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2x4: Bling Out Your Backyard

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Is your fence looking a little ghetto? Want to spice up your outdoor space for a BBQ? If your paint is peeling and your garden leaves something to be desired, it’s time to give your backyard a little TLC! Here are four creative and easy ways to beautify your outdoor living space.

1. HANGING GARDENS: Gutter gardens are beautiful, inexpensive and easy to make! In these recycled gutters, herbs, strawberries, radishes and flowers flourish. Plus, if you get enough rain, your garden will be self-sufficient. Water drips from the top layer to the layer below. You can plan a garden to fit your space, whether it's tall or wide. To read more about gutter gardening, read: Claire Potter Design.

2. GLASS MARBLES: What cheap children’s toy shines like a jewel? Marbles! To add a little personality to your fence, drill small holes in the fence and insert marbles. For a unique feel, search for vintage marbles that vary in size. For step-by-step instructions on bedazzling your fence, visit: Garden Drama.

3. MASON JAR LANTERNS: Add instant ambiance to your backyard with mason jar lanterns. Mason jars are easy to find and come in a variety of sizes. Mix it up for a unique look, or hang all ½ pint jars like Chez Beeper Bebe. You only need four supplies and an hour of time to set the mood with candlelight.

4. SPRAYPAINT & STENCILS: If you have flaky and cracked paint, give it a modern makeover with stencils. Simply pick your favorite color and a pattern you love, and start spray-painting! Don’t worry about perfection – the handmade feel adds charm and personality. For more stencil examples, read: The Camilleon.

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