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1. Recycling Old Tires Into Beautiful Colorful Planters For Your Garden
Now you can use recycled tires as planters for pots, flowers, and raising vegetables or fruit plants of all sizes!
The best part of this DIY Garden Project is that you can customize the look, by choosing different sized tires, paints, and other decorations to match your garden and personality perfectly!
Getting this project done should take a day or less, and you can add or take away as many as you want – to give your garden the perfect touch!
This is a very cost-effective way of elegantly decorating your garden, and showing off your environmentally friendly side to neighbors and friends.
For more back yard tire ideas check out THIS POST…
2. The Perfect DIY Hula-Hoop Chandelier For Outdoors
This is a brilliant, easy to make DIY Hula Hoop Chandelier that’s sure to turn heads, and brighten up the night no matter what activity you and your family take on next!
Using a recycled or unwanted hula hoop – for just a few dollars – you can bring this astounding piece of DIY artwork to life! Now, you can add style, and personality to your garden without spending tons of money on professional lighting systems and installation.
You can even add to your creation by hanging more Christmas lights around your fence to accent this elegant DIY Hula Hoop Chandelier!
Click the Sarah On the Blog link below for all the details on how to get started!
DIY Details: sarahontheblog
3. DIY Back Yard Cinder Block Bench
This DIY Cinder Block Bench project is a very cost-effective, comfortable, and relatively easy project to create.
Building a bench – or at least the most integral parts – entirely out of cinder blocks means you’ll pay less than $1 per block, and have an outdoor bench that will certainly last years if not decades to come.
What a great way to enjoy yourself outdoors, take in the scenes of your garden, and bond with your family! All you’ll need to do to finish off the project is add your favorite, most comfortable pillows and blankets on top. You can either use the wall as back support or even recycled wooden pallets to add to comfort!
Read the tutorial, and all of the details at the Creating Really Awesome Free Things link below.
DIY Details: creatingreallyawesomefreethings
4. DIY Weather Resistant Concrete Fire Pit
You can cherish endless nights with your family and friends out back grilling your favorite foods, veggies, and pretty much anything else you can think of – including S’mores with this simple DIY Back Yard Garden Project.
Rather than spending $200 or more on an already made fire pit at the local garden store, this one will cost you no more than $50 bucks, and will allow you to add your personalized touch!
Best of all, it’s also weather-resistant, by just adding “gel fuel” to ensure a long lifespan of this beautiful, one of a kind DIY fire pit.
The fire pit can be made typically in just a few hours or less, as long as you’re able to get the necessary supplies – which are all relatively simple and can be found via the link below.
DIY Details: manmadediy
5. The DIY ‘Rustic’ Cooler For Outdoor Barbeques
This ‘Rustic’ Wooden DIY Outdoor Cooler is perfect for storing your drinks in on those hot days and with a unique design will be the perfect conversational piece.
Chances are, you’ve never seen or will be able to find something as beautiful and creative as this DIY ‘Cooler.’
Nobody likes hot drinks and warm beer! So, here’s a straightforward and inspired tutorial that will show you just how easy it is to make yourself a cool rustic cooler in just a day or less!
See how to build yours, and other awesome designs at the Killer B Designs link below.
DIY Details: killerbdesigns
6. Exciting DIY Globe Lights To Brighten Up Your Yard
You can light up your home and back yard with these DIY Globe Lights and have a good time the next time you’re in your yard, either barbequing, drinking tea and snacks, or simply have a few drinks with loved ones and friends.
Best of all, you can make these DIY Globe Lights entirely from scratch, so it’s both an easy, and exciting DIY project that’s sure to be rewarding!
Add a unique ambiance to any home and garden with these elegant lights, and you can even assemble them inside of your home too!
DIY Details: HomeEdit
7. A DIY Multi-functional Back Yard Drawer And Snack Table
This DIY Back Yard Shelves And Drawer Project is a must-try for DIYers both new and experienced alike.
The DIY design even includes rolling wheels on the bottom, which means you can easily move, relocate, or take the entire shelf inside at the end of the night to protect it from the weather or other outdoor elements.
Whether you need somewhere to store your snacks, blankets, gardening supplies, or tools, this is the perfect back yard DIY project for you!
Known as an “auxiliary drawer,” you can find the full tutorial at the Decomanitas link below!
DIY Details: decomanitas
8. A Shiny New DIY Marble Fence
This DIY Garden Marble Fence design is sure to make your neighbors jealous, and give you and your family a ‘sparkling’ good time the next time you go outdoors to relax, bond, play games, or host a barbeque.
This is also an excellent way to avoid costly replacements in changing your fence altogether or painting it – and is extremely cost-effective – as it should cost no more than $5.
You can enjoy your beautiful fence all-year around, and on those sunny days, it will reflect all the various, vibrant colors of each marble you installed.
Check out the Garden Drama link below for details.
DIY Details: gardendrama
9. A Beautiful DIY Wooden Pallet Walkway
Now you can have a beautiful, wooden DIY Wooden Pallet Walkway for your garden without shelling out hundreds of dollars or more!
Using recycled wooden pallets, this project is pretty simple and will just require a few basic tools like a handsaw, and of course, you can also paint or re-finish the wood with your favorite wood colors and texture to add flavor and a more unique appearance.
A wonderful way to take care of the environment, this eco-friendly DIY Wooden Pallet Walkway can be used to connect various parts of your yard and garden, so you don’t have to get your feet wet the next time you go outside, and it rains.
This is also an excellent way of avoiding guests from accidentally stepping on your flower garden!
See more awesome ideas at the Funky Junk Interiors link below!
DIY Details: funkyjunkinteriors
10. Build an Outdoor Nook
Building your child his or her own playhouse is the ultimate gift, and, sure to bring years of endless happiness, activities, and games with their friends.
Building the ‘nook’ seen above isn’t too difficult, and, can be done for less than a fraction of what it’d cost to buy a child’s playhouse from an outlet store.
Check out the details below to find out what supplies and materials you’ll need to get started.
DIY Details: vintagerevivals
11. Add a Deck Slide
Every kid loves to play on the slides and playground, and, if you have a deck, purchasing and connecting a slide to it can be a no-brainer, and, will last for years and years of fun!
This also doesn’t require investing the same amount of money it would cost for a full playground equipment set, is safe, and, sure to be a huge hit with your kids and neighbors!
DIY Details: contractornewbraunfels
12. Relaxation and Bonding with a Hammock
There’s really not too many things that can be as comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable for you and your children or their friends than a hammock.
They are easy to set up, and can be adjusted to hold more of your kids and friends, and is also a great way to encourage their imagination during story-time!
13. The Simple and Fun ‘Chair Swing’!
Made simply with an older chair and safe, durable rope you and your kids can make an activity out of painting, hanging, and playing with this outdoor ‘chair swing’! This is both an original, and exciting activity for family and friends.
Best of all, this project can be done in just a day or two, and your kids can decide on the color or their favorite patterns for each swing!
14. Feng Shui and Happy Water!
Sometimes, creating a DIY backyard activity doesn’t necessarily have to involve just your kids.
In fact, this water feature is a great example of creating something that will add both beauty and personality to your garden, as well as something small and simple for your children to play with or in when you’re outside together.