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11 DIY Backyard Ideas To Do In Your Yard

You’ll love these awesome DIY backyard ideas to fill your long summer days! This list is guaranteed fun for all ages.

11 Awesome DIY Backyard Ideas For A Fun-Filled Summer

Now that we’re in the thick of a lazy hot summer, it’s all about the sun, the water sports, and the backyard fun! So, while you’re thinking of some fun ideas for this summer check these DIY backyard ideas! Go outside! You look like you require a little warmth from the beautiful sunshine.


1. Build A DIY Hammock Stand

Nothing is quite as relaxing as hanging out in a hammock, reading a book, and soaking up the sun. If you love the thought, well, it’s time for you to consider having a DIY hammock stand in your own backyard.


2. Build Your Own Backyard Bowling Alley

Build Your Own Backyard Bowling Alley | DIY Backyard Ideas To Do In Your Yard
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This idea is great for family fun game nights. Enjoy time together while you build your own backyard bowling alley, then play a mean game and see who wins.


3. Slip -N- Slide

This is a fun summer classic that is sure to beat the heat! Build one for your backyard and make some unforgettable family summer memories right in your backyard.


4. DIY Sprinkler System

Your kids are going to love playing with this DIY sprinkler system, it’s so simple and provides hours of entertainment. This DIY sprinkler system requires nothing more than an empty soda bottle, duct tape, and garden hose.


5. Alice In Wonderland Tea Party

Nothing says, “Welcome Summer,” like a fun party with friends. Throw down some old rugs and turn your yard into a wonderland and have a bit of summer magic in your fun summer get-together.



6. Backyard Angry Birds

Everyone loves Angry Birds, so why not bring them to your yard. Use some old boxes and balloons and watch as they crash down to the ground.


7. Butterfly Feeder

Butterfly Feeder | DIY Backyard Ideas To Do In Your Yard

Butterflies are everywhere during the summer. Why not brighten up your yard or garden by bringing them to you? Besides bringing this whimsical beauty to your garden, they also help promote your plants growth by pollinating flowers.


8. Backyard Rope Obstacle Course

Summer is about being active and getting on your feet. Give the kids, or adults, a reason to be outside with this backyard rope obstacle course.


9. Backyard Bubble Room

This idea is sure to bring the kids out to play, but please use caution when doing this backyard bubble room project. Plastic can be a choking hazard.


10. Water Balloon Pinatas

These water balloon pinatas are great for any kind of party! Bring on the water balloons. A fun and frugal outdoor party idea sure to be fun for all ages.


11. Pillow Quilt

Want a nice relaxing night out this summer? This pillow quilt idea would be great to add to an outdoor movie night. I so love this!


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There you have it, my fellow DIY-ers! The summer fun is not only for children, but also for adults, games and other outdoor activities are an amazing way to enjoy outdoor time with your family and friends. Before playing the games or even relaxing on a spot, it’s a greater pleasure that you can design and create them together with your kids. And these DIY backyard ideas will definitely keep the whole family busy and entertained all summer!

What do you think of these DIY backyard ideas? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Want another entertaining game in your backyard? Why not build your own giant connect four from scratch? Then, have a tournament and find out who will be the connect four champ!


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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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