20+ Ways To Have Fun With Your Backyard This Summer

While you’re waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, you can start planning your backyard space. 

1. Make an outdoor theater.

2. Plant some giant flowers.

3. Create a simple tree house.

4. Make your picnic table double as a cooler.

5. Fill your fence with marbles.

6. Use that old loft bed and turn it into a stargazing retreat.

7. Turn your back patio into a giant game board.

8. Everyone loves a fire pit.

Here’s an awesome fire pit you can make for under $30.

Perfect for late night treats.

9. Build a swing.

10. Wine bottle tiki torches.

11. How about a beach in the backyard.

This one cost $200 to make and took up 100 square feet of space.

12. Living sofa.

13. Backyard camping.

Turn the tent into backyard getaway.

14. Use a trampoline for the pool!

15. You’re really roughing it now.

16. DIY Whiskey bottle tables.

17. A tire jungle gym.

18. Build a simple gazebo.

19. A tunnel system for your indoor cat.

20. Make an outdoor shower by connecting a hose.

21. Make a simple canopy by stringing a rope between two trees and hanging sheets off of it.

22. Build a backyard pizza oven.

23. Construct this simple bar for outside entertaining.

24. Build a stove for an outdoor kitchen with this Ikea hack.

25. Put in a porch bed.

26. Spray-paint a lawn Twister game.

27. Fashion an amazing set of speakers using wooden salad bowls.

28. A wooden pallet sectional is easy to put together and provides lots of extra seating for outdoor parties.

29. Create an outdoor art haven by mounting a giant chalkboard against the fence.

30. Build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows.

31. Make little hideouts of hula hoops and shower curtains.