Make a mini BBQ
If you’ve already packed the BBQ into the shed for winter, don’t fret. A sheet of foil, leftover BBQ coals and a pack of marshmallows is all you need to get that summery feeling again.
Line a terracotta pot with foil, fill it with coals then light with firelighters. Stand the pot on a tray or a plate, ensuring the pot is elevated so that air can circulate. Remember to use oven gloves if you move it.
Keep bugs away
Dine outdoors without the worry of swatting away flies, with this statement citronella candle. Quick and easy to make using leftover citrus peel and herbs, it makes a pretty table centrepiece for gatherings, and it’ll keep those pesky critters away.
Host an outdoor cinema night
Make the most of the darker evenings and mild temperatures with a movie night in the garden. Peg a white sheet to your washing line and use a projector to play your favourite film. Cosy up with blankets, cushions and mugs of hot chocolate
Build an outdoor heater
Don’t let the drop in evening temperature force you indoors – keep the alfresco fun going well into the night with a DIY heater made from terracotta pots and candles that won’t cost you a thing.
See how to make an outdoor heater
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