Summer is the perfect time to cross a few DIY projects off your list. This collection includes several projects to complete that will transform your garden into a summer oasis that will be the envy of your neighbors.
Fire pit pergola with swing
This fire pit pergola with swings is special, cozy and comfortable. Add this DIY project to your backyard to keep the party going all summer long. Get the fire pit pergola plan with swings here.
wooden yard domino
If you want your family to gather outside, this large domino set can help. Get ready to play hours of over-the-life games with classic games that never go out of style. Get the Wooden Yard Dominoes tutorial here.
Mickey Mouse flower bed
Bring a touch of magic to your garden with this DIY that will enchant kids and kids at heart. A Mickey Mouse flowerbed brings a touch of the happiest place on earth to your enchanting backyard oasis. Get the Mickey Mouse flower bed instructions here.
DIY yard dies
Take your games outside with this fun Yahtzee DIY project. These large wooden dice are attractive and will make you want to gather your friends and start playing games. Get the DIY Yard Dice instructions here.
Outdoor dining space with IKEA furniture
Create a stunning outdoor dining area with affordable options from IKEA. You’ll love the bright colors included in this makeover and how affordable all of these stylish options are. Get inspiration for outdoor dining spaces with IKEA furniture here.
modern outdoor bench
Add extra seating with this easy and functional bench that you can DIY this weekend. With both wood and concrete, it makes a great addition to any outdoor space that offers seating for summer parties. Check out the instructions for this modern outdoor bench here.
Reclining outdoor lounge chair with storage
Adding stylish chairs to the deck doubles as storage space for chairs, pool toys, and more. This affordable DIY of his gets a lot of compliments because it’s functional, comfortable and attractive. And it only costs about $100 to complete. Check out our reclining outdoor lounge chair tutorial with storage.
Octagonal table with lattice legs
It is a table that can be easily reproduced even by beginners and looks good! Imagine all your closest friends gathered around this table on a summer night, sipping cocktails and laughing. I’m sure you’ll have to make this yourself. Instructions for recreating this lattice-legged octagon table can be found here.
DIY bowling alley
Let the kids do something fun in the backyard this year. They will absolutely go bowling at this handcrafted bowling alley. Create this as an invitation to immersive play for all ages. Find out how to make this DIY bowling alley here.
folding bar table
If you have a small deck in your backyard, you’ll love this easy and convenient folding bar table. It’s a space saver for small spots and very functional for outdoor fun. Learn how to make a folding bar table here.
child size cornhole
Kids will love this classic game made a little smaller. Cornhole is an American-born backyard game you’ll want to have in your backyard at summer parties and get-togethers. Click here for child-sized cornhole game instructions.
These DIY planters are perfect for adding a personal touch to your backyard oasis. No matter which letter your name starts with, you can recreate this at home to add instant curb appeal. Learn how to make a monogram planter here.
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Create a table that doubles as a backyard cooler. This table is easy for beginners and looks much better than bulky plastic coolers. Learn how to make a rustic wooden pallet with a drink cooler here.
How to make a garden arbor
If you’re planning a backyard wedding, you can recreate this garden gazebo with budget-friendly wood options. A few 2x4s are all you need to get started with this awesome project. Instructions for recreating this garden arbor can be found here.
How to make a raised garden bed
Rebuild your easy-to-maintain stilt garden beds without relying on a landscaper this summer. What are you going to plant in this? Vegetables or flowers? Learn how to make a raised garden bed here.