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The wonderful people of Modernize reached out to me and wanted to share a DIY post with you all on how to make your own backyard canopy or sun shade! Things are already warming up here in Portland …

The wonderful people of Modernize reached out to me and wanted to share a DIY post with you all on how to make your own backyard canopy or sun shade! Things are already warming up here in Portland …

This is our third one, and each time they get a little better.  We built this awning off of the barn we live out of in the summer time.  It's very simple and very cheap to make AND it works very well. If you want to put up a quick and easy shade awning, this basic design can be adapted to work in many situations...

How To: Make An Outdoor Awning

This is our third one, and each time they get a little better. We built this awning off of the barn we live out of in the summer time. It's very simple and very cheap to make AND it works very well. If you want to put up a quick and easy shade awning, this basic design can be adapted to work in many situations...

DIY Sturdy Planted Posts | Complete step-by-step tutorial to create posts in planters that are guaranteed not to blow over or shift.

DIY Sturdy Planted Posts

DIY Sturdy Planted Posts | Complete step-by-step tutorial to create posts in planters that are guaranteed not to blow over or shift.

DIY outdoor canopy supports; except, I think i would use planters w/ flowers, instead of buckets.

DIY outdoor canopy supports; except, I think i would use planters w/ flowers, instead of buckets.

simple sun shade -  I like this idea.  I might use sturdier poles and perhaps cement in 1/2 the pot with a drain tube and tube for pole.  Hummm...

Textiles Outdoors: Ideas & Inspiration

simple sun shade - I like this idea. I might use sturdier poles and perhaps cement in 1/2 the pot with a drain tube and tube for pole. Hummm...

Heavier drop cloths are more tightly woven -- and offer shade on a hot and sunny day. Carabiners, rope, long branches, and stakes give the shelter structure. Corners are folded, sewn down, and grommeted to add strength and durability. marthastewart.com/canopy. Drop cloth, 9' by 12', by Trimaco, $28, homedepot.com Silver circular grommets, 7/16", and grommet setter; $11, steinlaufandstoller.com Spring links, 5/16" by 3 3/4", by Lehigh, $7 each, homedepot.com

Heavier drop cloths are more tightly woven -- and offer shade on a hot and sunny day. Carabiners, rope, long branches, and stakes give the shelter structure. Corners are folded, sewn down, and grommeted to add strength and durability. marthastewart.com/canopy. Drop cloth, 9' by 12', by Trimaco, $28, homedepot.com Silver circular grommets, 7/16", and grommet setter; $11, steinlaufandstoller.com Spring links, 5/16" by 3 3/4", by Lehigh, $7 each, homedepot.com

You could take this almost any where and set it up for shade.

A Slice of Shade: Creating Canopies

DIY Sturdy Planted Posts | Complete step-by-step tutorial to create posts in planters that are guaranteed not to blow over or shift.

DIY Sturdy Planted Posts

DIY Sturdy Planted Posts | Complete step-by-step tutorial to create posts in planters that are guaranteed not to blow over or shift.

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