20 Most Amazing, Beautiful, Creative Backyard & Garden DIY Ideas & Plans

Amazing backyard DIY ideas & plans

Backyard is one place where we can have more freedom building designs based on our own creative ideas & plans.

Using wood pallets and other recycled wood sources, we can do it on a low budget and take creative risks without being afraid destroying our home decor.

Some DIY-ers put so much effort in their homemade creations that their garden designs end up looking more beautiful than those made by experienced craftsmen. And, occasionally, the results are amazing.

Here, we’ve collected 20 DIY ideas that are not only beautiful but also creative. Let’s take a look at some of the plans and tutorials …

DIY pallet garden arbor bench with 3 carved hearts

This DIY pallet garden arbor bench with 3 carved hearts would be a beautiful addition to any backyard. Source.

See more DIY garden arbor bench ideas.

A DIY picnic table with benches on each side

What a creative idea – this picnic table has benches on all 4 sides and nothing under the table to get in the way of your feet. Source.

Amazing space-saving folding picnic table with benches

This space-saving folding picnic table with benches is an amazing and artistic idea. Source.

DIY circular fire pit bench with firewood storage

Build a DIY circular fire pit bench using this beautiful and creative storage design idea. DIY Tutorial.

Great backyard curved fire pit seating idea

Beautiful backyard idea for a curved fire pit seating, with the DIY Tutorial.

See more outdoor fire pit seating ideas.

Aldo Leopold lawn bench design with armrests

A more creative Aldo Leopold lawn bench design with armrests. If you want to match the idea above, here’s a good DIY Tutorial for a common Leopold design that you could modify a bit to add armrests.

For more creative outdoor designs, see Top Patio Seating Ideas.

DIY garden loveseat

This awesome DIY garden loveseat is made in marine plywood. DIY Tutorial.

Half-circle backyard bench design with a welded metal base

The half-circle backyard bench design above should be used for a DIY inspiration only as it involves a welded metal base that would not be doable by an average DIY-er. Source: unknown.

Backyard round wooden barbecue bar table

Above is a backyard round wooden barbecue table with two chairs. This is actually a rendering, a 3d model made using CAD system, it was never manufactured … but the idea is amazing. See all photos or purchase the files for rendered drawings here. As shown, it’s assembled from circular slats, with drawers and storage for bottles, and can be easily moved around the patio on caster wheels. This could be a dream DIY project.

Beautiful river rock tables

This is not just a DIY project but a superior craftsmanship. But the idea using river rocks is very unique and beautiful. See details.

See more river rock garden ideas.

DIY Backyard Bowling Alley

Build a backyard bowling alley with leftover hardwood flooring. Take it apart to store in the Winter. See details at Apartment Therapy.

A backyard tree hut or a raised arbor seat

A backyard tree hut or a raised arbor seat made entirely of recycled wood found in dumpsters. Read more about this DIY project here.

Uwharrie Backyard Chair Swing

This creative swing chair is actually sold here but making it yourself would be amazing.

Plywood DIY Victorian swing plan

This romantic Victorian swing built from plywood is a beautiful DIY project complete with a building plan and PDF cutting templates.

Hanging Fire Pit Swing Seats DIY Building Plan

We believe this is the best DIY Building Plan for hanging fire pit swing seats.

DIY pallet wood hose holder plan

Beautifully executed in recycled wood, DIY pallet hose holder plan with a built-in planter.

DIY Monogram Planter Tutorial

A step-by-step building tutorial for this creative DIY monogram planter.

Deer proof Cedar raised garden bed kit

This deer proof Cedar raised garden bed kit is sold here .. but isn’t it an awesome idea for a backyard DIY project?

Build A Tool Shed From Repurposed Doors

A little garden tool shed built from old repurposed windows and doors. See details.

Charming Tree Bench - How To Build Tutorial

Build a popular DIY around tree bench using this How To Tutorial.

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