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  • Writer's pictureTerri Becker

10 Fun Family DIY Outdoor Projects

Spring is here, y'all! Now is the perfect time to get that outdoor project started. So, get your family involved and let's make this extra time enjoyable by getting some fresh air and getting that backyard transformed into a paradise you can enjoy!

1. DIY Outdoor Fire Pit

Nothing begs for families to be outside together like a beautiful campfire! Grab some cinder blocks from your local hardware store or buy a kit, like this one from Lowe's. It included easy step-by-step directions and promises a fun family project. Get your ghost stories and s'mores ingredients ready for year-round family fun!

2. DIY Outdoor Movie Screen

I love going to the movies and miss going to the theater so much! There are multiple ways to fashion the screens as seen below. This is a great idea to bring the movies to your backyard. Set up some comfy chairs, cushions, pop some popcorn, and settle in for some old family movies or your favorite action, romance, or comedy movies!

Photo and screen tutorial: MerryThought

3. DIY Bar Cart

Upgrade an old bar cart or make your own! I Entertain guests and make snacks and drinks quickly. A great idea for a movable and easily loadable functional piece of backyard decor. Get bold and customize with some adhesive wallpaper.

Photo and instructions: Grillo Designs

4. DIY Pallet Furniture

Need some extra seating but don't have a lot of money? There are so many options available, all you need is a few pallets and some know how. Aniko from the blog Place of My Taste had 15 pallet projects to choose from, I love the fun colors for this DIY pallet furniture set.

Photo and instructions: Place of My Taste

5. DIY Vegetable/Flower Garden

There is no better time to get that flower or vegetable garden started! Since the kids are home for the rest of the school year, this is a great opportunity to get the kids involved for that science time! Break out the seeds and gloves, let's get those hands dirty!

Photo and Instructions: Family Handyman

6. DIY Hammock

Nothing like swinging in the breeze on a nice spring day with a good book! If you have trees you could anchor a hammock in-between, awesome. If not, a quick trip to the hardware store for some lumber, you could make your own for as little as $25!

Photo and instructions: Julia Fain Hunker

7. DIY Corn Hole Toss Game

A fun way to keep the family entertained is by a little friendly competition! You can make your own corn hole toss game and finish it with a fun design or your favorite team logo! The sky is the limit on what you can come up with, so get creative.

Photo and instructions: A Wonderful Thought

8. DIY Fountain

"To bring your garden to life, just add water. Moving water catches sunlight and generates a soothing sound to make your space relaxing. Most hardware stores won't carry everything needed for this type of fountain, but you can purchase materials from a water garden shop or online. Fountains make a great impression along a walkway, by a front entrance, or near a patio. They require electricity, so select a spot near an outdoor outlet." The soothing sound of water bubbling is such a nice way to relax. Step-by-step directions can be found on Better Homes & Garden blog. Making your own water feature is far easier than you would think!

Photo and instructions: Better Homes & Gardens

9. DIY Outdoor Checkers Game

Shanty2Chic is one of my favorite blogs, I love all of the projects they cook up. I like their DIY outdoor checkers game tutorial. This board can be flipped over for tic-tac-toe as well! The colors could be customized to work with your backyard decor. Game on y'all!

Photo and Instructions: Shanty 2 Chic

10. DIY Planter/String Light Post

What a fun idea from the blog I Should be Mopping The Floors: I love how she multi-purposed items by turning planters into post holders to string up the cafe lights! Cute and functional. Don't forget the bird-feeder!

Photo and instructions: I Should Be Mopping The Floors

I would love to see what type of outdoor projects you are working on! Please leave me a comment below and come back again soon to see what fun we have cookin'.

Much love,


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