Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means! Okay, we’ll tell you exactly what it means! For most people, it means heading to the beach to soak up some sun and catch a wave or two. The best part about summer is having lots of free time to make some really neat crafts. Check out these cool and easy-to-make DIY summer crafts.
1. Make Summer Lanterns
With items around the house, you can easily make these adorable homemade tin lanterns! Just poke some small holes around the tin using a nail and a hammer. Then, place a candle in the base of the tin and light it up! They make the perfect picnic table lighting scenario!
2. DIY Painted Beach Ball Makeover
Who doesn’t want their own custom giant beach ball? This is one of the best summer crafts for all the beach ball lovers, customize your clear, plain beach ball to any colour and design to your heart’s desires, and you’re on your way to having the best pool party activity!
3. Make Your Own Beaded Cocktail Stirrers
Assemble these beaded cocktail stirrers before your dinner party! It’s quick and easy to create. You just need some wooden dowels, copper jewellery wire, colourful beads, and a pair of scissors to make these adorable cocktail stirrers perfect for any summer cocktail. It will surely excite your guests!
4. Mini Charcoal Grill Centerpiece
These creative and unique mini charcoal grill center pieces are perfect for a camping party theme. Simply arrange melamine bowls in a trio for your table center piece, fill them with crushed charcoal, and top them with decorative food or signs. Seriously one of the best summer crafts for DIYers who love to throw parties!
5. Gingham Style Sunglasses Case
Keep your sunglasses scratch free and safe with this cute sunglasses case. You can use lining with coordinating or contrasting colours of your favourite fabrics and finish it off with an elastic opening to keep your sunnies inside. So cute right? Just in time for the summer sunshine!
6. DIY Beach Towel Tote Bag
Transform an old beach towel into a capacious beach bag, loaded up with everyone’s stuff. Who wouldn’t enjoy that? What you’ll need for this project are one old beach towel and a thick coordinating ribbon. Just fold the towel in half and sew up two sides, leaving the top side open (the one opposite to the folded side). Finish off by pinning the straps to the inside top edge of the bag. Your beach bag is ready for the beach. Oh, by the way, you can also add a bow using a sarong to the front of the bag. Lovely!
7. Make a Homemade Butterfly Feeders
Bring magical beauty to your yard with the help of these adorable butterfly feeders. To make these jar and plate butterfly feeders, you just need an acrylic plate, glass jar, string, wire plate holder, sugar, water, a few other supplies and you’re on your way to attracting more butterflies to your yard. Just make sure not to add too much sugar to the food mixture, it may dehydrate the butterflies.
8. Make A Summer Cheese Tray
Make a summer cheese serving tray out of wooden slabs, chalkboard paint, and some chalk. How cute! You can write names or numbers on the chalkboard using chalk ink and reuse them for another purpose after cleaning it with a wet towel. Brilliant idea!
9. Make DIY Gemstone Bobby Pins
Dress up your hairstyle with one of the most adorable summer crafts: gemstone bobby pins. It’s super easy and inexpensive to make. You can use old and broken jewelry and disassemble them for this DIY. Lay out your design, glue the main gemstone first onto the bobby pin, then glue other stones into it. Done!
10. Make A Coconut Lavender Ingrown Hair Treatment
If you’re an east or west coaster, you know that summer means lots of bikini days. Lots of bikini days mean many days spent shaving or waxing. Ingrown hairs are a total bummer and can make you not want to leave your room. Then, all you need is a little bit of oil. Simply mix all ingredients (coconut oil, lavender oil, and tea tree oil) together and store it in a saleable container. Apply a small amount after waxing, or shaving, and rub in until absorbed.