06/26/2015 03:09 pm ET Updated Jun 26, 2016

3 DIY Ways to Get Your Yard Party Ready

It's almost 4th of July! No doubt you're getting your backyard ready for your annual cookout! Here are some clever DIY upgrades to help you turn your space into the ultimate party spot.

1. Make a Concrete Fire Bowl

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Light this up after dark and keep the party going. Learn more about this project VIA The Snug (part of This Old House).

2. Make Sure There's Ample Seating With Shipping Pallets

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Extra seating is a must. Lucky for you making a handsome outdoor upgrade doesn't have to break the bank. Learn more about this build VIA The Snug (part of This Old House)!

3. Repel Mosquitoes With This Mason-Jar DIY


This easy DIY will keep the bugs at bay and smells GREAT, to boot. Learn more about the project VIA The Snug (part of This Old House)!