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If there is one golden rule of backyard spaces, it is this: everyone must learn to share and share alike. With this being said, why not build playtime right into your summer garden? Whether you cut your lawn into hopscotch squares, dig small holes in hidden alcoves as a mini-golf course or paint a chess board on an abandoned tree stump, gardens that encourage play and joy tend to stay and grow!

When Instructables DIY-er hodgepodgerama‘s kids outgrew the play set he’d built them so many years ago, he seized the opportunity to build something new. He wanted to breathe life into the backyard area his swing set had once occupied, hoping new purpose would keep his family interested in spending time together outdoors. So he decided to build a fire pit area, surrounded by hanging porch swing seats. Keep scrolling through our gallery to learn how this builder created his awesome porch swing fire pit: This dad started construction by building a wooden hexagon that would serve as the fire pit covering’s topper Next, he positioned the…

Looking to spruce up a wall in your home but are tired of wallpaper or regular paint? Try a glitter wall to add some fabulous into your life. In this tutorial, Jenn from YouTube channel “jennbmakeupmagic″ shows us how she created a glitter wall in her makeup studio. Here’s what you’ll need: 5 jars of 2 different kinds of glitter in any color (Jen uses regular and jumbo glitter) 5 jars of Mod Podge, gloss formula Goo Gone Sponge paintbrushes Putty knife Be sure to change into clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, as glitter may fall from high up the…

Refreshing an old piece of furniture is rewarding and also cost-efficient. Making something old feel new again refreshes your home and your outlook. April Bee shared this great DIY dresser makeover on her YouTube channel. She masterfully turned this $7 Goodwill dresser into a stylish piece for her living room. There are plenty of DIY articles out there, so go try some for yourself! Check out this dresser transformation by watching the video below. Also check out April’s Facebook Page and Little Things for more inspiration.

Keep your kids cool in the summer heat and entertained outside. Let the kids have fun in the yard while learning. This project is easy and takes very little time to assemble. Watch the video below for a tutorial. And don’t forget to share this with other DIY parents!

Proud father-to-be Instructables user lvdst1 built a custom crescent moon-shaped crib in preparation for the arrival of his first child. Complete with intricate details, he used wood, glue, staples and a broomstick to complete the project. Keep reading to see how this dad created a beautiful and inspiring crib. While setting up his child’s nursery, lvdst1 became inspired to build a custom crib – and not just any crib! He wanted his newborn to sleep on the moon. To bring his vision to life, he started with plywood and cut out two crescent shapes. He traced and sawed out the shapes. Then he paneled the moon…

DIY blogger and home decorator Linda Terry turned her old sewing machine into a functional and adorable drink station. Instead of letting it sit and collect dust, Linda took the sewing machine to a new level using her crafty DIY skills. Read on to see how she turned an unremarkable piece into a custom treasure with slight tweaking to the interior and a paint job. [H/T: Hometalk] The sewing machine table already had a sunken in area where the machine would go. She started by gutting the machine of its old hardware and mechanisms. She wiped down the whole piece with…

Ever dreamed of enjoying fresh wood fire cooked pizzas in the comfort of your own backyard? Imgur user joshymg1981 did. Rather than spend $30,000 to hire a professional contractor or even buy a kit, he decided to built it himself from scratch. Using fire bricks, ceramic insulation, metal lathe, stucco, and paint, in 12 weeks he had his dream pizza oven and grill – just in time for summer parties with the neighbors and the kids! Read on to learn how he cleverly constructed his new oven. First he picked up some fire bricks on Craigslist and hauled them home. Then he…

Summer is a great time to freshen up your garden. The warm weather makes it easy for seeds to take root and sprout and encourages blooming greenery to bloom big and bright. Fruit trees flower in preparation to bear fruit and the grass grows long and tall. With all the raw materials and resources in place, all that is left is to add in your time and creativity. With these 8 DIY summer garden ideas in hand, you may discover this summer is the best yet for creating the garden of your dreams! Idea #1: Rummage and repurpose. Do you…