5 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Better

When summer hits in full force and the sun is shining bright, the best place to be is outside or even better, in your backyard! Whether you have a small space to work with or a large backyard with endless opportunities, it’s time to start getting ready for the summer months! A great way to do that is to create some practical yet exciting DIY items to make your backyard the best it can be. Not only is this a fun way to get the whole household outside, it also allows you to create with a few exciting DIY projects that you can call your own.

Check out the list below for 5 DIY projects to make your backyard better this summer:

DIY Modular Furniture 

Pic/Project Cred: Shanty 2 Chic

It’s never been easier to build your own custom patio furniture that fits your space like a glove! With this great DIY project, you can build modular furniture for your deck, backyard or even for a condo balcony. You can make the pieces custom sized so you will have enough room for all your decor and other items.  You can even go one step further and add in a storage element to keep your deck or patio organized.

DIY Fence Table

Pic/Project Cred: Sensiblysara

This is a great project for those backyards that are short on square footage. You can build a multi purpose table directly into your fencing for almost any use. This table is not only easy to create and install, it won’t take up any valuable foot space as it has no legs! This table can also be stained to match your fencing and folded down so it is discreet when not in use.

 

DIY Garden Fountain

Pic/Post Cred: Instructables

If you are looking for a project that will bring relaxation and a sense of calm into your backyard, look no further. In one weekend, you can build your own DIY garden fountain, using almost any material you desire. Shown above is one option that has been made with large river rocks, but really the material choices are almost endless.

 

DIY Outdoor Marquee Letter

Pic/Post Cred: Tatertots and Jello

Marquee letters can be seen all over the place in home design magazines, on Pinterest and now in our own homes! While the project may seem intimidating, the results are absolutely beautiful and can be customized to represent your home, family or simply your last name. You’ll need a few basic supplies and a free day to project, but once your finished you won’t be disappointed with the results!

 

DIY Outdoor Chandelier

Pic/Project Cred: Tinysidekick

Last but certainly not least, if you’re looking for a new way to light up your backyard look no further! This great DIY project reuses outdated light fixtures and turns them into beautiful light centerpieces for your yard or patio. The base can be sprayed any color you desire and the insides can be filled with candles or even solar lights for a more Eco friendly approach.

 

Do you have any summer DIY projects planned? Share them with us today!

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  1. June 25, 2015

    […] Patio furniture will be the focal part of your outdoor space, but don’t forget the accents that can really bring the space to life! Small decor items, lights and a comfortable rug can make the outside feel like the inside and bring the comfort into your space. Look for all weather items that will last even in the worst of conditions and make sure to play with different colors and textures to really make a statement. For some DIY outdoor accents, see our recent post 5 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Better. […]

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