7 Easy DIY Backyard Decoration Ideas

When decorating your house, it’s always important to remember to decorate the backyard as well. Most people end up neglecting the backyard, failing to see that it is an extension of their house and its almost endless possibilities for decoration.

Here are just some of the things that you can do to keep your backyard beautiful:

Turn an old crib into an outdoor sofa

If you still have your child’s old crib gathering dust in the attic, why don’t you try giving it a second life as an outdoor sofa? This will make an eye catching piece in your backyard, perfect for quiet and peaceful outdoor dinners with friends and family. Just clean it up, place some cushions and pillows, and it’s good to go. It’s best you don’t repaint it, so it has this vintage look.

Build the wind chime out of bottle caps

If you frequently throw parties (or if you simply just love bottled soda), chances are you have a ton of bottle caps. Try linking them together with a chain and hanging them as wind chimes. We can’t guarantee it’ll sound as good as the chimes you get from the store, but we can assure you that it’ll be much more charming.

Build the wind chime out of old keys

If you’re not a fan of the idea of repurposing old bottle caps into a wind chime, then maybe you should start looking for old keys to use instead. Paint them different colors for a playful look and hang them wherever you like.

Use beaded hanging planters

Don’t just use boring, plain old rope. Sling beads together to form pretty planters that’ll complement the plants they hold.

Use glow-in-the-dark pebbles to fill walkway cracks

Here are a fun and simple trick. Paint pebbles with glow-in-the-dark paint and fill your walkway cracks with them. Not only will it be a helpful guide for your guests during evening parties, but it’ll also give your garden a magical glow.

Add mirrors to your garden to make it look bigger

It’s true we don’t see mirrors in gardens too often – well, maybe now we should. Mirrors can make your garden look bigger, and can also add greenery in places where you otherwise can’t paint on. Just make sure to clean and polish them regularly to fully achieve the desired effect.

Build your own rope swing

Kids these days are so caught up with technology and social media that they are slowly forgetting the simple pleasures of life. Build them a rope swing to introduce (or re-introduce) the simple joy and thrill of being launched into the air.