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11 Fun, DIY Backyard Projects that You Can Do This Year!

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Do you have any big plans for your home or yard this Spring?  Do you want to spruce up your yard and/or patio for the nice weather this year? Are you wanting to try out some new DIY backyard projects? Check out these cute and (mostly) easy DIY Backyard projects and games! I think I might try a couple of these out with my kids.

Check out these 11 Great DIY Backyard Projects and Games:

1. DIY Outdoor Cinder Block Bench

I love the idea of hanging out outside with iced tea in hand, sitting on this adorable bench.

2. DIY Pallet Planter Box

I’m all about planters.  Our property is unique in that much of it is concrete.  That means that DIY Backyard projects are the norm and planters are a great way for us to plant flowers and/or veggies here!

3. Gnome Garden

Oh my goodness, this DIY Backyard gnome garden is going to be the hit of the neighborhood.

4. DIY Garden Markers

Gardening puns are life!  Okay, maybe not life, but I do enjoy a good laugh and these Puns work well on these markers.

5. Patio Bench Refinishing Project

Reduce, reuse, recycle and refinish?  I love a good refinishing project, don’t you?

6. Fairy Garden

Fairies, fairies, all about the fairies!  If you have been wanting a fairy garden of your own, here’s how you can do it!

7. Easy, DIY Splash Pad

Why load the kids up in the car for a trip to your local splash pad? This DIY Splash Pad will provide hours of entertainment and fun for the kids and doesn’t rack up your fuel bill!

8. Backyard Obstacle Course

Keep the kids busy outside with this fun backyard obstacle course! Who am I kidding?  This is going to keep the grown-ups busy too!

9. DIY Pool Noodle Games

Pool noodles can be bought at the dollar store, so not only is this diy backyard game fun and easy to make, but it is also extremely budget-friendly! I’m sure we all know how much I love to save money, so if I can buy a couple of pool noodles at Dollar Tree and create hours of entertainment for my kids, you can count me in!

10. DIY Rope Swing

When I was young we had a tire swing and a rope swing.  While I did have lots of fun on both of them, I had a particular fondness for the rope swing.  I literally would spend hours and hours on it during the summer. Sometimes swinging with my friends and siblings, sometimes just sitting and reading a book.  When I became a teenager, you could find me with my Walkman listening to my favorite songs while sitting on our rope swing. Doesn’t that make you want to build one for your kids?

11. DIY Backyard Container Garden

I have been thinking about doing a container garden this year.  It will be a great way to utilize the space that we have here.

So, if you are ready to become a DIY Backyard warrior, give one of these projects a shot! They are cute, fun, and none of them look too difficult to create and for a non-crafty person like me that is a huge bonus! I always find myself intimitated by these amazing Pinterest bloggers who can put together a beautiful project with seemingly little effort. That is not the kind of gal I am, I assure you. I am more the Pinterest-fail kind of gal, but that dosn’t stop me from trying.

What DIY backyard projects have you taken on in the past? How did it work out for you? I would love to hear your stories and see any photos for inspiration!

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