Spring decor. Retrieved April 11, 2016 from http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/outdoor-spaces/13-ways-to-transform-an-outdoor-dining-room-for-spring-pictures

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to turn your backyard into a beautiful oasis. Many Southern and Midwest states become hot and the outdoors can be very uninviting. While the weather is cool here’s the perfect DIY that will help you catch the shade on scorching sunny days.

Paradise in your backyard

Sun block idea. Retrieved April 11, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/361554676310340002/
Sun block idea. Retrieved April 11, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/361554676310340002/

This Outdoor Canopy tent is the perfect touch to block that sun. In order to achieve this outdoor canopy.

You will need the following materials:

4 Bamboo Sticks

Fabric of choice

1 bag of Cord

4 flower pots

1 bag of Soil

Step 1: Place the soil into the flower pots.

Step 2: Take the fabric sew ⅓ inches of the perimeter of the fabric.

Step 3: Take your hot glue gun and glue the fabric corners on the top of the bamboo stick.

Step 4: Place each stick into the flower pot.

Step 5: Place your lounging area underneath your canopy!

Fabric canopy. Retrieved April 11, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/88453580159034451/
Fabric canopy. Retrieved April 11, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/88453580159034451/

This Canopy look is perfect with some nice sheer fabric and lights.

Hanging Sail Shade

Shade Sail idea. Retrieved April 13, 2016, from bing images
Shade Sail idea. Retrieved April 13, 2016, from bing images

This Hanging Sail Shade is perfect because as the sun moves you can adjust the awning to block the sun. This takes the cake for blocking shade literally and it can easily be achieved.

Materials:

Shade Sails

Mounting Brackets

Turn Buck lets

Wire (metal cable)

Measuring Tape

Drill

Screws

Crimps

Hammer

Step 1: Check for sturdy support.

Step 2: Lay your shades on the ground in the location you desire them to hang.

Step 3: Measure how far you would like them apart.

Step 4: Mount the brackets in the corresponding areas. (Make sure they support each area.)

Step 5: Place the metal cable through one end of the crimp and loop in through the buckle of the sail. Go back through the crimp. Close the crimp by pounding it close with a hammer.

Step 6: Measure the length of the turnbuckle for the opposite fastener

Step 7: Create an Opposite fastener

Step 8: Tighten the turnbuckles

Step 9: Now mount down your sail on the wall.

 

Written By Johnakeshia Thompson, Staff writer; Modern Domestic

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