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

How to Plan an Outdoor Kitchen

Are you ready to upgrade your lone charcoal grill into a full outdoor kitchen? It’s an excellent idea, and we completely support your alfresco culinary pursuits.  As you may already know, planning an outdoor kitchen takes more time and effort than most backyard builds. There are many things to consider, from running utility lines to choosing the best weatherproof furniture and appliances. But don’t lose … Continue reading How to Plan an Outdoor Kitchen


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


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


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


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 … Continue reading Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner


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

Whipped Natural Body Butter

An important value we have at POLYWOOD is to encourage each other to live a healthy life. A huge part of this is being conscious of what we’re putting in our bodies, but what we put ON our bodies is important, too. I love making my own home and body products using safe and natural ingredients. Here in Indiana, the blistering cold months are upon … Continue reading Whipped Natural Body Butter


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 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

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