Upgrade your outdoor dining space with these DIYs

9 July 2021

It’s a perfect time to begin prepping for cooler summer weather and Labor Day soirees.

For now, the heat outdoors may be too much to bear, but as summer winds down and the temperature drops to late summer perfection, you’ll want to maximize your time outside. And it doesn’t take much to transform your patio or backyard into an entertaining oasis. With these simple DIYs, you can create an outdoor dining space fit for any party.

Pastel plant pot

Pastel outdoor planter

Elevate your outdoor dining space with potted plants that are anything but plain. With Cricut®, you can quickly and easily cut vinyl designs that transform your ordinary planters.

Burlap sign

“Gather together” sign

Tie your outdoor dining space together with décor that will take any backyard area to the next level. All you need to create this whimsical sign is a hot glue gun, burlap, and about 30 minutes.

S'mores bar

S’mores bar

No matter who your guests are, they’ll be begging for some more s’mores after they see your dessert bar. Take your event up a notch with dessert plate and serving tray DIYs that money can’t buy.


Custom cutlery

Create custom cutlery with cute vinyl decals that are almost effortless to make. Whether you’re serving barbecue or takeout at your backyard gathering, your guests will love every forkful.

Chalkboard menu in outdoor dining area

Chalkboard menu

Act like a super host and show your guests what you have to offer with this easy Cricut-made chalkboard menu. Customize the vinyl decals to match your outdoor dining space and chalk it up for any occasion. 

With your backyard all prepped for cooler summer nights, amp up the rest of your outdoor spaces with even more patio refresh ideas.