Jennifer Largesse is known for sharing excellent DIY tutorials for furniture and home accessories on her blog Build Basic. Here, though, she has a DIY backyard game that’s fun to play and fun to build. It’s an oversized, outdoor version of Four-in-a-Row. This backyard game is sure to be a hit with the family and a great outdoor activity when you’ve invited friends over for a barbecue.
Just follow Jennifer’s step-by-step tutorial to build your own outdoor Four-in-a-Row game.
Bob Clagett is a well-known designer and DIYer. Here’s a very clever raised kids sandbox he built that also has an herb garden attached to it.
Follow along as Bob builds the sandbox and herb garden combo so you can build one yourself.
Laura Putnam of Finding Home has some very simple garage organization tips that can tame the clutter in what’s often the most cluttered part of the house.
Kids are a big part of Alix Adam’s life. That’s why she’s become a master of kids room organization solutions.
We asked the blogger behind A Ruffled Life to show us some of her practical and attractive kids room organization ideas.
Blogger Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY, being a professional crafter, is also an expert in what you might call creative craft room storage and organization. Anyone with a crafting hobby knows that ample storage space and easy organization crafting supplies is crucial. It should look good, too, of course. If you’re going to spend hours at a time the craft room, you want it to be an attractive space.
Carrie has the most attractive hobby space you’ll ever see, and she’s here to show us all her craft room storage ideas.
This DIY bar cart was originally an occasional table that was found at a salvage antiques store. All it took was a little imagination and some hardware to repurpose it into a beautiful beverage cart! Finding an old vintage piece to breathe new life into can be just as fun as the project themselves.
Here’s how we transformed the table into the cart. Of course, your thrift store find won’t be the same as ours, but the basic steps should be the same when you’re creating your own DIY bar cart.
What can make a DIY picnic table even more delightful? A built-in tabletop cooler bin with a replaceable cover. The plans here are for a 6-foot-long table. At the bottom of this tutorial you’ll find a link to a downloadable and printable version of the instructions.
Just follow these step-by-step instructions to build your own picnic table with a built-in cooler.
This DIY grilling cart was created by Ben Uyeda, the designer behind the popular website HomeMade Modern. This wheeled cart is a handy way to store grilling supplies, and the butcher block top provides extra prep space that you can wheel right up to your grill.
To make your own wheeled grilling cart, just follow his step-by-step tutorial.
Erin Spain of the blog DIY on the Cheap got to preview with her boys one of the Home Depot Kids Workshop projects– the Load ’n Go Truck. It was the featured Kids Workshop project at Home Depot stores recently and is typical of the kinds of projects the kids do at these monthly free workshops. Get more information about the free workshop at the end of this article.
As you’ll see, Erin’s boys developed various skills in handling tools and thinking through the steps of the project, plus they had a lot of fun while creating a sense of personal accomplishment.
Nothing says warm weather more than kicking up your bare feet and lounging around your patio with family and friends. And, of course, no backyard gathering would be complete without a piping hot grill filled with smoking meats and sizzling veggies.
Make sure your outdoor cook has everything they need to keep the party going by giving the gift of high-quality grilling accessories. This season, however, ditch the gift bag and make a statement with a DIY grilling gift crate.
The beauty of a gift crate lies in its simplicity: no tissue paper, no bows, no fluff. All you need to open it is a crowbar and a little elbow grease, which makes it the perfect gift for Dad or any other grilling enthusiast in your life. Plus, opening a gift with a crowbar? Now that’s just plain cool.
To build your own DIY grilling gift crate, follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.