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From DIY Breeze Block Planters to Vibrant Spongy Vases

By: Tia Clarke - Published: Apr 30, 2013
These patio-friendly planters will inspire you to get your outdoor living space ready for summer. If you have a deck or patio space and you've had a glimpse of sunshine, you might find yourself daydreaming about how many lazy days you can spend there with friends this summer.

Of course, you'll want to get your outdoor space in order first. Plants are always a good place to start. They are an inexpensive, relaxing and a visually stimulating way to spruce up your own private patio bar this summer.

Whether you want to embark on a cheap n' easy project like the painted neon breeze block planters, or the up-cycled party cup planters, or you want to splash some cash making an upturned pot seating area, these ideas will ensure you are one step closer to chilling in the sunshine with your friends all summer long.