Summer Backyard Hacks
I’ve been on a mission lately! I bought my home in September of last year, so I didn’t really get to do a whole lot with the outside. By the time I got everything the way I wanted it inside, it was freezing and about to start snowing outside! There was no time for backyard furniture, gardens, or toys! So I’ve been compiling a great list of backyard to-dos for myself!
I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. I like the repurposed/upcycled look! I’m a project girl! 🙂 Can you relate? Keep reading!
I have a long list of summer backyard ideas, and I wanna share!
The pic above shows just a few of the ideas I plan to put in my backyard this summer! I want to make my yard a fun place for my kids as well as for me! 😀 I want to be able to have a friend and her kids over and for ALL of us to have a nice place to be outside! 😀
All of the ideas I am posting about are linked on my Pinterest board, so if you need the how-to or want the original source, just click the photo! 🙂
Pallet Patio Furniture! (I’m so excited I can’t stand it!)
Pallets are a dime a dozen! You can find them anywhere, so that makes this a cheap and ADORABLE project! A fresh coat of paint and you’ve got great furniture!
And here’s the thing—with ANY new patio furniture, the pricey part is usually the cushions, but I had a GREAT idea! 😉
Old crib mattresses repurposed! They’re already waterproof, so add (or make) cute fitted sheets…AKA covers, and you’ve got inexpensive, easy-to-wash, CUTE cushions!
This couldn’t be any simpler! This photo uses 8 pallets. You could easily adapt the numbers for your height requirements or size requirements! I plan to use a double layer for the seating and a triple layer for the tables!
Simple Painted Birdbath
You can grab multisized terra cotta planters at your local dollar store. A fresh coat of paint to dress up your birdbath, and you’re done! SO sweet! 🙂
This photo uses three different sized pots and one large terra cotta plate for the top! You can easily use plumbing cement/glue to hold it all together if you’d like something more sturdy!
Think of the paint possibilities! Multicolors, polka dots, stripes, chevron! This is a great project to do with the kids! 🙂 Creativity is key! 🙂
SUPER simple garden BENCH!
I don’t know about you, but that’s simple AND cheap! AND given the right color combinations, ADORABLE! 🙂 I can’t wait to add this near my raised gardens this summer!
Bright Cheery Hopscotch
This is SUCH a cute idea. I don’t know how many times I drew hopscotch on the driveway last summer with sidewalk chalk. My boys LOVE playing! So the idea of a permanent hopscotch board makes me very HAPPY! 🙂
Concrete pavers (you only need 10), a few little mini containers of paint, and you’re done!
I love the idea of simple games! Seems like everything these days is video games or tons of toys. This game promotes simple, outdoor fun.
I plan to do this on the center section of my patio so that the pallet furniture isn’t in the way! Can’t you just see the kids (and adults!) playing a game of checkers?!
I can’t wait!
This might be my favorite part of the kid hacks! I see these bookshelves at almost every yard sale I go to in the spring and summer! I would have never thought to turn it on its back and paint it to be a sandbox!
SUCH a cute idea!
This would need a little cover over it to keep rainwater and cats out of it, but how nice is it to have a place to store sand toys right there beside the sand part! I also think this is a perfect size. It doesn’t take up too much space and is really just big enough for my two boys to play (one on each side!).
I know what I’m looking for when yard sales start up with the upcoming warmer weather!
Don’t you just love a good project?! It’s so good for you to be able to get outdoors and soak up some vitamin D! 🙂 What do you think of these ideas? Have you found other great backyard hacks!? Comment below! Let’s make GREAT backyards this summer!
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