DIY Backyard Projects For Family Fun

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Backyard Projects (or projects in general) can really create wonderful family memories.

 

Creating something with our children allows for bonding time and several life skills to be explored.

  1. Focus and concentration.
  2. Fine motor skills.
  3. Problem-solving.
  4. Patience & perseverance.
  5. Vocabulary & communication.
  6. Safety.
  7. Ability to follow directions.
When we craft or do a DIY project with our children we teach them that spending time with them is important to us. #familygoals Click To Tweet

Perhaps, you can add even more benefits in the comments at the end of this post.

 

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DIY Backyard Projects For Family Fun

 

I love this whimsical upcycled* Wildfire Patio Chair Planter from Sustain My Craft Habit.

 

Upcycled refers to any items that would normally be discarded but are now being reused in a really cool way. Consequently, the result is usually a higher quality product than the original.

This is major backyard projects trash to treasure brilliance at work.

 

I love this whimsical upcycled* Wildfire Patio Chair Planter from Sustain My Craft Habit. This is major trash to treasure brilliance at work.

 

Apparently, I am in a very whimsical mood because I so want this frog.

Ann’s Entitled Life and her DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms are just too cute for words!

 

Ann's Entitled Life and her DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms are just too cute for words!

 

Some DIY projects are super simple while also being beautiful.

A Cultivated Nest provides just that with DIY Blinged Hose Guides.

 

Some DIY projects are super simple while also being beautiful. A Cultivated Nest provides just that with DIY Blinged Hose Guides.

 

Dukes and Duchesses provide the DIY instructions to build your own Color Block Umbrella Table.

 

My favorite thing is that it provides a nice place for my drink.

Check out the Healthy Cocktail Summer RoundUp for ideas on great cocktails for your table.

Dukes and Duchesses provide the DIY instructions to build your own Color Block Umbrella Table. It is really cute but truth be told my favorite thing is that it provides a nice place for my drink. :)

Turning Dresser Drawers to Storage Boxes.

 

There are several options for how to decorate and use your new storage boxes. I could not decide which one is my favorite.

I love this as it is such a great idea for the storage of pillows, or anything, in the backyard.

This is such an adorable upcycled DIY backyard project for your storage needs.

 

However, I also love the use of old drawers as a raised planter. Our soil in California is pretty gnarly so I am thinking that plants would grow wonderfully in here. Plus the more prolific plants would be kept under control. I think over time the drawer would just break down and become part of the earth.

This is such an adorable upcycled DIY backyard project for your garden.

 

We have already explored a few of the ways doing projects with your kids can help them but I would love for you to share some more in the comments below.

 

Naturally Yours,

Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy

 

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28 thoughts on “DIY Backyard Projects For Family Fun”

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  2. Lesly Federici

    Loved the cat pillows in a window box! Creative idea. Wish I had a green thumb.. but alas.. no. But LOVE seeing what folks do with their yards!

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  4. These are great ideas, especially because they are upcycled. I might just make some mushrooms to sit next to my garden frog 🙂 I visited an adult disability day center last week who’ve developed a “sensory garden”. They have all sorts of upcycled objects scattered around including a chair, painted picture frames, mirrors, artwork painted by the clients. It is delightful.

  5. Hi Elise,

    What attractive ways to beautify your backyard. I love the pink chair with the flower pot. I like to utilize different things as planters. I have an antique yellow pot my mom burned but no problem…I planted purple petunias in it It has good drainage lol.

    -Donna

  6. Joan M Harrington

    What great ideas for your backyard! Wish I had a backyard to utilize 🙂 Thanks for sharing Elise!!

  7. Jenna Rodgers

    I love these ideas. I don’t have a wire chair, but I am going to find a something to upcycle stuffs. Thanks!!

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Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.