Our new house may be small but the yard is huge. The whole lot is .25 acres. That is a lot of fun space that we did not have before. So I have been racking my brains on how to personalize the yard a little bit. I was thinking lanterns, hammock, fire pit, table, colorful bunting, flowers…the works! The problem? This house is a rental and I so did not budget for a wonderful backyard. A girl can dream though.
Want to see what I settled on for the first step of my makeover?
When looking at the blank space in my backyard I first imagined colorful bunting strung in the trees to brighten it up.
So that’s where I decided to start. The lanterns, seating, and flowers can be the next step. To make my bunting I pulled together my supplies (scrapbook paper, laminating sheets, ruler, paper-cutter, string, pen, and scissors) then got to work. I only had to buy laminating sheets and string so this was a cheap project for me.
All of my paper was 12X12 so I decided my goal would be to cut 6 large triangles and in an effort to use all the paper I saved the small triangles. I measured the 3X3 triangles and cut them out with my paper-cutter.
After all my paper was cut and organized I moved on to the next step of laminating. I want to hang this outside long-term so lamination is pretty important.
Butters was very helpful with the string.
Once all my little flags were strung up I ran outside to hang it up thereby “cuting” up the house!
At first I thought it might look too “kid’s party.” But after a few days I realized how much I enjoyed the bright colors against my plain white house.
I’m so happy with this first step! It may look boring and plain right now but, to me, it’s a cute part of the exciting start to a fun backyard. I can’t wait for it to get even cuter. Beautiful lanterns and a lovely seating area will definitely perfect the space.
What does your outdoor room look like? Big or small? Beautiful or need a sprucing up? This sweet little projects costs very little and certainly adds whimsy to my space.
Next step? Mason jar lanterns!