10 Fall Craft Ideas for the Whole Family

Fall is a lovely time of year. The weather cools down, the leaves change, and the sweaters come out. And for many of us, fall is also the time to get some serious crafting done. We found easy fall craft ideas you can do with your kids, friends, or on your own. The best part is that many of these ideas use items you probably … Continue reading 10 Fall Craft Ideas for the Whole Family

11 Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas to Spice Up Your Home

Fall comes around every year, bringing cooler weather, garden harvests, and changing leaves. We celebrate the season by donning thick sweaters, baking sweet and spiced treats, and filling our homes inside and out with autumnal decor. We’ve gathered 11 fall decorating ideas for outside spaces that fit a variety of tastes. From porch to patio, here’s how to bring those gourd vibes home. Jump to … Continue reading 11 Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas to Spice Up Your Home


11 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

If you have extra milk jugs, juice bottles, or other plastic containers, take a beat before tossing them in your curbside recycling bin. Don’t get us wrong, recycling is always a great idea, but there are ways to repurpose plastic bottles and turn them into useful household items.  We’ve listed 11 clever ideas below that put plastic containers to work in a variety of out-of-the-bottle … Continue reading 11 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

20 Exciting Outdoor Hobbies to Try This Year

If you’re looking for something to do outside, consider taking up an outdoor hobby. It lets you unplug from electronics, connect with nature, and bring joy to your daily life. There are plenty of outdoor pursuits to try, but these 20 activities will let you leave your comfort zone while staying close to home.  The Benefits of Having a Hobby Hobbies can improve the overall … Continue reading 20 Exciting Outdoor Hobbies to Try This Year


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 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 because you miss … Continue reading 4 Do-It-Yourself Patio Projects

5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Canning Jars for Outdoor Design

At POLYWOOD, we repurpose recycled HDPE plastic by transforming it into beautiful, functional outdoor furniture. Rethinking the function of everyday objects is a great way to find eco-friendly solutions for decorating your home, entertaining, dining, and so much more. Spice up your outdoor living space with these five creative ways to repurpose canning jars. Chandelier A chandelier is a great way to bring indoor comfort … Continue reading 5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Canning Jars for Outdoor Design

7 DIY Holiday Wreaths

Zhuzh up your front door with a DIY wreath this holiday season. Before you sigh thinking about money spent at the craft store, look around your home first. Most, if not all, of the supplies you need for these ideas are in your house or backyard. Browse these creative DIY wreath ideas and see if any spark your creativity. Jump to SectionEvergreen Wreath Box & … Continue reading 7 DIY Holiday Wreaths

DIY Hanging Rainboot Planters

7 Easy, Sustainable DIY Planters

Looking for ways to revamp your outdoor space without breaking the bank? If you happen to have old bottles, boots, or wood laying around the house, you can transform them into creative, sustainable DIY planters. Taking common household items and giving them a new lease on life is one of our favorite ways to teach children about recycling, and there’s no shortage of second-hand objects … Continue reading 7 Easy, Sustainable DIY Planters

9 Outdoor Fairy Lights Ideas

Outdoor lighting is practical and pretty. Friends and family can see where they’re going on paths, safely walk up and down stairs, and feel secure when lights on motion sensors illuminate the yard. It’s also your chance to set the mood and give guests a peek at your creative side.  One of the most popular ways to brighten up and beautify your space is with … Continue reading 9 Outdoor Fairy Lights Ideas


Beginner’s Guide to Composting

There are so many benefits to starting a compost bin or pile. By recycling your kitchen and lawn waste, you reduce your carbon footprint and minimize your contribution to landfills. Composting is also a key element in growing a successful, flourishing organic garden. It helps the soil retain water, improves its composition and acts as a nutrient-rich, natural alternative to chemical fertilizers. What to Compost: … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Composting


DIY Flamingo Valentines

For me, Valentine’s Day hasn’t really been the same since elementary school. Who doesn’t love receiving a bunch of valentine’s notes and, more importantly, lots of candy? Sure, having a valentine who’s obligated to buy you presents is nice and all (no judgment to those who love it), but nowadays Valentine’s Day is just an excuse for me to buy pretty pink and red candy … Continue reading DIY Flamingo Valentines

DIY Greenhouse for Every Skill Level

A greenhouse provides a wealth of benefits for your home. They extend your growing season through the winter and prevent pests from destroying your plants. Plus, you can grow plants that aren’t native to your area. With time and the right resources, you’ll have a beautiful greenhouse in the comfort of your backyard. Read below for tips on how to build your very own DIY … Continue reading DIY Greenhouse for Every Skill Level


DIY Stylish Compost Bin

Finding a place for your compost bin can be difficult when it doesn’t fit in with your landscaping or overall outdoor decor. If you don’t have a natural spot to place it, an unsightly compost bin can stand out like a sore thumb. However, this stylish do-it-yourself compost bin is certain to complement any outdoor space. Supplies: Wooden pallets (3-4) Saw Hammer Screws or nails … Continue reading DIY Stylish Compost Bin


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 arrangement at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens

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