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Posted: July 3, 2020

Book Your DIY Backyard Staycation

These days with most people staying closer to home, a backyard staycation can be a fun way to spend time together and build new memories. And no matter where you live or how big of a backyard or outdoor space you have, we’ve got some DIY inspiration that’ll make family time extra special. 
 
Here are five ideas to bring the indoors out:

1) DIY CENTERPIECE

Adding a wood centerpiece to a patio table is a quick way to give your back porch a casual summer vibe. We love how light and airy it looks. Not to mention how easy it is to change up with every season. See our DIY Centerpiece blog post for everything you need to build it yourself. 

2) DIY ROLLING GRILL CART

Everyone’s outside socializing around the grill. So why are you stuck in the kitchen alone prepping food and hauling dishes in and out? Put an end to that with this rolling grill cart. You’ll love how multi-functional it is—use it as a grill cart in the summer and a kitchen island in the winter. Go to our DIY Grill Cart blog post for project plans, tools, materials, cut list, step-by-step instructions and more.

3) DIY BAR TABLE

Thirsty anyone? We found this modern Wicker 3-Piece Outdoor Bar Set at Walmart. This bar table has a straight counter, which is great if you’re low on space or adding to another seating area.
Watch how easy it is to assemble:

4) DIY SILVERWARE CADDY HOLDER

Be the boss at your next BBQ with this wood caddy holder. Super functional, this caddy holds silverware, napkins, cups, condiments, seasonings, you name it. And when things heat up, and you know it will, quench your thirst with a bonus bottle opener. Click the link below for project plans, tips & more!

5) DIY GIANT JENGA

Did you know that Jenga means “build” in Swahili? This is a good beginner project and you only need basic woodworking skills. It’s also a fun and easy lawn game to play with two people or more. Read the blog to see how we did it and get the step-by-step instructions to build your own.

BONUS IDEAS

To give the everyday a twist, add a theme for the week, day or evening. For example, a luau theme can be carried out with costumes, food and activities. A sports theme can have everyone dressed in team jerseys and doing sports activities. Use creative names for meals to spice things up. Bring the big screen outdoors, throw a dance party, camp in the backyard. Just have fun with it.
 
We hope we inspired you to make the most of your outdoor space. Let us know how it goes—post your project pics and tag us at #DoItWithHART.
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