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The 8 Most Popular Backyard DIY Projects

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Sometimes all you need is a backyard facelift and your home can feel like new again. While renovating your backyard can quickly become a financial burden – all you really need is to get your hands dirty and do a few things yourself. You’ll be putting personality into your space for a lot less, and you’ll have a great hangout and entertaining space for friends and family. Here are eight of the most popular backyard DIY projects.

8. Fire Pits

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Building a fire pit is a do-it-yourself project that takes little time, costs even less money, and you’ll enjoy it for years to come.  Your backyard will quickly become the new favorite hangout spot amongst your family and friends.

7. Hammocks

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Putting up a hammock is an easy-to-pull-off project. If you don’t have two trees that are close enough together, it’s easy to get creative with posts or anything else sturdy enough to hold your weight while you take the best nap of your life right in your own backyard.

6. Planters

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There are many ways to display flowers in your backyard. An old bike can become a planter by filling the front basket with blooms. Using just a chain and a hook, you can transform an old tire into a planter. Some people have even used old toilets to display their flowers.

5. String Lights

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String lights are an easy and affordable way to turn your backyard into a charming place to hang out. Let them drape from a railing, hang them on a wall, or wrap them around a tree. If you don’t have plug-ins but still want to play with mood lighting in the backyard, brighten up your fence by drilling holes and filling them with colored marbles.

4. Screens

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A screened-in porch is one of the most popular backyard projects that you can effortlessly do yourself. Add some privacy to your space by installing screening around your porch, or keep the bugs away by putting a screen door on your back door. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.

3. Sheds

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There’s a reason why so many people build garden tool sheds in their backyard – they’re good storage for a lot more than just your garden tools. Keep your stuff clean and dry by building a rot-resistant woodshed against your house close to your patio or garden for easy access.

2. Swings

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Nothing beats a swing hanging from a tree, or an old-school tire swing, or spending time with loved ones on a porch swing. Installing a swing in your backyard won’t take a lot of time, yet you’ll be using it for years. It’s an affordable way to make memories.

1. Outdoor Movie Theatres

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Creating a movie theatre right in your backyard is a good excuse to get your family and friends together. It’s a lot simpler than you’d think – all you need is a white sheet, a projector, and some pillows and blankets to make the screening space cozy and inviting. Don’t forget the popcorn!


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