Much as many of us would like to live on a secluded lot, miles from the nearest neighbor, not many of us are that lucky. Enjoying time in our garden can mean the need for some privacy from the outside world. It is our respite, our seclusion.  If you like to lounge on your porch, deck or patio, without prying eyes, outdoor privacy screens are for you! We have DIY patio privacy screens and ideas with easy step by step instructions.

Patio Privacy Screens

Freestanding Patio Privacy Screen

From ‘Design, Dining and Diapers‘, her DIY garden slat patio privacy wall is an easy project. Lots of instructions and photos as she completes it, step by step. This is one of those patio privacy ideas any of you can do, and it looks amazing!

DIY Patio Privacy Wall with wood

Outdoor Privacy Screen Made From Doors

We LOVE ‘Tater Tots and Jello‘! (Have you seen her kitchen makeover?) Jen created this DIY privacy screen for a Lowe’s challenge, and this turned out so awesome! This outdoor screen is made from old closet doors…yes, really. You gotta jump on over!


Patio Privacy Screen with Curtains

From Melissa at ‘Polka Dot Chair‘, these outdoor hanging drapes were made from chain link fence posts. Good photos on how she did it. Great idea for a patio privacy screen with some “pretty” attached!


Hot Tub Privacy Screen

From ‘DIY Network‘, this patio privacy screen is meant to hide a hot tub, but you could use it for any backyard privacy issue. One of the perks is that it’s movable, so if one day you need to shade your afternoon tea, and the next you need to block out nosy neighbor kids… it does it all!


Outdoor Privacy Screen with Lattice

Organized Chaos‘ created this DIY outdoor screen from lattice, but I like their twist… it’s a hanging screen! Gives it a touch of elegance. Lots of photos, and before and after pictures.

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Drop Cloth Front Porch Privacy Idea

This painted patio privacy screen from ‘Home Depot‘ was made with drop cloths. I like the idea of adding the color and the DIY touch.


Covered Outdoor Privacy Screen

Create a Cabana with drop cloths, with the full tutorial by ‘Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom‘. This looks so pretty, you have to click through to all her photos.

Living Plant Wall Backyard Privacy Screen

This patio privacy screen idea from Pinterest shows how you can use a vertical garden to screen any area of your backyard.  If you want more ideas using plants, check out our post on Privacy with Plants!

DIY Patio Privacy Screens

DIY Outdoor Privacy Screen

This last ones my favorite! ‘Lowes‘ has a tutorial for their DIY patio privacy screens made with lumber and aluminum flashing. This looks so unique and upscale. I’d love to try it with a dark stain.


Well hopefully you enjoyed our post on DIY Patio Privacy Screens! We think you will also love 9 Cool & Creative Patio Floors Ideas, and Concrete Patio Cover Up Ideas!


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  1. Sarah September 20, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Lovely decor!! I was looking for some fresh design inspirations for outdoors, and I think these design ideas will be perfect..Thank you so much for sharing this post …Feeling Inspired!

  2. Carole August 10, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I am trying to find the picture of the large tree trunk that a face was made on it from bike rims.
    I loved this garden art! If anyone knows where to find it please let me know.

    Thank you.

    1. Tammy November 4, 2014 at 9:41 am


      It’s on Pinterest…just type in what you’re looking for and it should pull it up. I have it on one of my boards, but I have so many pins it’d take me FOREVER to find it, lol!


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