You can easily inject some colour and personality into your garden that’ll really impress your friends, and get the kids involved in helping too.
If you’ve got an old cabinet or shelving unit transform it into an on trend outdoor bar.
All you have to do is just give it a lick of paint in your favourite garden paint colour. You could go with pinks, purple or lime for a impactful colour splash or stick to greys and black for a more stylish feel. If you want to be artistic, stencil on a pattern to make it more individual. Finish it off with some drinks and plastic cocktail glasses, to prevent any accidents, and let your guests help themselves.
Get the kids involved and give them some large terracotta plant pots to paint to match your theme. Fill them with ice and you’ve got a quirky ice bucket to keep your drinks cool. Just make sure the plant pots don’t have a hole in the bottom!
You don’t have to go back indoors just because the sun has gone down. Try creating your very own handmade tea light holders that will add a warm atmosphere to those summer evenings.
Take those empty tin cans that you’ve got and get the kids to paint them in their favourite colours. Then you can punch patterns into the sides of them and add a wire handle. Now you’ve got some quirky candle holders that will be perfect for the garden. Pop a citronella tea light into each, it’ll create a nice relaxing environment and the citronella will help to keep the pesky bugs away.
Garden games, make your Jenga tower more colourful and create new games. Use different coloured garden paint and let the children paint the blocks. Then, when it’s dry, you’ve got a colourful game for the whole family to enjoy. Just make sure you put down a sheet down to protect the table – otherwise it won’t just be the Jenga blocks that get a splash of colour.
It’s really easy to get your kids involved in helping make your garden brighter, plus it also gets them outside in the fresh air, and making themselves useful!