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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 Watermelon print napkins - fabric painting idea (summer decor)
If you're looking to add a little style to your summer party, don't buy it: DIY it! There are few things that say summer quite like watermelon ! These watermelon print napkins by The Sweetest Occasion will be the cutest watermelon print napkins you've ever seen. This printing technique is super simple, so if you have slightly older kids, they can definitely get involved in helping with the stamping. You could also use this same technique on a tablecloth, which makes this craft a great way to personalize a summer party table ! Follow the steps in this DIY guide , and you will be able to create your very own custom napkins :
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Easy paper plate watermelon  fan -  fun summer craft for kids
Keep the kids cool this summer with The Kindergarten Connection's fun paper plate watermelon fan craft! This papercraft is easy to make using only a few common materials you probably already have in your home or classroom. Your kids will enjoy some fun, summer crafting and you’ll love how frugal and easy it is! Get the tutorial and let's get started:
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DIY underwater candles - gorgeous and easy table decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical underwater candle and flower table decor ! Isn't it beautiful? And believe or not it's a super easy craft ! You just need 2 glass containers ( vases ) a larger and a smaller one that fits into the large ( even mason jars will work well! ) and some faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and other optinonal decor elements.This underwater flower and candle composition can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , chirstmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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DIY Dimensional feather art - boho summer decor
Custom artworks represent you and your personality, and it is something fun and a bit different than what you might find in a retail store. This DIY feather art by The Crafted Sparrow is just that! Super easy to make, fun, and it will definitely make you happy every time when you see it! This art tutorial will teach you how to make this gorgeous boho style artwork , which can add a little bit of boho summer vibe to your living room! ( You can find various feather patterns as inspirations >> here << )
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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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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 Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial:
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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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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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DIY Wooden egg ocean craft - summer craft for kids
This wooden egg ocean craft by The Inspiration Edit is such a great summer art activity for the kids ! Wooden eggs are great materials for different fun craft projects ( even after Easter ) , but if you haven't got eggs you could use rocks instead! Kids will love to paint and pick out their eggs ( or rocks ) for this easy summer craft project ! How much cuter can these ocean critters can be? And they are so easy to make too! This is a craft your kids will LOVE! This egg ( or rock ) painting project is perfect for kids of all ages, and you can use the finished artworks to decorate the kids' room or your garden. Alternate the sizes and create a whole gorgeous ocean scene!
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DIY Tire seats - garden decor from tires
Got some old tires hanging around? Upcycle them to make these simple yet fun garden seats ! Gather up old tires , paint them, put ropes on them and voila: a cool outdoor seating ! This DIY tire seat by Cottage LIfe is an easy trick to make best out of waste. You can stack your tire chairs to make the taller or use them individually.
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How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it!
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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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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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DIY Round fruit slice pillows - fun summer decor
Want to add some fun to your summer decor ? One of the quickest ( and most inexpensive ) ways is to change the pillows. Pillows are eye-catching and something that everyone notices & appreciates. These fun fruit slice pillows by Studio DIY can be created in an afternoon, and they will add some fresh summer vibe and a pinch of whimsy to your living room, the kids’ playroom, the sun porch or other rooms in your home. Happy Crafting!
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DIY Cupcake liner fish - fun summer craft for kids
Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a fish kids craft ? With following along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step tutorial you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners ! This adorable fish kids craft is a great craft for any time of the year but especially on those hot summer afternoons when you need to take a break inside. Fish crafts are always a delight to create with children ! These cupcake liner fish are simple enough to do in kindergarten and still fun for older kids too.
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DIY Easy Celtic knot headband from an old T-shirt
Celtic knots represent infinity and eternity because they don't contain beginnings or ends. In ancient times, if a gift was adorned with a Celtic knot, it was thought to give the recipient longevity or good luck in new adventures. This no-sew headband is made with a Shannon knot, which symbolizes balanced creativity, a fitting emblem because it makes creative use of old T-shirts.
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DIY Cute origami mermaid - paper folding for kids
Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  That means that it's time for mermaid crafts! What better way to inspire some summer crafting then this uber cute origami mermaid? Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos! We love making cute origami projects! Origami (especially the beginner models) is simple, and you don't need special and expensive craft materials to create some gorgeous artworks with it! You can use this cute origami mermaid as a piece of your summer decor, or glue it to a stick and use as a fun paper puppet! This paper folding model is an absolute beginner one so it can be a great summer project for your kids!
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DIY Margarita body scrub (body scrub recipe)
Homemade body scrubs are super simple to make, cost-efficient, chemical free, effective at exfoliating your skin and leaving you feeling pampered as the scrubs you can buy at fancy beauty stores! This time The Sweetest Occasion will teach you how to make your very own margarita body scrub ! We bet that you have everything you need at home to transform your bathroom into a tropical vacation. ( All of the ingredients are super simple: you can grab them at the grocery store or find in your pantry and you don’t have to be crafty to make a body scrub. ) Get the recipe and make your margarita body scrub today:
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DIY Easy wine cork spring - summer wreath
We simply love this wine cork wreath by Make It Yours! If you are a wino from way back and have tons of wine corks this super adorable wine cork summer-spring wreath is a perfect craft project for you! Melissa's instructions on this wreath are excellent and this cute home decor looks relatively easy ( and inexpensive ) to do. The best part? This can be a brilliant recycling ( FREE ) home decor project for you if you have all of the supplies lying around in your stash! So lets's drink wine and create a gorgeous summer-spring wine cork flower wreath - it's a win-win situation, isn't it?
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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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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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Crochet (ragdoll) llama - free crochet pattern
Look at these super adorable ragdoll llamas by Spin A Yarn Crochet! Aside from their super fuzzy and cuddly fur, the decorative blanket, tassels and baubles are our absolute favorite parts of this lovely llama design. This llama pattern is made in the same style as Spin A Yarn Crochet's ragdoll patterns : separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look.
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Easy DIY fabric storage box (free sewing pattern)
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes by Craftideas you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes are super easy to sew , even as a beginner! You can use any decorative fabric ( or even old jeans ) to create these decorative storage boxes , and of course you can make it in any size! These quick to sew fabric boxes are also make wonderful hanging storage boxes. So get the free sewing pattern and tutorial from Craftideas and make your life more organized:
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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 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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Homemade easy water candle - gorgeous home decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical burning "water" candle ! Isn't it beautiful? This step-by-step video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful water candle in a very cheap way, with super simple ingredients such as: water, lamp oil , and a little piece of transparent plastic ! This gorgeous water candle will work with any small decor elements such as: faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and miniature holiday figurines. This burning water candle can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , Christmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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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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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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DIY Toilet paper roll seahorse - summer craft  for kids
Today we're sharing a simple and cute seahorse puppet made from (toilet) paper rolls. The tp roll seahorses make a fun DIY toy and will inspire imaginative play in children. There is something magical about seahorses. It’s easy to imagine these delicate creatures being friends with mermaids and they certainly have their place in myths and stories. When she decided to create a seahorse craft she read up on them and discovered a few fascinating real seahorse facts which she will also share with us! This seahorse craft uses paper rolls with a cut and fold technique, and you will need a few other basic craft supplies too. Watch the short video tutorial or read the written instructions on how to make a tp roll seahorse craft.
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Free baby sun hat sewing pattern (and sewing tutorial)
Hats are a funny thing. We love kids in hats.When they're wearing super adorable hats it's totally melts our hearts. So sew a useful and comfy baby sun hat, put it on a squishy baby head and go enjoy some sunshine! This baby sun hat sewing project is super easy, suitable for beginners as well! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sun hat sewing pattern and a nice detailed step-by-step sewing tutorial. Sew an adorable  sun hat from cozy cotton fabrics for your kids (or for yourself!  - just adjust the size).
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Amigurumi mermaid doll (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute mermaid ! Who can resist this cute little mermaid face? By following along Anastasia Dmitrieva's free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys you can create this super cute crochet mermaid in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start creating lovely amigurumi toys , you won't be able to stop making them! ) So, don't hesitate: create a lovely little amigurumi mermaid for your friends or family members now!
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