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This craft category is a huge collection of summer crafts & DIY summer decors! Easy summer crafts for kids ( fun water toys, fun outdoor summer activities, ocean crafts / sea crafts, beach accessories and beach toys ), DIY summer home decors ( beach crafts, summer wreaths, crafts with sand/boats /oceans ), holiday keepsake crafts (seashell crafts), DIY summer clothes and summer fashion  ( free sewing patterns of summer clothes, summer accessories, free crochet patterns of summer clothes and summer accessories ), summer garden furniture and garden accessories ( DIY shaders, water sprinklers ) ... and many other creative craft and decor ideas about summer!
Amigurumi ice cream (free crochet pattern)
In this free crochet tutorial by Hello Yellow Yarn, you can learn how to crochet this adorable ice cream in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi ice cream is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi ice cream is a wonderful Summer decoration or a soft toy for kids. This amigurumi ice cream is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours from cotton yarn ( you could even create a little baby rattle from it ). At Hello Yellow Yarn you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute ice cream accompanied with a nice, detailed assembling tutorial. This amigurumi pattern is a fairly easy one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this lovely little ice cream is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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DIY Boho crochet sandals from flip flops (free crochet pattern)
Learn how to turn cheap foam flip-flops into fabulous boho crochet sandals! Follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make yourself a cute new crochet flip flops in just a few minutes. We bet that this beautiful, boho, breathable cotton crochet sandals will be your favorite summer crochet pattern ! Upgrade your summer style with these boho crochet sandals using simple, cheap flip flops ! So grab some yarn, follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make a brand new pair of boho-inspired crochet sandals. Perfect for the beach , this lovely and comfy crochet sandals might become your favorite summer accessory!
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22  Sidewalk chalk idea - funny photo backgrounds
This list is fantastic if you need a little bit of inspiration to take your sidewalk chalk from a boring game of X’s and O’s or hopscotch to a fun “Wow, that’s so amazing!” adventure! There are tons of great ideas! And even better, you can take a photograph from a second floor window and keep the memory as a keepsake! These sidewalk chalk photo background ideas are simple and super fun to draw (and use), we absolutely love them! From princess crowns to under sea adventures, there are tons of fun ideas to help you make a whole new world in your driveway with a simple set of colorful chalk!
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DIY Mermaid plush doll (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Make a super adorable mermaid doll by following along this wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! As usual, at A Beautiful Mess, you will find the free sewing pattern and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Begin by printing the mermaid pattern and choosing your favorite mermaid colors. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is simple basic stitches. This DIY mermaid plushie could even be a great project to learn the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your fabric stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of summer crafting !
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Easy DIY colorful paper fish craft - summer craft for kids
This colorful paper fish by Krokotak is such an easy and fun craft to do! This paper fish is a project that both kids and adults will have a fun time making! If you are a teacher, this paper fish is one project that you will want to add to your bag of handy and fun classroom projects ! We love ocean wildlife and this construction paper fish is our new favorite fish craft! Fish are a great summer crafting project for kids to make ( in preschool and kindergarten as well. )
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Amigurumi ice cream bear (free crochet pattern)
Crochet your very own adorable cuddly amigurumi ice cream bear toy with following along Tatyana Kostochenkova 's nice free amigurumi pattern! This super adorable amigurumi ice cream bear is such a cute friend for toddlers as well as a beautiful handmade gift for grownups. If you'd like to make this adorable crochet/amigurumi ice cream bear bigger ( for an absolutely giant ice cream bear ) simply use a thicker, heavier weight yarn. You can also make this lovely huggable amigurumi ice cream bear from any color and size yarn, the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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DIY 30 minute mermaid skirt (free sewing tutorial and pattern)
If your little girls are obsessed with all things mermaid , this is THE tutorial for you. This time The Girl Inspired will teach you how to sew this wonderful, ruffled summer skirt in no time! If you've got 30 minutes and some basic sewing supplies, then you can put together this super easy DIY mermaid skirt. Whether your daughter likes dress-up or she’s searching for the perfect Halloween costume , this 30-minute mermaid skirt tutorial is sure. to. please. Get the tutorial at thegirlinspired.com and let's get sewing :
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Harvest wheat bundle - simple DIY fall decor
Need a way to decorate your Thanksgiving table this season? This beautiful wheat bundle by Made In A Day is an easy way to add a harvest feel to your decor for the holidays. This gorgeous wheat bundle is super simple to put together and you can use it for years to come. You can make the wheat bouquets large or small depending on the size of the foam cone and the length of your wheat stems. Get the step-by-step tutorial at madeinaday.com and let’s make a bundle:
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DIY Pebble & faux succulent wreath
Do you love simple and unique DIY decorating ideas? With this great craft tutorial by The Shabby Creek Cottage you can learn how to make this pretty pebble and faux succulent wreath! ! This gorgeous pebble & faux succulent wreath can be a great DIY decor in your vintage / rustic style home all year 'round! Besides of it's a perfect home decor even if you aren't the craftiest person int the Earth, you can make this gorgeous pebble & faux succulent wreath in no time, and the outcome is soo gorgeous! It's absolutely worth a try!
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DIY Watermelon potholder (free sewing tutorial and pattern)
Complete your kitchen decor with A Beautiful Mess' watermelon potholder ! What can be better than taking a beautiful strawberry pie out of the oven with a cute watermelon potholder ? This sewing project doesn't take too much time, and we LOVE how versatile the outcome is ( since it’s a potholder which can be used an oven mitt ). Of course, if you aren't in a watermelon mood, you can use different fabric patterns and designs to make one, since it's a super quick and fun sewing project! Get the tutorial at abeautifulmess.com and let's get sewing !
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Adorable paper turtle - simple & fun paper craft for kids
Looking for a great indoor activity to keep your children busy? Keep the kids entertained during the school holidays or rainy days with this fun kids craft by Paper Magic! This paper turtle is super easy to make and the outcome is so adorable! We’re sure you and the kids will love them too! This turtle is such great activity for kids of all ages, plus it can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house! ( No special tools or skills are required! )
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DIY Giant wooden garden Jenga game - fun party game
If you’re looking for an  amazing game for the backyard or lawn, this super fun (and easy to make) giant garden Jenga is a perfect craft project for you! You don't need special woodworking skills or tools to create this fun giant yard Jenga game just a (hand) saw and sandpaper. Not only is this brilliant giant garden party game an affordable foray into the world of power tools, but it's the same simple cut over and over. Beginner woodworkers, you'll love it. You may end up making more than one set of giant garden Jenga game because you will got so many requests from friends who want their own. Giant Jenga for everyone! If you're feeling artistic, you can paint the ends of your pieces or apply some stain.
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Amigurumi frog family (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love frogs ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi frog ! Mariya Kushnir designed this lovely amigurumi frog family. Besides it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leaving large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi frog now!
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DIY Rainbow platform sneakers - how to hide sole stains
Do your old platform sneakers need some smart shoe decoration job done? Look at this one! This time Studio DIY shares with us a super fun DIY shoe decorating project that is guaranteed to bring a jolt of color to your accessories closet ( and inspire a smile each time you glance down at your feet ). Get the tutorial, grab the supplies, and let's get decorating:
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DIY Paper plate shark puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are your kids shark fans? Then they’ll LOVE this interactive paper plate shark puppet by Kids Craft Room! This paper plate shark puppet has movable jaws so kids can have great fun biting, chomping and munching with it! This p aper plate shark puppet is so easy to make using Kids Craft Room's free printable template and such a fun summer craft to play with! Get the tutorial and the free template , and let the fun begin:
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Urban gipsy boho bag ( free crochet pattern)
This boho-ethno bag free crochet pattern is fun to put together and loaded with bohemian charm. Every woman who is both a certifiable hippy AND prolific crocheter needs this super unique stylish, crocheted summer festival bag! Authentic granny squares,legit embroidery & fringe for days! A leather belt can make a great bag strap when affixed with some D-rings. (The white crocheted boho bag in the photos uses a thrifted leather belt attached with D-ring.) Crochet one and take your inner free spirit out on the town with your new Urban Gypsy bag!
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Crab puppet craft  - fun summer craft for kids
Do you have a crafty kid ? Nurture his creative spirit with this fun crap puppet craft by Kids' Craft Room. This paper crab puppet craft is super easy to make, plus you don't need special tools or skills to make one, which makes this fun craft perfect for kids of all ages ! With just a few inexpensive crafts supplies , you'll be giving your child the tools he needs to spark imagination and creative play. Read Kids' Craft Room's tutorial, get the supplies & the free template and craft on!
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Swimming amigurumi frog  (free amigurumi pattern)
There's nothing like crocheting toys for your kids that they'll love forever! Watch them play with your handmade creations all throughout their childhood. Stitch this lovely crocheted frog for your little ones to enjoy! Simply follow @bumbee_crochet 's great, easy-to-follow free amigurumi pattern and create this lovely amigurumi frog in no time! If you need a heartwarming gift for a special occasion or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade toy, this amigurumi frog makes a sweet little gift.
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DIY Fruit infused water - cool summer drink
These simple and delicious fruit infused waters by Clean & Delicious make it easy to drink more water and stay hydrated all summer long. Adding in-season summer fruits like strawberries , cantaloupe , blueberries and watermelon into your drinks is a a great way to get them at their tastiest and most nutritious. Enjoy these at the beach, on the run, while gardening or just relaxing after a nice warm summer day:
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DIY Fruit Perler bead keychain - fun summer craft for kids
In the spirit of embracing all things summer My Poppet has designed these fun fruit keyrings / keychains from Hama/Perler beads. These fun fruit keyrings are easy to make and make great gifts. Use them as keyrings , or cute handbag charms. If your kids are old enough to play with beads , this would be a fun activity to do together, just make sure you do the ironing! Get the free patterns and let the fun begin:
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DIY Pineapple Box  - fun summer party gift wrapping idea
Read Persia Lou's step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make this lovely little pineapple gift box ( party treat box ) ! This adorable little pineapple box can be a perfect way to wrap small presents for your upcoming summer party ( such as gift cards, money, or sweets ) ! This gift box is a surprisingly easy project: you just need 2 sheets of craft paper, a ruler, the free pineapple box template , and that's it! Get the free template at persialou.com and create your own lovely DIY gift boxes now!
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How to make a paper boat – origami for kids
We love doing simple origami and this time we’re going to learn how to make a paper boat – a summer favorite! Andreja has done quite a few awesome origami tutorials for kids and each of them is a must make! We loved to make these  easy origami boats as a kid (the exact same ones) and we loved to play with them even more – we would sail them in the bathtub, puddles and lakes and when possible even have boat races with other neighborhood kids. So grab some colorful (origami) paper and fold a few origami boats with the kids and do a fun summer boat race!
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DIY Beach sun chair from craft sticks - summer decor
These mini craft stick Adirondack chairs are the perfect place for any beach-loving fairy to spend her summer day at the beach in! This adorable little sun chair is such a cute way to bring some summer vibe into your house! You can use the miniature popsickle stick / craft stick chairs as a summer party place card holder, set up a few in a summer display on the mantle, or just make them as a fun summer activity with your kids . No matter what you use it for, it’s pretty hard to look at this cute little s un chair without smiling!
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Easy DIY dimensional strawberry card - summer paper craft for kids
Raise your hand if you love strawberries! Krokotak has got a fun strawberry craft for you! Make a 3D construction paper strawberry card! This 3D strawberry card is so fun to make, you’ll want to make one ( or two ) for everyone! This lovely strawberry card is a super easy summer craft, and it can be a great classroom art project. These 3D strawberries are not only fun for the little ones, they are a fun project for all ages, and also make for a wonderful DIY placeholder for a summer party. Ready to make one ( or ten ) of your own? Get the tutorial and free template at krokotak.com, and let’s get crafting :
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Sweet smiling amigurumi frog (free amigurumi pattern)
Playing with super cute huggable plushies are so comforting and fun! The perfect excuse to play with lovely plush toys ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one! For example: crochet this lovely little frog by Elisa's Crochet as a handmade gift for your friends and family members! This lovely amigurumi frog will sure to bring a smile to any face! So follow along Elisa's Crochet's free frog pattern and create one! You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi frog from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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DIY Sunburst driftwood mirror - summer home decor
We LOVE driftwood ! And we love to use driftwood many different ways! ( Some things are just meant to be used as decorations! ) There are so many wonderful ways in which you can turn driftwood into amazing decorations for your home. Each piece of driftwood is unique, shaped by nature and the elements. This time make a gorgeous sunburst driftwood mirror with Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step tutorial! ( Driftwood projects are often used in coastal themed rooms, but that doesn't have to be the case! )
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Rustic DIY cactus sign - boho summer decor (free template)
This DIY Cactus Sign by The Crafted Sparrow is such a gorgeous, fun, and easy foam project ! Yes, we said foam ! Looks like real wood right? If you LOVE those rustic wooden signs , but don't want to spend the money, this wonderful tutorial is just perfect for you! This darling faux wood ( foam ) cactus sign is a super easy project, it comes with a free downloadable/printable template , and it will add some boho summer vibe to your living room!
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DIY Wooden beer caddy - free woodworking plan
Ditch the cardboard six-pack and customize your own wood beer caddy to tow your brews in style. This six-pack carrier is complete with a wall-mounted bottle opener so you can enjoy a cold beer as soon as you reach your destination. Pick up some beer from your local bottle shop and enjoy your DIY wood beer caddy! If you've mastered the art of making DIY wooden beer caddies, make one for a friend. This easy woodworking project can be a perfect choice for beginners. Surprise you beloved husband / boyfriend or yourself on a hot summer day with this rustic wood beer caddy filled up with ice cold beer (or you can  fill it up with other drinks)
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3 Different easy watercolor painting for beginners
Learn how to paint these gorgeous watercolor paintings with Makoccino! Even if you are a beginner in watercolor painting, creating these beautiful paintings will be a piece of cake! In this video tutorial Makoccino will teach you hot to use different watercolor painting techniques to create fun blurred effects. She will show you 3 easy watercolor painting ideas that you can use to practice the basic watercolor painting technique: wet in wet! She will show you how to paint different types of sunsets such as an ocean sunset & how to paint a galaxy with watercolors!
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Easy DIY painted seashell necklace - summer craft
Not sure what to do with all those shells you collected from vacation ? Make beautiful seashell necklaces out of them with Pink Stripey Socks' tutorial ! Seashell necklaces make beautiful pieces of jewelry , and they can serve as lovely reminders of a great time you spent at the beach or on vacation. You can also give them away as heartfelt gifts, or even sell them at a local craft fair or market. Because there are so many different kinds of shells , each necklace will be unique, and will have a personal touch.
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Gorgeous DIY paper sunflower - simple fun paper flower craft
Sunflower arts and crafts are fun! Is there a happier flower than the sunflower ?We don't think so. We really love all kinds of paper flowers and this fun sunflower craft project by The Inspiration Edit is no exception. Nothing says summer or fall like beautiful fields of sunflowers. Their golden smiles and mysterious eyes make these flowers so captivating. With only a few basic supplies you can create your own beautiful paper sunflowers in no time. Get the free template and step-by-step tutorial at.theinspirationedit.com and let's get crafting:
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