Say goodbye to winter and hello to outdoor entertaining.

Assemble a cozy outdoor theater.

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Instructions for a DIY projection screen.

Dig a hole and bury the trampoline.

sunken trampoline backyard Photo: Sunken Trampoline

Transform the backyard shed into a bar.

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Or a chill spot.

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Build yourself a pallet table with a built-in flower bed.

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Instructions here.

Or a picnic table with a built-in beer cooler.

picnic table beer cooler Photo: Home Depot

DIY tutorial here.

If you need more table space, install a fold-out table along the fence.

backyard fence table 1 backyard fence table 2 Photos: Sensibly Sara

How-to guide.

Make your garden glow with rope lighting.

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For another whimsical effect, drill holes in your fence and fill them with marbles. They’ll shine in the sun.

marble fence daylight Photo: creatingreallyawesomefreethings

How it’s done.

Live far from water? Build your own backyard beach.

backyard beach Photo: Pinterest

Learn how it’s done here.

With a stone fire pit.

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Step-by-step guide this way.

DIY a swing bench or bed using pallets.

pallet swing backyard Photos: The Merry Thought

DIY instructions.

Or you could simply turn an old broken chair into a swing.

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It’s easy.

Convert a portion of your lawn into a putting green.

backyard putting green Photo: Little Bit Funky

How it’s done.

Dig yourself a stream.

Diy backyard stream Photo: Liaigre

Give your kids another reason to play outside with a chalkboard fence.

outdoor chalkboard Photo: heytherehome

Here’s how to make your’s look as good as the one above.

Build your own rock-climbing wall.

DIY rock-climbing wall backyard Photo: DIYNetwork


And giant game of Scrabble.

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Learn how here.

And the ultimate slip and slide.

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All you need is a couple hundred yards of industrial plastic sheeting, dish soap and a hose.

And of course you’ll want a tree house. Erect something really simple.

diy backyard tree house Photo: ApartmentTherapy

How-to over at Apartment Therapy.

Or go all-out.

luxury tree house Photo: imgur

More amazing tree house designs right here.

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