I love the idea of hosting a Fourth of July party in my backyard, and I love the idea of having a pergola as the focal point! Pergolas are a fantastic way to incorporate shade into your yard (or garden!) and they look seriously beautiful! Paying a contractor to build your pergola can get expensive, but you’ll have so much money with these DIY projects!
DIY Network has a step-by-step tutorial that walks you through creating a pergola like the one pictured below. You’ll need a measuring tape, circular saw, saber saw, 2×8 wooden boards, and construction adhesive.
Do you like the idea of creating a pergola to shade a sunny area of your yard? I do too, and I am seriously loving this DIY pergola project from My Frugal Adventures. String old sheets, or custom linens in between the wood of the pergola for a shady background paradise.
Make an even shadier paradise with this tutorial from Lowe’s Creative Ideas. The tutorial begins with a DIY platform deck that will make any yard look totally complete! Reading a book while these curtains dance in the wind sounds like paradise!
Building a pergola off of the side of your home can be tricky and kind of an intimidating process! DIY and Mag has a really easy to follow tutorial that will ease your woes about taking on a project like this one. This will definitely revamp your patio!
Shade your long and winding backyard pathway with a DIY pergola project! Curved pergolas are a little bit more of a time consuming project, but they add a really awesome element of design to your yard.
This pergola is definitely a more unique project! If you have the space, turn a pergola into a DIY swing set. Weave curtains through the beams to protect your kiddos on an especially hot and sunny day! Tutorial from Pinterest.