Just in time for summer, Chip and Joanna Gaines have released a new line of home decor that will barely dent your pocketbook, all while elevating even the most casual of backyard barbecues to a new level.
The stars of “Fixer Upper” have conveniently dropped a new Hearth & Hand With Magnolia line at Target with nearly 200 choices ready to outfit your outdoor spaces. You’ll love browsing through pretty tabletop items, serving pieces, outdoor cushions, toys for kids, and more.
These popular collections continue to sell out of certain items, which means adding to the cart fast will set you up nicely for backyard fun with family and friends. Here are some of our top picks (most of which are under $40), including one as low as $3 plus a couple of pricier options if you’re up for splurging.
Red Solo cups and paper plates are so college, people! This cute set of gold and cream bamboo and melamine dishes is safe for outdoor use and priced to move.
A set of four is $12, but you can pick up one just for $3. You’ll also want to own a smart-looking set of four drink tumblers to add to your collection of outdoor dishware. Sunny yellow on the inside, with a gray grid pattern, these BPA-free cups ($10 for four) are the perfect elegant touch.
Outdoor floor cushions
A party isn’t a real event until you run out of chairs and spots to lean on the deck railing. A couple of sturdy yet comfy indoor-outdoor floor cushions are just the ticket to do it right. Place these UV-resistant picks made from recycled polyester ($40) on the lawn for folks who love to flop on the grass and save their white jeans from stains.
Aww—it’s plaid, of course! Joanna and Chip know that a solid-colored kite isn’t really what you’re looking for when you shop their aesthetic. This cute kite ($20) is 3 feet in size, large enough to spot when it’s way up there, and the poppy orange, yellow, and blue tailpieces will flutter brightly in the breeze. It’s also quick to assemble, so you don’t have to wait to watch it soar.
You might not think you need a caddy to hold things when you’re throwing a pool party until you find yourself trying to balance a bunch of stuff while pushing open the screen door with your hip. To the rescue, this attractive caddy ($20) that can corral several seltzers or beer, condiments (mayo, mustard, relish), or cutlery and a wad of napkins. A disorganized barbecue? Not at your house!
Fake greenery isn’t just for your kitchen and bathroom. Outdoor spaces need some oomph, too, so take a cue from this collection and hang up this pretty leafy number. This hanging ivy ($25) is contained in a rattan basket with an attached rope for easy hanging.
Fire pit with a chimney
Nothing’s better than a real wood fire crackling and glowing at an outdoor party. Whether you like to roast wieners and marshmallows or just sit close and tell ghost stories, this heat- and rust-resistant fire pit with a chimney ($170) is crafted to last for years. You’ll appreciate the safety aspects, too: The legs keep it off the ground, which aids circulation, and there’s a lid to contain the wood.
Retro enamelware is old-school, and a sizable pitcher ($20) like this one holds several rounds of iced tea or sangria. Plus, you could use it for a big bunch of peonies from the farmers market.
When the hot dog rolls off your 5-year-old’s plate, there will be tears. Head off this meltdown with sturdy wire baskets ($5 each) for kids’ meals or to hold chips, pretzels, extra hamburger buns, and more. Line them with colorful wax paper for a diner vibe or a cloth napkin and channel a more upscale Martha Stewart soirée.
Kids’ picnic table
You probably have a regular wooden picnic table, but it seats only six or eight people. Make more elbow room available by putting the kids in their own sweet spot. A petite picnic table ($250) like this is a great investment for years to come and can be passed down to neighbors and family members. Have your teen set up the table and two matching benches, and then direct him to the adults’ table so the under-10 set can sit here.