What better season to bring out all the DIY projects than summer? Summer is usually a time of celebration. The kids are out of school, the sun is out, and well, it’s basically the season of barbecues and parties. For all these summer parties, you’ll need summer props! This may include a huge margarita piñata, an outdoor movie theater (who needs the drive-in), or even a noodle boat that’ll help carry all your drinks in the pool. Summer is the time to be creative and engage in projects and activities you don’t have time for during the rest of the year! Check out some of the fun DIY projects below.If you’re having friends come over for drinks, transform some mason jars into watermelons to put your drinks into. Just use green twin to wrap the bottom, black paint to make the seeds, and fill the jars with a pink drink!
Make a plain giant beach ball with a message on top of it! Make it a message you want everyone to read, for example: “good vibes only.”
Enjoy making s’mores without the actual pit fire by making a mini one out of a terra cotta pot. A portable fire that you can put on any table top.
If you’re attending a summer music festival or just simply a flower child by heart, try creating your very own flower crown using your own favorite flowers. All you need is floral tape, floral wire, floral glue, and of course the flowers!
If you’ve got a collection of beautiful sea shells and have no idea what to do with them, try gluing them to your bobby pins to create shell hair pins that’ll make you feel like a mermaid.
Draw/paint tropical fruit designs onto your nails to keep them festive to the time of year! You can make them uniform or paint each nail differently.
Make a mini teepee that your kids or maybe even pets can hang out inside of. Use various fabric patterns to create a cool look!
Replace the water in a little squirt gun with some water paint and squirt away at a canvas to create an abstract masterpiece! A fun project for both adults and kids.
If you plan on hosting a summer party, what better way to greet your guests than with a ginormous tropical drink pinata. Make sure you have the margaritas ready after your guests see this thing!
If you have a tree in your backyard, build a swing to hang off that tree! Just connect wooden planks together with nylon rope. It’ll be an addition to your house that both kids and adults can use.
When throwing a summer party, or any party for that matter, you’ll most likely always have snacks out for everyone. But sometimes one big paper plate is too big for just some snacks for one person. Recreate these cute trays for people to fill up with their favorite finger foods.
Everyone knows how to create their very own tie-dyed shirts. Take the extra mile and turn those tie-dyed shirts into these unique headbands that are perfect for keeping your hair out of your face during hot weather.
Make these easy-to-make popsicles solely out of two ingredients: gummy bears and sprite! It may not be the healthiest of treats, but it’s sure tasty.
Dip a half of any citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit, orange) into fabric paint and press them into white tea towels to recreate this unique design. Use bright colors! The towels will make great kitchen decor.
If you have multiple kids, you might want to invest in building a platform swing! Build a swing that all the kids can fit on so they don’t have to take turns.
When wrapped up it’s a bag, but when unwrapped it turn into a beach towel blanket with a pillow! This one is such a brilliant DIY for people who love to tan and sunbath.
Follow these steps to create an easy access tub that’ll carry everyone’s drinks while floating around the pool. How super convenient is that? Perfect for pool parties.
Summer time is the best time to visit the beach. Unfortunately not everyone gets the luxury of hitting up the beach every day, so why not make these beach ball drink stirrers to help turn your house party to a beach party.
During this time of year, you’re most likely walking around your house and sometimes maybe ever outside of your house barefoot. Make these cool sandals so you can walk around barefoot with style.
If you love the cactus aesthetic but sadly couldn’t find any in time, make your own cactus wall out of green washi tape! Use circular paper lanterns as the ‘flowers’ on the cacti.
What better way to keep the sun out of your eyes than with donuts? Take a pair of thick rimmed circular sunglasses and use nail polish to transform them into donuts! Just paint the entire rim brown, then a layer of pink, and then sprinkles in various colors.
Paint the top of pineapples to create the perfect summer party prop! Great for photos or just to leave around the house.
If you plan on having a party, what better way to invite your friends than with popsicles! Of course we don’t mean literally, but this is close enough.
For hot summer nights that will mostly be spent outside, create your very own outdoor movie screen. Hosting backyard movie nights will be one of the greatest decisions you have ever made.