Summer is around the corner, we’ve got the best project ideas to get you ready!
Memorial Weekend is usually seen as the unofficial start to Summer. With Summer comes the inevitable backyard barbecues, parties, games, and shenanigans! While you could just pull out the usual supplies from somewhere in your garage or buy expensive new stuff, why not make it yourself? We’ve rounded up all of our favorite DIY backyard projects sure to make your place the place to BE.
What makes a nice sunny day and freshly mowed grass even better? Yard games! These classics are always sure to be a hit. They are easy to play and even easier to DIY!
Cornhole is always a crowd pleaser! Whether you are new to DIY or a pro this a great project to get you started. Plus it’s the easiest project to customize! Show off your favorite sports team logo, go crazy with stain, or keep it simple like these stars and stripes.
Remember the table top game of Jenga? It’s been stepped up to be bigger and better (and a tiny bit more dangerous!) Life size Jenga is a fun project that takes only a little bit of elbow grease. Cut up some 2x4s, then sand, sand, sand! Finally add some stain if you choose! Just watch out when those pieces fall!
Another great game to give the plus size to is Yard Yahtzee! A great game for the yard and super easy to make. Cut up some 4x4s to be square, add your numbers, and Yahtzee! Print out some score sheets or find an app and your party is ready to go!
If you’ve already got a patio or deck, maybe it’s time to rework your furniture! There’s nothing wrong with those plastic chairs you can get at a chain store, but why not step it up with building your own furniture that fits YOUR personal style?!
Ideas for chairs and benches are limitless! There are so many designs out there that are easy to make, it really comes down to what your style is! You don’t have to compromise.
Some of you may be saying, “I don’t have a big backyard to build stuff for!” For those small apartment balconies you can still build space saving outdoor furniture! We love these tables that fit over railing as a way to add some extra space for those outdoor barbecues!
Our owners actually built this custom server stand! Anything store-bought wouldn’t quite fit the spot they had picked out, so they built their own. This serving stand is great for any outdoor gathering to put food, drinks, napkins, or whatever else is needed!
What is Summer without an outdoor party? With the sun going down later, you and your friends and family can keep the party going with these super fun projects!
Step up your ice box game with a DIY cooler stand. While a project like this may take some effort, My Own 2 Hands is the best space to build this awesome project! When you’ve got one of these it is sure to make grabbing a drink at your next backyard party even better!
Illumination! Elevate your backyard with these light pole planters! With some basic lumber supplies you can turn a simple box into an amazing lighting design! Every patio needs some fun lights to keep the party going late! (Plus you can reuse those Christmas lights through the summer!)
Now let’s get to making!
Check out our Pinterest page to see more project ideas and inspiration! My Own 2 Hands is here to help you from project ideation and planning to completion!