38 Awesome Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

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Even if you have even a small yard there are countless things you can do with it. All it takes is some creativity!

Go outside and get to work on these gorgeous tents, hammocks, gazebos, planters, beer coolers that will make your outdoor space extra cool this summer.

Make a giant Scrabble set.

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Here’s how.

Build a fire pit.

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Here’s how.

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Here’s a very cool personal fire pit you can make for less than $25.

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Here’s how.

Build a giant hammock swing.

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Here’s how.

Replace the diving board with a trampoline.

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Don’t have a pool? Make a leak-proof water blob for just $12.

Viralscape Home-made Water Blob

Here’s the tutorial.

Spray-paint a lawn Twister game.

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Here’s how.

Lay out some cushions, set up a projector screen and you have yourself an outdoor movie theater.

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Here’s how.

Sew together a giant pillow quilt for picnics, sleepovers, or outdoor movie viewing.

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No projector screen? Making one is easier than you think.

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Here’s how.

Make little hideouts of hula hoops and shower curtains.

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Here’s how.

Plant tall grass in galvanized tubs to create extra privacy or partitions.

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Put in an outdoor bathtub (now that you have that tall grass for privacy).

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Add a beer cooler to your patio table.

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Here’s how.

Make your fence pretty by drilling holes and filling them with marbles. Watch them catch the light on a bright sunny day.

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Turn an old bunk bed into a stargazing loft retreat.

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Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers.

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Build a super-simple tree house.

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Here’s how.

Light up some wine bottle tiki torches for a nighttime party.

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Here’s how.

Build a backyard beach.

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Here’s how.

Sprout a sofa.

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Here’s how.

Go camping in your own backyard.

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Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook.

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Build a teepee.

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Here’s how.

Make these simple tables out of $30 whiskey barrels.

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Here’s how.

Upcycle tires to make a jungle gym.

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Build a simple gazebo.

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Here’s how.

Create an outdoor tunnel system for your indoor cat.

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Here’s how.

Make an outdoor shower by connecting a hose.

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Here’s how.

Make a simple canopy by stringing a rope between two trees and hanging sheets off of it.

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Build a backyard pizza oven.

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Here’s how.

Construct this simple bar for outside entertaining.

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Here’s how.

Build a stove for an outdoor kitchen with this Ikea hack.

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Here’s how.

Put in a porch bed.

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Here’s how.

Fashion an amazing set of speakers using wooden salad bowls.

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Here’s how.

Build a wooden pallet sectional that adds lots of extra seating for outdoor parties.

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Create an outdoor art haven by mounting a giant chalkboard against the fence.

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Here’s how.

Build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows.

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Here’s how.

We hope these DIY projects inspired you. Share these with others below!

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