Stuck at home and looking for some DIY backayrd ideas for how to up your curb appeal gamE? I’ve got you covered!
Since we’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable future, it feels like now is a great time to start focusing on some projects around the house, don’t you think?!
I honestly hadn’t planned on tackling very many outdoor projects this year since we just recently moved in and don’t have a solid plan of what we want yet, but things have changed (ohhhh how they’ve changed!), and now it suddenly feels like a great time to spruce up our outdoor spaces, since they’ve been getting so much use!
We’re relatively limited on what we can actually do right now and have been mostly sticking to projects that we can do with things we already have on hand. But, so much can be ordered online these days and a lot of stores are doing curbside pick up, so even if you need to purchase a few things it shouldn’t be too terribly difficult!
What do we have planned for our yard?
Well, I just finished staining our fence and have been working on getting some weed control going and taking care of the grass. I have a few small projects rolling around in my mind – and, if you read on you might get a little peek at what’s to come!
I thought today it would be fun to round up aaaaaall of the outdoor projects we’ve done over the years. I originally thought we hadn’t done a ton of stuff in the curb appeal/backyard department but once I started pulling up posts I realized we’ve done a lot more than I realized!
So, here are more than 20 ideas for DIY backyard projects you can tackle this spring. We’ve all got a little extra time on our hands these days, why not take advantage of it to make your outdoor space even more functional and enjoyable for your family?!
20+ DIY OUTDOOR PROJECT IDEAS
Quick & Easy Projects
- Make a DIY Yard Yahtzee game to play with your family.
- Or, make a huge Jenga set!
- These simple cinderblock plant shelves are a great way to display your plants!
- I also loved making these super easy tomato cage plant stands.
- Turn an old ladder into a plant display!
- Have a big tree? Add a DIY wooden tree swing!
- All you need is a can of paint and a paintbrush to give your door a whole new look!
- Blanket ladders aren’t just for indoors – bring yours outside and try one of these fun ideas to decorate it!
- Kid toys in the backyard driving you nuts? Just paint ’em!
- We made this DIY simple backyard playhouse in our first house and I’m thinking we might need one here too!
- Did you know you can add a window to your front door if it doesn’t have one?!
- You can build a beautiful cedar bench with built-in planters – it’s a great project for a beginner!
- If you have a backyard storage shed, why not give it a whole new look with a fresh coat of paint in a color that makes you smile?! (Here’s another example of the same project!)
- And while you’re add it, add some cedar flakeboard panels to the interior to help keep everything inside safe.
- You can create a mini patio area for your grill and turn a cute potting bench into a grill cart in a weekend!
- Have an ugly metal patio cover? Why not paint it?!
- I am actively searching for a place to re-create this DIY outdoor plant wall at this house! And here’s a smaller version that can be used inside!
- This DIY concrete coffee table was so, so fun to make.
- Add a giant chalkboard to your back fence for the kids – I’m definitely re-doing this project here!
- This DIY pea gravel + paver patio was a major undertaking but I can’t even begin to tell you how much it transformed our yard at our last house. I miss it so much already!
- Corey and I built this DIY outdoor couch last summer and had to sell it when we moved – but it got tons of use before we left!
- Really want to go all-in with an exterior transformation? You could paint your ENTIRE HOUSE (brick included!).
- You could also stain your fence – probably a weekend project but I’m including it here with the bigger guys because it just feels like a bigger one.
Need some styling ideas? Here are a few tried-and-true favorites that we’ve used in our exterior spaces over the years:
I’d love to hear what you’re working on in your backyard this spring!