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    46 Backyard DIYs That Will Make Being Trapped At Home Suck A Little Less

    We can have a little garden inspiration, as a treat.

    1. Hang a squirrel picnic table on your fence.

    Ok, my daughter sent me this photo and now I kinda wanna make one

    Even if we can't have nice things, at least the squirrels can.

    This one is available from Etsy for $34.

    2. Simultaneously build a fire, roast some s'mores, AND do art & crafts hour with the kids.

    TODAY'S ART LESSON: DIY backyard charcoal! Use paper bags for your paper. Secure paper with tape or rocks to a surface. Make a fire. Burn sticks to use as your drawing tool until they get charcoal-y. Put them back in fire to get more charcoal. Have some water nearby just in case.

    3. Pool noodles threaded together make a cheap and easy raft you can laze around on in the pool.

    4. Combine container gardening with wooden posts to create a magical patio of plants and string lights.

    5. Make a lettuce table from old furniture.

    6. Play a game of water balloon piñatas.

    7. There are so many elegant DIY ways to clamp a row of solar lights onto a fence.

    8. This old fondue pot becomes a water fountain by day and a firepit at night.

    9. If the idea of gardening sounds completely overwhelming right now, start with containers. Here are guides for full sun planters and shady planters.

    10. Now is a great time to get started on raised garden beds.

    New additions to the backyard for @gardening.with.ingrid! Adding raised beds can be a simple DIY that even kids can help out with. Having them be a part of a garden project they can watch come to life is a great experience you both can enjoy!

    11. Cover up that eyesore of an AC unit with a DIY cover.

    12. Hide your garden hose in a DIY planter.

    13. If you're looking for a short, easy DIY project, make a spring wreath using Spanish moss and faux flowers.

    14. Here's an IKEA balcony bar, for those of you who might be apartment dwellers.

    15. Create some DIY flower towers to create some statement pieces as part of your landscaping.

    16. If you happen to have an old, empty drum lying about, you can turn it into a hand pump for water.

    17. Or maybe you have an old window screen lying around, which you can repurpose into a bulletin board.

    18. Combine a readymade solar fountain with galvanized tubs to create a resplendent garden fountain.

    19. For a stupid easy DIY project, repurpose an old toy into a succulent planter.

    20. For another stupid easy DIY project, stick an electric candle in a planter for elegant, impromptu lighting.

    21. Create a floral tapestry growing climbing petunia vines on a DIY nylon net.

    22. Create a musical activity wall with things you might have lying around.

    23. Here are a few reasons to make hypertufa planters: they're lightweight, the porous quality makes them very amenable to plant growth, and they create a gorgeous patina as they age.

    24. Need easy pathway lighting? Fill a terracotta planter with stones and stick a solar light in it.

    25. Set up some air mattresses under the stars.

    26. Make a garden umbrella stand using a pot or a barrel.

    27. Inject a ball with glow stick juice for some nighttime volleyball.

    28. Fill an overturned pot with Aubrieta violets for a springtime cornucopia.

    29. Make ALL your seating swing seating.

    30. Tie rope between trees to create a fun obstacle course for the kids.

    31. Placemats + fabric waterproofing spray = cheap and easy outdoor throw pillows.

    32. Paint the stones in your garden with a delightful motif.

    33. Hide an ugly chain link fence with inexpensive wood lattice that you can grow vines on.

    34. If you're looking for a super easy gardening project, you can buy no-drill wall trellis anchors.

    35. Make a "wee village" garden.

    36. Did a tree fall down? Use it as a a bike stand.

    37. Build a cheap and easy bean fort.

    38. Set up pool noodles for a game of kickball croquet.

    39. You can build a backyard beach for $200.

    40. If you're looking for a super practical project, here's an easy way to take care of the mold growing on a wooden fence.

    41. Make a jelly jar hummingbird feeder, because there's nothing more pleasant than watching hummingbirds flit about.

    42. If you're looking to rig something up in ten minutes or less, a plastic soda bottle and a hose tossed over a tree branch will make do, too.

    43. Create elegant "stone" columns with pool noodles.

    44. This cinder block bench should only cost you about $30.

    45. Mount a chalk-painted board to the fence so kids can unleash their creativity outdoors.

    46. For the ambitious golf-er, here is a tutorial on how to create a DIY putting green.

    If you're still daydreaming about backyard fun, check out this list of 32 Outrageously Fun Things You’ll Want In Your Backyard This Summer.