Is your deck looking a little drab this summer? We suggest you spruce it up with some stencils. Here are six backyard-beautifying DIY ideas to get you started.  

(New to stencils? Check out this short guide for some user-friendly tips and inspiration. ) 

 

On Your Fence 

Turn your “unadorned stretch of fence” into a “fetching focal point” with this straight-forward DIY.  

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Click Here for details and instructions.

 

On Your Throw Pillows 

Are you looking for a way to incorporate those on-trend tropically-inspired colors, like blue, green, orange, and yellowinto your outdoor décor? How about via a couple of strategically stenciled accent pillows?  

Photo Source: cuttingedgestencils.com

Click Here for details and instructions.  

 

On Your Cushions 

Along the same lines as stenciling your accent pillows, is this minimalistic DIY project for your patio cushions. The effect here is much more muted, but the added detailing still pops against the light-colored cushion.  

Photo Source: tableandhearth.com

Click Here for details and instructions.  

 

On Your Furniture 

There are several ways to breath new life into your outdoor furniture pieces (link: http://canadianhometrends.com/6-creative-ways-to-revive-your-old-and-tired-patio-furniture%E2%80%AF/) – including stenciling them, which is an idea that really allows DIY-ers to exercise their creativity.  

Photo Source: diybeautify.com

Click Here for details and instructions. 

 

On Your Doormat 

Whether your doormat is inside your home or out, (or both), it probably could use a little TLC. Give yours just that with this adorable stenciled flamingos DIY.  

Photo Source: homedit.com

Click Here for details and instructions.  

For more cute and creative DIY doormat ideas, click here.

 

On Your Patio 

If all of the above stenciling projects are simply too subtle for you, check out this DIY statement deck idea, courtesy of Cutting Edge Stencils.  

Photo Source: cuttingedgestencils.com

Click Here for details and instructions.

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