Classical DIY Backyard Ideas For Summer

Let your kids have the best stay-cation of their lives with these classic and wholesome backyard ideas for summer, the whole family will enjoy!

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In this article:

  1. Go Old School With Your Backyard Ideas For Summer
    1. Make a Sandbox with a Cover
    2. Build a Backyard Playhouse
    3. Build a Backyard Pond
    4. Build a DIY Personalized Monogram Planter
    5. Upgrade Your Outdoor Lounge Backyard Ideas
    6. Build a Pizza Oven Backyard Ideas
    7. Add in a DIY Grill Set Holder

DIY Backyard Ideas for Summer We Always Love

Go Old School With Your Backyard Ideas For Summer 

This summer, transform your backyard into the ultimate hangout your family will love to spend most of their time in with these DIY backyard ideas on a budget. These are not new ideas but time-honored traditions we grew up with and part of the fondest memories we had of our childhood.

Since I have my own kids now, I couldn’t let their summers without these backyard ideas I’ve had wholesome fun with. If you want a different take on these old school traditions, though, I think we can help you with these upgraded versions of backyard ideas for summer.

1. Make a Sandbox with a Cover

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Quite sure the kids will be playing in the pool all summer long since the summer heat calls for it. You can give them the complete beach experience by making them there very own sandbox.

Give this DIY sandbox with a cover from Taryn Whiteaker, a try. It’s super easy, both woodworking novice and DIY junkies won’t shy from, plus, the cover gives it a cool tepee vibe while protecting your little ones from the sun.

2. Build a Backyard Playhouse

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I remember my first playhouse when perhaps I was just a budding DIY-er and it wasn’t the prettiest. In fact, it looked like a rundown shack, although I did have some jolly time with my friends there.

Now, I couldn’t help myself building the kids their first playhouse because I want it to be perfect for them. Luckily, I found this design inspiration for a backyard playhouse from The Spunky Coconut just perfect for my kids (and me).

Building and furnishing the playhouse was a challenge but definitely worth it! The kids want to practically live there now. So, if you want some small backyard ideas for kids, make room for this DIY playhouse.

3. Build a Backyard Pond

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For nature lovers, you cannot pass up on this DIY pond project if you want nature to be closer. This is another challenging project but one you can be proud indeed.

Now you won’t have to go too far to experience nature and camp right on your backyard. Here’s another idea: Instead of a pool, why not build a natural swimming pond if you want something you can swim in.

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4. Build a DIY Personalized Monogram Planter

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This DIY monogram planter is not for the 5-minute crafter; it will take a little bit more of your time. However, if you can actually recreate this you will feel totally accomplished and your backyard will be better for it.

5. Upgrade Your Outdoor Lounge Backyard Ideas

I’ve seen many an ugly backyard and wasted prime piece of property in my lifetime and I’m not one to do the same to mine. If you have such a piece of real state, take the time to transform the place and have your own before-and-after moment.

It doesn’t need to take a huge cut on your budget, especially for a DIY junkie who knows places to get cheap and even free items to upgrade or upcycle. You may already have some of the items now at home and all you need are fresh perspectives from these DIY ideas.

6. Build a Pizza Oven Backyard Ideas



What is a backyard hangout without barbecue and pizza? If you love the smell of barbecue and bread-baking right on your backyard, you’ll dig this easy DIY pizza oven.

You don’t have to spend much of your time, effort, and cash to get something cooking. With an easy DIY tutorial and free materials from craigslist, you could build one fast in time for your next backyard cookout.

7. Add in a DIY Grill Set Holder

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We cannot help sharing this cool and nifty idea since we already have an outdoor oven idea here. With an outdoor oven, you can also bake and grill in, this DIY grill set holder is, I guess in order.

How about a DIY treehouse for a backyard idea? Watch these series of videos from I Like To Make Stuff for design inspiration:



With more people now more inclined to a relaxing and fun time outdoors, these backyard ideas for summer is just what you need. Make an upgrade of your backyard now for the whole family to enjoy and create wonderful memories with!

Which of these backyard ideas for summer do you think the whole family will enjoy much? Let us know which and why in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 5, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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