DIY Outdoor Movie Screen!
We LOVE Summer, and there’s nothing better than watching a movie under the stars! We’ve had a projector for a long time now, and have spent a ton of time outside watching movies on the side of our townhome.
It was white, so we never needed a screen. When we moved last year, we needed a cheap solution to keep up the movie watching tradition outside. This project was super easy and cost less than $30.
Here’s what you’ll need… PVC pipe 1 King Sized Sheet A sewing machine Bungee cords Start by sewing a pocket on the sheet on both sides so that the PVC pipe will slide inside it.
DIY Outdoor Movie Screen
Then slide the sheet over the PVC pipe. We measured ours to be 10 feet long because that was the distance between our pillars in the back.
If you don’t have pillars you could easily build a stand with more PVC pipe connected with elbows. Each piece of PVC was only $3, so your cost wouldn’t be too much more.
Then we screwed the sheet onto the PVC pipe so that it wouldn’t slide.
We also drilled 2 holes into the PVC on each end, so that we could attach the bungee to the PVC.
Then we wrapped the bungees around the pillars and hooked it into the pre-drilled holes.
Voila! Super easy and super cheap!
60 thoughts on “Easy DIY Outdoor Movie Screen”
This is a great project – we made our own indoor screen for our movie room at a fraction of the price too. Love this outside set – up. To many bugs down south for us. What fun for the kids and super neat for a sleep over party.
Carole @ Garden Up Green
Yeah, bugs are no fun! Indoor screen sounds fun too!
So u have tho have a projector
Awesome idea! Movies, food, games, everything is so much better outside! Have a happy 4th of July!
Brilliant idea! Seems easy enough to make too 🙂 #twinklytuesday
Thanks Debbie, it really is easy to make. It only took about 20 minutes~!
This is great! What a fun way to watch a movie and have some family time.
Outdoor movies are so much fun! Great idea for making a screen, much less expensive than screens you can buy.
I agree Sarah! I looked into buying one, and it was over $150. I love a good and cheap DIY!
Fantastic idea!!!!!! love it mama great share xo
I love outdoor movies during the summertime and your screen is perfect. Great idea. I have been pinning it already.
We love it when our readers pin our ideas! Thanks so much Kim!
So cool! Outdoor movies are the best! Thank you for sharing at the #summerfamilyfun link-up!
I remember actually going to the drive-in movies when I was a kid, I used to love that! Great idea, Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! Pinned!
I loved drive in movies too! What happened to them? This is a much cheaper alternative though! Thanks for stopping by!
I can't wait to try this out by our swimming pool!! Thanks for the idea 🙂
Found you over at the MomsResource link party – have a great weekend!!
Ooh, that sounds extra fun! Thanks for stopping by!
What's life without backyard summer fun like outdoor movies?
Thank you for sharing your iswesome DIY Outdoor Movie Screen with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing. I'm delighted that you are partying with us this week.
Oh my gosh this looks like so much fun and I can't believe how easy it is to make. Thanks for the great tutorial 🙂
What an awesome idea!!! I am SO glad that you shared this on Making Memories Mondays! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Cathy!
LOVE IT and would love to do this with my Grand's! I'm sharing this post in my weekly newsletter this week! Thanks for sharing at the Summer Family Fun party. #summerfamilyfun
Love it this outdoor move theater screen sounds really nice, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.
LOVE this! So much cheaper than buying an outdoor movie screen!! Great idea!
What a great idea and you've done so well. How cool to be able to watch movies outside! Here in the UK, I don't think we have good enough weather to justify doing such things but boy if we did, I would! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
This is so much fun! We need to do this in our backyard. The kids would absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.
One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the drive-in with my family. We would bring our blankets and put them on top of the car to watch the movies! But, I have to say, this would beat it out. Being able to pull a mattress out and be in the comforts of my own yard with my friends would be awesome. LOVE this idea, and that it is inexpensive, too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
It's so much fun! Thanks for stopping by!
I LOVE this idea. Oh yeah, we are doing this as soon as possible!
This is super!! Thanks so much for this tutorial – I found you over on the Talented Tuesday link party.
YOu're welcome, thanks for reading!
This is such an awesome summer idea! Who doesn't love a drive-in movie:). If you haven't already, we would love for you to share with us #OMHGWW
Have a great day!
Thanks! We'll come over and share there!
Pretty darn cool! We are having a Rocky Horror Picture Show party at Halloween for our adult neighbors and this will be perfect! Pinning for future use!! Thanks so much for sharing!
That sounds really fun! You might have to bundle up, but that would be awesome!
Great idea!! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!
Brilliant, very cool! Who wouldn't love having an outdoor movie theatre in their back yard!? Pinned and Tweeted! Thanks for sharing at the #OMHGWW ! It's fun to party with all you girls! Have a beautiful week!
I done some movie camping in the back of my SUV to watch the movies at the Drive in. But, you made going to the movies fun again.
What a great idea!!
This is such a great idea! We have a barn that we can project movies from at our house, but sometimes it's nice to watch movies outdoor movies at other people's houses.
Oooh, a barn night movie sounds awesome too!
Great project…outdoor movie screens are the best! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY…pinning and sharing!
Thanks for sharing your project at the Sundays Down Under link up, Jessica. I’ve pinned your post and shared on social media. What a brilliant idea!
Best wishes and hope you can join in again this weekend.
Natasha in Oz
What a brilliant idea! It would be awesome to watch movies in the backyard. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again this week.
What fun!! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Blogger Brags! Hope to see you next week! Cheers, Kendra
My husband can't wait to show outdoor movies when the kids get older. This looks a great idea. Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair. I'm just catching up with posts after a bit of a holiday. 🙂 Hope you can visit again this week.
I'm to your blog & I found this post on Buzz Feed! Such a great idea- LOVE IT!!! I have a blog myself, here: beautyandstuffblogger.blogspot.com ! Thank you so much for this post!
Thanks Sophie! It's a really fun and easy project! And thanks to Buzzfeed for the feature!
Is there anyway you could tell me how to make a easy projector? I know there are a lot on YouTube but do you have any ideas yourself?