Category: Backyard Ideas

5 Steps to the Perfect Backyard

Ashley Basnight, of Handmade Haven, loves to entertain, but didn’t have a great backyard space to host people. Being the avid DIYer she is, Ashley built her own floating deck! Read on to see how Ashley created a backyard oasis perfect for entertaining her guests and find out how to build a floating deck and... The …

Creating a Backyard Pergola and Oasis on a Budget

Kati Farrer, of Houseful of Handmade, always wanted an outdoor dining and kitchen area, but didn’t want to break the bank doing it. To turn her dream into a reality, Kati used her DIY skills and made an oasis. Read on to see how Kati created her dream backyard on a budget. Creating a Backyard... The …

Back Porch Halloween Skeleton Party

Halloween skeleton, witch and pumpkin decorations galore! As a part of The Home Depot’s Halloween Style Challenge, we asked Haneen Matt of Haneen’s Haven to get creative and use Home Depot’s Halloween skeletons and witches to transform a space. Pick up some ideas from Haneen so you can throw your own spooky back porch Halloween skeleton party!... The …

Spooky Halloween Werewolf Scene

Scott Stoll of Stolloween created yet another amazing outdoor space for The Home Depot’s Halloween Style Challenge. We challenged Scott to create a spooky scene with a few materials and he constructed a chilling Halloween werewolf scene. Take a look at how Scott made this amazingly spooky Halloween werewolf scene come to life in his own backyard. Spooky... The …

Dinner Party at Spider Temple

As a part of this year’s Halloween Style Challenge series, we sent Lynn Ferris of Holiday Decor & More a gargantuan spider and let her do the rest. From a life-sized spider web to a Peruvian-inspired temple wall, Lynn got creative and created the perfect place to host a spooky Halloween dinner party. Check out how... The …

How to Build a Small Wooden Shed

Since buying her home in 2011, Amanda Hendrix, of Love & Renovations, has been making both big and small updates. The next thing on her list was to find a way to keep her outdoor tools organized and safe from the elements. Check out how Amanda built a small wooden shed in 11 steps! DIY Small... The …

She Shed Update for Even Better Backyard “Curb Appeal”

If you’re fortunate enough to have a she shed in your backyard, maybe it’s time for a little she shed update? (And if you don’t have a she shed, yet, it’s time to make that happen!) Katrina Sullivan, of Chic Little House, has one of the best she sheds ever created, but she wanted a new... The …

DIY Cornhole Game for Tailgates or Backyard Fun

  This DIY cornhole game is sure to be a hit at tailgates and backyard cookouts. Jennifer Largesse of Build Basic designed this DIY cornhole board– or bag toss game– to have fold-down legs to make storing and transporting it easy. All you’ll need is some project panel, common hardware and some simple tools. Customize it with... The …

DIY Ladder Golf Game for Cookouts and Tailgates

This DIY ladder golf game will provide plenty of fun at tailgates and cookouts. Jennifer Largesse of Build Basic created this DIY project using lumber, rope and golf balls. DIY Ladder Golf Game In my family, yard games are a staple at every cookout. The games need to be sturdy enough to take a beating, though, and... The …