10 Budget-Friendly Backyard DIY Plans To Make Your Neighbors Envy

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Creative thinking together with online video tutorials are enough to help you transform the inner and outer part of your home. You can even do a lot of things to complete your home such as DIY furniture without spending too much money. Well, DIY tutorials are also helpful to create your dream backyard decoration. Here are some budget-friendly and unusual backyard DIY projects that will optimize your outdoor.

1. DIY Outdoor Lighting Using Solar Power

Even if you are unfamiliar with how solar energy works, this technology offers a sustainable way of lighting the exterior of your home. With this in mind, consider replacing all outdoor bulbs with solar lights. Place this in a waterproof frame or case that can be hung from a tree or the facade of your home. If you use a simple wooden case, be sure to treat this with a suitable and protective varnish.

2. Add Exterior Mirrors

Try to use old, antique, clean and simple mirrors to complete your garden in the perfect spot to create illusion. Once you fit them securely and position it in the right place, your backyard will feel larger.

3. Mirrored Lawn Ornaments from Glass Spray-Paint

On a similar note, you can also create an eclectic array of garden ornaments using looking glass spray-paint. Simply select ornaments of various sizes and shapes and apply two coats of the paint. Leave them outside to dry overnight, before giving them pride of place in your garden.


4. The Backyard Swing

This is a simple, yet a breathtaking idea. You can take some pallets and rope to create functional swing. Get the pallets from the local warehouses as well as supermarkets for free. Purchase a brand new rope for 5 to 15 dollars. Make sure that the safety first.

5. Glow in the Dark Coat Planters and Plant Pots

Whether you are an avid gardener or not, most households have access to large planters or smaller scale plant pots. Furniture brand IKEA stores even sell basic plant pots for as little as $1. You can transform these into affordable and sustainable night lights using glow-in-the-dark paint. The whole project can cost as little as $5 to add a definite wow factor to your garden.

6. DIY Outdoor Lounge Hammocks

Besides the swing, you can make an ideal place to rest in summer, such as hammocks. Homemade versions can be easily be made using wooden stakes and your material of choice. Simply take your wooden stakes and fix them securely in the ground, using a total of four to create a triangular shape. Then take your material, like recycled nylon hammocks or simply use discarded bed sheets, and attach them to the stakes to create three individual resting places.

7. Use A Tarp and a Spinkler

If you have a garden slide but are struggling to find a suitable landing space, you can create an effective splash pad using some tarp and a sprinkler. Tarp can be purchased for up to $20, depending on the precise area of material that you require. If you do not have sprinklers in your garden, you can achieve the same effect with an outdoor hose and running water.

8. The Glow-in-the-Dark Necklaces and Bracelets

Summer nights are prefect with the outdoor entertainment. Create a small party, enjoy the interactive and creative nights with some games.
If you want to challenge your kids to a few evening rounds of ring toss, for example, you can create this by fixing a wooden stake or metal pole in the ground while using glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces to pitch.

9. Add The Waterproof Frame with Flat Stones

It is totally a mess to frolic outdoors. You can rinse off your hands and feet with this DIY frame.
So after a day playing with your children or gardening, why not rinse off your feet and hands outdoors with a DIY frame? Simply craft a wooden box and coat it in waterproof sealant before filling it with flat stones and placing it near your back door. You can then wash using a fresh water supply, while also giving your feet or hands a smooth massage.

10. Paint Stones

Stones offer smooth surfaces that would be great for painting and coloring. Now, you can add more colors to your garden or backyard with bright hues and shades.
You apply block colors or mix it up and paint intricate patterns. So long as each stone is painted as part of an overall vision and theme, you can create a colorful aesthetic that will be the envy of your neighbors.

As you see, there are a lot of things to try to make your garden as the best spot to enjoy around your home. We are sure that these ways will make your neighbors are so envy.