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41 Backyard DIYs That Will Make Yours The Coolest House On The Block

Spend the entire season outside!

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1. Give your succulents some personality with this adorable dinosaur planter.

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This easy-to-make planter is one thing that won’t go extinct by the end of the summer.

Full instructions on Nifty.

2. Defend your backyard with this water balloon slingshot.

Hand-thrown water balloons are so last summer. This DIY project will even get your kids to work together for the ultimate shot.

Full instructions on Say Yes.


5. Transform tires into colorful outdoor tire seats.

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Take a trip to the junkyard and grab some old tires to transform them into comfy seats you can use all summer long.

Full instructions on Nifty.

6. Use floor mats to make outdoor bean bags.

$3 IKEA floor mats make the exterior of these super comfy bean bags that you can toss all around your backyard for impromptu parties.

Full instructions on Retropolitan.

7. Start a tournament after making this DIY tetherball set.

Tetherball sets from sporting goods stores can cost around $100, but you can make your own for around $45. Plus, you can personalize the cement with your kids' names to preserve the summer memories.

Full instructions on Simply Kierste Design.


9. Craft your own cornhole game with sheets of plywood.

Although they look simple, they are sturdy enough to keep the kids and adults busy with a game of cornhole during backyard cookouts.

Full instructions on Amber Oliver.


14. Light up the night with these solar illuminated planters.

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Spruce up your backyard with these planters that give a touch of light and greenery at the same time.

Full instructions on Nifty.


18. Store your grill tools with style.

Instead of storing your tools awkwardly off the side of your grill, create this adorable grill set holder to both keep them organized and add some personality to your backyard.

Full instructions on Lil' Luna.

19. Light up your backyard with these cute Mason jar lanterns.

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You can easily customize these to fit your own personal taste.

Full instructions on Nifty.

20. Create your own ice cream parlor with this portable ice cream cart.

Gather your favorite paint colors to transform a simple cooler into a snazzy ice cream cart that is perfect for a backyard birthday party.

Full instructions on Aww Sam.

21. Go vertical with your gardening by planting your succulents on a wooden handrail.

It’s a perfect DIY project for anyone with a small backyard but who still wants to garden.

Full instructions on Sugar and Cloth.

22. Blow (or pop) giant bubbles.

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Impress all the neighbors with these giant bubbles that kids and adults alike will get a kick out of.

Full instructions on Nifty.


23. Build a fire pit like a pro.

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Making your own fire pit might seem like a difficult task, but this Nifty video will have you roasting your own marshmallows in no time.

Full instructions on Nifty.

25. Try to get four in a row with this giant Connect Four.

Take one of your favorite inside games outside with this giant Connect Four that is just as fun as it is gorgeous.

Full instructions on Build-Basic.

27. Take it to the grass with a game of lawn twister.

Cut a 10-inch circle out of a pizza box to create the stencil for this outdoor version of Twister. Invite the whole block for a massive game!

Full instructions on One Good Thing.

28. Or create a massive pattern in the grass with your backyard dominoes.

These beautiful wood dominoes is the perfect outdoor game to play with your family, friends, and neighbors during any backyard gathering.

Full instructions on One Dog Woof.

29. Cool off with style with this PVC water park.

Create hours of fun with a few smartly placed PVC pipes connected to your water hose. Your kids will be thoroughly impressed.

Full instructions on Classy Clutter.

30. Create magic with this hidden magnet bottle opener.

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If you're throwing a party in your backyard, you'll definitely need a bottle opener for your guests to use. Keep the bottle caps off the floor with this ingenious DIY!

Full instructions on Nifty.

34. Upcycle old drawers into a planter.

Whether you use old drawers from your house or ones bought at a garage sale, this DIY is the perfect way to add color to your backyard.

Full instructions on My Love 2 Create.

38. Keep the outdoor games going all night long with glow-in-the-dark bowling.

Just because the sun went down doesn’t mean the backyard fun has to end. All you need are glow sticks and empty water bottles.

Full instructions on Crafts By Amanda.

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