Upgrade Your Backyard With These DIYs

Furniture from pallets in a gazebo.

As we get further into the spring season, you may find yourself spending more time in your outdoor spaces. If that’s the case, you can use some of these projects to make time in your backyard even more enjoyable.

Create Outdoor Furniture For Less

If you need extra seating in your outdoor space, you can spend a few hundred dollars on new furniture or put together this DIY outdoor couch. All you need to complete this project is 12 cinderblocks, four pieces of 4x4x10 lumber, concrete adhesive, and cushions. Once you’ve gathered your supplies, you can follow along with this easy four-step guide to put your new couch together in no time.

All Natural Citronella Candles

We’ve all been there. You’re having an amazing day, enjoying the fresh air when you start to feel an itch. Then you realize you’ve been bitten by a mosquito. Mosquitos can quickly ruin your outdoor fun, and finding attractive repellent options isn’t easy. Not to worry. With some essential oils, rosemary, citrus, and a few mason jars you can whip up an all-natural solution to conquer the mosquitos and take back your yard.

Make a Tire Ottoman

If you’ve recently replaced your car tires or have a few old ones gathering dust in your garage, give them a second chance at being useful. This DIY tire ottoman will make a great addition to your outdoor space and it won’t take long to make. You’ll need the following supplies to make the ottoman:

  • an old tire
  • your choice of paint
  • a wooden board
  • a cushion
  • a rope
  • a jigsaw
  • sandpaper

Follow this guide to complete the project once you’ve gathered everything you need this guide to complete the project.

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Backyard Bowling

Bowling is a great pastime, especially if you have kids. Well, if you or your kids are bowling enthusiasts you can create this backyard bowling lane and bowling pin set. The miniature bowling lane in this tutorial is about a foot wide and four feet long. So, it’s great for kids. If you want to build one that is big enough for adults to enjoy, just adjust the dimensions before you assemble the project.

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