One Day Backyard Projects

The weekend is near and the sun will be shining bright so take this time to do some backyard projects!
We searched the internet for you and found a great read from The Garden Glove blogger Kathy Woodward.

Keep reading to find out some fun outdoor projects for this weekend.

One Day Backyard Projects


Most of us are really busy, and if we end up spending several weekends in the yard finishing projects, they tend to not get finished. I like simple, and fast for most of the DIY projects I do…probably because, if you ask Steve, I have an issue with patience. And procrastination. But that’s another post. :) In any case, the first thing I want to do in the garden each year is all those projects that sounded so perfect at the end of last season! So let’s jump right in and find some great DIY one day backyard projects that are perfect for beginner DIY’ers, and give quick gratification. And who doesn’t love that in the garden?

Our featured project, above, is from Shelstring Blog. A wooden bench made from logs, lumber, and a few well learned lessons! Read their tutorial, this would be amazing in a shade garden!

This is one of our original projects, and still one of my fav garden projects we’ve done so far… It’s come along way since this photo was taken, so Ill try to update this season with all the plants filled in. But if you are looking for something simple and more contemporary, try our DIY Project: Contemporary Garden Water Feature – Less than $30.


This must be the simplest bench ever! From Family Handyman, these free plans for thiswooden bench are easy to follow and for the novice. And, it takes a minimum of budget supplies!


Read all about how to build a pond and fountain in one day, for less than $200! This is quite a project for this budget, and could take your garden to wow factor in…yes, just one day!


Want to know how to make a simple tree house? What a great one day project! From Apartment Therapy.


From HGTV Gardens, build a brick fire pit in an afternoon! Need another fire pit tutorial?


More water features! This DIY bamboo water feature had complete instructions, I love how different this is! Great idea if you have a slope you don’t know what to do with, or want to bring a more Zen feel to the garden.


Love this cobblestone path from Home is Where They Love You! Made with a form and concrete, this is a budget project as well!

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Really like the look of this DIY outdoor day bed from Apprentice Extrovert.

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Finally, Alison at How Does She? made this amazing window box for only $3.12! Read all about how she did it, she has great photos as well.


Image Credits: Home is Where They Love YouShelstring BlogFamily HandymanFamily HandymanApartment TherapyHGTV GardensFamily HandymanApprentice ExtrovertHow Does She?

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