Creative Outdoor Upcycle Ideas

Hi! It’s Allison from A Glimpse Inside back once again to share with you our last post on upcycling ideas for this month. If you have missed the other posts you can find them here: Tip 1, Tip 2, and Tip 3.
 Today, I am sharing some awesome and creative outdoor upcycle ideas! With spring around the corner, it’s a great time to start planning out your outdoor space projects. 
By using your imagination and some creativity, you can use something and give it a whole new life to add it to your outdoor space. There are so many unique ideas out there for repurposing furniture, household items, pallets and much more to make your patio or garden much more interesting.  
Furniture Ideas

 Take old chairs and turn them into swings from Worth Trying DIY Projects

 Make an old sewing table into a beverage station from Ambient Wares




Garden and Patio Accessories 
 There are so many fun and unique ideas out there for your outdoor space. 
Have you upcycled something for your garden or patio? 
We would love for you to share it with us! 
Stay tuned for a whole new topic next month!   

Your hostesses,


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Tot School Tuesday: 12 Outdoor Learning Activities

Hello friends!

Welcome to another Tot School Tuesday with See Vanessa Craft and Mine for the Making!

I think it’s so important for us to change up our learning environment and with the nice weather outside, why not take our learning outside?

Today I am sharing 12 FUN outdoor learning activities that I rounded up around blogland. Be sure to click over to the original source to get all of the details.

Starting at the top left corner and working my way around…

Water a Sight Word Garden at Mom to 2 Posh Little Divas

Play Doh Garden Center at The Imagination Tree

ABC Letter Splash at Make and Takes

Painting Outside at Lighthouse Learning Center

Mud Pie Kitchen at Smile and Wave

Spelling Doesn’t Have to be Boring at Best Practices 4 Teaching

Classifying and Sorting at Playful Learning

Hammering & Tinkering Table at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Sidewalk Chalk Subtraction at

Learning Outside with Chalk & Water at Learn with Play at Home

Color Hop at Train Up a Child

Outdoor Work Station at Discovery Days and Montessori Moments

Don’t these ideas make you want to go play outside right now?? ME TOO!

Take learning outside with your tot or preschooler and enjoy the weather and nature while you can!

Now it’s time to head on over to See Vanessa Craft for more Tot School ideas!
Also, we’d love to see what you’ve been doing with your tot/preschooler…link up your kid-friendly ideas below!

Fresh Front Patio using HGTV Fabrics

Hi friends!

I’m so excited to share the easy freshen-up I did on our front patio today! I used some of the new vibrant HGTV HOME line of home decor fabrics that’s being sold exclusively at JoAnn, in-store and online! In-store, you can find an assortment of 30 fresh, colorful prints and patters. Online at, you can find the expanded assortment of 74 exclusive designs. Indoor and outdoor home decor fabrics and trims are all available now, in-store and online.

Are you ready to see when I did with some of HGTV’s beautiful fabrics?

I made some pretty pillows to freshen up our bench on the front patio…

Aren’t the colors perfect for spring/summer time?

I also used some of the material to make a bright new wreath and I used the trim to hang it from my front door.

Here’s the BEFORE and AFTER…

One more close up of the cute pillows and wreath…

Now I just need to add some pretty potted flowers and maybe a hand painted sign or two from my shop…

I think you will LOVE the HGTV HOME line of fabrics!

Hurry into JoAnn to pick out some today!

And here’s a special coupon just for you to use on your next trip to JoAnn…

Thanks for stopping by today friends!!

See you next week.