Cottage Life simplified: DIY Outdoor Movie Screen

Turning everyday things into creative new objects has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman from Cottage Life, as he drums up some quirky and fun DIY projects that you can easily do. Here’s his fourth creation, a DIY outdoor movie screen! 


 

Material List:

Grommets 25-40

White cloth

Zip ties

ABS cement

1 x 4-way connector

2 x 90-degree connectors

8 x T-connectors

4 x end caps

6 x 3-foot ABS

12 x 2-foot ABS

Nylon rope and steaks (optional)

Popcorn (must have)

 

 

Step 1:

Cut 1 1/2 ABS pipes to 3 feet x 6 (Frame)

 

Step 2:

Cut 1 1/2 ABS pipes to 2 feet x 6 (Frame)

 

Step 3:

Using a file, clean up your ends so they aren’t sharp

 

Step 4:

Take a piece of sand paper and rough up your ends before you glue them

 

Step 5:

Rough up your connectors where they will connect to the pipes

 

Step 6:

Cut 1 1/2 ABS Pipe to 2 feet x 6 (Stand)

 

Step 7:

Follow steps 4 and 5 – rough up all connecting points

 

Step 8:

Lay out and rough the frame together before gluing

 

Step 9:

Make sure surface is flat, glue frame and stand connections

 

Step 10:

Cut fabric to fit screen size

 

Step 11:

Use grommet kit and zip ties to pull cloth against frame

 

Step 12:

Attach stands

 

Step 13:

Use nylon rope and tent pegs if windy

 

Step 14:

Make popcorn and enjoy!

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