20+ Ways To Have Fun With Your Backyard This Summer

20+ Ways To Have Fun With Your Backyard This Summer

While you’re waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, you can start planning your backyard space.

1. Make an outdoor theater.

Set up a movie theater.

Directions here.

2. Plant some giant flowers.

Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers.

3. Create a simple tree house.

Build a super-simple tree house.

Get the directions here.

4. Make your picnic table double as a cooler.

Add a beer cooler to your patio table.

Get the directions here.

5. Fill your fence with marbles.

Drill holes in your fence and fill with marbles.

They’ll catch the light on a sunny day.

6. Use that old loft bed and turn it into a stargazing retreat.

Turn an old bunk bed into a stargazing loft retreat.

7. Turn your back patio into a giant game board.

Make a giant Scrabble set.

Get the directions here.

8. Everyone loves a fire pit.

Build a fire pit.

Directions here.

Here’s an awesome fire pit you can make for under $30.

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

Get the full tutorial here.

Perfect for late night treats.

Perfect for s'mores night.

9. Build a swing.

Build a giant hammock swing.

Get the directions here.

10. Wine bottle tiki torches.

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

Get the full tutorial here.

11. How about a beach in the backyard.

Build a backyard beach.

This one cost $200 to make and took up 100 square feet of space.

12. Living sofa.

Sprout a sofa.

Get the directions here.

13. Backyard camping.

Go camping in your own backyard.

Turn the tent into backyard getaway.

Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook.

14. Use a trampoline for the pool!

Replace the diving board with a trampoline.

15.You’re really roughing it now.

Build a teepee.

Get directions here.

16. DIY Whiskey bottle tables.

Make these simple tables out of $30 whiskey barrels.

Get the directions here.

17. A tire jungle gym.

Upcycle tires to make a jungle gym.

18. Build a simple gazebo.

Build a simple gazebo.

Get the full instructions here.

19. A tunnel system for your indoor cat.

Create an outdoor tunnel system for your indoor cat.

Get more information here.

20. Make an outdoor shower by connecting a hose.

Make an outdoor shower by connecting a hose.

Get more information here.

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

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

22. Build a backyard pizza oven.

Build a backyard pizza oven.

Get the tutorial here.

23. Construct this simple bar for outside entertaining.

Construct this simple bar for outside entertaining.

Get the directions here.

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

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

Get the directions here.

25. Put in a porch bed.

Put in a porch bed.

Get more details here.

26. Spray-paint a lawn Twister game.

Spray-paint a lawn Twister game.

Get the directions here.

27. Fashion an amazing set of speakers using wooden salad bowls.

Fashion an amazing set of speakers using wooden salad bowls.

Get the full instructions here.

28. A wooden pallet sectional is easy to put together and provides lots of extra seating for outdoor parties.

A wooden pallet sectional is easy to put together and provides lots of extra seating for outdoor parties.

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

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

Get more details here.

30. Build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows.

Build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows.

Get the directions here.

31. Make little hideouts of hula hoops and shower curtains.

Make little hideouts of hula hoops and shower curtains.

Get the directions here.

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10 thoughts on “20+ Ways To Have Fun With Your Backyard This Summer

  1. Excellent suggestions – I am thankful for the info . Does someone know where my company can access a template a form copy to fill in ?

  2. The black haired girl seems more full on than the other, look at her pull away from her. Its obvious she has no feelings otherwise she wouldn’t pull away.

  3. Wll done on a very informative and constructive website.Full of ideas.

    Regards from Jeffrey,s Bay, South Africa to all the DIY,selfers

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