Summer Craft Ideas

Looking for summer craft ideas that inspire creativity and provide hours of fun? We’ve got them! Browse below for easy summer crafts, kids summer crafts and more. We have all the inspiration you need to celebrate summer. Click on any project link for detailed instructions, supply lists, tips and more.

DIY Gift for Dad: Mini Pool Table in a Tin

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Today’s craft is geared towards the men in your life! Every man can use a little break from work for some stress relief. This mini pool table is a perfect DIY gift for dad and is the perfect size to slip inside a desk drawer- maybe for an impromptu game with a co-worker? Supplies needed to make your own pool table DIY gift for dad: Aluminum Tin Casting Plaster (Plaster of Paris) 8mm Metallic Silver Beads (or any 8mm bead) {Read More}

A Home for the Birds ::: DIY Birdhouse City

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After creating the little Gingerbread House Nightlight for Christmas in July, I was hooked on the meditative painting of little birdhouses.  I decided to use my gingerbread house as the jumping off point and create a whole DIY birdhouse city. Consumer Crafts has a whole line of adorable little wooden crafts and a variety of little birdhouses in particular.  I chose my favorites, but you should check out the whole selection HERE.  If you are looking for houses in particular {Read More}

DIY Hanging Planter

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I will confess that I don’t have much a green thumb. Ok, it’s kind of blackish. I tend to kill the living green things. But despite that, I love the way flowers and pretty plants look, especially around the front of the house. I have been loving seeing the return of retro hanging planters, and I thought that a DIY hanging planter would be such a great way to dress up the front porch of our new house! I made up {Read More}

Girls’ Summer Garden Party

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I am always looking for an excuse to invite my nieces and their mamas over to spend some time in the garden, and a garden party seemed like fun to plan and enjoy.  We had dainty little finger foods and enjoyed some fun crafts and a dip in the pool.  Join me today as I share a few of my garden party craft ideas with you! Summer garden party craft supplies: (1-3 * in order of difficulty) Flower Jars * {Read More}

Summery DIY Bandana Bunting

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I just love making up easy and cute banners for parties or even just for everyday! They are so fast to sew up and add such fun colors and style to any display, mantel or even to your backyard fence. Bandanas are so summery to me, so I thought it would be fun to make up a summery DIY bandana bunting – in these cheery, bright colors and all decorated with a little pom pom trim. Because everything is cuter with pom poms. {Read More}

Summer Kid’s Camp: Cooking With Kids

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It’s natural to worry about your kids losing some of what they learned in school over the summer. But, it’s also hard to justify making them study or practice while they should be outside having fun. Luckily, we’ve got a kid’s summer camp solution that’s the best of both worlds. Cooking with kids! Kid’s cooking is one of the best ways to bond with your children while having fun and secretly building valuable skills. That’s why the final theme in {Read More}

DIY Corn Hole Game For Kids

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We LOVE to be outside as much as possible!  Even in the hot hot summer, I have time scheduled every day to just play outside!  And it is one of my kid’s favorite parts of the day.  We love to ride bikes and play in the sprinklers, we love to take walks and go to the park, we love to roller blade and we love to head to the pool.  We also LOVE to play games!  So I am really {Read More}

Summer Kid’s Camp: Summer Reading for Kids

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It can sometimes seem impossible to get children excited about reading, especially in the summer. But, the importance of books goes beyond what’s on the pages. Reading helps children stimulate their imagination, understand the written word and when done aloud, develop valuable verbal and listening skills. Plus, it’s a great way to get kids to interact and learn while still enjoying the sunshine. That’s why the next theme in our Summer Kid’s Camp series is Summer Reading for Kids. Summer Reading {Read More}

Patriotic Crafts Tutorial: DIY Washi Tape Star Decor

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I love adding a few fun patriotic crafts and decorations to my home during the summer months!  Between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, there are so many wonderful reasons to celebrate our country.  So today I am going to show you a really simple patriotic star DIY using washi tape!  Woot woot! The best part is that these only take a few moments to make!  Here are my star patriotic crafts with washi tape! Supplies needed to make your {Read More}