20 DIY Tree Projects For The Backyard

Sherin Woods is a California-based DIY enthusiast and garden design aficionado. With a background in Environmental Science, she combines creativity and sustainability in all her projects. A Pinterest favorite, Sherin is committed to eco-friendly solutions and has contributed to various home and garden publications. Her areas of expertise include DIY project planning, sustainable garden design, and content creation.
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Take the help of one of these cool DIY Tree Projects that will surely make your yard stand out! They are easy to make!

Have a look at these awesome DIY Tree Projects that will help you make use of the space that you have in your garden!

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DIY Tree Projects

1. Easy Tire Swing

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A practical way to upcycle your old tire. The step-by-step guide is available here! This can be a great family tree project.

2. A Simple Treehouse

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Another beautiful family tree project on this list! Build a treehouse in the yard for your kids. A warm and simple DIY summer project, which you can follow at the Apartment Therapy!

3. Restful Tree Bench

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Create a tree bench in the budget in your backyard following the DIY available here at Too Inspired to Sleep!

4. Kids’ Play Castle

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Even if you don’t have large trees in your yard, you can create this play castle for your kids. Check out the tutorial at Hometalk! Do not miss this family tree project!

5. Over-the-Top Tree House

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This article on Cabin Life gives you the basic idea of how to build a tree house. Have a look here!

6. Birdhouse on a Tree

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Mount a birdhouse on one of the trees in your yard. This guide here will help you choose the right bird and tree species.

7. Tall Tree Stumps as Planters

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First, select a few tall tree stumps and remove any excess branches or twigs. Then, hollow out the top of the stump using a saw or drill, creating a space for soil and plants. Here is how it looks.

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Using a tree trunk as a planter is a creative way to repurpose a fallen or cut-down tree in your backyard. Consider using a variety of plants to create a diverse and visually appealing arrangement. Here is how.

9. Big Old Treea as Small House

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This DIY includes a huge old tree that can become a base for your vines or climbers. The idea will look like a short tree with a huge vine planter at the top. See how this has been done here. 

10. Carve an Old Man’s face on Tree

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This caved-old Man’s face is an exotic-looking idea that takes your home garden to the next level. This idea can be used as a bird feeder if you are a bird lover and want to have these winged creatures around. Here is the pic for inspiration.

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11. A Relaxing Backyard

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For making a great family tree project, all you need to do is create a place to relax beneath a tree like this.

12. Hang Some String Lights

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This DIY is perfect For The Backyard! All you have to do is hang some string lights on the tree to make it look more appealing!

13. A Mini Home!

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This can be a great focal point in the garden where you can give an old tree stump a look of a small home.

14. A Figurine!

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This is a classy way to use an old tree stump in the garden. A figurine like this can be a welcome addition in both small and large gardens.

15. Make a Patio

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A wooden patio around a tree is a fantastic idea to use it along with an open space in the back or front yard.

16. Grow Some Cacti Below It

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A large and tall tree-like aloe in this picture is a great place to grow cacti of different sizes!

17. Backyard Sitting Space

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If you have a sprawling tree in the backyard, then use it creatively to make a sitting space to relax and dine.

18. Make a Sitout

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If you have a large tree in the garden, then don’t miss the opportunity of a good family tree project by making a sit-out beneath it!

19. Add A Table to Display Plants

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A simple idea of keeping a table by the tree to display different plants never goes out of style!

20. Make a Mini Garden

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A mini garden of different plants and flowers in a hollowed-out tree stump right next to a tree is indeed a beautiful idea!

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