100 Cheap and Easy DIY Backyard Ideas

Money-saving tip: For the projects that require pallets, you can get them for free on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace

Patio and Outdoor Furniture DIY Backyard Ideas

Hanging Outdoor Bar from HGTV.com
DIY Outdoor Entertainment Table from Hallmark Channel
Pallet Outdoor Table from BHG.com
Wooden Pallet Benches from eHow
Pallet Patio Bench from RK Black
Outdoor Pallet Bar from 1001 Pallets
$40 X-Leg Wooden Bench with Crate Storage from The Kim Six Fix
Reclaimed Wood X-Stool from Lady Goats
Outdoor Crate Cart (source unknown)
crates + wood stain and sealer + caster wheels
Patio Pallet Daybed from Lovely Greens
Pallet Sectional Soda from 101 Pallet Ideas
Patio Pallet Lounger from Instructables

DIY Outdoor Seating from BHG.com
Block Table Legs from BHG.com
Simple Outdoor Bench from eHow
Cinder Block Bench from Creating Really Awesome Fun Things
DIY Cinder Block Bench from Contemporist
$45 DIY Patio Sofa and Love Seat from Fabulessly Frugal
Pallet Outdoor Seating from Apartment Therapy
Outdoor Pallet Table from Joy Ever After
Backyard Pergola from HGTV.com
$45 Five Piece Outdoor Adirondack Furniture Set from Saved by Love Creations
$15 Bistro Table from The Shabby Creek Cottage
Super Frugal Pergola from The Created Home
DIY Fence Table from Sensible Sara
DIY Accent Table from Thrifty and Chic
Terracotta Pot Table from Dukes and Duchesses
Barrel Table (source unknown)
large barrel + glass top + moss + string lights
Bucket Outdoor Coffee Table from Remodelaholic
Rope Ottomans Chair from Style Me Pretty
Wood Deck Cooler from Fog Hollow Cottage
DIY Rolling Cooler Ottoman from Home Depot
Outdoor Rolling Cart from Anything Pretty
Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Covers from Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Fire Pits DIY Backyard Ideas

$50 Fire Pit Using Concrete Tree Rings from Instructables
$10 DIY One Hour Upcycled Firepit from House and Fig
$60 DIY Fire Pit from Keeping it Simple
Stone Fire Pit from Old World Garden Farms

Fire Pit from Tuff Guard House

DIY Tabletop Firebowl from Today’s Creative Life

Tabletop Fire Pit from Dunn Lumber

Easy DIY Inexpensive Firepit from Thrifty Little Mom

Cinder Block Fire Pit from Prepper Ways

Swings and Hammocks

Pallet Swing Bed from The Merry Thought
DIY Tree Swing from The Merry Thought
Rope Swing from Dukes and Duchesses
$40 DIY Hammock from Here Comes the Sun
Macrame Hammock from eHow
Swing Chair from Instructables
Pallet Swing from Instructables
Swinging Chair (source unknown)
cotton rope + outdoor fabric + cushions + tree branch or small wood post

Lighting DIY Backyard Ideas

DIY Grapevine Lighting Balls from Lynne Knowlton
Dollar Store Hanging Lanterns from Running with Scissors
Rope Light Walkway from Christmas Lights Etc.
DIY Outdoor Light Poles from City Farmhouse
Rustic Garden Gate from Kojo Designs
Hula Hoop Lights from Sarah on the Blog
DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Bases from Home Depot
Tree Branch Candles (source unknown)
tree branch + drill and large drill bit + tea light candles
Rock Candles (source unknown)
gravel + empty glass jar + tiki fluid + wire basket + wicks
Tree Trunk Lights from Lauren Jones Home
Grapevine Chandelier from All Things Heart and Home
Lighting Posts from The 1000 Block
DIY Solar Chandelier from Buzzfeed
DIY Landscaping Lighting from The Art of Doing Stuff
Wine Bottle Tiki Torch from Redeem Your Ground
Cheap Outdoor Lantern (using a tuna can) from In My Own Style
Tin Can Lanterns from Grow Creative
Recycled Wine Bottle Torch from Design Sponge

Walkways and Deck DIY Backyard Ideas

Pallet Wood Deck from Simple Easy Creative
Simple Floating Deck from Instructables
DIY Walkway (source unknown)
wood boards + gravel

Pallet Wood Walkway from Funky Junk Interiors
Easy Patio Makeover from Jennifer’s Mentionables
Cement Cobblestone Path from Pratik Ideas
Rubber Door Mat Stepping Stones from Monica’s Creative Room
DIY Walkway (Using Picture Frames)
concrete mix + picture frames

Other DIY Backyard Ideas

DIY Bottle Opener from Shanty 2 Chic
DIY Hose Holder from Shanty 2 Chic
DIY Sturdy Planted Posts from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
DIY  Pallet AC Cover from Making Manzanita
Stump Table (source unknown)
Basic Tree House from Apartment Therapy
Glass Marble Fence from Garden Drama