Inexpensive and Fun Ideas for Your Backyard

Now that May is here, we all have the itch to get some gardening and yard cleaning underway.  Looking for something different to add a little color or fun to your backyard? We came across these inexpensive and fun ideas for your backyard.

key wind chime

Key wind chime:  something you can make with the kids and hang in your backyard for everyone to enjoy. Want to make your own?  Check out the instructions here.  Everyone will have fun making this one.

Want to add a touch of color to your backyard when entertaining?  Consider use multiple colors of spray paint for old metal chairs.

We now the mosquitos and other insects can be a real pain when you’re in the yard.  Consider trying this idea we found from  for tiki torches you can make yourself.

Also another great trick to keep mosquitoes out of your backyard is by planting lemongrass.

Looking to add some light to your backyard in the evening, but not too much?  Consider buying glow in the dark paint and painting some of your garden planters.

We all love having a good campfire on spring and summer evenings.  This one can really liven up your campfire for sure.  Add Rainbow Fire Crystals to your next campfire. You can find these on

rainbow fire crystals

Have some trees that came down over the winter?  Consider repurposing them.  You can use them to make an outdoor table or planter boxes.

diy stepping stones

Make stepping stones: another fun family activity.  The kids will have a blast making these.  Full directions here.




We hope these fun ideas will get you thinking while you are working out in your backyard.  There are always ways to dress things up and make fun things with the children that are inexpensive.

If you decide to try any of these great ideas, let us know.  Post a picture of your backyard project on our Facebook Page.  We’d love to see it.

Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance

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