Backyard Bliss: 20 DIY Projects for Your Ultimate Haven!

Summer is the perfect time to knock a few DIY projects off of your list. This collection includes several projects to finish that will help transport your yard into a summer oasis that will be the envy of your neighborhood.

Rustic Pergola Plans

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Build this amazing rustic pergola with step by step plans.

Fire Pit Pergola with Swings

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This firepit pergola has swings to make it extra special, cozy and comfortable. Add this DIY project to your backyard to keep the party going all summer long. Get the plans for the Firepit Pergola With Swings here.

Wooden Yard Dominoes

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If you want to encourage your family to gather outside, then this large domino set will help! Make these for hours of larger than life game play with a classic game that never goes out of style. Get the tutorial for the Wooden Yard Dominoes here.

Mickey Mouse Flower Bed

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Bring a touch of magic to your yard that will appeal to kids, and kids at heart with this diy. Mickey mouse flower beds will bring a touch of the happiest place on earth to your backyard oasis that everyone finds enchanting. Get the instructions for the Mickey Mouse Flower Bed here.

DIY Yard Dice

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Take the games outside with this fun yahtzee diy project. These large wooden dice are irresistible, you are going to want to gather friends together to get your game on. Get the instructions for the DIY Yard Dice here.

Outdoor Dining Space with Ikea Furniture

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Make a stunning outdoor dining area with budget friendly options from Ikea. You are going to love the bright colors included in this makeover and how affordable all of these stylish options are. Get the inspiration for this Outdoor Dining Space With Ikea Furniture here.

Modern Outdoor Bench

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Add extra seating with this easy and functional bench you can diy this weekend. It uses both wood and concrete to make a great addition to your outdoor space that offers seating for your summer parties. Get the directions for this Modern Outdoor Bench here.

Reclining Outdoor Lounge Chairs With Storage

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Add stylish seating to your deck that doubles as a space to store chairs, pool toys and more. This affordable DIY is sure to get a lot of compliments because they are functional, comfortable and attractive. They will also cost you only about $100 to complete. Get the tutorial for Reclining Outdoor Lounge Chairs with Storage.

Octagon Table with Lattice Legs

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This table is easy to recreate even for beginners, and it looks great! Imagine all of your nearest and dearest gathered around this table on a summer evening, sharing a cocktail and a laugh and you will be sure you have to make this yourself. Get the directions to recreate this Octagon Table with Lattice Legs here.

 DIY Bowling Alley

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Give the kids something exciting to do in the backyard this year. They are going to be absolutely bowled over for this homemade bowling alley. Make this for an invitation to play that all ages will find irresistible. Get the directions to make this DIY Bowling Alley here.

Fold Down Bar Table

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If you have a small backyard deck, you are going to appreciate this easy and useful fold down bar table. It is space saving for small spots, and very functional for entertaining outside. Get the directions to make a Fold Down Bar Table here.

Kid Sized Corn Hole

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The kids are going to love this classic game, made a little smaller for them! Cornhole is an all American backyard game that you are going to love having in your backyard for all of the summer parties and get-togethers. Get the instructions for a kid sized Corn hole game here.

 Monogrammed Planter

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These diy planters are perfect for adding a personalized touch to your backyard oasis. No matter what letter your name starts with, you can recreate this at home and add instant curb appeal. Find out how to make a Monogrammed Planter here.

Drink Cooler Table

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Make a table that can do double duty as a cooler for your backyard. This table is easy enough for a beginner, and it looks so much nicer than a bulky plastic cooler! Get the instructions to make a Rustic Wood Pallet with Drink Cooler here.

How to Build a Garden Arbor

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If you are planning a wedding in your backyard, you can recreate this garden arbor with budget friendly wood options. All you need are some 2×4’s to get this gorgeous project started. Find the directions to recreate this  Garden Arbor here.

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

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Skip the landscapers this summer and recreate these easy to maintain raised garden beds. What will you plant in these? Veggies or flowers? Learn How To Build a Raised Garden Bed here.

DIY Artificial Plants for Outdoors on a Budget

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Don’t have time to water your potted plants, but love the look? Try this great hack with beautiful DIY artificial plants for outdoors with twinkling solar lights at night, for a deal per planter!

27+ Garden Edging Ideas

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Garden edging is a great way to make your yard look beautiful and keep flower beds contained. Try one of these garden edging ideas to update your curb appeal.

25 Annuals for Shade That Bloom All Summer:

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Here is a list of 25 Annuals for Shade that bloom all summer. What could be better than great flowers that last a long time and do well in shade?! Great for container gardening.

Zen Garden Path Ideas

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Discover these Zen garden backyard ideas! These 10 unique and stunning garden designs can enhance the beauty and tranquility of your landscape. From intricate stepping stones to wood slice walkways, these ideas will inspire you to create your own peaceful oasis where relaxation and meditation can be the Zen you truly need.

How To Build a Window Box Planter in 5 Easy Steps

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Build your own DIY window box planter to add curb appeal and make your home exterior look amazing! This tutorial breaks it down into 5 easy steps to build a custom window planter box for flowers.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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