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:
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.
2. DIY Walkway
Create this dreamy looking walkway using repurposed wood slats from pallets—they're the perfect length! Get the full tutorial here.
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.
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.
5. DIY Patio Tiles
Ditch the drab patio tiles and give them a pop of color instead! Get the full tutorial here.
6. DIY Love Seat
Can you believe this outdoor seating is made from scrap wood and cinder blocks? Get the full tutorial here.
7. DIY Canopy
Create this budget-friendly canopy so you can say sayonara to the whole sunburn thing. Get the full tutorial here.
8. DIY Birdbath Planter
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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