5 Life Hacks to Make your Backyard Amazing!

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Regardless of what point in the summer we’re at, there’s plenty of time left to host a fun BBQ or get-together in your backyard this summer, rent a marquee from Cap Marquees, play some good music, and eat some good food. And the good news is that you don’t always have to spend a lot of money to wow your friends with your backyard! Check out some of these amazing backyard hacks that will take your party to the next level.


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1. Moss Paint

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Photo Credit: Moss Grafitti via Pedro on Flickr

According to the guidelines provided on Instructables, you will need:

  • A small handful of moss
  • 2 cups of buttermilk (you may also use yogurt as a substitute)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • Corn syrup (optional)

Gather as much moss as you can find and wash it to clean it of soil.  Break the moss into smaller pieces and put into your blender. Now, you will add 2 cups of buttermilk, 2 cups of water, and a half a tsp. of sugar. If the mixture lacks thickness, add corn syrup. All there’s left to do now is paint your design! Use a paint brush to apply the moss design to where you want it to grow and remember to water frequently. The result is stunning!

2. Use Mirrors to make your Small Space Seem Roomier

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Outdoor Mirrors. Credit: Brambleberry Cottage

Hang mirrors around your backyard so that they will reflect the surroundings. This will make your backyard appear larger than it really is, and it looks absolutely magical.

3.  Use Pallets to Create Affordable Outdoor Seating

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Amazing pallet seating. Credit: Dump a Day

Rather than spend hundreds of dollars on outdoor seating, buy several pallets (the size will vary depending on how large an area you want to cover) and stack them. All you need to do is buy the right size of cushions to finish this look! The perk is you can often find pallets for free, but Home Depot does sell them in various sizes as well.

4. Drill Holes into your Fence for this Adorable Look!

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Marbles! Credit: Garden Drama

Buy some multi-colored marbles, then drill several holes into your fence and simply push the marbles in. When the sun catches them they will cast a rainbow of light into your yard.

5. Utilize your Outdoor Lighting

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Tree lights! Credit: Ruffled Blog

Regardless of what shape your backyard is it, if your party is going to be at night, some beautiful lights will add to the ambiance of your party. You can’t really go wrong with a plethora of lights! Head over to your dollar store and stockpile some string lights for your next hangout.


What are some of your favorite backyard hacks? Let us know in the comments!


Resources: Pinterest

Want to make your next BBQ extra special? Check out this easy and affordable backyard hacks that are sure to wow your guests!

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