Do you want to add some special items to your backyard but really don’t want to break the bank to do it?
The backyard is where we spend a good portion of our hours during the warmer seasons of the year playing with the kids, entertaining, or just relaxing.
This makes your backyard an extremely important part of your home and as such you are likely always looking for great ideas for your backyard.
These great ideas when put into place will not only make it more livable but increase your home’s value as well.
Below you will see a list of diy backyard projects that will add beauty, value, and livability to the second most used area of your home.
DIY Backyard Ideas
Well, then check out this great list of DIY backyard ideas you can do on the cheap. Each one of these ideas is illustrated with an image and a link back to its original site.
1. Giant Hammock Swing
Our first project is a giant hammock swing. Check out her directions here.
2. Slide-On Wire-Hung Canopy
Here is a backyard shade idea for a fabric shade made by ‘Sailrite’. Good, close-up photos here with this tutorial to help you understand the wire-hung canopy for holding the shades.
3. Wine Bottle Lights
From ‘Grace Bonney‘, this DIY backyard lights idea has a quick tutorial and a lot of good tips for the recycled wine bottles to backyard lights, get the full tutorial here.
4. Outdoor Frame Tent
Learn how to DIY an outdoor frame tent with these directions from ‘mycakies‘.
5. Small Outdoor Greenhouse
‘design dreams by Anne‘ has a full tutorial on how to build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows for you!
6. Personal Fire Pit
‘KAREN‘ in the art of doing stuff has made this DIY cheap personal fire pit idea for us.
7. DIY Rope Swing for Tree
Learn how to build a rope swing from ‘Dukes and Duchesses‘.
8. Rope Landscape Lights
Here is a backyard landscape lights idea made by ‘Kelli Harvey’. Good, close-up photos here with this tutorial to help you understand the secret life of rope light.
9. Build a Beach
Get directions here.
10. DIY Pea Gravel Patio
‘JEN OBRIEN’ in the city farmhouse has made this easy DIY pea gravel patio.
11. Chevron Planter Box
try this recycled wood chevron planter box from ‘stuffsethmakes‘.
12. DIY Outdoor Light Poles
This is from Jen at ‘City farmhouse‘.
13. Backyard Fire Pit
This tutorial is from ‘abeautifulmess‘.
14. DIY Outdoor Storage Box
Amazing DIY outdoor storage box. This one is a cannot miss! This is from ‘Build Basic Blog‘.
15. DIY Outdoor X-Stool or Table
Check out their project at ‘ladygoats‘!
16. Outdoor Retaining Wall
Tutorial from BHG.com
17. DIY Cinder Block Bench
Here is a DIY cinder block bench made by ‘creating really awesome fun things‘.
18. DIY Pallet Swing Bed
Manda at ‘the merryt hought‘ has a full tutorial on her lean-to DIY pallet swing bed.
19. DIY Pallet Wood Walkway in The Garden
Get the directions here.
20. DIY Bottle Opener
Get the full instructions here.
21. DIY Hose Holder
Get the tutorial here.
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