Category: Outdoor Living

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 …

How to Build a Playhouse for the Perfect Christmas Gift

How to Build a Playhouse Giving the right Christmas gift to your child can be hard, especially when you feel like they have more toys than they need already. Building a present is a great option, especially when it can create fun and encourage creativity for years to come. Follow these steps to learn how... 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 …

A Backyard Playhouse: Build the Perfect Gift this Holiday Season

Michelle Cannon Smith of Iron & Twine built the perfect holiday gift for her twins this year: a backyard playhouse. Find out how she used tools from The Home Depot to make this project easy. Build the Perfect Gift this Holiday Season: A Backyard Playhouse Just like that, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! And... The …

Transforming a Pre-Fabricated Tuff Shed Into a Solar-Powered Workshop

Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern, an experienced DIYer and architect, considered building a solar-powered workshop from scratch. However, building a shed from scratch is labor intensive. Find out how Ben customized his pre-fabricated Tuff Shed into a solar-powered workshop. Transforming a Pre-Fabricated Tuff Shed Into a Solar-Powered Workshop I love designing and building. I wanted to... The …

Towering Timbers, A Block Stacking Game

Timbering Towers, a DIY oversized block stacking game is perfect for entertaining guests during barbecues and friends on game day. Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood designed this DIY giant outdoor block stacking game–Timbering Towers–and accompanying storage crate to make it easy to bring along for tailgating. All you’ll need is some studs lumber, common hardware... 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 …

Wooden Star Decoration for the Fourth of July

These Fourth of July wooden star decorations are a great way to dress up your front door, backyard deck or fireplace mantel. Alexi Politis of Seeking Alexi, takes you through the project, step by step, and offers a few tips to make the wooden star project go smoothly. I made three wooden star decorations for my The …

Wooden Star Decoration for the Fourth of July

These Fourth of July wooden star decorations are a great way to dress up your front door, backyard deck or fireplace mantel. Alexi Politis of Seeking Alexi, takes you through the project, step by step, and offers a few tips to make the wooden star project go smoothly. I made three wooden star decorations for my The …

Patio Privacy Makeover with Pergola

Courtney Clymer of Lifestyled Atlanta liked her patio, but it was time for some improvements, especially in the area of patio privacy. She added a lovely privacy screen, along with a new pergola, and a new patio set, and the space is transformed. Patio Privacy Makeover with Pergola A functional and pretty outdoor space is so important The …