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DIY Yard Project Ideas

on 7.14.2017 at 3:49pm

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If you’re like me, your garden may not lived up to all of your hopes and dreams this summer.  The good news: there are still several months to enjoy your yard before fall and winter hit!

Sometimes all it takes is one fun project to change up your yard and hold you over (until next year).  I browsed Pinterest for a few DIY garden ideas and I found a lot of really cool options!


Truck Tunnel:

Looking for some ways to get your kids involved in gardening?  Add this truck tunnel to the area to keep them entertained while you’re gardening.  I couldn’t find a tutorial for it, but it looks fairly simple.  All it really takes is some PVC, rocks, and bricks or wood for the road.

shoe planter

Shoe Organizer Planter:

If you’re tight on space, or just getting tired of all of the weeds, try a shoe organizer planter.  It’s great to put right outside the kitchen or by the back door to grow all of your herbs and vegetables.


Simply Tree Swing:

This tree swing is so simple and so sweet.  I think it would really brighten up any yard!  The instructions are over at A Beautiful Mess, or you can check out some more involved swings if your skills are feeling up to the task.  We have three in our yard in various places and they are more of a hit with kids than our regular playset!

sound wall

Outdoor Sound Wall:

I love the idea of this outdoor sound wall (although your neighbors may not love it as much).  This is another great activity to give the kids while you’re gardening or working in the yard.  Most of the materials can be picked up from Goodwill and your local hardware store.

garden storage

Pallet Garden Storage:

Grab a pallet and your most used (or prettiest) garden tools and convert it into storage!  It’s a beautiful way to keep your most handy tools, well… handy!

See our DIY Garden Pinterest Board for more ideas.

    • Becky S

      Love pallet DIY ideas. Supposedly, you can get free used pallets from Ace Hardware. Stand a pallet upright, maybe remove a couple boards and use it to store shovels, rakes, etc. Garden liners can be nailed to pallets for horizontal or vertical planting (make sure the pallets are toxin free btw). Put some stakes in the ground and slip the pallets over them to make a fence. The possibilities are limitless….

      • Melisa Stanley

        i didn’t know that you could get free pallets from ace. I have been wanting to try to make some patio furniture with it. I will be calling my ace tomorrow:)

    • franki

      I was inspired by the shoe organizer to try using a worn out reusable grocery bag (the kind with plastic overlay on mesh). The plastic had started to to flake off. But the mesh part fell apart in the sun after just a couple of months. I hung it from a pallet on it’s side, and found another pallet without the bottom slats. Turned it on it’s side and used it as a shelf. Behind both these pallets are my tomatoes in big pots, ugly wire cages screened by less ugly pallets