With the temps heating up, we’re spending a lot more time outdoors these days. Summertime is the perfect time to spruce up your backyard so you can get outside, fire up the grill, and invite some friends over. Hosting backyard barbecues is one of our favorite things to do and I’ve round up 10 amazing DIY projects that will take your outdoor entertaining to the next level.
1. OUTDOOR ROLLING CONSOLE – That’s My Letter
Whether you use it as a prep table, serving buffet, or grill cart out on the patio, deck, or backyard, this outdoor rolling console is as versatile as it is beautiful. Get the free building plans here.
2. OUTDOOR CONCRETE BAR – Homemade Modern
This concrete bar is a great addition to any backyard party. The sleek design and mix of wood and concrete not only make it modern and chic, but super sturdy and durable too. Find the complete how-to here.
3. ROLLING GRILL CART – Jen Woodhouse
Need more space while prepping foods for the grill? This rolling grill cart is the perfect culinary side kick with roomy, open shelving, hooks for grilling utensils, a bottle opener, and paper towel roll. The tutorial and free building plans are here.
4. PERGOLA – Ana White
Wow your friends and family with this stunning pergola with porch swing. It’s a totally do-able and budget-friendly DIY project that will give you a lot of bang for your buck. Grab the free building plans here.
5. OUTDOOR PALLET BAR – Pallet Girl
How fun is this pallet bar? Definitely a must-have for those who take their backyard partying seriously.
6. CONCRETE FIRE PIT – Homemade Modern
I’ve always wanted a fire pit in my back yard. How sleek and hip is this one? Click here for the in-depth tutorial on how to make your own.
7. OUTDOOR MURPHY BAR – Shades of Blue Interiors
I love how clever and functional this outdoor bar is – it folds up, neatly out of the way when not in use. Genius! Here are the free building plans.
8. OUTDOOR SECTIONAL SOFA – Ana White
Of course, when you’re entertaining, you’ll want to give your guests a comfortable spot to perch. This outdoor sectional sofa is the perfect solution because it’s roomy, comfortable, and you can configure it to fit your space. Download the plans here.
9. ULTIMATE PARTY STATION – Jen Woodhouse
This outdoor rolling cart brings the party wherever it goes. With a slide-out deck that houses a chest cooler, extra storage space underneath, a drawer that doubles as a serving tray, and even a kiddie table for your little ones, this party station has everything you need to host the perfect outdoor party. Click here for the how-to.
10. CHUNKY OUTDOOR BENCH – Cherished Bliss
I just love how chunky and rustic this outdoor bench is – such a beautiful and stylish way to seat your guests. Learn how to build your own here.
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*This post is sponsored by RYOBI Tools.
Heather B says
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Brenda Haines says
I must make an outdoor Murphy bar! Thanks so much for this chance!
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Cesar Aquino says
I love the different project ideas you share with us and I am a fan. I would love to try and do things I believe is basic but a tool or two limits my ability to do it that’s why I don’t start doing it. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to add some more tools to add a few more tools to be able to do something from you ideas and tips. Regards to bother Bill.
Since the only outdoor surfaces we have to store anything is the grill, I think one of the rolling tables would be a great addition to my backyard. I’m going to have to look into the building plans for them! Thanks for sharing!
Joni Kelly says
That outdoor Murphy bar is just what I’ve been looking for. I have a conduction cooktop that I use outside when I want to fry/cook something and don’t want the house telling my cooking tales. This will give me just the right height and I can put it right near the electrical outlet. I’ve got my next project! Thanks for giving me another item to cross off MY list! 😉