These 26 craft projects are so awesome! Honestly, they’ll just upgrade your backyard from “drab” to “fab” in no time, unless it was already fab to begin with then it’ll just take it from “fab” to “faaaabbbbb”, there’s a difference. Some of these are simple and can take a few hours to make while some others are a more long-term project. Either way, they’re fun to make and fun to have especially for the summer months!
1 | Plant giant Allium flowers to make your backyard look whimsical.
Via Bin Bin
2 | Build a simple tree house.
Tutorial via Apartment Therapy
3 | Insert coolers into your patio tables.
Tutorial via Domesticated-Engineer
4 | If your fence has holes, place marbles in them to make it beautiful! You could even drill the holes yourself, it’s that nice.
Reddit /u/ icametodropbombs
5 | If you’ve got an old bunk-bed lying around, turn it into an outdoor lounge.
Via Rambling Bog
6 | Make a giant Scrabble set.
7 | Make your own fire pit.
Tutorial via DIY Network
8 | For a cheaper version,try this DIY.
Tutorial via The Art Of Doing Stuff
9 | Make a giant hammock bed swing!
10 | Make wine bottle tiki torches to light up your parties at night.
Tutorial via Design Sponge
11 | Turn your backyard into a beach.
12 | Go camping!
13 | Use a trampoline instead of a diving board in a pool.
14 | Make some teepees for backyard fun for the kids.
Tutorial via My Cakies
15 | Turn old tires into a playground.
Via Studio Dish
16 | If your cat is an indoor cat, build them a walkway so they can get some sun and not get lost!
Tutorial via Cuckoo4Design
17 | Make an outdoor rain shower with a hose!
Tutorial via Fine Craft Guild
18 | Put a sheet over a line strung between trees to make a beautiful and simple canopy.
19 | Make your own pizza oven.
Tutorial via The Cob Oven Project
20 | DIY a simple and small bar for guests.
21 | Hack an IKEA table and turn it into an outdoor stove.
Tutorial via Ikea Hackers
22 | Make a game of Twister right on the lawn!
23 | Use salad bowls to make some awesome speakers.
Tutorial via The B-Roll
24 | Use pallets to make a cheap seating area to fit more people.
25 | Create outdoor chalkboards for the kids!
Tutorial via My House And Home
26 | Make hideout tents with hula hoops and shower curtains!
Tutorial via Alanna George