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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!
Easy DIY Cork Pirate ship - fun summer craft for kids
We L-O-V-E super fun kids crafts and this lovely little pirate ship by Red Ted Art is no exception! These D IY corks boats are ridiculously easy quick to do and yet are so cute and fun and really float well. All you need are a few wine corks , some paper and toothpicks. This little DIY pirate ship is not only fun to play with, but will also look lovely sitting on your windowsill or as centerpiece at your child’s next birthday. You could even make a fleet of tiny cork sailboats for a bath time regatta. Get the step-by-step tutorial at redtedart.com and start creating some:
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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 easy fire pit - how to build a simple garden barbecue
Int this nice step-by-step video tutorial CrypticCRICKET will demonstrate how to create an easy and very quick firepit made from materials and items he bought at a Lowe's home improvement center. You can cook on your brand new garden barbecue or just sit around it and tell stories. This super easy to made garden fire pit is a perfect way to make delicious s ummer party foods , roast marshmallows and add some summer camp feeling to your garden. This homemade fire pit ( or barbecue ) will be the greatest hit at your upcoming summer party !
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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 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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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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DIY 3D Beach canvas wall decor ideas
Not everyone is able to go to a place with a beach that's why Makkocino decided to show you 3 easy 3D canvas wall decor ideas that will bring the summer feeling straight into your home! She will show you how to make a heart that is painted into sand , and how to make a beach and shell canvas ! These summer decor ideas are super easy to make, you will only need some canvases, acrylic paint, a brush, sand, polymer clay and some sea shells ! This canvas art is a perfect summer decor project for you even if you are a beginner in painting ! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to paint these gorgeous summer /beach style mixed-media artworks!
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DIY Simple bird kite - fun and easy paper craft for kids
This super fun flying bird kite ( wind toy ) is a super easy spring or summer craft idea for kids , and it grants hours of fun! You can wave them around and watch the pretty paper birds fly ! This DIY is suitable for kids of all ages, and you won't need expensive craft materials to create some only a few sheets of colorful paper and some kind of thread. This super easy and frugal paper bird kite is a great craft for spicing up boring summer afternoons. You can use any type of paper ( or another light materials ) to make this colorful b ird shape kite , and it's almost costs nothing! This is a really enjoyable outdoor summer or spring activity !
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DIY Clay flower pot garden grill & smoker
Turning your cottage into the ultimate weekend getaway has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman, as he drums up some easy, quirky and fun DIY projects that you can do next time you’re at the cottage. Grab 2 large clay pots and create this DIY garden grill and smoker easily under a few minutes! totally worth it! This DIY s' terra cotta pot grill and smoker can be a great addition to you garden party, birthday party or a fun way to set up as a fire pit at your garden! If you can't build a temporary fire pit in your garden or you just need an easily moveable but weatherproof grill/smoker solution this large clay pot grill is a perfect craft project for you!
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DIY Paper plate sun and rainbow craft - fun summer craft 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 sprin g with this sweet paper plate sun and rainbow craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This paper plate sun and rainbow craft is such a fun classroom project to make as one paper plate makes two crafts and you can use scrap materials for everything else. Making paper plate crafts in the classroom is always so much fun! Your c lass or kids will enjoy making these fun paper plate suns with you.
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11 Super easy hairstyles with bobby pins for short hair
In this episode Milabu features 11 super easy hairstyles with bobby pins for short hair that are super quick, beautiful, simple, edgy, romantic, cute, and fun. These short hairstyles are perfect for any occasion: weddings, prom, date night, gym, workout, office, work , and many more. She has everything from hair updos, messy top knots/buns, simple everyday, to editorial sleek half updos. Which one is your favorite? This nice step-by-step video hairstyle tutorial will teach you how to do these simple but still classy hairstyles in minutes with a few bobby pins !
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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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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 Pom pom ice cream cones - fun summer decor
Don't let summer go by without making a yarn garland for decoration! And what says summer better than ice cream cones ?This delightful summer party decorating idea is perfect for your ice cream celebration! These pom pom ice cream cones are easy to make and everyone can choose their favorite colors! This time Growing Up Gabel turns pom poms into ice creams ,and then ice creams into a a fun summer garland ! Festive, don’t you think? These cute pom pom ice creams can be perfect decorations at a summer party or the kids can use them as fun pretend to play toys at any time of the year!
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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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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 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 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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How to make giant soap bubbles
How cool are these giant soap bubbles!? This recipe for homemade big bubbles is so much fun! It uses simple ingredients, you can use it right away and it reliably makes medium to large bubbles. You probably already have the ingredients in your cupboard, and if you don’t, it’s nothing you can’t find at the grocery store. Try this the next time you are up for a fun, and super cheap kid's activity! For the bubble maker you can use simple drinking straws and some yarn/wire plus you can add a a nice stick to it as a practical handle.
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Pretty ruffle sleeve raglan tee (free sewing pattern)
Bell sleeves and ruffled sleeves making their way back into stores and we think they’re actually kind of pretty! So grab your favorite fabric and sew one pretty ruffle sleeve raglan tee for yourself! This gorgeous ruffle sleeve raglan tee is fun and a little romantic without being over the top. A step up from your normal T-shirt without being any less comfortable than a normal t-shirt. In this nice craft blog you will find a free ruffle sleeve raglan tee sewing pattern and a detailed written sewing tutorial as well! (So this sewing project can be a great choice even if you are a beginner in machine sewing! )
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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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DIY Crochet dream catcher (free crochet pattern)
In this nice step-by-step tutorial Emily from The Loopy Stitch will teach us the fine art of making a crochet dream catcher! With this brilliant craft technique you can create summery, stylish and unique home decors in no time! These gorgeous crochet doily dream catchers can be a perfect inexpensive home decors in your vintage/shabby chic style home. Of course you can make the crochet doily dream catchers in any other fun vibrant or pastel colors, and you can decorate them as much as you want with small decorative elements as well (such as sea shells,beads,feathers,charms etc)
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DIY Message in a bottle - summer beach decor
We all know how important it is to recycle bottles ,but chucking your old glass bottles in the recycling bin isn’t your only option! Create this DIY Message in a bottle summer beach decor with Sadie Seasongoods! Besides of that it's a lovely summer decor, upcycling your old glass bottles can be an enjoyable, thrifty and rewarding eco-conscious activity. get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and create your very own message in a bottle! ( You can age paper with coffee if you haven't got old book pages at hand )
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50+ Adorable kids snack ideas (for picky eaters)
Do you have crazy picky eaters at home?  This round up of adorable kids snack ideas kind of takes things to a whole new level. I know, you don’t have a lot of time to be whipping up a grape and pear peacock, but maybe, just maybe your little one will actually eat her lunch if you make it. . It might take some extra time, but it’s totally worth it! Even if you don’t have picky eaters, these snack ideas are just plain fun! From strawberry fishes and grape balloons, to bunny pancakes and pineapple bird houses, there are tons of priceless  food ideas to make for your kids. Go ahead. Make them smile today!
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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 Octopus corner bookmarks - fun summer craft for kids (origami)
Easy Peasy And Fun has an another super cute corner bookmark project for you: this time make a silly octopus corner bookmark ! Corner bookmarks are extremely practical and slip over the corner of a book with ease. Books will be a whole lot more fun when your kids make their own cute DIY octopus ( or squid ) corner bookmarks ! Aren't these just the cutest thing ever ? So grab your origami papers , get the paper folding tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and start folding:
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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 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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Crochet cacti ( free amigurumi cactus patterns )
Finally, a houseplant we can’t kill! This lovely little crocheted prickly pear cactus and classic cactus by Repeat Crafter Me are super easy amigurumi patterns and can be made easily in an hour or less - which makes this lovely crochet cactus a perfect gift for any special occasion! ( Who won't love a super cute carefree houseplant ? ) You can crochet a few amigurumi cacti for yourself and use them to brighten up your plantless rooms. Get the free patterns and let get started:
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DIY Easy and natural mosquito repellent candles
Did you know that you can make your own mosquito repellent candles? And it is actually super easy! Just follow the step-by-step instructions on The country chic cottage and use this easy natural mosquito repellent candle recipe all summer long. This mosquito repellent candle is a part of summer in mason jars week where she shares jar ideas all summer long, so don't forget to check out the other brilliant summer mason jar crafts created by Angie! What we love the most in this mosquito repellent candle is :it's natural, frugal and super easy to make. This homemade mosquito repellent candle can be a great addition to your upcoming garden party as well!
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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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