DIY ways to make your backyard awesome this summer:
1.) Set up a lounge movie theater in the backyard using floor cushions.
2.) Plant a bunch of giant allium flowers to make your backyard look like something out of Dr. Seuss.
They’re also called truffula flowers, inspired by Dr. Seuss.
3.) Build a super simple treehouse for kids or even adults.
4.) Add a beer cooler to your patio table.
Get the directions here.
5.) Drill holes in your fence and fill with marbles.
6.) Convert an old bunk bed into a stargazing lounge.
7.) Make a giant Scrabble set.
8.) Build your own fire pit in the backyard.
9.) And if you don’t want to spend too much money, try this cheap fire pit.
Perfect for s’mores night.
10.) Relax in a giant hammock swing you can make.
11.) Light up some wine bottle tiki torches for a nighttime party.
Full tutorial here.
12.) Build a beach in the backyard.
13.) Create an Edward Scissorhands-style sod sofa.
14.) Go camping in the backyard using some tents and pillows.
Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook.
15.) Replace the diving board with a trampoline.
16.) Build some small teepees for backyard fun for the kids.
17.) Build simple, rustic coffee tables out of whiskey barrels.
18.) Upcycle used tires to make a playground.
19.) Get some neighborly help and build a simple gazebo for everyone to enjoy.
20.) Help your indoor kitty get some sun by building a walkway.
21.) Make a simple shower in the backyard using a hose.
22.) To make a simple canopy, just put a sheet over a line strung between trees.
23.) Having your own pizza oven in the backyard would be heaven.
24.) Build a simple bar for entertaining.
25.) Hack and IKEA table to make an outdoor stove.
26.) Build this lounge area on your porch so you can really enjoy it.
27.) Build a game of Twister on the lawn.
28.) Use salad bowls to make a DIY set of speakers.
29.) Build an extra seating area by using cheap pallets.
30.) Give kids a place to play by setting up a chalk board outside.
31.) Re-purpose old windows to build a mini-greenhouse.
32.) Build little hideouts by just using hula hoops and shower curtains.