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Do you and your guests need a distraction from the heat next weekend? Perhaps it’s a great weekend to organize a get-together! These 8 DIY ideas for outdoor entertaining are high in crowd appeal and unbelievably low in effort!

1.) SHOE IN SUCCESS

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Do you have an old horseshoe set collecting dust? Coat the horseshoes and stakes with spray primer and enamel paint to achieve a playful, dip-dyed effect. This astonishingly simple project will provide non-stop fun at your next lawn party while bringing a pop of color to the backyard. Need some sand or artificial turf? Give us a call! 780.460.2088

2.) ON SCREEN TALENT

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Your local cinema is no match for this outdoor movie screen! Put on a show in your own backyard by throwing a sheet over a clothesline and securing it with clothespins. If you already have an outdoor projector and speakers, you can create summer movie magic for a ticket price of zero dollars.

Want a more permanent structure?

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Consider adding a pergola that doubles as a movie screen. Simply pull down the screen when you need it! Call us today to learn more. 780.460.2088.

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If you’re one punch bowl short of hosting a backyard barbecue, look no further than this sweet and simple drink dispenser. With the top of a watermelon cut off, and the rest scooped clean, drive a spigot into a hole in the side. Fill the cavity with punch and replace the lid to serve up drinks with an artful twist! (We love this one! It works great!)

4) CHILL OUT

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You know you’re on thin ice when the guests are thirsty, but the cooler is losing its chill! The fastest fix for your conundrum? Water balloons! Frozen in the freezer in your outdoor kitchen and tossed into a bowl of refreshments, they make for an effective and economical alternative to bagged ice. You may not have an outdoor kitchen available for next weekend, so use your regular freezer, but if you’re considering adding an outdoor kitchen to compliment your entertaining area, give us a call, we’ve got some great, cost effective ideas! 780.460.2088

5.) LIGHT BULB MOMENT

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Decking out your deck can be as simple as upgrading humdrum string lights into lovely luminaries. Here, ordinary tissue paper is cut into summer blooms and tied to a string light cord to amp up the ambiance for your next outdoor party. In the market for anew deck to hang these awesome lights on? We can help! Call us today at 780.460.2088.

6.) WRITTEN IN STONE
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This organic twist on a classic two-player game would look at home in any backyard space. The Tic-Tac-Toe grid was stenciled onto a stained scrap wooden plank and topped with smooth stones painted with X’s and O’s to create a Fun summertime diversion for all ages.


So there you have it! Grab your iPad and start making your list of materials. You’ve got a few fun crafts to choose from to spend your lazy Sunday accomplishing. Sit back around your firepit this evening and create your guest list for next weekend. We  wish you a wonderful visit with friends and family and we hope you enjoy the serenity of your lazy Sunday.

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