9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

Are you as excited to spiffy up your backyard for summer as you are terrified you’re going to overspend? Sigh. Me too. There are so many doo-dads and knickknacks available that even with my trusty list in hand, I still end up trying to convince myself that a floating ping pong table is a must-have accessory. Luckily, there are oodles of amazing(ly cheap) DIY ideas out there, making it super easy to stay within your budget and still make your backyard look chic.

Here, 9 DIY ideas to transform your backyard from blah to beautiful:

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

1. DIY Tiki Torches

Not only will you be able to repurpose your empty wine bottles, but you’ll be able to keep those pesky mosquitos away too! Get the full tutorial here.

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

2. DIY Walkway

Create this dreamy looking walkway using repurposed wood slats from pallets—they’re the perfect length! Get the full tutorial here.

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

3. DIY End Table

This terracotta pot table is adorbs. Simply paint to match your backyard decor, place the tray on top of the pot and voila! Get the full tutorial here.

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

4. DIY Garden Edging

As stunning as garden edging can be, it’s also a lot of wasted space. By making garden edging out of steel pipe, you’ll have more room for planting! Get the full tutorial here.

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

5. DIY Patio Tiles

Ditch the drab patio tiles and give them a pop of color instead! Get the full tutorial here.

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

6. DIY Love Seat

Can you believe this outdoor seating is made from scrap wood and cinder blocks? Get the full tutorial here.

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

7. DIY Canopy

Create this budget-friendly canopy so you can say sayonara to the whole sunburn thing. Get the full tutorial here.

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

8. DIY Birdbath Planter

This birdbath/planter hybrid is perfect for those who don’t have a lot of space to work with. Plus, the birdbath itself is the globe from an old light fixture—genius! Get the full tutorial here.

9 Easy DIY Ideas to Chic Things Up In Your Backyard

9. DIY Drive-In

For the movie-obsessed, this backyard drive-in is swoonworthy. The tutorial covers both aesthetic and tech setup, along with the most cost-effective ways to pull it off. Get the full tutorial here.

What are your favorite backyard DIY ideas?

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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).