Can’t buy that dream outdoor patio, or in-ground swimming pool you’re dying for? You can still find ways to get a lovely backyard that’s excellent for enjoyable. Prepare yourself, this is 55 Low cost Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius By peggy wang as well as other DIY bloggers.
1. Plant lemongrass as a natural way to keep mosquitoes away. Buy a mature plant from an Asian market or grocery store. When you get it home, trim the tops of the plant and remove any dead parts. Plant it in a clear jar of water and place on a sunny windowsill. Within few weeks, it will develop roots and can be transplanted to your garden.
2. Rinse your dirty feet off in a waterproof frame filled with flat stones.The flat stones will feel so good on your feet! a clever idea from marthastewart.
3. Replace the lightbulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch. You’ll have gorgeous outdoor lighting without having to provide electricity.
4. Put mirrors up on your fence to make the yard look bigger. Find out how to make this up cycled one from old windows at the bramble berry cottage.
5. Or make some mirrored lawn ornaments by spraying different-sized orbs, with looking-glass spray paint. You can actually buy the orbs at Amazon, or try DIY ing your own.
6. Turn an old chair into a swing. Get the instruction inside description. It is Swedish. so please open a new tab for google translate.
7. It only takes about 20 minutes to make this skateboard swing. See how little bit funky craft his art on a blog.
8. A pallet and some rope makes a multi-person swing.
9. Make your own rock climbing wall. See how someone did this using wall grips purchased from eBay.
10. Get LED lighted pots for instant night lighting. A perfect stuff when clouds blocks the stars.
11. The sedum sarmentosum plant makes a fast growing ground cover. In June, it grows tiny yellow flowers!
12. Get some rainbow fire crystals for your fire pit. At $for a pack of two, these are pretty enough to be worth it if you’re having people over.
13. Put some stakes in the ground to make a lounging trio of hammocks. a fun idea from natural play ground store.
14. Reuse those wooden stakes to create the most epic game of Scrabble ever.
15. Make a giant outdoor water bed for the kids. Your kids will love it, I bet. Get the directions at the home made toast.
16. A tarp and sprinkler will create a fun splash pad for a slide. The sprinkler keeps the tarp wet for a full day of fun splashing.
17. Tie rope between trees to create a fun obstacle course for the kids.
18. Use glow necklaces and glow bracelets for a few rounds of nighttime ring toss.
19. Break glowsticks into bottles of water for some nighttime lawn bowling action. Or,
20. Glow in the dark Bowling inside a house. Love the crash of knocking down pins, but not the questionable fashion of rental shoes? Try glow in the dark nighttime bowling at home. It’s bowling with a little something extra that is sure to get your kids so excited they will jump off the couch, turn off the TV and silly shoes are absolutely not required!
21. Placemats and fabric waterproofing spray equal to cheap and easy outdoor throw pillows. follow the full directions at domestic imperfection.
22. Make toadstools out of cut logs and repurposed wooden salad bowls. the adorable DIY is available at twi gand toad stool.
23. Paint the stones in your garden. From M and M’s to bit like zebra stripe.. why not.
24. Having a party? Tie vases to the fence and fill with plants or flowers.
25. Spray-paint metal folding chairs for entertaining in the backyard. follow link to learn what sort of spray paint is best to use on metal.
26. Don’t own a grill? This camping grill is a more inexpensive way to have a BBQ. Get it for $or 39.99. Your Choice.
27. Reuse your empty wine bottles by making mosquito combating tiki torches with them. Fill them with citronella oil, and sleep like a log.
28. For a touch of whimsy, add some funny fuzzy hedgehogs made from just a water bottle. Praktic ideas have the DIY link for you inside info area.
29. Make a race car track. Yahoo life style have detail Instructions for you to get the job done nicely.
30. Create a little privacy with a plant wall made from old rain gutters.
31. An inflatable pool fountain is perfect for frolicking. Thanks to ehow for the full instruction.
32. Toilet paper makes the best, cheapest seed paper. It can be difficult to space out small seeds like carrots. Follow link, to get more info from Organic gardening on how to use seed paper to plant your tiny seeds.
33. Put diapers in the bottom of your potted plants. They’ll help your plants retain their moisture and keep them looking fresh longer. Or, if that’s too expensive, you can pick up a 17oz container of just the hydra crystals for about $9, making it a much cheaper proposition.
34. Make a wee village garden. Your kids will have so much fun playing with this miniature village, and it’s a great way to get them outside. We have You Tube link related to this idea. credit goes to anne of green gardens.
35. Repurpose your tree stumps. Turn one into a table or a planter, or just cover it in moss and flowers to make it look pretty.
36. Use latex floor paint to color cement tiles on an outdoor patio. Get more info from a beautiful mess under the video.
37. Did a tree fall down? Use it as a bike stand by Studio Sjoesjoe
38. I hope your children will like it. Have a backyard drive in movie party for the kids with cardboard boxes. Follow DIY link on how to make this thing above comment area.
39. Grow a sunflower house for the kids to play in. It requires some patients, but It will worth it. Plant some sunflowers together will strong your bond too.
40. Or, build a cheap and easy bean fort.
41. Set up pool noodles for a game of kickball croquet. Hula-hoops work fine too.
42. Use rope lighting to line your garden. It’s waterproof, and you can put it on a timer. You could also use a border of rocks to separate the lawn from the deck.
43. This pool noodle floating cooler costs only $1.99. Instructables provide us the DIY link
44. If you already have throw pillows, make them patio-ready by using a grocery-bag insert.
45. You can build a backyard beach for $200. It’ll be a nonstop summer vacation. This one takes up only 100 square feet of space.
46. If you plan on doing a lot of entertaining, this simple fence table will give your guests a place to eat and drink.
47. This shady book nook require just a hula-hoop and a curtain.
48. Make a wind chime out of old keys and acrylic paint.
49. Place scraps of yarn in a suet feeder and birds will use them to make their nests. Keep playing this video to get dozen cool bird nest ideas.
50. Mount a chalk painted board to the fence so kids can unleash their creativity outdoors. inside info area, we have 2 awesome outdoor chalkboard DIY’s link you can follow.
51. This cinder block bench should only cost you about $30.
52. Make a garden umbrella stand using a pot or a barrel.
53. How to make Glowing firefly Jars made from glow sticks and glitter ! Break glow stick, add glitter, place those inside the jars, Replace lid and shake. Read more info down there.
54. Vertical Garden from reclaimed wood. if you’re concerned about the safety of pallets, you could easily use scrap wood from other sources And,
55. Stylish Birdhouses and Feeders. it seems like every bird in the neighborhood is out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Give them something more to chirp about with one of these easy DIY birdhouses or feeders!
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