Roundup: 10 Beautiful DIY Backyard Shade Projects

by Faith Provencher
Roundup: 10 DIY Backyard Shade Projects and Ideas
Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle

I don't have a lot of tree cover in my backyard, so I've been in hot pursuit of a way to create shade... and I thought I'd share my findings with you in case you're in the same boat! Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite DIY ways to create backyard shade.   

 

Roundup: 10 DIY Backyard Shade Projects and Ideas

1. These sheer curtains would add a magical touch to any yard. Get the tutorial here. [Photo: Sunset]

2. Head over here to find out more about this pretty fabric awning. [Photo: vtwonen]

Roundup: 10 DIY Backyard Shade Projects and Ideas

3. This gorgeous fabric shade is held up by vintage milk jug containers. Learn how to make your own here. [Photo: Bright Bold Beautiful]

4. A wooden pergola would be a pretty addition to any patio. Find out how to make one here. [Photo: DIY Network]

5. This patio cover idea uses lattice to add an interesting touch. Get the tutorial here. [Photo: Kenarry]

Roundup: 10 DIY Backyard Shade Projects and Ideas

6. Get the tutorial for this simple canopy here. [Photo: Martha Stewart]

7. Check out the instructions for this backyard shade here. [Photo: All You]

Roundup: 10 DIY Backyard Shade Projects and Ideas

8. This canopy uses a combination of fabric and wood to create a colorful source of shade. [Photo: 2 Boys 1 Girl and a Crazy Mom]

9. This shade sail is attached to the house using rope. Get the tutorial here. [Photo: Instructables]

10. Learn how to create one of these beautiful shade sails here. [Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle]

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Make It! The Skilsaw Pergola

by DIY Maven

Make It! The Skilsaw Pergola

Hands down the best, easiest and most cost effective way to make a big impact in your outdoor living space is by adding a pergola. Not only do they provide visual interest, they also provide a dappled shady spot in which to relax.

This particular pergola assignment began with some ground rules. First, the pergola had to be affordable to most of us in Curblyland

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