Although our social opportunities may be limited this year, there’s no reason you can’t make a super quaint and cute backyard to enjoy throughout the summer. Here are 10 ideas to add a little bit of creativity to your backyard with DIY projects!
1 – Garden Greenhouse
This adorable garden greenhouse looks like something you’d come across in a secret fairy garden! Make your backyard that much more sweet with this unique DIY by Shain Rievley.
2 – Painted Outdoor Rug
Match the sunny and bright days of the season with a hand painted rug. Not only will this DIY give you a project to pass the days, it also has a super cute and functional result.
3 – Outdoor Day Bed
You’ll feel like you’re lounging at a resort with this chic day bed by Shanty 2 Chic. The design fits a twin mattress and is thrify and cheap compared to buying a new daybed.
4 – Cedar Cube Solar Lamps
Wanna go into a design rabbit hole? Start researching outdoor lighting ideas. There are tons of creative DIYS out there – but I like the simplicity of these Cedar Cube Solar Lamps by The Navage Patch.
5 – Ice Bucket Side Table
We all know that sitting in the backyard just wouldn’t be the same without an ice cold beverage — alcohol or otherwise! Make this built in ice bucket and you’ll be set on hot summer days.
6 – Stenciled Patio
Now this intricate flooring definitely has that WOW factor! Fear not – it’s also surprisingly straight-forward to create, thanks to this great tutorial by Jenna Sue Design!
7 – DIY Planter Posts
If you’re looking to hang some dreamy string lights in your backyard, consider making your posts with a built-in planter! DIYer Sugar Maple Notes suggests a vine plant that hangs over the edge of the planter (even better if you can find a vine that will climb up the post).
8 – Outdoor Bar
Although 2020 is a difficult year for summer gatherings and soirees, you can still plan ahead and get started on future plans on your very own backyard DIY bar. Your next guests will certainly ooh and aah over this fun feature!
9 – Privacy Screen
If you don’t currently have the budget or energy to put up a fence, this privacy screen by Crafted by the Hunt is just the ticket for getting some space from snoopy neighbours. The added hanging planters are oh so cute!
10 – Retractable Pergola Canopy
Another necessity of any great backyard? Shade! Be sun safe and start a fun, hands-on project with Wonder Forest’s very own Retractable Pergola Canopy tutorial!