51 Budget Backyard DIY’s that are borderline genius (numbers 11-20)!

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We continue on with our backyard makeovers  (courtesy of Peggy Wang / BuzzFeed), with numbers 11-20.  We’ve actually tried #16 in our backyard with the kids and it’s a blast.  Be careful of slippery stairs though (my daughter slipped off and bruised her knee!).    Enjoy ……

11. The sedum sarmentosum plant makes a fast-growing ground cover.

The sedum sarmentosum plant makes a fast-growing ground cover.

In June, it grows tiny yellow flowers!

12. Get some rainbow fire crystals for your fire pit.

Get some rainbow fire crystals for your fire pit.

At $14.95 for a pack of two, these are pretty enough to be worth it if you’re having people over.

13. Put some stakes in the ground to make a lounging trio of hammocks.

14. Reuse those wooden stakes to create the most epic game of Scrabble ever.

Reuse those wooden stakes to create the most epic game of Scrabble ever.

15. Make a giant outdoor water bed for the kids.

Make a giant outdoor water bed for the kids.

Your kids will love it, I promise. Get the directions here.

16. A tarp and sprinkler will create a fun splash pad for a slide.

A tarp and sprinkler will create a fun splash pad for a slide.

The sprinkler keeps the tarp wet for a full day of fun splashing.

17. Tie rope between trees to create a fun obstacle course for the kids.

Tie rope between trees to create a fun obstacle course for the kids.

18. Use glow necklaces and glow bracelets for a few rounds of night time ring toss.

Use glow necklaces and glow bracelets for a few rounds of night time ring toss.

19. Break glow sticks into bottles of water for some nighttime lawn bowling action.

Break glow sticks into bottles of water for some nighttime lawn bowling action.

20. Placemats + fabric waterproofing spray = cheap and easy outdoor throw pillows.

Get the full directions here.