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25 Money-Saving DIY Backyard Projects…to transform your space!!

First of all, Happy Memorial Day (for my U.S. friends)!  I know this day tends to shift focus to friends, BBQs, and a day off from work (all things we enjoy, believe me!!!)….but I hope we’ll all take a moment to appreciate those who protect our country, both past and present.  Thank you!

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Like I mentioned on Friday, we FINALLY finished the Landscaping and Hardscaping in our Front Yard.  It took some time (and sweat!)…but it saved us some serious cash (as in, thousands!), Plus, it’s something we really love coming home to!  Ahhhhh…..such a pretty site to see!  Now, the backyard??  Not so much!  It needs some love…..but I think we’ll do it in stages.

We’ve been outside every single day, playing and enjoying the warm weather…..and so I’m going to blame it on the nice weather, but being outside makes me start thinking of all the fun things we could do back there to enjoy it even more!  So, I’ve been gathering ideas…trying to decide what I love most.  And since we’d much rather save money and make things ourselves, these are all ideas that would be much cheaper to do yourself……than paying someone to do or make it for you!

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Make your own fire pit in four easy steps via A Beautiful Mess

DIY Pergola Hammock Stand via DFO Home

 

DIY outdoor light poles via City Farmhouse

Outdoor daybed via Design Love Fest

Easy Pallet Outdoor Bar via 1001 Pallets

DIY water feature via Oh My Creative

 

DIY Hanging Rain Gutter Planters via Make It and Love It

DIY Tree Bench via This Old House

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Vertical gardening system via Deborah Silver

DIY chicken coop via Redeem Your Ground

Build your own pergola via Popular Mechanics

Pallet garden pathway via Funky Junk Interiors

Curved fire pit bench via A Beautiful Mess

Vintage door beverage station via Finding Home Farms

DIY outdoor chalkboard via My House and Home

Back porch day bed via Apprentice Extrovert

Gorgeous pallet swing bed via The Merry Thought

DIY outdoor storage bench via Ana White

DIY outdoor movie projection screen via the Shabby Creek Cottage

 

Build a glass waterfall via DIY Projects

DIY brick pizza oven via Brick Wood Ovens

DIY Window Flower Boxes via Make It and Love It

 

Amazing backyard bowling alley via Imgur

DIY outdoor table for $65 via Shanty 2 Chic

Modern outdoor bench via DIY Candy

 

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Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
25 money-saving diy backyard projects…to transform your space!!
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Comments

  1. Laura says:

    My husband is about to be really annoyed with this post!!! ;)

  2. Paulette Still says:

    Hi Ashley! These all look fun! Except the pallets with the pavers on top, that one is just begging to be climbed on by small children. It makes me nervous every time I see it. I know, that as a child, I would have climbed on it no question. I feel like it needs a more substantial base for stability. I may need to pop over to pallets.com and comment there as well.

    1. Paulette Still says:

      Oops that’s 1001pallets.com and I did pop in and leave my Mama-Nana 2 cents worth. ;)

    2. Rachel lyons says:

      I get the concern but it’s a bar! Perhaps the people likely to build such a thing do NOT (shocker) have small children or any children for that matter!

  3. Danny*Star Domestic says:

    That moment when you don’t have a back yard ;( Great ideas though, friends of mine tried to build the backyard bowling alley and it turned out pretty decent, definitely brings smiles on our gatherings. Hope to try some of the ideas myself one day :)

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