Backyard Ideas

Easy backyard decorating ideas, coming right up!
Repurpose a Stock Tank As a Pool
The stock tank pool trend is only gaining traction, and for good reason: it’s the perfect way to cool off without the sweat of an in-ground pool installation.
Build Your Dream Treehouse
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For those who would rather enjoy the backyard from a higher altitude, Treehouse Supplies offers easy building plans starting at just $50, plus helpful materials.
Set Up a Potting Station
If you told us two metal trash cans could make for a charming work space, we’d admittedly be skeptical, but when topped with an old door and flanked by geranium red metal stools, somehow it just works.
Personalize Your Plants
A DIY monogram planter is a cute personalized touch to any backyard. Blogger Cassity writes that, thanks to this planter’s nifty design, she can replant blooms as often as she’d like.
Warm Up the Yard With a DIY Fire Pit
Who doesn’t love gathering around a warm fire on a summer night? Pits can be pretty pricey, but bloggers Jim and Mary made this version for just $117.
Use Rope Lights to Illuminate Your Garden Paths
All it takes is a strand of rope lightswith end caps and garden staplesfor an easy and affordable way to light your backyard pathways at night.
Turn a Bike Into a Planter
An old bike can become a beautiful planter by filling the front basket with blooms.
Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
Think twice before tossing that empty wine bottle! Instead, repurpose it in the cutest mobile bird feeder.
Build a Pallet Wood Sofa

Convert leftover pallet wood into a cozy sofa, a perfect place to sip your morning coffee or enjoy an evening cocktail.

Make a Pallet Flower Display
Pretty up a boring backyard corner with this pallet-turned-display case. Fill with an array of potted plants in the summer, then switch to pumpkins or pinecones for the autumn months.
Hang a Hammock
Is there anything more soothing than a hammock gently swinging under string lights? This easy-to-pull-off setup is guaranteed to be your favorite spot to relax.
Include a Kid’s Corner
This hopscotch board—made out of pavers—works double-time as a game for kids (or adults!) and a fun way to add a pop of bright color to your lawn.
Build a Wooden Walkway
Utilize reclaimed pallet wood to build a rustic wooden walkway. You can use it to link two areas of your backyard, or to add some character to a quiet corner.
Build a Ladder Garden Planter
Propped against a fence, this cedar planter provides an eye-catching way to display your favorite blooms. Bonus: It only costs $20 to make.
Use Cinderblocks to Create a DIY Bench
This colorful, repurposed bench can be made from cinderblocks, lumber, and concrete adhesive. Add colorful cushions for comfy and stylish outdoor seating.
Craft a Colorful Planter
Using spray paint, a chain, and a hook, you can transform an old tire into a surprisingly lovely planter.
Light Up Your Trees
Create a romantic spot by twisting a string of white lights around a cluster of trees in your backyard. Not only will this create an enchanting place to sit in the evenings, but it will be charming to look at from inside your home.
Build a Watering Can Fountain
This cool-looking fountain, made from recycled watering cans and a wash bin, is the perfect addition to a country garden.
Take Advantage of Tree Stumps
If you’re cutting down a tree, leave a few feet of the stump in place and turn into a small outdoor serving table.
Build a Tea Pot Fountain
Add a piece of DIY decor to your garden or backyard with this fountain made from an iron tea pot and an old whiskey barrel.
Add Pretty Backyard Storage
Inspired by a French door she found in the trash, this blogger created the cutest backyard garden shed, which perfectly houses tools without being an eyesore.
Make Your Own Chandelier
Grapevine balls, white lights, twine, and a branch turn into an easy-to-make, rustic chandelier you can hang from a porch or patio.
Convert a Colander Into a Planter
Forget flower pots! Turn your favorite flowers into this easy DIY display.
Stack Your Planters
Add dimension to our backyard by turning planters into a tiered herb garden.
Turn a Lantern Into a Terrarium
Blogger Nikki realized that Ikea’s Borrby candle lantern can easily be repurposed into a small terrarium—which can also double as a rustic outdoor centerpiece.
Hang a Pocket Garden
Bet you never thought of this idea before: Repurpose a shoe holder into a cute outdoor planter