Cool DIY Projects for Your Backyard, Patio, or Garden

Best DIY Projects for Your Backyard, Patio, or Garden

Whether you are currently in the thick of gardening season, or are reading this in order to plan ahead for the next set of projects you want to tackle, you are sure to find some amazing DIY Backyard Ideas that are sure to inspire!

DIY BBQ Tool Set Holder

DIY Backyard Ideas |  BBQ Tool Set Holder

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Keep you BBQ tools handy by the grill with this decorative and rustic DIY BBQ Tool holder. All you need are some fence panels, paint, aging solution (steel wool and distilled white vinegar), screws, some vinyl to cut our your letters, and some tap knobs. And, of course, the BBQ tool set itself.

DIY Garden Inukshuk

DIY Garden Inukshuk

An Inukshuk is a man made Native American stone landmark originally built as “helpers” by the Native peoples of the Arctic region of North America. They were used as an important part of their navigation, often denoting specific hunting grounds, or as a marker of a food cache.

Using a variety of flat stones in the general shape of a person, the Inukshuk symbolizes signifies safety, hope and friendship.

DIY Pebble Stepping Stones

DIY Backyard Ideas |  Pebble Stepping Stones


Create your own beautiful garden stepping stones using pebbles of differing sizes and colors.

This is detailed and painstaking work, but the end result is spectacular!

DIY Garden Toadstools

DIY Backyard Ideas | Garden Toadstools


These fun garden-themed stools are perfect for adding a bit of functional decor to your backyard using some old logs and upcycled wood salad bowls.

DIY Sand Cast Birdbath

 DIY Sand Cast Birdbath

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Pull a large leaf from your garden and use it to cast a delightful, one-of-a-kind bird bath for your backyard.

Criss Cross Gardens

Found on Pinterest

I like this unusual approach of letting the walking path flow in and then out of a river rock garden. It really helps create that welcoming flow into the lovely gazebo at the back of the yard.

DIY Yard Yahtzee Dice

DIY Garden Projects |  Yard Yahtzee Dice

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Looking for a fun DIY Backyard project that can also provide hours of Backyard fun? With a few blocks of wood and some wood burning tools, these easy-to-make DIY Yard Yahtzee Dice can provide lots of outdoor fun for the whole family!

DIY Painted Stone Garden Markers

DIY Garden Projects | Painted Stone Garden Markers

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If you have a bit of an artistic flair, you can use it to create these adorable garden markers. All you need is some found rocks, gouache or acrylic paints, and some outdoor varnish to protect your finished works of garden art from the elements.

DIY Cracked Log Garden Lights

DIY Cracked Log Garden Lights

Based on the idea found here

A beautiful way to recycle some fallen trees into natural and rustic garden lights, providing a unique and functional accent to your backyard.

These designs, created by Duncan Meerding, could be recreated in DIY fashion with a little bit of trial and error.

All you need to do is hollow out the stumps (if not hollowed out by nature) and then split them enough to allow the light from a low voltage or solar light set (you’d need the kind where the charger is strung separately so that it is not shadowed by the log) to shine throw. And, if you accidentally split the logs all the way… just add them to the pile for the fire pit!

DIY Cast Concrete Leaf Stepping Stones

DIY Garden Projects |  Cast Concrete  Leaf  Stepping Stones

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Nature provides a stunning variety of shapes, patterns, and textures that can be transferred onto some beautiful concrete stepping stones. The beauty of these DIY cast concrete leaf stepping stones is that they will seamlessly blend in with its surroundings, while installing a bit of your own personality to the garden.

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  1. Carrie Green says:

    Thanks for sharing this amazing article. Can’t wait to try these with my babies.

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