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There’s nothing better than a job well done in the great outdoors. Whether you want a quick morning project or are looking to add a real statement piece to your yard, we have you covered. Check out these great DIY backyard projects with plans and get building.


Fire Pit

Feel the warmth of the fire and hear the crackle of flames after this backyard DIY project. A backyard fire pit allows you to stay warm on cool evenings and comfortably enjoy your yard well into the colder seasons. Whether you’re looking to roast dinner over the fire or spend some quality time warming up, a backyard fire pit is multipurpose. Building a fire pit can be done in just six easy steps. All you need is a fully dug-out hole in your yard, fire bricks, gravel, and paving stones. This fire pit project can easily be done in one weekend. For safety’s sake, make sure you clear the grass for several inches around your fire pit. Enjoy your fire pit with s’mores on a cool night.


Gazebo or Pergola

Larger backyard DIY projects can transform the entire look and feel of your outdoor space, like building a pergola. Pergolas are simple structures, but their architectural appeal has become a staple in modern landscape design. The bare-wood design is aesthetically pleasing and an ideal addition to frame any outdoor patio set. If you’re seeking shade, then covering the pergola with vines will
for a cool, lush environment. To add an element of natural charm hang a bird feeder, outdoor decor, string lights, or flower planters from the wooden beams. In addition, besides gracing the back yard with its splendor and calming presence, a gazebo is the perfect place to entertain. One look at this beauty and you’ll be picturing it filled with family and friends, celebrating a graduation or even a backyard wedding


Porch Swing

It’s much easier than it seems to make a DIY crocheted hammock chair. All you need are dowels, macramé cord, rope, and some basic woodworking tools. Macramé is similar to knitting, but you do it with your hands. This chair will provide a comfortable, breezy place to sit and enjoy your yard.


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