There are many advantages to owning a home, but being able to customize it may be one of the best. If you're handy with a hammer (and honestly even if you're not) some of these craft projects can take your backyard this summer from "blah" to "WOW THAT IS AWESOME." Thanks to many creative people on the Internet, we have discovered some pretty genius ideas for projects you can work on in your back yard this summer. Check them out!
1.) Set up a lounge movie theater in the back yard using floor cushions.
2.) Plant giant allium flowers to make your back yard look like something out of Dr. Seuss.
3.) Build a simple treehouse for kids or adults.
4.) Add a beer cooler to a patio table.
5.) Put marbles in your fence's holes (or drill them yourself).
6.) Convert an old bunk bed into a stargazing lounge.
7.) Make a giant Scrabble set.
8.) Build a fire pit in the back yard.
9.) And if you don't want to spend too much money, try this cheap fire pit.
10.) Relax in a giant hammock swing you can make.
11.) Make wine bottle tiki torches for a night party.
12.) Make a beach in the back yard.
13.) Create a sofa on the lawn (maybe not for the faint of heart).
14.) Go camping in the back yard using some tents and pillows.
Or just add pillows to a tent to make a cozy reading nook.
15.) Use a trampoline instead of a diving board in a pool.
16.) Build some small teepees for backyard fun for the kids.
17.) Build simple, rustic coffee tables out of whiskey barrels.
18.) Upcycle used tires to make a playground.
19.) Get some neighborly help and build a simple gazebo for everyone to enjoy.
20.) Help your indoor kitty get some sun by building a walkway.
21.) Make a simple shower in the back yard using a hose.
22.) To make a simple canopy, just put a sheet over a line strung between trees.
23.) Having your own pizza oven in the back yard would be heaven.
24.) Build a simple bar for entertaining.
25.) Hack and IKEA table to make an outdoor stove.
26.) Build this lounge area on your porch so you can really enjoy it.
27.) Build a game of Twister on the lawn.
28.) Use salad bowls to make a DIY set of speakers.
29.) Build an extra seating area by using cheap pallets.
30.) Give kids a place to play by setting up a chalk board outside.
31.) Repurpose old windows to build a mini-greenhouse.
32.) Build little hideouts by just using hula hoops and shower curtains.
(H/T BuzzFeed) It's about time you get outside this year... so try out this DIY projects (and share them with others).