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Patio makeover tips

Backyard games, reading, sleeping, dining – you name it, everything’s more fun in the sun! Spending time outside is even easier when you enjoy your space, so here we have rounded up the best of our blog, with ideas to freshen up your backyard.


Used patio furniture to the rescue!

There are lots of quick ways to make old patio furniture more attractive. Start by browsing your local site for outdoor furniture. Look for simple designs made from classic materials and colours that will work with what you already have. These tips will point you in the right direction.
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DIY giant Jenga

This giant, outdoor version of the classic family game Jenga is easy to create and lots of fun to play. The lumber cost is only $20 and with power tools, you’re good to go! Read more here for step-by-step instructions and spice up your next family game night. Is your backyard ready for some serious lawn games?DIY Giant Jenga game from Squirrelly Minds on Used Everywhere


Pallet planter box DIY

The cost of gardening can accumulate into quite an expensive hobby, we like to upcycle when we can; it’s better for the pocket and the planet. Check your local site because there is generally a surplus of pallets waiting to be picked up. Learn how to make a pallet planter box with these step-by-step instructions, or watch the how-to video.palletplanterfinal


Take your TV trays outside!

These old TV trays were found on, don’t they look fabulous? They are perfect for dining outside, or a weekend camping trip (you might as well be glamping). The best thing about TV trays are their versatility; they are lightweight, stylish and inexpensive too.

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Create a backyard ready for play

Set up an engaging backyard so your kids will play outdoors without constantly looking to you for inspiration. Try creating different areas for different activities: tactile play, building, running, sports, and nature watching. You can find many great outdoor items used: wagons, sandboxes and climbers. Check out these two DIY projects for a plastic bottle sprinkler and a water wall and have fun building this backyard obstacle course for more kid fun. sprinkler

Useful links

Window frame planter DIY

Make the most of apartment living: creating outside space

Build a backyard obstacle course for the kids

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