on the magical gardening trend with this adorable fairy garden. If you have children, they will love to help you with this easy project.

DIY Fairy Garden

Get the project directions at TheFlyingCouponer.com

DIY Flower Box

Add some color to your outside space! Even if you don’t have much room available, this flower box helps you take advantage of vertical space.

White hand-made flower box

Complete instructions are available at Amber-Oliver.com

DIY Raised Cedar Garden Planter

Whether you want to plant a vegetable garden or colorful flowers, this raised planter is just right. Paint it and even stencil a decorative image on it to match your other decor.

DIY Raised Garden Planter Tutorial

Full tutorial available at InspirationForMoms.Porch.com

DIY Wooden Crate Planter and Storage

Easy, functional, and colorful! Again, this DIY project will help you maximize your vertical space.

Wooden crate planter

Get the details at GingerCasa.com

DIY Tiered Ladder Garden

Using a ladder to hold lots of garden pots is genius!

DIY Tiered Ladder Garden

Get the DIY project details at LoveAndRennovations.com

Garden Spoon Labels

You’ll never forget what you planted where with these fun markers. Fantastic way to up-cycle old spoons you might already have, or they’re extremely reasonable at thrift stores.

Easy DIY garden markers made from up cycled spoons

Simple project instructions available at TurningClockBack.com

 Garden Fork Labels

Another fun way to remember what you’ve got growing. Save those wine corks!

DIY for garden labels

DIY Garden Fork Labels flickr photo by Canadian Veggie shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

5.  DIY Deck Stair Gate

Safety first, never last. Have a future, not a past! Keep young children and pets safe on your deck with this DIY gate. No woodworking experience needed!

DIY Deck stair gate for safety

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DIY Adirondack Chair

These Adirondack chairs look so comfortable! Seating is important, and these chairs are sturdy.

DIY Adirondack Chairs

Learn how to build these chairs at PinkWhen.com

$20 Outdoor Patio Bench

Maximize seating while minimizing necessary space with this handmade bench. For a mere $20 and a little elbow grease, you can have this seating for your next gathering. It would also look great to have  potted plants on the ends or middle of the bench.

Green outdoor bench that can be made for $20.

Learn how to make this patio bench at PinkWhen.com

Build Your Own Farmhouse Table

Extra table space comes in handy for parties or for meals served outside on the nice summer day. This table is especially nice for  the farmhouse style.

DIY farmhouse table

Get guided by someone who built this table at PinkWhen.com

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DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozie

Little details can make a big impact. Try this DIY project to add a little punch to your outdoor dining and entertaining.

DIY fax rattan beverage coozie for summer fun on the deck.

Complete instructions available at UncommonDesignsOnline.com

Patriotic Pallet Flag

Fourth of July happens every year so why not make this festive flag out of inexpensive  pallet boards?

Patriotic wooden flag made from pallets

Learn how to make this pallet flag at TheMagicBrushInc.com

How to Wow Your Front Door Decor!

I love all the details and bright colors in this arrangement! It’s small space, but very welcoming.

Front porch decor

See the before and after, along with the details at MyDesignRules.com

Vintage Farmhouse Porch Decor

The  farmhouse style is very popular. You never know what you might have around your house that you can maybe paint and put together in a comfy arrangement on your porch, patio or deck.

Vintage farmhouse decor on the porch

Learn more at TheCountryChicCottage

Summer Porch Tablescape

Whether you’re having guests for dinner or just want to have a nice table setting  for yourself, this is a great look.

Summer porch tablescape

Get all the charming details at UncommonDesignsOnline

I hope you found some inspiration to crank out some changes to your patio, porch, deck or any outdoor space. EnJOY the nice weather in your spruced up space after learning from these easy DIY furniture and decor ideas for your porch, patio or any outside space.

Leave me a comment with which DIY ideas you might try, or add some new ideas that you created for your own porch or deck. I love to hear from you all!


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7 Replies to “21+ Easy DIY Furniture & Decor Ideas For Your Porch”

  1. We have a really small porch but I’m determined to make it a usable space this year. Yes, these ideas inspired me! That yellow rocking chair is so cute and I can image myself using it often. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. I tried to make a fairy garden one year and just didn’t have the patience to complete it. Hats off to people who make them, they are so darn cute! I just put together a candleholder and a strainer for my new garden addition for this year. It’s fun repurposing things and giving them a new life.

    1. Repurposing is my favorite kind of decorating. “New life” – your couldn’t have said it better. Thankss!

  3. Omgosh, I am officially obsessed with that book wall shelf! Would it be overkill to hang them all over my house? Seriously, that is such an awesome idea! Thanks for the round-up of porch ideas. They’re all fantastic!

    1. It really is a great idea! Could use a children’s book in child’s room.

    1. Glad you found some ideas that might work for you. I’m very appreciative of all the bloggers who shared their awesome ideas.

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