The garden isn’t all about curb appeal, or home values, or good design. It’s also about the people you love enjoying their time there. These fun and funky DIY backyard ideas & projects will add a little bit of whimsy, a touch of humor, or just some plain old backyard fun! DIY your way to a garden everyone wants to be in with these cool backyard ideas! And then get out in it!



Fun & Funky Backyard Projects


DIY Backyard Ideas

Backyard Shed Ideas – She Shed, That Is!

Got an old shed? Turn it into a she shed! Doesn’t get more fun than a grown ups doll house, right? ‘Country Living‘ shows you how to get it done. If you want more ideas for this DIY backyard project, than check out our round up post on How to Build a She Shed!

Fun & Funky Backyard Projects


DIY Backyard Ideas for Kids

If the kids aren’t having fun, then nobody is having fun. Like, truly. Parents, can I get an Amen?  Loving this easy construction site gravel pit DIY play area from ‘The Imagination Tree‘ These are simple DIY backyard ideas for kids, and it looks great when it’s not filled with bulldozers and dump trucks too!

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Year Round Outdoor Lighting

Bring some fun effects into the backyard lighting with this rope lighting tutorial from ‘Christmas Lights, Etc.‘. This is a great way to inexpensively make your garden glow with magic every evening. Fun for everyone! Backyard ideas on a budget!

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Cool Backyard Ideas for Adults

Grown ups need to have fun too! Everyone can use this DIY bowling lane on a warm day. This DIY backyard idea & tutorial is from ‘Handmade by Ashley’ via ‘Remodelaholic‘. Be sure to check out this page, because they have several other backyard game projects for families that look amazing.

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Fun Backyard Ideas

Love the idea of backyard movies? Us too! First, head on over to our post on how to build a backyard movie theater. When you are done there, be sure to check out this tutorial for backyard movie theater seats from Stacy at ‘Not Just a Housewife‘. These are so cool, whether you have your own backyard theater, or go to movies in the park. Seems like these would be so much more comfy than a blanket on the grass!

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How to Build a Zip Line

Let’s be honest, ok? We all love a zip line! Learn how to build a zip line in your own backyard with Heather from ‘How Does She?‘. Go check out the precious face of their daughter riding the line for the first time! Easy to follow tutorial. How could you not be excited about these fun DIY backyard ideas?

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Backyard Decor Ideas

Ok, for a little funky fun, I don’t know how you could beat this glass globe totem pole tutorial from ‘Somewhat Quirky Design‘. And a recycling backyard decor project, at that!

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Want to go even funkier? This garden art tower is stacked and painted jar lids and bottle caps, drilled and stacked onto a piece of rebar. Brilliant backyard idea! Photo from ‘Stash and Treasure‘.

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Kids Outdoor Swing

Lovin’ this fun skateboard swing from ‘Little Bit Funky‘. First of all, such a great re-use of materials. Secondly, how much fun! The movement is totally different from a traditional swing, and I’ll bet you use a lot more of your muscles.

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Cool Backyard Idea for Families

We have no idea where this photo came from that is making the rounds on Pinterest, but it’s freakin’ genius! Wrapping your volleyball (or ping pong, or whatever!) net with LED string lights. Cool DIY backyard idea for anyone, and everyone!

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How to Make Fairy Gardens

Want to have a grown up version of a fairy tale in the garden? Learn how to start a fairy garden from ‘Crafts by Amanda‘. Come on, who wouldn’t love this adorable little bit o’whimsy?

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Outdoor String Lights Year Round

Finally, we have this cool DIY backyard idea for a canopy of string lights from ‘Gray House Studio‘. This can’t be anything but fun on a warm summers night! Also check out our post on 12 Inspiring Backyard Lighting Ideas!

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These fun & funky DIY backyard ideas & projects were designed to help you play in the yard and garden! Now jump on over to our post on DIY Wasp Traps and Solutions  or Zap Those Mosquitos: Tips & Ideas to Repel Mosquitos to keep that yard safe for you and the kids!

Image Credits: Gray House Studio, Country Living, Imagination Tree, Christmas Lights, Etc., Remodelaholic, Not Just a Housewife, How Does She, Somewhat Quirky Design, Stash and Treasure, Little Bit Funky, Crafts by Amanda

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