31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

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31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

While you’re impatiently waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, start planning your outdoor space.

1. Set up a movie theater.

Set up a movie theater.

Directions here.

2. Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers.

Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers.

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

3. Build a super-simple tree house.

Build a super-simple tree house.

Get the directions here.

4. Add a beer cooler to your patio table.

Add a beer cooler to your patio table.

Get the directions here.

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

Drill holes in your fence and fill with marbles.

They’ll catch the light on a sunny day.

6. Turn an old bunk bed into a stargazing loft retreat.

Turn an old bunk bed into a stargazing loft retreat.

7. Make a giant Scrabble set.

Make a giant Scrabble set.

Get the directions here.

8. Build a fire pit.

Build a fire pit.

Directions here.

Here’s a very cool personal fire pit you can make for less than $25.

Here's a very cool personal fire pit you can make for less than $25.

Get the full tutorial here.

Perfect for s’mores night.

Perfect for s'mores night.

9. Build a giant hammock swing.

Build a giant hammock swing.

Get the directions here.

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

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

Get the full tutorial here.

11. Build a backyard beach.

Build a backyard beach.

This one cost $200 to make and took up 100 square feet of space.

12. Sprout a sofa.

Sprout a sofa.

Get the directions here.

13. Go camping in your own backyard.

Go camping in your own backyard.

Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook.

Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook.

14. Replace the diving board with a trampoline.

Replace the diving board with a trampoline.

15. Build a teepee.

Build a teepee.

Get directions here.

16. Make these simple tables out of $30 whiskey barrels.

Make these simple tables out of $30 whiskey barrels.

Home Depot sells the whiskey barrels for $30, and Bed Bath and Beyond sells the glass tops for $9. Get the directions here.

17. Upcycle tires to make a jungle gym.

Upcycle tires to make a jungle gym.

18. Build a simple gazebo.

Build a simple gazebo.

Get the full instructions here.

19. Create an outdoor tunnel system for your indoor cat.

Create an outdoor tunnel system for your indoor cat.

Get more information here.

20. Make an outdoor shower by connecting a hose.

Make an outdoor shower by connecting a hose.

Get more information here.

21. Make a simple canopy by stringing a rope between two trees and hanging sheets off of it.

Make a simple canopy by stringing a rope between two trees and hanging sheets off of it.

22. Build a backyard pizza oven.

Build a backyard pizza oven.

Get the tutorial here.

23. Construct this simple bar for outside entertaining.

Construct this simple bar for outside entertaining.

Get the directions here.

24. Build a stove for an outdoor kitchen with this Ikea hack.

Build a stove for an outdoor kitchen with this Ikea hack.

Get the directions here.

25. Put in a porch bed.

Put in a porch bed.

Get more details here.

26. Spray-paint a lawn Twister game.

Spray-paint a lawn Twister game.

Get the directions here.

27. Fashion an amazing set of speakers using wooden salad bowls.

Fashion an amazing set of speakers using wooden salad bowls.

Get the full instructions here.

28. A wooden pallet sectional is easy to put together and provides lots of extra seating for outdoor parties.

A wooden pallet sectional is easy to put together and provides lots of extra seating for outdoor parties.

29. Create an outdoor art haven by mounting a giant chalkboard against the fence.

Create an outdoor art haven by mounting a giant chalkboard against the fence.

Get more details here.

30. Build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows.

Build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows.

Get the directions here.

31. Make little hideouts of hula hoops and shower curtains.

Make little hideouts of hula hoops and shower curtains.

Get the directions here.

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9 thoughts on “31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

  1. Excellent suggestions – I am thankful for the info . Does someone know where my company can access a template a form copy to fill in ?

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