Easy DIY Outdoor Movie Screen

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.


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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.


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We also drilled 2 holes into the PVC on each end, so that we could attach the bungee to the PVC.  


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Then we wrapped the bungees around the pillars and hooked it into the pre-drilled holes.


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Voila! Super easy and super cheap!



60 thoughts on “Easy DIY Outdoor Movie Screen”

  1. 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

  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Hi,
    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!

  14. 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?

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