Do you spend a lot of time outside, and want to have a unique backyard space that reflects your needs? This is a growing trend, especially in the city for people who don’t get out in nature all that often. From patios to canopies and more, you have plenty of features to add to make it look great and expand the scope of your outdoor spaces to give you many enjoyable hours outdoors with your family and other loved ones.
There are different backyard delights that you can make or buy without spending much money. One example is the mason jar lantern.
First, you take a mason jar and turn it upside down. Cut out eight pieces of twine that are the same length, and divide them up into two bunches of 4 pieces. Create a lanyard knot at the center of the bottom, and then pin it down. Measure the diameter, then use half of this distance to tell you how far in you need to tie two strands together going all around the bottom. Use this method to tie strands all over the jar. Take the rest of the length and tie it to a tree or some type of beam. You can use a candle or LED light in a jar, or if you’d rather you can put in a plant or something else that will be attractive.
Other ideas include tiki torches, solar lights that you can add to your garden or walkway, DIY planters, and crafty pots and flower boxes that you build and decorate on your own.
Wouldn’t you love to have a fire pit in your yard? Whether you opt for something that is built into a wall like a fireplace, or an inexpensive stand-alone fixture that you can operate with ease, there is something out there for everyone. Use it as a heating element when nights get a bit cold, or for a nice summertime centerpiece to your outdoor parties. It’s a popular aspect that people tend to gravitate towards, keeping them close and more likely to start conversations and make new friends.
If you feel like a small garden bed is a bit on the boring side and want to try something new, you’ll love the idea of having a garden patio. You can group similar colors and sizes of plants together, or mix it up for a visually appealing space that will impress your guests. Whether you have vegetables, herbs, or only flowering plants growing, you can transform a drab yard into a spectacular space.
Want a quick wash after going to the beach or running around all day, but don’t want to go inside yet? You can create a stall with a type of shower-like attachment running from the hose line, as a makeshift shower. This will give you freedom and be a cool part of your backyard that not many people have.