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Outdoor Décor: Decorative Projects for the Porch, Patio & Yard

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Book Name: Outdoor Décor: Decorative Projects for the Porch, Patio & Yard


Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 0-86573-386-4

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 128

Illustrations: Color photos

Experience Required: various levels

Book Review

Outdoor Décor is broken down into four chapters of decorating goodness (Decorating the Outdoors, The Yard & Garden, The Porch & Patio and Creative Lighting Effects). The first chapter, Decorating the Outdoors is an introduction to the rest of the book because it features pictures of a variety of the projects in the book to give you a hint of what is to come. This glimpse into the type of projects really whets my appetite for making one of the crafts featured in the book. For a small book it is jam-packed with great ideas!

In the chapter of projects for the Yard & Garden there are a few pages of informal project ideas called Creative Containers (teapots, a fishing creel, cowboy boots, old wagon, watering can, colander, picnic basket, hanging mailbox, cheese boxes and wooden crates, with brief descriptions of how to make them. The photos describe and display the unusual containers beautifully and inspire the readers with something quick and easy to make if that is all they are looking to do. The more complex projects include deck rail planters, hanging planters, trellises (including how to mount them), water gardens, garden stones, birdhouses and birdfeeders, banners, windsocks and garden posts, yard & garden signs and hammocks. Descriptive and useful photos accompany the clear step-by-step instructions.

In the following chapters, The Porch & Patio and Creative Lighting Effects there are wonderful projects to make including tablecloths for umbrella-style and picnic tables, outdoor furniture cushions, a tree table, outdoor furniture cushions, wind chimes from flatware and a variety of wreaths to decorate with outdoors. Decorating with string lights, paper shades, landscape lighting and luminaries are the highlights of the chapter on Creative Lighting Effects. What I like about all the chapters in this book are the More Ideas sections for trellises, decorating birdhouses, banners, garden posts, decorating with ribbons, outdoor lighting and luminaries.


  • Teapot Flowerpot
  • Garden Stones
  • Decorative Bird Feeders
  • Hammocks
  • Chair & Bench Pads
  • Tree Tables
  • Three-Tier Fountain
  • Wind Chimes from Flatware
  • Wreaths with Ribbon Streamers
  • Ice Luminaries

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