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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 Paper flamingo ornaments - easy and fun summer craft for kids
We simply love easy, fun & frugal summer crafts ! And if it is an adorable and easy flamingo craft , then even better! Today, Maggy from Red Ted Art will teach you how to make these adorable paper bauble flamingos! These super cute dimensional paper flamingos will look gorgeous on your summer tree and the kids will adore them too. This paper summer decor is so easy to make and look absolutely darling! Ps: Red Ted Art have a whole collection of fun summer crafts for you, check it out!
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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 Road trip lego box - summer toy idea for kids
Road trips with kids can be exhausting, but these little Lego boxes by Housewife Eclectic are easy to whip up and provide hours of entertainment, without worrying about losing the pieces. When the kids are done playing, all of the Lego pieces can be stored safely inside the box. You could add a printed miniature brochure of different building instructions to keep them busy. Get the tutorial at housewifeeclectic.com and create a fun traveling lego kit for your kids:
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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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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 Nautical rope orb (monkey fist knot) - home decor
Today Sonja and Jane will show you how to make a monkey fist with rope. These decorative nautical knots look great assembled in groupings as part of a coastal styled centerpiece or just on their own. They’d even look beautiful as a summer, coastal or beach-themed wedding idea! Add a trendy nautical touch to your home decor with these decorative rope orbs or monkeys fis t. Grab some 1/4" sisal rope and and learn how to make a monkey fist for your DIY coastal wedding or home decor !
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DIY Sunflower paper flower from crepe paper
The sunflowe r’s message is : stand tall and follow your dreams. Focus on what’s positive in your life and don’t let anyone get you down. In Chinese symbolism, the sunflower means long life, good luck and is considered very auspicious. It's yellow color signifies vitality and intelligence. It's a symbol of happiness too. In esoteric Christianity, the sunflower is a symbol of God's love. So get a few rolls of crepe paper and create this gorgeous crepe paper sunflower to decorate your home frugally at summer or give it as a meaningful gift for your loved ones! Of course you can create sunflowers in other colors and call them g erbera daisies since these flowers are very similar.
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DIY Pineapple Necklace
With a few simple steps, you can make this super adorable pineapple necklace in minutes! In this jewelry making tutorial, The Crafted Sparrow will teach you how to make this lovely pineapple necklace out of polymer clay. This pineapple necklace is not just the perfect summer accessory but it's also a perfect gift for a special occasion. Create a matching pair and give it to your kids, to your mom, or your best friends - they'll love it! Of course, you can use this fun polymer clay pineapple charm to create other jewelry pieces: accessorize bracelets, create fun earrings, keychains, or hair clips - so many possibilities!
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DIY Fruit storage baskets  - summer home decor
Summer time means fun fruit-inspired DIY projects ! This time, it’s one for the home ! Studio DIY will teach you how to make these fruit-inspired storage baskets out of ordinary woven ( or fabric ) storage baskets. With these super adorable fruit baskets you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fruit-inspired storage baskets are super easy to create and super fun to use! These storage baskets are just perfect for organizing the toys or you can use them as laundry baskets! So don't hesitate: get the step-by-step tutorial at studiodiy.com and make your life more organized:
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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 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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DIY Concrete fire bowl - garden decor
Let's build our own DIY fire pit ! This DIY fire bowl version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It's portable but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post grill session fire. It take a bit of care and proper prep, but this could be made in just a few hours for well under $50 in materials. While the flames on these aren't bonfire-sized, the gel canisters put out quite a bit of heat, and all kinds of fun ambiance. This DIY Concrete fire bowl is a great, easy-to-use backyard fire solution, that requires nearly zero work to start or snuff out, and can keep our outdoor hangouts going well past sundown.
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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 Coca Cola style grill (BBQ) from a keg
Don’t have a barbecue in your backyard but want one? Of course, you can always buy one but if you’re looking for a conversation starter then DIY-ing is the way to go: turn an old barrel or keg into the perfect grill with this super easy DIY project! This is one DIY BBQ beer project worth finishing the keg for! Watch The Q's step-by-step grill making tutorial and create your keg grill today! ( WARNING: do not use barrels which were used to store chemicals, and please double-check the pressure inside your barrel or keg before cutting! )
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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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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 Jumping origami frog - fun paper toy for kids
Is it an indoor play day and you are stuck for a craft idea to do with your little ones ? Welcome summer ( or spring ) with this super fun jumping origami frog by Basteln mit Papier ! This paper frog is such a fun classroom project to make! This jumping origami frog is a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play. The paper frogs are easy to fold, and the kids will have a blast playing with them afterward. These paper frogs would also make a great activity for a jungle themed summer party.
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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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Amigurumi cherry keychain (free crochet pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet cherry keychain pattern by Double Treble Trinkets is completely free ,so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some scrap yarn and start stitching! Crochet a little c herry as a pretend to play toy or as a cute little keychain . This free miniature amigurumi cherry is designed to fit perfectly on your ears ( Such sweet childhood memories! ) If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great summer pattern for you.
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DIY Simple summer ruffle shorts - free sewing pattern
We love every detail of these summer ruffle shorts so we're very excited to share this brilliant sewing tutorial with you today. She wanted the summer shorts to be a nice length, but still look somewhat girly. We think the ruffles do that perfectly! These ruffle summer shorts have pockets for collecting treasures and an elastic waistband. Since they are made of a lightweight fabric they are also nice and cool for summer weather. Perhaps our favorite thing about these shorts though are how quickly they come together.  These are a quick sew, and they don’t require a lot of fabric either.  It’s really nice to have a pair of shorts that both your daughter and you can feel good about.
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DIY Seashell wall art - summer decor
After a trip to the shore, why not turn seaside treasures into keepsakes and accents for your home? Seashells are just too pretty and unique to throw away! This DIY Seashell wall art by Craftideas is an idea of how you can display seashells and have a new decoration for your walls at the same time.This elegant decoration an be a great decor at a beach wedding, beach party or you can decorate beach or ocean themed party favors with this fun technique! ( Or use this beautiful piece of art simply to bring the coastal / beach house feel into your home. )
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Amigurumi pineapple drawstring bag (free crochet bag pattern)
We love how versatile crochet is as one day you can be making a sweater, and the next day you can be making a fun pineapple bag ! All About Ami designed and crocheted this lovely little pineapple purse. Isn't it super adorable? And it’s practical too! ( Your little ones will love storing their treasure in such a cute purse , and grown-ups can use them to store essentials like sunglasses, sunscreen, cell phone and some cash at the beach! ) Get the free pineapple drawstring bag ( pineapple purse ) pattern at allaboutami.com and let's get crocheting :
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Sponge water bombs - fun summer kids activity
These sponge water bombs by Endlessly Inspired are better than water balloons for a number of different reasons. First, water balloons can really hurt when you get hit with them. Second, it takes forever to fill them all up, and once they pop, they’re done. With these sponge water bombs, you literally just dunk them in water, and you can use them over and over! And, you don’t end up with little tiny pieces of rubber all over your yard! The sponge water bombs are super easy to make and grants hours of fun for the kids and the whole family in every summer!
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DIY Watermelon pinwheel - fun summer craft for kids
We love delicious and juicy watermelon and fun summer crafts , so this fun summer kids' craft by Kids Craft Room surely will be one of our favorites! These fun and fruity pinwheels are just the perfect celebration of the season! These colorful watermelon pinwheels are so quick and easy to make which makes this fun summer craf t a great activity for kids of all ages ! Kids will love to play with them and make gorgeous summer decorations too. What a fun way to add a splash of color!
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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 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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Egg carton goldfish craft for kids
For a super fun summer project, try this egg carton goldfish craft by The Craft Train! In this summer , instead of throwing those egg cartons away, use them for a fun summer egg carton craft : create egg carton goldfishes ! They are all super simple and so much fun to make with your children! And don't they look super adorable?! Egg carton crafts are a great way to let kids have a little fun while expressing them creatively.
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Adorable handprint flamingo - summer craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick summer craft for kids to make this summer , this flamingo handprint card by The Chirping Moms can’t be topped. The Chirping Moms' easy to follow tutorial makes this gorgeous handprint flamingo card a super easy and fun kids craft to make. This flamingo craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your friends! This adorable little flamingo card also doubles as a keepsake, which makes it a perfect gift for every special occasion.
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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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Mermaids ( sirens ) - polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful craft material! It's inexpensive, easy to find, and can be molded into anything you can dream of! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn the sculpting and finishing techniques with polymer clay thorough the creation of this super cute polimer clay mermaid. Of course, you can use other materials to create the mermaid figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute mermaids with the kids just for fun !
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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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