Say goodbye to winter and hello to outdoor entertaining.
Assemble a cozy outdoor theater.
Instructions for a DIY projection screen.
Dig a hole and bury the trampoline.
Photo: Sunken Trampoline
Transform the backyard shed into a bar.
Or a chill spot.
Build yourself a pallet table with a built-in flower bed.
Or a picnic table with a built-in beer cooler.
Photo: Home Depot
DIY tutorial here.
If you need more table space, install a fold-out table along the fence.
Photos: Sensibly Sara
Make your garden glow with rope lighting.
For another whimsical effect, drill holes in your fence and fill them with marbles. They’ll shine in the sun.
Live far from water? Build your own backyard beach.
Learn how it’s done here.
With a stone fire pit.
Step-by-step guide this way.
DIY a swing bench or bed using pallets.
Photos: The Merry Thought
Or you could simply turn an old broken chair into a swing.
Convert a portion of your lawn into a putting green.
Photo: Little Bit Funky
Dig yourself a stream.
Give your kids another reason to play outside with a chalkboard fence.
Here’s how to make your’s look as good as the one above.
Build your own rock-climbing wall.
And giant game of Scrabble.
Learn how here.
And the ultimate slip and slide.
All you need is a couple hundred yards of industrial plastic sheeting, dish soap and a hose.
And of course you’ll want a tree house. Erect something really simple.
How-to over at Apartment Therapy.
Or go all-out.
More amazing tree house designs right here.