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Sew some pillows for your patio furniture on the cheap by using an outdoor tablecloth. One piece of fabric equals several outdoor pillows!
Line your pergola or canopy with fresh, crisp curtains that not only add that needed softness but also drape down for privacy.
You can add texture, romance, softness AND shade with fabric! Here, drop clothes were cut into wide strips and woven among the upper beams of a pergola to create a sailcloth effect.
Water and Fire Features
You can easily create a small fire feature with a terra cotta bowl and sterno burners. This tabletop fire bowl couldn’t be easier to make, and creates a lovely blue flame. (Not sure where to find sternos? Home depot has them, in two different sizes!)
Using a sleek and slender flowerpot with a sterno burner and rocks can turn a decorative flame into a tiny fire pit! Roast s’mores while enjoying the atmosphere.
Or, make a larger fire pit with gel fuel and flame-safe rocks by creating a poured concrete bowl as a base. You could even make several modern concrete fire pits with this method and place them around the perimeter of your deck or patio.
Create a serene waterscape using the same type of concrete base and a water filter.
An elegant bamboo water feature creates ambience with the relaxing sound of trickling water. Plus, it’s cute and small enough to fit on your table!
With some clay pots from your local garden center, you can make a bubbling fountain for your outdoor space.
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