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15 DIY Patio and Garden Ideas!

My backyard and patio are in desperate need of some pretty DIY projects this Spring. Yours might be too!

Thinking about a nice place to lounge? I’ve got some ideas for new seating and new seating areas. Plus, you’ll find ideas for a water feature, birdbath, outdoor kitchen (!), and more — all DIY and all ready for you to beautify your yard and garden. Brighten up your yard … after the break!

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  • DIY Backyard Hammock Swing 1 of 15
    DIY Backyard Hammock Swing
    What could be better than a backyard swing oasis? This isn't an hour-long quick project, but it's straightforward and the materials are easily obtainable ... and you'll enjoy the fruits of your labors for years to come!
    Learn more at Apartment Therapy
  • Vertical Lettuce Garden 2 of 15
    Vertical Lettuce Garden
    Short on space? Love a good salad? Here's your solution -- all the details you need to make a space-savvy place for growing greens.
    Learn more at Los Angeles Times
  • DIY Water Garden 3 of 15
    DIY Water Garden
    Like a little Zen in your life? You don't need acres of room. You can make this soothing water garden with a bit of work and some pretty plants. (And water.)
    Learn more at Bluebird Hill
  • DIY Garden Swing 4 of 15
    DIY Garden Swing
    It only takes some time, common lumber and these plans to make this awesome DIY Garden Swing. Note the cute diamond accents!
    Learn more at Sunset
  • Sturdy Backyard Kitchen 5 of 15
    Sturdy Backyard Kitchen
    A sturdy outdoor kitchen like this would cost thousands to have custom-built for you. But with some time and some heavy lifting you can build one on your own -- that looks custom-built for you!
    Learn more at This Old House
  • DIY Backyard Fountain 6 of 15
    DIY Backyard Fountain
    I love water features! This beautiful DIY backyard fountain starts with a large planter pot you pick ... and the rest is easy!
    Learn more at Hip House Girl
  • DIY Bottle Torch 7 of 15
    DIY Bottle Torch
    Any backyard party will be even better with romantic lighting using a DIY Backyard Torch! Look at the cool blue bottle and industrial holder ... even more fun than a tiki torch!
    Learn more at Design Sponge
  • Outdoor Wine-Tasting Table 8 of 15
    Outdoor Wine-Tasting Table
    This is a great idea -- and you can adapt it to hold all kinds of keep-cool items. In short, you're replacing the center board in a picnic table with a length of trough or gutter -- brilliantly simple!
    Learn more at 22 Words
  • Backyard Blackboard 9 of 15
    Backyard Blackboard
    Let the kids draw whatever they like ... outdoors! Build this easy backyard blackboard and set them loose. You'll need just a quick trip to the hardware store and you can make your own blackboard to measure.
    Learn more at Lowe's Creative Ideas
  • Soak Up the Sun: DIY Chaise Longe 10 of 15
    Soak Up the Sun: DIY Chaise Longe
    These amazing DIY chaise longes look like they're very pricey -- but your work is what makes them great. You'll need just some basic home improvement supplies, and you can stain it to match your outdoor furniture.
    Learn more at Shanty 2 Chic
  • DIY Trellis 11 of 15
    DIY Trellis
    I've always wished I had a great spot to do something like this DIY trellis in my backyard! This is a beautiful place to rest and provides just enough shade while setting off a nice sitting area.
    Learn more at Sunset
  • Comfy Outdoor Pallet Benches 12 of 15
    Comfy Outdoor Pallet Benches
    Reuse and repurpose some pallets into this cute benches. It's environmental and attractive -- and easy!
    Learn more at Apartment Therapy
  • DIY Garden Paths 13 of 15
    DIY Garden Paths
    Provide some visual interest in your garden with a meandering path. It's easy to do ... once you follow these instructions.
    Learn more at Sunset
  • Colorful & Festive Birdbath 14 of 15
    Colorful & Festive Birdbath
    I love the color and the just-shy-of-askew look of this fun birdbath. And the blue bird at the top is a charming invitation to birds of all feathers.
    Learn more at Home Stories A to Z
  • DIY Solar Lights 15 of 15
    DIY Solar Lights
    These solar lights are so much more attractive than the plastic and chrome ones in the store ... and they're incredibly easy to make. Check out the easy how-to!
    Learn more at Our Life in a Click

And for more backyard inspiration, you might like this:

 

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Have YOU made a project for your yard that you can share? We would love to see it!

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