28 May, 2013 in Images, Photos | Comment

DIY ways to make your backyard awesome this summer:

1.) Set up a lounge movie theater in the backyard using floor cushions.

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Directions here.

2.) Plant a bunch of giant allium flowers to make your backyard look like something out of Dr. Seuss.

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They’re also called truffula flowers, inspired by Dr. Seuss.

3.) Build a super simple treehouse for kids or even adults.

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Directions here.

4.) Add a beer cooler to your patio table.

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Get the directions here.

5.) Drill holes in your fence and fill with marbles.

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6.) Convert an old bunk bed into a stargazing lounge.

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7.) Make a giant Scrabble set.

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Directions here.

8.) Build your own fire pit in the backyard.

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9.) And if you don’t want to spend too much money, try this cheap fire pit.

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Perfect for s’mores night.

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10.) Relax in a giant hammock swing you can make.

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11.) Light up some wine bottle tiki torches for a nighttime party.

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Full tutorial here.

12.) Build a beach in the backyard.

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13.) Create an Edward Scissorhands-style sod sofa.

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14.) Go camping in the backyard using some tents and pillows.

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Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook.

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15.) Replace the diving board with a trampoline.

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16.) Build some small teepees for backyard fun for the kids.

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17.) Build simple, rustic coffee tables out of whiskey barrels.

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18.) Upcycle used tires to make a playground.

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19.) Get some neighborly help and build a simple gazebo for everyone to enjoy.

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20.) Help your indoor kitty get some sun by building a walkway.

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21.) Make a simple shower in the backyard using a hose.

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22.) To make a simple canopy, just put a sheet over a line strung between trees.

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23.) Having your own pizza oven in the backyard would be heaven.

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24.) Build a simple bar for entertaining.

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25.) Hack and IKEA table to make an outdoor stove.

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26.) Build this lounge area on your porch so you can really enjoy it.

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27.) Build a game of Twister on the lawn.

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28.) Use salad bowls to make a DIY set of speakers.

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29.) Build an extra seating area by using cheap pallets.

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30.) Give kids a place to play by setting up a chalk board outside.

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31.) Re-purpose old windows to build a mini-greenhouse.

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32.) Build little hideouts by just using hula hoops and shower curtains.

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