To make the most of the weather and the outdoors this summer, try your hand at creating some of these simple DIY backyard ideas to make your alfresco a comfortable fun zone for your family and friends.
1. Backyard games
Entertain your guests for a few hours with some of these awesome backyard games! Fun and easy to build, we have selected our favourites – but there are plenty more out there!
2. Dig it
To ensure all ages are entertained, why not add a sandpit to your backyard? There are heaps of DIY suggestions on how to build your own sandpit, but Bunnings’ How to build a sandpit keeps the process simple and tells you where you can find the tools needed for the job.
3. Bring the noise
For the music lovers, this acoustic smart phone amplifier is a fantastic way to get some extra sound from your phone on a budget. Needing only a few pieces of wood glued together, this battery free amp really works!
4. Banish bugs
Summer evenings can often mean itchy mosquito bites. For some added comfort for yourself and your guests, try these incredibly easy citronella mason jars. Drill a hole in the top of the jar, insert a candle wick and then fill the jar with some citronella infused tiki torch fluid.
5. Keep it cool
Once it’s time for the BBQ, keep your meat and drinks cool in this awesome DIY cooler box/grill table! A practical accompaniment to any outdoor gathering, this easy to make grill table offers ample storage space that can be easily moved around the backyard.
With these awesome DIY backyard ideas, you’ll be well prepared when it comes around to your summer entertaining!
If you’re still looking for your dream home (and backyard), see if you can get your own home now! Check out our latest display homes for some more inspiration of how to plan your home’s alfresco, before adding in all of these cool extras.