33 Awesome DIY Summer Backyard Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

By | May 25, 2014

Summer is slowly creeping upon us, and that means it’s time to enjoy the sun! These 32 backyard summer ideas are so great, so awesome, and so ingenious, you’ll NEVER want to leave your backyard!

#1. Use salad bowls to make a kick-ass set of speakers.

Use salad bowls to make a DIY set of speakers.

#2. Add a beer cooler to a patio table.

Add a beer cooler to a patio table.

#3. Add pillows to a tent to make it cozier and more luxurious – perfect for a reading nook!

add pillows to a tent to make a cozy reading nook.

#4. DIY firepit for cheap!

And if you don’t want to spend too much money, try this cheap fire pit.

#5. Build a firepit using bricks

Build a fire pit in the back yard.

#6. Build a simple bar for entertaining.

Build a simple bar for entertaining.

#7. Build a cool but simple treehouse for kids or adults

Build a simple treehouse for kids or adults.

#8. Build extra seating space using cheap pallets that you can most likely find for free!

Build an extra seating area by using cheap pallets.

#9. Build little hideouts by just using hula hoops and shower curtains.

Build little hideouts by just using hula hoops and shower curtains.

#10. Transform old whiskey barrels into amazing little rustic coffee tables.

Build simple, rustic coffee tables out of whiskey barrels.

#11. Build small teepees for some backyard fun for the kids

Build some small teepees for backyard fun for the kids.

#12. Make a lounge area on your porch using big, comfy throw pillows

Build this lounge area on your porch so you can really enjoy it.

#13. Convert an old bunk bed into a stargazing lounge.

Convert an old bunk bed into a stargazing lounge.

#14. Create a lawn sofa (for the extreme backyard lovers only!)

Create a sofa on the lawn

#15. Build a simple gazebo with materials you can get for free.

Get some neighborly help and build a simple gazebo for everyone to enjoy.

#16. Set up a chalk board for kids to play on.

Give kids a place to play by setting up a chalk board outside.

#17. Go camping in your own backyard using some tens and lots of pillows.

Go camping in the back yard using some tents and pillows.

#18. Hack an IKEA table to make an outdoor stove.

Hack and IKEA table to make an outdoor stove.

#19. Make your own pizza oven.

Having your own pizza oven in the back yard would be heaven.

#20. Build an outdoor walkway for your indoor kitten.

Help your indoor kitty get some sun by building a walkway.

#21. Make your own beach!

Make a beach in the back yard.

#22. Love scrabble? Why not make it a permanent fixture in your backyard?

Make a giant Scrabble set.

#23. Make a simple shower in the backyard using a hose.

Make a simple shower in the back yard using a hose.

#24. Make wine bottle tiki torches for a night party.

Make wine bottle tiki torches for a night party

#25. Plant giant allium flowers to make your backyard look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book!

Plant giant allium flowers to make your back yard look like something out of Dr. Seuss.

#26. Put marbles in your fence’s holes. Bonus for extra privacy!

Put marbles in your fence’s holes (or drill them yourself).

#27. Set up a giant hammock and relax the entire summer.

Relax in a giant hammock swing you can make.

#28. Re-purpose old windows to make a mini greenhouse.

Repurpose old windows to build a mini-greenhouse.

#29. Set up a lounge movie theater in the backyard using floor cushions.

Set up a lounge movie theater in the back yard using floor cushions.

#30. Spray a game of Twister on the lawn.

Spray on a game of Twister on the lawn.

#31. To make a simple canopy, just put a sheet over a line strung between trees.

To make a simple canopy, just put a sheet over a line strung between trees.

#32. Use old tires to make a playground for the kids.

Upcycle used tires to make a playground.

#33. Use a trampoline instead of a diving board in a pool.

Use a trampoline instead of a diving board in a pool.

Think you’ll be using some of these ideas? Don’t forget to share 🙂