Fall Gardening Projects for Kids

Gardening is an excellent way to get outside and spend quality time with your kids. You might think gardening is a spring or summer activity, but fall is just as good of a season. The cooler weather is perfect for a wide variety of plants that grow and thrive in the autumn months.  Here are a few ideas for gardening projects you can do with … Continue reading Fall Gardening Projects for Kids

How to Build a Bird Feeder

Building a bird feeder is the perfect family-friendly weekend project. You’ll attract an assortment of beautiful birds to your yard while spending much-needed quality time with your kids. A bird feeder is a fun and easy project that you can build using existing items in your house. You can use everything from untreated scrap wood and plastic bottles to toilet paper rolls and egg cartons.  … Continue reading How to Build a Bird Feeder

How to Start Composting at Home

Over the years, composting has become increasingly popular among green thumbs. In a nutshell, composting is the natural process of decomposing food and yard waste. The end product — which many gardeners call “black gold” — can be added to soil to help plants grow. It also helps reduce your carbon footprint and limit your contribution to landfills. This blog covers the benefits and basics … Continue reading How to Start Composting at Home

Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

What’s on your remodeling or construction wishlist? Many families pine for a pool in the sun. Others dream of a sprawling deck for barbecues and sunbathing. Regardless of the size of your backyard, most homeowners share one dream in common: that of a roaring fire pit. Fire pits create a rustic, relaxed focal point for your backyard. Orienting furniture, outdoor lighting, and elements like lattice … Continue reading Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

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4 Do-It-Yourself Patio Projects

Summer’s here and what better way to get those creative juices flowing than with DIY patio ideas to beautify your patio, porch, or backyard? Here are some of our favorite (& simple!) projects to add a little color and plenty of visual interest to any outdoor space. Self-Watering Planter Do you buy pots overflowing with flowers for your patio … and then let them die … Continue reading 4 Do-It-Yourself Patio Projects

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5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

I’d never given much thought to recycling before working at POLYWOOD.  As I’ve worked here over a year now, it is something that has been on my mind more and more (we’re pretty big on recycling here wink). Repurposing plastic bottles and/or milk jugs sounded interesting, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas! Below are just a few of my favorite DIY upcycling projects…if you look for yourself on Pinterest there … Continue reading 5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

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DIY Your Own Container Gardens

Among the accessories and props we bring on photo shoots, live plants and flowers are great at adding a lived-in feel to our photos. Typically, we work with existing plants at each shoot location, but every once in a while we pot our own to bring along. While buying a pre-made arrangment at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s nice to get … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens

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Transforming Your Recyclables

You may not realize it, but there are many objects around us ready to be repurposed into something new. If you’re a regular frequenter of Pinterest, you’re probably familiar with the concept of upcycling. My favorite right now might just be creating a kid’s play kitchen out of an old TV stand. Or, how about those starburst mirrors made from paint stirrers? Our local hardware store gives those stirrers … Continue reading Transforming Your Recyclables

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

The first day of spring is right around the corner—it’s finally time to put away your winter clothes, get your POLYWOOD furniture out of storage, and, of course, CLEAN! Okay—I’m definitely looking forward to the first two over the last, but the tradition of spring cleaning is a necessity for some of us. It’s a little shocking when the sun finally comes out again to … Continue reading Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

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DIY Flamingo Valentines

For me, Valentine’s Day hasn’t really been the same since elementary school–who doesn’t love 20+ valentine notes and, more importantly, lots of candy. Sure, having a valentine who’s obligated to buy you presents is nice and all (no judgement to those who love it!), but nowadays Valentine’s Day is just an excuse for me to buy pretty pink and red candy (Hershey’s Valentine Truffles!). Pair that with a … Continue reading DIY Flamingo Valentines