Making my own DIY patio furniture is my favorite way to save money when decorating. I basically live on my patio in the summertime, it’s always where I host my parties so it’s crucial that I have plenty of comfy patio furniture. If you want to save a little money on your own patio furniture, check out these incredible DIY patio furniture ideas. You can create all of these in a single weekend and you won’t spend much money at all!
DIY Cinder Block Bench
Put your cinderblocks to good use by using them to create your own patio furniture. The cinder blocks will be the ends of the bench, and you can use 4x4s to create the seat itself. If this has piqued your interest, check out the full tutorial from The Whoot.
Cute DIY Projects has a great tutorial that will show you how to turn pallets into a huge couch! You’ll need tons of pallets (at least 16) but you won’t have to break them apart at all. Just stack them in the way that the tutorial directs you for a fun project. This is so easy that even your teenagers could lend a hand in the build.
You can truly make ANYTHING with the right kind of pallet! Including turning them into a great outdoor table. You will have to break them apart of course, but leave a hole in the center of the table to use as a cooler for drinks or even a planter for your favorite succulents. Interested in making your own? Pop on over to Far Out Flora for the full project tutorial and idea.
Recycle Your Old Tires
Use those old tires to create a totally retro outdoor table. Paint two in a fun color and then top it with a glass plate rested on top and a fun centerpiece. Find the directions at Madcap Frenzy. Such a great DIY patio furniture idea!
Milkcrates topped with old 2x4s make for great around-the-fire seating for little bodies. To create, simply attach four 2x4s together (cut to fit the top of the milk crate) and then zip tie them to the milkcrate. Top with a padded seat or leave it be. Think about how cute this would be in a photograph!
Birch Lounge Chair
Check out this great idea from Homemade Modern! They repurposed cut birch logs from their garden and turned them into the most amazing lounge chair. Just make sure you sand away the rough parts of the logs (without sacrificing the look, of course) before using. Trust me, your legs will thank you.
Turn Cinder Blocks Into a Planter
This is one of my favorite projects on the list because the finished product looks great as a chair AND a planter. To make your own, all you need are tons of cinderblocks arranged into a chair with their holes facing outward. Once assembled, stick your favorite plants inside the holes of the cinderblocks. Pretty cool huh? Catch the full tutorial from Funky Junk Interiors.
Create A Rolling Cooler
One of the hardest things about planning a party is deciding where exactly you are going to stick the drink station. Fortunately, that will be a lot easier with this project idea because you can just wheel the cooler around! Use this tutorial from The Home Depot to make your own rolling cooler. It could have more than one location during the party, though that may confuse your guests.
DIY Concrete Planter
Use this tutorial from Homedit to create a super cute side table also doubles as a planter because who isn’t a fan of things that have many uses?
Hand Painted Cushions
Let your inner Picasso run wild while creating great cushions for your patio furniture. You can use any kind of paint that you want to draw on your own cushions, just mix it with a bit of this product from Amazon to keep your paint looking great.
Create a Crate Bench
Kid-sized benches aren’t only thing to do with old milkcrates. Line 4 or 5 of them up together and then zip-tyle them together. Once attached, fill the top with comfortable pads and pillows. This is easy enough right?
YUou can make your own outdoor ottoman out of an old rug. This is perfect for those of you who love being zero-waste. Find the tutorial to make your own at Pretty Prudent.
DIY Adirondack Chair
Make your own DIY Adirondack chair with this tutorial from The Home Depot.