Now that summertime is here, I love making things to take to the beach, pool, and lake, plus decorating fun summery accessories and clothes to wear in the seasonal heat. For fun summertime DIY ideas, look no further than these creative projects. From bags to hats, decorated sunglasses to beach blankets, there should be lots of DIY projects you want to add to your “must make next” list. All of these projects come with gorgeous photo tutorials and step by step instructions from some of the best DIY blogs, too. See what you think and maybe even enjoy your summer break a little more than you would have before you found these crafts, fun to make for both teens and adults!
DIY Ideas for Summer
1. DIY Fruity Wooden Bracelet Trinket Boxes
Immediately brightening up any space with their fun colors, these adorable DIY fruity wooden bracelet trinket boxes are bound to flood anyone who lays eyes on them with thoughts of summer. Making great gifts and/or gift boxes, party favors, storage containers, jewelry dishes, desk organizers– you can put these trinket boxes to any task you could ever dream of! So start crafting, all you need is some wooden bracelets, hot glue, clay and clay tools, paint and brushes, and some cookie cutters!
2. DIY Lemonade Pinata
I’m sure you are familiar with the otherworldly refreshment an iced cold lemonade brings on a hot summer day. And what better way to show your love for lemonade than making a lemonade pinata!? If you have not yet indulged in making a DIY pinata, no need to fear, it is not nearly as hard as it seems from the outside, it is actually one of my favorite things to make! Plus, you get to snack on some candy while you fill it with goodies;) So, now you know, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade pinatas!
3. DIY Fruit Slice Umbrellas
Other than being one of the most adorable summer crafts out there, these DIY fruit slice umbrellas are also so inexpensive, and easy to make. Plus, unlike some of the other crafts out there, the materials are super easy to find, as well! All you need are four simple goods to make these gorgeous umbrellas (that you are soon to be getting compliments on!): solid color umbrellas, painters tape, fabric tape paint, and scissors. It is that easy!
4. DIY Watermelon Stickers
If you have ever seen those little color dot stickers in office supply stores but never knew what they were truly meant for, I can relate. All I now know about those stickers is that they are super easy to find and that they make the most adorable watermelon stickers that can be put on anything! You name it, journals, gift wrapping, birthday cards, bookmarks, computers, phone cases, water bottles, basically any of your belongings!
5. DIY Mini Cactus Pinatas
There is always a time that calls for a cactus pinata. Whether it be a festive BBQ, a Cinco de Mayo party, or any summer gathering, you will know when the time comes. But, if you don’t feel like waiting for your cactus pinata calling, you can make it right now! It doesn’t matter what time of year or where you are, it doesn’t even matter if you have something to celebrate! These cactus pinatas are just as adorable being decor as they are when planned to be smashed! So, moral of the story, go gather your materials and get to pinata making:)
6. DIY Beaded Tassel Jewelry
Summer is so much fun, but with all the time off, sometimes you just find yourself looking for something to do. If that explains your situation, this DIY beaded tassel jewelry tutorial is calling your name. Extremely easy to make and affordable, you will find yourself spending much of your newly acquired time making these adorable beaded bracelets instead of wasting the days away watching TV!
7. DIY Popsicle Balloon Wall
Nothing screams summer more than popsicles, so why not adorn your walls with these lovely DIY popsicle ballons to create a delightful balloon wall? Great for any summer gathering, this balloon wall can just be some fun decor for your guests to admire, or you can pull out some fun masks and signs and ta-da! Now you have your very own photo booth backdrop!
8. DIY Geometric Painted Pineapple
If you are in dire need of an extra pop of color around the house, this DIY geometric painted pineapple tutorial is for you! Completely customizable to any color of your choice, all you need for this super fun and easy DIY is a pineapple cutting board that you can find for super cheap on amazon, the free triangle PDF included, some acrylic paint, and a couple of other craft materials you can easily find around the house!
9. DIY Cardboard Cacti
For the ending result to be so adorable, you won’t believe how easy these DIY cardboard cacti are to make! Plus, if you don’t happen to have a green thumb, you are in luck because there is no way to kill these paper plants– they are evergreen! Assuming that you are well equipped, you might not even need to make a run to the craft store, also! All you need is a terra cotta pot, some cardboard (from leftover package boxes?), a sharpie (or any marker), optional paint, some rice, scissors, tape, and the free template included. How easy is that!?
10. DIY Breezy Friendship Bracelets
Bringing in the nostalgic vibes of summer camp, these adorable friendship bracelets will not fail you on a boring summer day. Plus, the step by step instructions are so easy to follow that you can make an assortment of bracelets while watching TV or hanging out by the pool. Now, that is what I call fun summer multitasking!
11. DIY Mini Cactus Cheese Boards
12. DIY Camp-Inspired Leather Crafts
13. DIY Crochet Summer Bag
14. DIY Sling Back Flip Flop Tutorial
15. DIY Tie Front Polka Dot Top
16. DIY Printable Summer Banner
17. DIY Sunglasses Case
18. DIY Beach Bound Straw Tote
19. DIY Round Straw Basket Bag
20. DIY Ruffle Hem Wrap Skirt
21. DIY Splash Proof Phone Case
22. DIY Stationery Pouch
23. DIY Quilled Watermelon Pendant
24. DIY Pom Pom Watering Can
25. DIY Pom-Pom Beach Shorts
26. DIY Pom-Pom Trim Beach Coverup
27. DIY Ombre Planters
28. DIY Doggie Waste Bag Dispenser
29. DIY Embellished Straw Clutch
30. DIY Easy Summer T-shirt Dress
31. DIY 15-Minute Reversible Picnic Blanket
32. DIY 3-Step Cover Up
33. DIY Terra Cotta Pot Garden Lighthouse
34. DIY Melted Crayon Art
35. DIY Wood and Neon Lanyard Necklaces
36. DIY Olympic Torch Cone Cupcakes
37. DIY Drawstring Bag
38. DIY Fruit and Vegetable Prints
39. DIY Customizable Drawstring Backpacks
40. DIY Easy Yo-Yo Clips
41. DIY Summer Pillow Sleeve
42. DIY Summer Camp Chairs
43. DIY Tribal Summer Love Shirt
44. DIY Marker Storage Pouch
45. DIY Summer Layered Bracelets
46. DIY Seashell Collection Bag
47. DIY Summer Pencil Holders
48. DIY Ice Cream Balloons
49. DIY Mason Jar Lanterns
50. DIY Golf Ball Garden Buggies
Did you love these cute ideas for summer? Keep them on hand by saving them on Pinterest!