20+ Cheap & Easy Backyard DIY You Must Do In The Summer

1. Cover the springs of your trampoline with sliced up pool noodles as an extra safety precaution.


2. Save your pinecones for bedding, which will keep pups and cats out of your plants.


3. This brilliant kit lets you create a trellis in any shape that you want.

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Perfect for your garden graffiti wall. Get it here for $24.50.

4. Use an Ikea curtain system as an impromptu shade during the summer.


Attach one side to the house and the other side to a pole or tree, then slide the curtains across for shade.

5. Paint your cinderblocks and use them as an outdoor coffee table or flower box.


6. With a few long pieces of wood, you can also use cinder blocks to create an impromptu couch.


See how they did this here.

7. Use latex floor paint to color cement tiles on an outdoor patio.


Get more info about how they did this here.

8. Repurpose an old chandelier as a bird feeder.


9. Rejuvenate and brighten your solar lights with clear nail polish.


Your solar lights will likely get weathered and cloudy over time. Read more about ithere.

10. Spray paint pebbles with glow-in-the-dark paint to light a path at night.


Or you can buy them at a nickel apiece here.

11. Use concrete crack filler to keep unwanted weeds from sprouting up.


12. Turn a tree stump into a “gnome home,” or fairy garden.


13. Paint chicken wire to look like truffula flowers.


14. Make treated pine cones for colored fire in your fire pit.


It’s a heady process that involves technical-grade chemicals, but think of how MAGICAL your summer nights will be. Directions here.

15. Sew together a giant pillow quilt for picnics, sleepovers, or outdoor movie viewing.


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16. A mailbox makes a great outdoor toolbox.


17. A bucket table provides a storage space for things you don’t want to leave out in the rain, like citronella candles and pillows.


See how this was made using just lumber and a bucket or galvanized tub.

18. You can plant little mini gardens inside of steel pipe edging.


Fill the pipes with soil and plant succulents on top. You’ll have the most meta garden ever.

19. Build a giant xylophone that your kids will love.


Watch the instructional video here.

20. A DIY fence table is great for BBQs or just another surface to set drinks on.


Get the directions here

21. Use cement or stone bricks to edge your garden — the lawn mower can cut right up to the edge!


And you don’t have to worry about mulch or pebbles getting into your lawn. Get the directions here.

22. Wine corks stuck to a piece of wood makes a dibble for even seed planting.


Get the DIY directions here.

source :  buzzfeed.com

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