DIY Backyard Design

Summer is slowly coming to a close and the nice weather is just around the corner! Time to get that backyard ready for family and friends! Here are 10 DIY design ideas to have your yard looking picture perfect!

Fire Pit

Who doesn't love gathering around a fire and making smores? Fire pits are a great way to gather with friends & family.

Sand Box

A sandbox is still a great place for kids of all ages to play. You can make one with just basic supplies from a hardware store. And don't forget to add a DIY sunshield so little ones can avoid sunburns.

Lounge Area

Another fun way to gather everyone around is making a super cute lounge area. This lounge set up shown is a combination of new and reused items. You can buy a gazebo similar to this one from Home Depot for only $99! The couch and chairs are thrift store finds. This DIY makeover creates a cozy outdoor seating area on a budget.

Rope Lights To Illuminate A Path

All it takes is a strand of rope lights with end caps and garden staples for an easy and affordable way to light your backyard pathways at night.

String Lights

Also light up your yard with beautiful string lights. You can buy these lights for only $19 at your local hardware store!

Turn Old Bike or Wheelbarrow Into Planter

Want a unique way of planting all your flowers? Try using a bike with a basket or a old wheelbarrow! They make for a fun conversation piece and adds some style to your garden.

Bird Feeder

A great way to help the environment is feeding the birds! You can even use an old wine bottle to make the perfect bird feeder.

Pallet Wood Furniture

Convert leftover pallet wood into a cozy sofa, a perfect place to sip your morning coffee or enjoy an evening cocktail. Or even use the old pallet wood for showing off your potted plants. Fill with an array of potted flowers in the summer, then switch to pumpkins or pinecones for the fall months.


Is there anything more soothing than a hammock gently swinging under string lights? This easy-to-pull-off setup is guaranteed to be your favorite spot to relax.

Light Up Trees

Create a romantic spot by twisting a string of white lights around a cluster of trees in your backyard. Not only will this create an enchanting place to sit in the evenings, but it will be charming to look at from inside your home. This look will be perfect year round!

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