There's probably not another backyard toy that's as beloved as the trampoline. Sure, they might be slightly dangerous — but what's a bit of danger when you can also have hours of fun bouncing and doing tricks with the whole family?

Eventually, though, trampolines get rusty. The centers tear, the springs pop. And when that happens, you don't necessarily have to throw the whole thing out — instead, you can transform it into something amazing. Check out the 16 ideas below for some trampoline DIY inspiration.

#1. Trampolines can provide hours of fun, but what can you do with them when they're no longer usable?

#2. For starters, an old trampoline can make an amazing flowerbed — and keeps your plants away from critters.

For starters, an old trampoline can make an amazing flowerbed -- and keeps your plants away from critters.

#3. With a few simple alterations, a trampoline can become a cool hideout for the kids.

With a few simple alterations, a trampoline can become a cool hideout for the kids.

#4. The frame of a trampoline can transform into a massive Christmas wreath.

The frame of a trampoline can transform into a massive Christmas wreath.

Joyce McCool

#5. And an upside down trampoline makes a great place to cultivate a vegetable garden.

And an upside down trampoline makes a great place to cultivate a vegetable garden.

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#6. If you need a little shade on your patio, you could use the trampoline to create it.

If you need a little shade on your patio, you could use the trampoline to create it.

#7. It also converts nicely into an outdoor movie screen.

It also converts nicely into an outdoor movie screen.

#8. You could add some lush linens and turn it into a backyard cabana.

#9. Or turn it into the ultimate tent for outdoor sleepovers.

With a bit of imagination, an ordinary trampoline can be turned into the ultimate tent for camping out. With this fantastic addition, your children can enjoy the camping experience with their friends EVERY night of summer vacation…as you enjoy the peace-of-mind knowing they are safe in your very own backyard. It’s a win-win!

#10. It's amazing how easily the trampoline can turn into such a cozy space.

#11. We especially like this awesome trampoline-turned-lounger — with room for the whole family.

We especially like this awesome trampoline-turned-lounger -- with room for the whole family.

#12. It can be fashioned into a badass swing.

It can be fashioned into a badass swing.

#13. Or serve as the perfect goalie.

Or serve as the perfect goalie.

Jason Ruediger

#14. Need an archway for a wedding or party? Let the trampoline (and plenty of flowers) be your frame.

Need an archway for a wedding or party? Let the trampoline (and plenty of flowers) be your frame.

#15. A trampoline can transform into an incredible chicken coop — one that keeps the chickens in while keeping predators out.

#16. And finally, this old trampoline frame makes a beautiful plant arch, perfect for reading with a tall glass of iced tea.

And finally, this old trampoline frame makes a beautiful plant arch, perfect for reading with a tall glass of iced tea.

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