Top 10 Backyard DIY's

There aren’t many things better in life than spending a lazy evening in your backyard. Everyone needs a sanctuary full of flowers and greenery to unwind  and relax in. Since it is now officially spring, we have backyards and gardens on the brain – so here are our favorite DIY projects for your backyard!

1. Eye Candy Planter

Sustain My Craft Habit

Here is a great way to add a major pop of color into your garden! Give an old chair new life with a fresh coat of paint and turn it into a great planter.

2. Drawer Wall Planter

The DIY Village

Another colorful upcycle planter project – repurpose old drawers! The bright colors will bring excitement to an otherwise boring fence and give you yet another spot to hang flowers.

3. Succulent Wall Art

Wall succulent
Sugar & Cloth

We love succulents and are always looking for new ways to incorporate them into our space. In this case, a decorative ladder and paint tins will do the trick! You can also check out other succulent projects we love here.

4. DIY Outdoor Bench

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Kayla’s Basement

What is a backyard sanctuary without a comfy spot to lounge? This DIY bench is so clever, so simple and so sleek!

5. Sculpted Clay Pots

DIY Passion

Yet another great DIY planter – create your own design with clay! This project will allow you to really put your personal touch on your planters and would also make great gifts.

6. Driftwood and Lavendar Wreath

Sustain My Craft Habit

Give your backdoor a facelift with this incredibly unique AND incredibly beautiful wreath! Not only will it impress your guests, it will also smell so good every time you walk through your door!

7. DIY Rake Hook

Amanda Formaro

Organize all of those garden tools with this simple solution – upcycle an old rake. One old tool will quickly become home to multiple garden tools that you can access easily!

8. DIY Spiral Rock Mosaic Path

Wonderful DIY

Start collecting pebbles and rocks ASAP and you will be able to make your own rock mosaic path! This design may require some patience but it will be worth the wait.

9. DIY Giant Lawn Jenga

Dallas Moms Blog

Add some fun to your backyard in a big way! This tutorial will teach you not only how to make giant lawn jenga but giant dice and kubb games as well!

10. DIY Outdoor Movie Screen

Wholesome Mommy

Warm weather definitely calls for outdoor movies, so beat the line and hold your own screening! This tutorial will teach you how to make your own screen – start making the popcorn!


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