It’s that time of the year again—the sun is shining, your work-from-home sweatsuit is becoming slightly too hot, and your outdoor space is looking rather naked. Patio season is right around the corner, which means you need to get started on designing a swanky and functional space for entertaining your safe six.
Experts say that drinking wine can spark creativity and eliminate writers’ block so we’re assuming that this also applies to DIY projects. The Grow Wild 2020 Ravishing Rosé is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon spent with your glue gun and haul from Michaels craft supplies store.
The blushing rosé encompasses juicy flavours of pink grapefruit, watermelon, and wild strawberries, and is produced from grapes grown in the Okanagan Valley VQA. The bottle is also wrapped in a colourful floral label that will likely inspire you to hunt down wallpaper with a similar design for your bedroom. Grow Wild wines can be purchased at your local liquor or wine store.
You’ll be feeling quite crafty after a few sips, so we’ve found three beginner-friendly patio projects that can be tackled as you drink.
There is no need to spend an absurd amount of money on a bohemian-chic woven ottoman when you can easily make one yourself. These round poufs can be used for seating or as a footrest.
All you’ll need is an old tire (check Facebook Marketplace or the local auto shop), thick Sisal rope, nylon rope, a hot glue gun, scissors, sealer, and a paintbrush. Step-by-step instructions can be found here.
These grapevine lights will transform your backyard or patio into a picturesque and cozy space once the sun goes down. Hang them from trees, the patio awning, or even from your outdoor umbrella. For this DIY project, you’ll need grapevine, floral wire, wire cutters, inflatable beach ball(s), and some fairy lights.
Grapevine can be found growing outside or you can purchase a grapevine wreath and unwind it. If you’re unsuccessful in tracking down some grapevine, you can make the same lighting balls with wire. Click here for the instructions.
If you have an empty wall near your patio or outdoor space, try your hand at vertical farming. Moss graffiti can take the form of words and images, and will add personality to your home. For optimal results, plant your moss graffiti installation on a shady wall and choose something rather unique to grow. Think movie quotes, pet portraits, or your witty Wi-Fi password.
For this project, you’ll need a can of beer, some sugar, several clumps of garden moss, a plastic container with a lid, a blender, a paintbrush, and a stencil of your design. Detailed instructions are listed here.