The Fairy Scoop: Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Summer is very ideal for getting creative in the garden and we’ve rounded up some easy DIY projects for you and your fairy friends to get cracking on this season. From upcycled planters to creating gorgeous decor for your garden, here are several unique backyard summer ideas to keep you busy all throughout summer.

Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Photo credit: Garden Drama

  1. Create a magical wooden fence using marbles.

This idea comes via Garden Drama, who created a magical backyard by drilling holes into the wooden fence and stuffing it with colored marbles. This will surely add some colorful sparkle and shine to your fairy garden, especially during sunrise and sunset. To keep them in place, you can also use some heavy duty glue so you’re sure they won’t fall out. Marbles are available at Amazon for $9.00.

Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Photo credit: Alyssa Saylor for Hello Glow

  1. Spell out SUMMER!

Get crafty with some paper mache letters that you can turn into personalized planters. Cut out one side and fill with some potting soil before planting your favorite succulents and small plants. This idea from Alyssa Saylor for Hello Glow (via Good Housekeeping) will keep you and your grandkids busy in the backyard. You can spell out any name or word you’d like, too. You can also order letter planters on Amazon for $45.00.

Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Photo Credit: Christmas Lights Etc.

  1. Light ‘em up!

Let your fairy friends do the magic in your garden! Attach some rope lights along your garden pathways and watch it transform into a magical evening paradise. This idea from Christmas Lights Etc. will have you leaving out the lights all year round. It’s also perfect for evening summer parties in the backyard. Rope lights are available at Amazon starting at $22.99.

Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Photo credit: At Home with Kelsey

  1. Line up your blooms on a pallet.

Redecorate the garden by arranging your flower pots vertically on a standing pallet. This idea from At Home with Kelsey brightens up a corner without spending too much. You can even paint over them if you’d like a shabby chic look. If you don’t have any pallets yet, you can get some at Amazon starting at $27.14.

Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Photo credit: Kojo Designs

  1. Create your own pergola using old wooden ladders.

Fairies absolutely love pergolas. Thanks to this idea from Kojo Designs, you can make your own life-sized pergola by upcycling some old wooden ladders and attaching some quaint little lights all around them. You can also purchase rustic decorative ladders from Amazon at $79.99.

Photo credit: Etsy

  1. Hang some festive buntings.

Because summer is a time to celebrate the sun and its blessings, fairies will love to decorate their gardens with some festive streamers and banners. You can do the same in your backyard by hanging some festive garden-themed buntings, such as this one from Etsy for $15.95.

Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Photo credit: DIY Showoff

  1. Make a planter out of an old tire.

Don’t throw out your worn out old tires just yet, as even these can become super cute planters for your backyard. DIY Showoff teaches us just how to do it. To breathe new life into the tire, make sure you have some nice spray paint. The one used here is Valspar spray paint in Exotic Sea, which is available at Amazon for $11.35.

Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Photo credit: Blesser House

  1. Create vintage planters using upcycled banisters.

Lauren of Blesser House teaches us how to upcycle some old banisters that will add a vintage look to your backyard. One of the main materials you’ll need is some pot rings to place your pots in. A small pot ring measuring 4 inches is available at Amazon starting at $8.57.

Unique Backyard Summer Ideas
Unique Backyard Summer Ideas

Photo credit: HGTV

  1. Upcycle vintage tin cans into planters.

Not only is this a way to reduce waste, but it’s also a great way to spruce up your backyard, HGTV reported. If you don’t have some tin cans at home, you can explore Etsy and find quite a collective of vintage tin cans. This set of three is available on Etsy for $25.00.

Photo credit: HGTV

  1. Turn your tool caddy into a planter.

If you’re into the shabby chic movement, you’re going to love this vintage tool caddy we found on Etsy, as it is perfect for upcycling into a planter for your backyard. Of course, you can DIY your own shabby chic vintage tool caddy with a similarly-hued coat of paint. Just take inspiration from this one by HGTV’s Joanna Gaines. The pink shabby chic tool caddy from Etsy costs $70.00.


Each activity in this list is best pursued alongside your fairy garden friends and your loved ones. The best memories are always created with the ones we cherish the most and these unique backyard summer ideas are just a few things you can spend time doing with your friends and family this season. To know more about home improvement and fairy gardening, check out the link below.

Best Summer Fairy Garden Plants
Best Summer Fairy Garden Plants

Fairy Garden Plants for the Summer Season

Just a disclaimer – We have partnered with these companies because we use their products and/or proudly trust and endorse them – so we do receive a commission if you make a purchase or sign up for services. Often, we are able to negotiate special discounts and/or bonuses, which we will pass on to you via our links. We often get short notice on sale items available for 24-48 hours as we will pass these savings onto you.

Leave a Reply

Leave a Comment


Follow Us


Recent Posts