6 Clever IKEA Hacks for Your Outdoor Space

Are you looking to spruce up your outdoor area without breaking the bank? We’ve compiled a list of 6 creative IKEA hacks that will transform your garden, patio, or terrace into a stylish and functional space.

From mobile umbrella stands to enchanting lighting solutions, these DIY projects will inspire you to make the most of your outdoor living area.

1. Mobile Umbrella Stand and Side Table

Turn the IKEA PS FEJÖ plant pot into a versatile dual-purpose piece. This clever hack combines an umbrella stand with a mobile side table, perfect for providing instant shade and convenience in your outdoor space.

What you’ll need:

  • IKEA PS FEJÖ plant pot
  • Concrete
  • Drain pipe
  • IKEA SNUDDA lazy Susan

How to make it:

  1. Use the PS FEJÖ plant pot as a base, taking advantage of its built-in wheels.
  2. Add concrete to the base for stability.
  3. Insert a drain pipe into the concrete to hold the umbrella.
  4. Drill a hole in the center of the SNUDDA lazy Susan and place it on top.

2. Vertical Herb Garden

Transform an IKEA Hastbona into a charming vertical herb garden, perfect for fresh ingredients right at your fingertips.

What you’ll need:

  • IKEA Hastbona
  • Herbs of your choice
  • Potting soil

How to make it:

  1. Clean and prepare the Hastbona.
  2. Add potting soil to each compartment.
  3. Plant your favorite herbs.
  4. Hang in a sunny spot with proper drainage.

3. Outdoor Fire Bowl Table

Create a cozy ambiance with this tabletop fire pit made from an IKEA serving bowl.

What you’ll need:

  • Stainless steel or ceramic IKEA serving bowl
  • Fire gel or other safe fuel source

How to make it:

  1. Choose a suitable serving bowl (never use plastic).
  2. Add fire gel or another safe fuel source.
  3. Light and enjoy the warm glow.

4. Gardening Tool Storage Solution

Repurpose an IKEA Billy bookcase into a clever storage unit for your gardening tools.

What you’ll need:

  • IKEA Billy bookcase
  • Weather-resistant paint or sealant

How to make it:

  1. Paint or seal the Billy bookcase for outdoor use.
  2. Add hooks and shelves as needed for various tools.
  3. Place in a covered outdoor area for easy access to your gardening essentials.

5. Enchanting Outdoor Light

Transform an IKEA pendant lamp shade into a magical outdoor lighting fixture using cupcake baking cups.

What you’ll need:

  • IKEA paper pendant lampshade
  • Cupcake baking cups
  • Battery-powered lights
  • Glue

How to make it:

  1. Glue cupcake baking cups to the lampshade.
  2. Insert battery-powered lights.
  3. Hang and enjoy the enchanting glow.

6. Fabric Terrace Shade

Create a custom terrace shade using IKEA fabric and curtain rods.

What you’ll need:

  • IKEA fabric
  • Wooden rods
  • Curtain rods and brackets
  • Sewing machine

How to make it:

  1. Cut fabric to fit between roof beams.
  2. Sew tunnels at each end of the fabric panels.
  3. Insert wooden rods into the tunnels.
  4. Hang on curtain rods attached to the beams.

These 6 IKEA hacks prove that creating a beautiful and functional outdoor space can be both affordable and simple.

So why wait? Grab your tools, visit IKEA, and start transforming your outdoor area today. With a little creativity, you can turn simple items into stunning features that will make your outdoor space truly shine.