Great company, good food, chilled drinks, and the heat of the day dissipating in the air, the sun hanging low on the sky. Summer evenings are the picture-perfect backdrop for a cozy get-together on the patio. Spruce up your party with these smart and nifty DIY decor from across the Web.
You'll need a galvanized metal bucket, water, some bright, colorful blooms, and a large votive candle. Simply fill the bucket with water and let the blooms and the candle float on the surface -- a bouquet with a creative twist. Source: Midwest Living
Upcycled Vintage Bar Station
This piece may take a bit of carpentry and definitely a lot of sanding-down, but it's worth it for the total effect. Perfect for outdoor parties: kick back and cool down at the end of a long, hot summer day with cold beverages and the company of your friends. This upcycled vintage bar station will no doubt be a talking point. Get the DIY instructions on Finding Home Online. Get the DIY instructions on Finding Home Online.
Use cupcake tin liners to decorate string lights and hang them up for a quirky, fun, and colorful vibe. Get the instructions on CFAB Bride Designs.
Tin Can Lanterns
Super easy to make and super cheap at that: Tin Can Lanterns
will add another layer of the beachy, bohemian DIY ethos at your party. Simply upcycle the empty tin cans from your kitchen pantry, punching holes through them (you can create your own designs) and placing a candle in each can. Get the instructions on Grow Creative.