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When warm weather 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 patio with endless opportunities, it’s time to start getting ready for the Spring and 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, but it also allows you to create with a few exciting DIY projects that you can call your own.

Pic/Project Cred: Shanty 2 Chic

DIY Modular Furniture 

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 to fit nicely around the furniture.  You can even go one step further and add in a storage element to keep your deck or patio organized.

Pic/Project Cred: Sensiblysara

DIY Fence Table

This is a great project for those backyards that are short on square footage as 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, but it also 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.

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DIY Garden Fountain

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.

Pic/Post Cred: Tatertots and Jello

DIY Outdoor Marquee Letter

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 you’re finished you won’t be disappointed with the results!

Pic/Project Cred: Tinysidekick

DIY Outdoor Chandelier

Lastly, if you’re looking for a new way to light up your backyard look no further because this project is just for you! 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.

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