If there is one thing I want to do to my house (and there’s way more than one thing, but this is where I would start), it’s make my backyard pretty. I mean, really…what I wouldn’t give for a nice backyard!
We are *almost* at the point where we can start working on it. We have young dogs who like to chew, so we’ve been holding off on purchasing outdoor furniture and spending money on yard decor until they outgrow their mouthiness. But, YAY…we’re getting there! And I’ve been collecting DIY backyard decor ideas so we can start working on them this summer. I’m sharing some of my favorites here, because these are all great ways to freshen up an outdoor space…whether you just want to add a little something new or you’re starting with a blank slate, like we are.
DIY Backyard Decor
Terracotta Pot Table – There’s lots to love about this terracotta pot table, but my favorite part is the colors. You can use any color you want, though, which means you can totally customize this for your own yard.
Outdoor Swinging Bed – Talk about a nice place to read! This swinging bed is not only stunning, but also a great way to chill out with a good book. Some handy(wo)man skills required for this one, but…wow! It’s so pretty.
DIY Yard Yahtzee – Not just yahtzee, but any other fun dice game you can dream up! The kids won’t want to go back inside when they have these fun DIY dice to play with (bonus: they can help make them!).
Light Fixture Update – Breathe new life into old light fixtures that you aren’t quite ready to replace yet with…spray paint!
Outdoor Drink Station – Make entertaining pretty and a little bit more fun with this gorgeous drink station.
DIY Outdoor Seating – Another project if you’re handy – make this outdoor seating! I love the look of this, and you can swap out the cushions for any color you like.
DIY Garden Markers – Pretty up your garden with these super simple garden markers.
Fencepost Garden Bench – You’ll want to sit on this pretty bench all day long!
DIY Charcoal Grill – Did you know you could make your own grill? This one is super cute and perfect for roasting up some hotdogs or s’smores!
Grow an Herb Garden – Check out these four ideas for growing herbs.
Citrus Centerpiece – Dress up a picnic table with this gorgeous centerpiece that looks just like it was made to be outside.
DIY Pallet Furniture – This table, though!
Ladybug Garden Art – Have the kids help make these cute ladybugs and stick them all over your garden.
Make Your Own Fire Pit – I just love this one.
Clay Pot Toadstools – These are amazing…again, something you can create using any colors you like. I love the whimsy of these.
I’m pretty sure I would be happy with all of these in my backyard. Realistically, I’ll start with something small…but I’m really longing for some backyard furniture besides a couple of metal folding chairs, so…maybe pallet furniture is the place to start.
I’ll keep you guys posted!
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