10 Easy and Affordable Backyard DIY Projects to Do this Summer

Summer’s right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to start sprucing up your outdoor area! Summer is the season of backyard barbecues, patio drinks, cool summer nights and gardening. Why not make the most of the beautiful weather and your outdoor space with some creative and easy backyard DIY projects this year?

Whether you have a sprawling yard or just a small balcony there are tons of affordable and creative ways to make your space more enjoyable and comfortable. Turn old cinderblocks into a beautiful outdoor coffee table. Recycle old wine bottles by turning them into planters. Transform mason jars into awesome hanging lanterns. The list goes on and on. The best part about these backyard DIY projects is that a lot of them recycle materials you probably already have laying around the house!

Don’t spend the summer in a plain and boring outdoor area. Try upgrading your space with some of these easy and affordable backyard DIY projects instead! You’ll be enjoying your outdoor upgrades all summer long.

1.) Use an Ikea Curtain as an Impromptu Shade

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Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy backyard shade! Try using an ikea curtain system instead. Simply attach one side of the curtain to the side of your house or apartment building and the other side to a pole or tree. Then slide the curtains across as a make shift shade! Cheap, easy, and effective. You’ll be enjoying your backyard even on the sunniest days.