The backyard can be an outdoor paradise in your own home with the right settings and design. Look at these ideas to add beauty, comfort, and functionality to your own backyard. Tidy up your landscape with some affordable plantation ideas, make economical outdoors, or add entertaining spaces that don’t damage your budget.
Everyone wants a beautiful backyard, but hiring landscape designers can be expensive. This tutorial works for large or small spaces, so you can easily create a backyard of your dreams.
1. Set Up the Ultimate Outdoor Dining Table
Create an intimate tented space with bamboo poles secured in planters. (Surround poles with bricks or rocks to stabilize; top with moss or pea gravel.)
2. Make Mason Jar Luminaries
Light the steps to your front door with these elegant DIY lanterns. Though perfect for a Fourth of July party, we think they’re pretty enough to display all summer.
3. Hang a Pocket Garden
Bet you never thought of this idea before: Repurpose a shoe holder into a cute outdoor planter.
4. Turn an Old Tire Into a Planter
Addicted 2 DIY bloggers Katie dreamed up this brilliant idea of turning an old tire into a planter by wrapping it in sisal rope and adding legs.
5. Hang an Outdoor Window Shelf
Perfect for when you’re firing up the grill, this chic window shelf keeps all your grilling tools handy—without being an eyesore.
6. Give Dad Something to Brag About
A perfect gift for Dad, this do-it-yourself cooler stand will definitely become his favorite backyard toy.
7. Build a Pallet Potting Bench
Put old pallets to good use by turning them into an outdoor potting bench, perfect for displaying flowers or birdhouses.
8. Turn a Lantern Into a Terrarium
Blogger Nikki realized that Ikea’s Borrby candle lantern can easily be repurposed into a small terrarium—which can also double as a rustic outdoor centerpiece.
9. Add Pattern to Patio Pavers
Jazz up your backyard by turning plain cement steps into these brightly patterned patio pavers.
10. Put Mason Jar Lids to Use
Upcycle Mason jar lids into cute plant labels for your garden to help you easily locate veggies.