OUTSTANDING DIY BACKYARD IDEAS

Add A Mirror Duo To Your Garden Shed

This is a great backyard decoration idea, especially if you like to recycle “junk pieces” and to turn them into magnificent works of art. All you need is two old and shabby window frames (preferably rusty and with chipped paint, as that makes them look even older) and two mirrors. Incorporate the two mirrors into the window frames, then carefully hang them onto one of the sides of your garden shed, so that they reflect the woods, the corn field or the plain valleys. The view is outstanding!

UPDATE: “We don’t think that this is a good backyard idea at all. The main reason is that birds will see the reflection of your garden and have no way of knowing that a solid surface – the mirror – is present. They will fly straight at it and, at the very least, be stunned but many may die from severe injuries such as broken necks sustained on impact.”

Source – thebrambleberrycottage

DIY Outdoor Bench

If you are feeling crafty today and you want to create something that will really come in handy, then you should have a look at this DIY outdoor bench. You will be amazed to see that you do not need to invest in an expensive, high-end bench to enjoy a truly comfortable and enjoyable time in your backyard – you can make your own bench from scratch, with several pieces of plywood, a few nails, a hammer and some paint. Place it in a location where it oversees the forest and enjoy the sound of the birds chipping!

Source – creatingreallyawesomefreethings

Outdoor Chalkboard

The outdoor chalkboard is definitely one of the most versatile backyard ideas you can opt for. Easy to make and very creative and aesthetically appealing at the same time, the chalkboard can be used in countless different ways: you can use it as a reminder or a memo, you can write all sorts of inspirational quotes on it to get you through the day, you can display the daily menu for your husband and your kids and so forth. Besides, it costs you little to nothing to create this lovely chalkboard – all you need is some inspiration, and you will find plenty of it in this tutorial!

Source – tinysidekick

DIY Glass Marbles For Your Fence

Garden art will never go out of fashion – however, if you have decided to add a couple of creative decorations to your backyard, then you should know that you do not need to invest a small fortune in them, when you can make your own DIY glass marbles for your fence. Here is a super creative tutorial that will teach you how to do just that – and you will certainly love the fact the marbles are reflected in the summer sun!

Project Source – gardendrama

Take Your Kids By Surprise With This Rope Swing!

Kids are super energetic and they are always looking for different ways to let all that energy out – however, as parents, we are naturally concerned about the safety and security of our children whenever we go out to play. Here is the solution for that – you can now take your kids by surprise with a creative and super crafty rope swing that you can hang from one of the trees in your backyard. Cost-effective, durable and super entertaining at the same time!

Source – dukesandduchesses

Backyard Ideas On A Budget

Are you running low on inspiration and you want some creative decoration ideas that will make your backyard as comfortable and enjoyable as possible? Do you want to keep your spending to a minimum, but you are not willing to make a compromise when it comes to the quality and aesthetics of your backyard decorations? If so, then you should certainly check out these lovely and innovative decorations that will definitely change the way you look at backyard pieces!

Source – daisymaebelle

Tin Can Lanterns!

Have you ever thought that tin cans can actually benefit you from many points of view, other than serving as storage cans for your nails, pins and screws? Here is a lovely tin can lantern tutorial that will teach you how to “upgrade” your backyard lighting system in an instant. Grab a few old tins and get started on this creative project today!

Project Credit and Tutorial – growcreative

Hanging Jar Lanterns

Jar lanterns are certainly very sought-after this summer, apparently! The best thing about them is that they require a minimal investment, and you can easily make your own jar lantern with basic pieces that you have around your house. Here is a tutorial that everybody can follow – simple, descriptive and very insightful, this tutorial will guide you through every step. You can also involve your children in this project, as it is entirely safe and it will help them develop their motor skills!

Project Credit and Tutorial – craftynest

Make Your Own Glowing Orbs!

Backyard lighting is essential, especially if you have a small firepit or a gazebo where you love to gather with all your friends. The good news is that there are many different lighting options you can choose from: you can opt for the classic lightbulbs, you can choose torches, eco-friendly lights that recharge themselves during the day, or you can go for these lovely, creative and cost-effective glowing orbs that will certainly redefine the way you see backyard lighting! Have a closer look at this tutorial and let yourself be impressed.

Outdoor Vintage Flower Buckets

Flower vases and pots can be quite expensive nowadays, but do not despair – you can now get some lovely outdoor vintage flower buckets that all your guests and neighbors will envy! All you need is three silver buckets and some fresh paint to color-code or number them. Then plant your favorite flowers (perennials usually work best in this case) and place them right at the entrance. They will add color and joy to your home before you even know it!

Project Credit and Tutorial – mywonderfullymade