8 Genius DIY Ideas to Upgrade your Backyard

We all wish we could upgrade our patio from time to time. But we don’t always have the budget. We found 8 DIY genius ideas that will look great in your backyard. And they will save you a lot of money!


1. Floating Pool Noodle Cooler

Image Source: instructables.com

Make yourself a floating ice chest to keep your drinks cool all summer. 

Find out how at FaithTap.com

2. Vertical Pallet Garden

Image Source: jennaburger.com

A simple way to improve your porch or a backard wall is to add a vertical garden.

Head over to JennABurger to find out how to do it yourself. 

Cheap and easy.

3. Porch Swing

Image Source: wilkerdos.com

Making your own swing will require a bit more time and skills.

Find the step by step tutorial at Wilkerdos.

4. Bar

Image Source: diypete.com

​Do you have good DIY skills?

Why not make your own backyard bar?

Find the instructions at diypete.com

5. Bar Cart

This bar cart with ice chest would come handy all summer long.

You can make it yourself by checking out That'sMyLetter.

6. Wood Planter

This beautiful planter will also serve as a hose holder. Useful and easy.

Go to DiyCandy to find out how to make it yourself.

7. Pallet Daybed

Image Source: prettyprudent.com

The ultimate way to upgrade your patio is to add a daybed.

To make your own, go to PrettyPrudent.

8. Wood Pallet Deck

Image Source: hoosierhomemade.com

That's a bigger project and will be a bit more expensive. 

But building your own deck is possible.

Find the step-by steps at HoosierHomeMade.

So, what did you think of these ideas? 

Are you going to make one of them, several? 

Let us know how your backyard upgrades are going and share with us your own ideas.

Happy DIY!


Post Author: beautifulpatio.com

I'm a lover of the little things that make life beautiful. And I love to share them with the world!

8 thoughts on “8 Genius DIY Ideas to Upgrade your Backyard


    (August 26, 2016 - 8:24 am)

    Love these ideas! Kinda makes me wish I didn’t live in apartments so I could have a backyard to upgrade!


      (August 26, 2016 - 12:13 pm)

      Thanks Llona! I hope you will someday 🙂

    Terryn Winfield

    (August 27, 2016 - 5:56 am)

    Oooh, I love the vertical pallet garden! That would be perfect for our yard.


      (August 27, 2016 - 7:30 am)

      Thanks Terryn! Yes it looks nice and pretty easy to do too 🙂

    Sarah Jean

    (August 27, 2016 - 6:35 am)

    I don’t have a backyard yet (Apartment life!) but when I do you can bet I am going to implement these!


      (August 27, 2016 - 7:31 am)

      Sound good Sarah 🙂


    (October 7, 2016 - 8:13 am)

    These are such great ideas. Thanks for sharing!


      (October 7, 2016 - 11:55 pm)

      Thanks Tay, glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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