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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!
DIY Toilet paper tube pirate and parrot - fun paper craft for kids
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper roll ) pirate and parrot by MollyMoo as an example. Adorable aren't they? Today MollyMoo will show you how to make cute little colorful parrots and pirates with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint ) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube parrots and pirates will look adorable in any form! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a pirate themed party with them frugally ! ( And don't forget to make a cardboard box pirate ship as well! Arr! )
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DIY Paper bag pirate puppets - fun summer craft for kids
Are you ready for some pirate fun ? This paper bag pirate puppet by The Inspiration Edit is such a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. ( They are super simple to create and provide hours of fun pretend play at home, at school or even at summer camp! ) Create several different pirate puppets and have fun putting on a puppet show ! ( They would also make a great activity for a pirate theme party. )
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DIY painted watermelon summer hat
It's hard to find the perfect hat for the summer , so take the matter into your own hands and make your own! Sometimes it can be impossible to find a sun hat in the color or style you want. At times like these, painting is a great solution! This DIY Painted watermelon sun hat by Studio DIY is just perfect for those hot summer days! It’s a classic floppy, wide-brim hat but turn it over aand... it's a watermelon ! Surprise! It’s super simple, and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. Get the tutorial and create your very own watermelon summer hat :
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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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Easy DIY Paper crab card - fun summer craft for kids
These little crab cards by Easy Peasy And Fun are super cute, very easy to make, and it's just perfect for keeping little ones entertained for hours. This crab card is a great fun craft for kids that lets them practice their fine motor skills too. The finished crab cards make adorable summer decorations or you can share them with friends and family members! Plus, because this crab card is such a simple and easy craft, it’s great for kids of all ages !
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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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DIY AfterSun sunburn relief gel with aloe
Spending time outside and enjoying summer is a good thing, but forgetting to wear sunscreen can result in a painful sunburn . It's almost as if nature gifted us the aloe-gel is just perfect for soothing our lobster-like skin. The gel inside the aloe plants leaves has cooling properties, plus it's an antiseptic that accelerates healing. You can go ahead and purchase pre-bottled aloe gel, but there's definitely some fun in extracting the gel from the leaf yourself ( if you have an aloe plant at home ) . This natural DIY After sun sunburn relief gel by Busy Creating Memories is affordable, easy, and don’t contain potentially harmful chemicals or other questionable ingredients.
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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 mermaid garden with succulents - summer decor
If you have followed the fairy garden trend, you will love this fresh spin with mermaids ! This lovely DIY mermaid garden by Creative Green Living is super easy to make and the outcome is so gorgeous! Creative Green Living used succulents , which are hard to kill as long as you have a spot with plenty of light. Succulents are perfect for mermaid gardens because you can find succulents with a resemblance to seaweed, coral, anemones and other ocean plants. Get the step-by-step tutorial at creativegreenliving.com and create your own beautiful mermaid garden now:
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Adorable amigurumi mermaid dolls ( Ariel ) - free crochet pattern
This free mermaid crochet pattern is one of Kali's most popular paid amigurumi patterns that she has now made available for FREE! The friendly mermaid doll is a little under 12 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide (not including the arms and hair.) This is the perfect (Disney) amigurumi doll for little girls who dream of being a mermaid and swimming in the sea. For this mermaid, she recommends using size 4 worsted weight yarn in whatever color you prefer.  The beauty of this adorable amigurumi mermaid doll is that you are able to customize her in any way you would like! Enjoy crocheting your own cute amigurumi mermaid (Ariel) doll!
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DIY rustic sailboat from a tree branch
This rustic style branch and textile sailboat is not just only a perfect house ( or kids room ) decor , but you can bring in some nature , which is always good! With this branch sailboat you can also add a little nostalgic feel to your ( or the kids ) room. This craft project is very easy, quick and low budget - simple but beautiful! You just need a sturdy brach piece ( or driftwood ) and some leftover fabrics. You can use your hot glue gun ( or any strong glue ) to fix the twig , and simply pin the fabric piece with nails ( if you haven't got eyelet screws at hand )
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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 Cute baby turtles using God's Eye weaving pattern
Looking for some fun and unique summer crafts to do with the kiddos?Today we are sharing this fun twist on a God's Eye weaving craft. (Remember collecting sticks and making those in summer camp?) But, instead of making the traditional 2 stick version, she recently made a fun 3 stick version, that also happens to look like a tiny baby turtle!  Aren't they cute?  It's such a fun and easy summer craft that's sure to please kids of all ages.  And if you liked this super cute God's eye weaved baby popsicle stick turtle activity, you can find more weaving crafts and more popsicle stick crafts on PinkStripeySocks's craft blog!
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Miniature kawaii crochet octopus - free amigurumi pattern
This simple amigurumi octopus is quite quick to crochet. Make yours with a plain face, or add a little takochu mouth. They’re stackable too, so you can make a whole tower of octopi! These super cute (kawaii) amigurumi octopuses can be crocheted as a funny gift for a best friend. With this brilliant free amigurumi pattern you can crochet a few funny miniature octopuses for your friends and family members for a special occasion! (Or you can use them as a fun summer decor!)   This free octopus pattern is a beginner one so if you aren't familiar with the amigurumi technique you can still easily crochet one! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet these kawaii octop
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DIY Burlap daisy wreath - easy spring or summer decor
In this nice craft blog you will find this super easy to make and gorgeous burlap  flower wreath tutorial for free! Isn't it amazing? This beautiful burlap flower wreath is incredibly easy to make , even if you are a beginner in wreath making! To create your own beautiful burlap flower wreath you will need a metal wreath frame and burlap ribbons in different colors. instead of burlap ribbons you can experiment with other fun DIY materials such as cloth stripes, fabric leftovers ore even paper! Use the burlap flower wreaths to decorate your home at spring/summer, or create other holiday/season variations with this super easy wreath making tutorial!
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DIY Deck post cap faux cactus - summer decor (upcycling craft)
Did you know that even wooden deck post caps ( and furniture legs ) can be fun, boho summer decors ? This time Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to upcycle those old wood pieces into a wonderful summer decor: a faux cactus ! We know that these faux wooden cacti don’t truly replace real living plants , but they’re awfully cute and a cinch to maintain. If real cactus plants are a no-go in your house, ( because of the kids or overly curious animals ) fake cactus is just perfect!
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DIY Beach pillow from old jeans - upcycling craft (summer home decor)
Denim is having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Remodela Casa will show you what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new pillow ! Something old and unused turned into something new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things, that can make a big impact on the environment. What about you? Grab your old ripped jeans and recycle them into a beach pillow! The finished beach pillows also can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't love useful and stylish home decor pieces?
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DIY Toilet paper roll mermaid and hula girl - summer craft for kids
Looking forward to warm, sunny weather ? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be enjoying it right now! Toilet roll crafts are always a favorite on MollyMoo Crafts and today’s TP Roll Dolls embrace everything that is great about recycled crafts, while celebrating summer sunshine and good times at the beach. So grab your paper tubes because we’re making a hula girl and her mermaid friend! This super easy mermaid and hula girl toilet paper roll doll is  a perfect summer craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home!
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Watermelon seed counting activity for kids (free printable)
If your kids are really into learning numbers and math, AND yummy watermelons you will love this super easy ,fun, inexpensive DIY number learning toy! She designed a whole set of watermelon seed counting toy for us which can be downloaded from abcs to acts as a nice free printable! This fun watermelon seed counting toy  allows your child to practice numbers,improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The watermelon counting set is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already. (Just a few black buttons and a few sheets of printer paper and of course this nice free watermelon seed counter toy printable)
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DIY no fuss amigurumi aquarium - free crochet fish pattern
This no fuss amigurumi aquarium by Eden Reborn is so unique,fun adorable and also super  quick to crochet!  This no fuss amigurumi aquarium with this super adorable crochet goldfish and seaweed can be a great gift for kids and adults both! It can be  also a great kids room decor, or you can gift his cute miniature amigurumi goldfish for a friend as a pet! Who can resist a super cute (kawaii) and fun gift? Especially if its crocheted? Alongside the free written crochet pattern you will find and extra pictorial tutorial on how to assemble your very own adorable amigurumi aquarium (goldfish and seaweed). This super cute crochet fish is easy-to-create and perfect to start with:
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DIY Ocean in a jar - summer craft idea for kids
Make mini aquarium sensory bottles so kids can tap on the aquarium wall without getting in trouble as they shake up some ocean animals, make some waves, and learn about the creatures of the sea. As kids shake up their miniature mason jar aquariums they can find and name ocean animals. Her kid’s picked out a variety of ocean animals like sea horses, fish, crabs, stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish to add to their mini aquariums. They love flipping the jar aquariums over and watching the waves crash and the animals swim. They helped make their own aquarium sensory bottle but you could always make one on your own so your kid could discover the sea animals inside.
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DIY Fashion pins from a simple foil tray - recycling craft
Have you gotten caught up in the pin craze yet? Make your own fashion pins out of simple foil trays by following along Fancylooks' step-by-step video tutorial ! These DIY foil tray pins are easy to make and a whole lot of fun to wear! Pick your favorite emoji or symbol to wear or give them as gifts! DIY pins might not sound like something you can craft yourself easily, but they're actually much simpler to make than they sound! Watch the video and learn how to make cool fashion pins out of simple foil trays ( or tin soda cans ) !
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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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DIY Breathable cotton summer sandals with flip-flop soles (free crochet pattern)
This beautiful, lacy, breathable cotton crochet sandals with little scallop edging by Sewrella is one of our favorite summer crochet pattern ! Upgrade your summer style with these boho crochet sandals with flip flop soles ! Cheap flip flops and one ball of yarn is all you need for this free pattern. So grab some yarn, follow Sewrella'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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DIY Beach in a glass ( coastal ornament ) - summer decor
If you're looking for a fun and unique piece to add to your summer decor, look no further! What better way to make sure you change your mindset to summer than to add some summery touches to your home decor. But if you, like us, are looking to refresh your home for less, this simple but genius DIY summer decor idea by My Pinterventures will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse. Get the plastic Christmas baubles ,fill them with small summery decor elements and boom - you have a beautiful and reusable summer decor !
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How to make a clay pot lighthouse - garden decoration
Lighthouses are a popular decorating motif not only because of their nautical roots, but because they symbolize safe harbor and protection. This lighthouse made from terra cotta clay pots is surprisingly easy to assemble, and it even features a lantern on top to cast a warm glow. You can place it in the garden as a decoration, or use it as a centerpiece for a beach gathering. In this nice step-by-step written summer craft tutorial Jonathan Fong will show you how to make your own miniature garden lighthouse from clay pots in minutes!
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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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