Summertime and the livin’s easy! It’s a time for swimming, barbeques, and a whole multitude of numerous and enjoyable summer arts and crafts to stoke the fires of your creativity! Whether you’ve got kids or child relatives, or just like doing these sorts of things on your own or with friends – if you need direction for DIY summer arts and craft ideas, then look no further than this very article!
1. Table-top bonfire/ smores maker
As far as DIY summer arts and craft ideas are concerned, this one is perfect for college and post-college parties. Have you ever stood out on your tiny little patio and thought “this place needs more fire, but I’d like to keep my security deposit” or “know what would go great with these eight shots of tequila? Friggin’ smores”? Maybe that’s a little… specific, but none the less: for moments like these, you need a tiny little fire pit! So make smores and get that perfect color on your marshmallows (at an exponentially slower rate than a traditional campfire but oh well)! Keep your fingertips warm! Use it one time and let it sit there on your patio all summer until it turns into an ashtray! The possibilities are endless!
For more in-depth directions on making the mini plant-pot bonfire, click here!
2. Tin Lantern
Whether you want to give an urban look to your next summer get-together or stand next to a gate with a tiny lantern and ask passerbys “who goes there?” with a Cockney accent, you’ll be wanting to give this swanky DIY summer arts and craft ideas project a try. It’s stylish, inexpensive, and easy to make – you pretty much just have to hammer nails through a cheap tin bucket or tin cans.
For further instruction, click here!
3. Beaded cocktail stirrers
You’re too fancy to stir your cocktail with a spoon – you’re not a barbarian (unless you wear medium fur armor and run around with twin battleaxes… then you’re a barbarian). That’s why you need to do this DIY summer arts and craft ideas project ASAP. It’ll make your drink look super fancy, and by extension yourself. What more need it do?
For instruction on how to make your own beaded cocktail stirrers, simply click the link here!
4. Denim wine bag
Denim wine bag: what more need be said about this DIY summer arts and craft ideas project? I suppose you don’t HAVE to use this for a bottle of wine; you could use it for a French baguette or something. You’ll be the snazziest wino at the liquor store, or perhaps you could use it as packaging for giving a bottle of wine as a gift. It’s your world, and it’s your DIY wine bag.
For crafting directions, go straight to the source and click here!
5. Drink umbrellas
So maybe you can buy a big pack of cocktail umbrellas at the store, but where’s the fun in that? Besides, those umbrellas don’t come in every conceivable size. How else are you going to put a fancy umbrella in your booze-filled coconut? This DIY summer arts and craft ideas project is the answer to the aforementioned question and a great way to keep your hands busy.
For more detailed instructions, click here!
6. Summertime ice
Simple and cheap, this DIY summer arts and craft ideas project is the perfect way to pizazz up any summertime cocktail! All you need is an ice cube tray, water, and something summery to throw in. Try thin lemon slices, berries, peppermint leaves, or small slowers! Just try not to poison yourself with nightshade or something.
I’m sure you don’t need instructions on making ice cubes, but just for teehees, you can click the link here for more instruction. They use berries but who the hell decided that berries had the monopoly on summer-themed ice cubes?
7. Teacup bird-feeder
For all you bird enthusiasts out there here’s a toats adorbs DIY summer arts and craft ideas project for you. Perfect for bird watching and a great project for all ages!
For directions on this DIY project, simply click here!
8. Playdough planting pots
Regardless of whether you’re entertaining children or children at heart, this is the perfect DIY summer arts and craft ideas project for you. And if you have a bunch of playdough cups laying around for whatever reason, forget it! You have to do this project! All you need are those, plants, scissors, and washi tape and you are good to go. Use it for tiny succulents, preparing sprouts for outdoor planting, or whatever else.
For more in-depth directions on this DIY project, click here!
9. Flowerpot fairy-houses
Here’s another flower-pot related project to add to your DIY summer arts and craft ideas that’s once more perfect for kids and kids at heart. This project is a great opportunity to go all out and get creative and makes a perfect decorative addition to any garden – back-yard, community, rooftop or otherwise (though if it looks really good and you use it at a community garden, don’t be surprised if someone snatches it). You could make it extra botanic by adding some decorative moss or something!
For further instruction, you need but click here!
10. No-sew summer tablecloth
If you’re planning on having summer parties, you’re going to need bright and happy tablecloths. Alas, a good tablecloth can be pretty pricy, and who has time to learn how to sew? Well, luckily there’s a solution in the form of the final project on our list of DIY summer arts and craft ideas: the no-sew summer tablecloth! What’s the secret you may ask? Oilcloth. All you need to do is cut it according to your desired tablecloth size and you’ve got a swanky weatherproof tablecloth.
For further instruction, click here.