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The May long weekend is finally here and it's prime party-time! With three long days ahead of you, why not whip up a few outdoor entertaining DIYs that are sure to impress your guests? Here are some of my favourites from the interwebs:

This colourful tablecloth is gorgeous. Try dip-dying cotton or linen fabric for a casual look. Trust me — this project is much easier than repainting your dingy picnic table.

See Oh Happy Day's post for complete instructions.

If you're expecting lots of guests, you can create an extra large colour-blocked tablecloth by sewing together two smaller ones. Beautiful, right? I can't offer any instructions for this one, but you're clever enough to figure it out!

Why not add a fashionable stripe to your patio umbrella?

Find complete instructions in this What I Wore post.

For barbecues and dinner parties, nothing makes labelling easier than this chic chalkboard serving platter. This piece will come in handy around the holiday season, too!

See this Wit & Whistle post for easy-to-follow instructions.

If it's colour you're craving, go paint-dip crazy! Anything goes: utensils, chairs, terracotta pots, baskets — you name it.

See the full post on these painted wooden spoons on Little Bit Funky.

If you're planning an evening gathering, add a sparkling touch with a handmade pendant! Inspired by Restoration Hardware's Pillar Candle Chandelier, this craft project is laborious, but well worth the effort.

Get all the detailed instructions for this project on The Great Indoors.

For more DIY ideas, check out our DIY & Home Improvement Guide.

Photo credits:
1. Fryd + Design
2. Livet Hemma
3. What I Wore
4. Wit & Whistle
5. Little Bit Funky
6. Style Me Pretty

Author: 

Reiko Caron

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