8 Outdoor DIY Projects for Summer

8 Outdoor DIY Projects for Summer

Break out your gardening gloves, sewing kit, and maybe even a drill or two! It's time to soak up the sun with these outdoor DIY projects for summer. Oh, and, you might want to make yourself a cold drink too. It's hot out there!   Here are 8 outdoor summer projects you should try this  season.

created at: 07/18/2012

1. Roll-Up Picnic Blanket DIY

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2. Gardening 101

diy summer stools (outdoors)

3. Do-It-Yourself Folding Stools

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4. How to Make an Outdoor Shower

5. How to Make a Recycled Planter Box

sand box diy

6. How to Make a Backyard Sandbox

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7. Create Newspaper Pots for Gardening

diy bench

8. Create an Upcycled Bench Seat

Which of these outdoor projects will you try this summer?

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Barb on Aug 03, 2012:

Luv the bench idea and the colours. Better than the basic colour brown or brown. :-)

Corrine on Aug 02, 2012:

Great and Creative Ideas for Summer Days! I would like to try making an outdoor shower. Since it is a very interesting project, I find it unique because not everyone is open with the thought of taking a bath outside. I think its also best to do it with friends and let everyone shower in the middle of the summer heat while flaunting their sexy bodies!

Nana on Jul 25, 2012:

brittnimehlhoff: Tarp might work. I would put long lengths of PVC pipe at 2 ends in a bent upside down U shape - attach the tarp and when the sand box is in use the tarp can be raised to the top of the U to provide shade.

I built my grandson a combination sandbox, fort, climbing wall and rope swing. I used plywood to make a cover for the sand box and when the cover was lifted & locked in place it formed 2 walls of the fort. It was quite a large and complex project but I loooove working with wood.

Good luck.

Brittni Mehlhoff on Jul 25, 2012:

Thanks for the tip Nana. I imagine using a tarp and some tent stakes when not in use would work to keep cats away. What do you think?

Nana on Jul 23, 2012:

A sand box should always have a cover or lid to keep the local cats from using it as a giant litter box. Your childs health is worth it.

mom2347 on Jul 23, 2012:

cool bench!  AND I have the 2 chair frames just awaiting a project.  AND several pieces of wood already painted for a project that will probably never happen!  Just need a few more pieces of wood and I'm good.  I smell another project! 

DesigningMom on Jul 20, 2012:

Ha! I remember that style of home made sand box.

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