Backyard Projects

From whimsical to budget friendly, transform your home and garden with these backyard projects and DIY ideas that are simple to fun to make!

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How to Make a DIY Bluebird House

Want to attract bluebirds to nest in your yard? Make a bluebird box! These DIY bluebird house plans meet the songbirds' specific nesting requirements.

Grow a Vertical Herb Garden in a Shoe Organizer

Running out of garden room? This space saving gardening project will have you growing a vertical herb garden in no...


How to Make a Garden Hose Wreath

Add a touch of the backyard to your front door décor. This sunny and cheerful garden hose wreath will chase...


How to Make a Pallet Bench for Your Patio

Need a place to sit and relax in the backyard while you admire your flower beds? Get creative and repurpose...


How to Make a Purple Martin Gourd House

Homemade birdhouses fashioned from gourds have been used for centuries to attract purple martins. Learn how to make your own...

Clean Out Your Clutter with 28 Recycled Garden Ideas

Everyone loves a bargain, but gardeners are an especially resourceful bunch. Reuse odds and ends you already have around the...


Decorate Adorable Flower Pot Easter Eggs

Display your Easter eggs in mini flower pots with flower petal accents for a charming presentation at the holiday table.

How to Remove Grass Stains from Clothes and Shoes

Grass stains can be tough. If you're a gardener or do yard work, you definitely need these expert tips on...


How to Make a Vertical Pallet Garden

Add scrappy style to the backyard with a vertical pallet garden! Just use recycled shipping pallets to give a rustic...


DIY Project: All-Natural Homemade Citrus Cleaner

Create your own all natural homemade citrus cleaner using the leftover peels from grapefruit, lemon or oranges and vinegar.


Turn a Glass Soda Bottle into a Homemade Bird Feeder

Learn how to make a homemade bird feeder using a glass soda bottle and a chicken feeder base. This sturdy...

Make Your Own Color-Changing Fireplace Pinecones

We love the look of color-changing fireplace pinecones. Learn where to buy them or follow this easy DIY method to...


How to Make a DIY Apron for Gardening

This DIY apron is a handmade gift from the heart that will bring joy to anyone who loves gardening. Here's...


Save Money and Recycle with Cardboard Gardening

With this eco-friendly, free and easy gardening method, you’ll have a better garden in no time! Just place cardboard in...


25 Easy Fall Decor Ideas to Make Your Home Cozy

These easy fall decor ideas are perfect for an afternoon of crafting, and they'll look great in your home from...


5 Easy Ways to Dress Up Your Canning Jars

Top off your canned goods in style before showing them off at the county fair or giving them as homemade...

15 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Kid Will Love to Make

Trick-or-treating is only half the fun. Pump your kids up for frightful night with these easy Halloween crafts your little...


4 Garden Uses For Your Old Jack-o-Lantern

Don't toss out your old Halloween pumpkin after the holiday is over, because there are so many beneficial ways to...


Make a DIY Spiderweb Halloween Planter

Assemble this slightly spooky Halloween planter with a few inexpensive items from the dollar store. Then fill it with fall...


How to Create a Pumpkin Bouquet

Use real or craft pumpkins as vases to display a beautiful bouquet of fall flowers. Follow these easy steps for...


How to Recycle Pumpkins for Birds and Wildlife

Repurpose your leftover Halloween pumpkins to benefit backyard wildlife such as birds, butterflies, deer and more.


Create Your Own Festive Pumpkins Using Papier-Mache

Use materials you already have around the house to make realistic papier-mache pumpkins you can display year after year.


9 Fun Fall Outdoor Container Ideas

When summer fades and cooler temperatures prevail, it's time to jazz up your outdoor living space with fresh fall decor....


How to Make a Tipsy Pumpkin Planter

This adorable and affordable fall decoration is easy to make with a few plastic pumpkins and colorful potted mums.

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DIY Garden Project: How to Make Basil Salt

Do you love basil? Turn your favorite herb into a DIY gift from your vegetable garden. Learn to make basil...


How to Turn a Gourd into a Birdhouse

Get into the fall spirit and learn how to turn a gourd into a birdhouse with this handy how-to. A...


How to Build a DIY Bug Hotel

Learn how to create a DIY bug hotel where your beneficial backyard insects can put all six feet up and...


8 Ways to Use Dryer Lint in Your Backyard and Garden

Dryer lint should be collected after each load of laundry to prevent a fire hazard. Here are some good uses...


10 Household Items You Should Repurpose in the Garden

Clean out your closets and repurpose your old or extra household items as helpful, thrifty materials in your flower and...


How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Teach your kids and grandkids about nature by making this easy homemade bird feeder. Woodpeckers and nutchatches will love it!