42 Summery DIY Backyard Projects for Functional Outdoor Beauty

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Summer is the season for enjoying everything outdoors and under the sun. It’s a time for backyard parties, family picnics, and lots of dreamy hammock lounging. You don’t need a zip code in the Hamptons or oceanfront abode in Big Sur to create your own backyard paradise worthy of a magazine spread; all you need is some good old-fashioned DIY motivation and, of course, this handy on-trend guide!

42 Brilliant Must-Try Backyard Projects for your Home

DIY Backyard Ideas

The following 42 DIY backyard projects are not only a breeze to accomplish but make for truly enjoyable summertime ventures. From repurposed patio furniture to handmade hanging lights, and even a bespoke fire pit or two, these DIY backyard projects are sure to inspire, as well as garner more than a few compliments from friends and neighbors. With easy to find materials–many of which you may already have on hand–and infinite possibilities, now is the time to make summer memories the right way: in style.

1. Backyard Getaway Pergola Project

Backyard Getaway Pergola Project

2. Caribbean Blue Crochet Hammock

Caribbean Blue Crochet Hammock

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3. Rustic Druidic DIY Fire Pit

Rustic Druidic DIY Fire Pit

4. Cedar & Cement Garden Bench

Cedar & Cement Garden Bench

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5. Summer Splendor Awning Style Canopy

Summer Splendor Awning Style Canopy

6. Lawn Party Luxury Table With Inlaid Icebox

Lawn Party Luxury Table With Inlaid Icebox

7. Floating Island Outdoor Deck

Floating Island Outdoor Deck

8. Road To Rome Stone Walkway

Road To Rome Stone Walkway

9. DIY Stone Serenity Pond

DIY Stone Serenity Pond

10. Sailor’s Knot Rope Seats

Sailor's Knot Rope Seats

11. Midsummer Night Fairy Garden

Midsummer Night Fairy Garden

12. Gardener’s Helper Planter Box & Hose Holder

Gardener's Helper Planter Box & Hose Holder

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13. Country Cosmos Handmade Grapevine Balls

Country Cosmos Handmade Grapevine Balls

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14. Freestanding Circular Stone Island

Freestanding Circular Stone Island

15. Picturesque Outdoor Planter “Lamp Posts”

Picturesque Outdoor Planter "Lamp Posts"

16. Planted Poetry Garden Wall Lettering

Planted Poetry Garden Wall Lettering

17. Joshua Tree Fire Pit Corner

Joshua Tree Fire Pit Corner

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18. Tuscan Shelter Slide-Wire Canopy

Tuscan Shelter Slide-Wire Canopy

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19. Planted Posy Outdoor Umbrella Stand

Planted Posy Outdoor Umbrella Stand

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20. Bourgeois-On-A-Budget Solar Light Chandelier

Bourgeois-On-A-Budget Solar Light Chandelier

21. Petite Treeless Tree House

Petite Treeless Tree House

22. DIY Crafter’s Hammock Stand

DIY Crafter's Hammock Stand

23. Corner Jardin Pea Gravel Patio

Corner Jardin Pea Gravel Patio

24. Chevron-Patterned Wooden Piecework Box

Chevron-Patterned Wooden Piecework Box

25. Chic Grecian Urn Style Plant Stands

Chic Grecian Urn Style Plant Stands

26. Cottage Garden Planter’s Stand

Cottage Garden Planter's Stand

27. Stringing Night Lights Outdoor Poles

Stringing Night Lights Outdoor Poles

28. Sweet and Shabby Handwoven Burlap Lampshades

Sweet and Shabby Handwoven Burlap Lampshades

29. Big Sur Style Fire Pit

Big Sur Style Fire Pit

30. Stripped Down Steamer Style Outdoor Trunk

Stripped Down Steamer Style Outdoor Trunk

31. Yard Yacht DIY Wire Railing

Yard Yacht DIY Wire Railing

32. Hand Painted Poolside Tire Table

Hand Painted Poolside Tire Table

33. DIY Pacific Patio Pool

DIY Pacific Patio Pool

34. Personal Cabana-On-Wheels Wooden Bar

Personal Cabana-On-Wheels Wooden Bar

35. Freestanding Tiki Torch Planter Pots

Freestanding Tiki Torch Planter Pots

36. Simple Nostalgic DIY Rope Swing

Simple Nostalgic DIY Rope Swing

37. Grilled To Perfection Stackable Stone Counter Wedge

Grilled To Perfection Stackable Stone Counter Wedge

38. Uptown-Downtown DIY Patio Upholstery

Uptown-Downtown DIY Patio Upholstery

39. Repurposed “Living Room” Patio Sofa

Repurposed "Living Room" Patio Sofa

40. Flowering Hen House Chicken Wire Display

Flowering Hen House Chicken Wire Display

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41. Pot-Side-Up Restructured Patio Table

Pot-Side-Up Restructured Patio Table

42. Sardinian Stone & Wooden Slab Bench

Sardinian Stone & Wooden Slab Bench