Looking for creative DIY summer projects? Here are 15 projects–one for every summer weekend to make this summer even more creative.
Remember when I wanted an obelisk for my Dipladenias and remembered I was on a spending freeze?
What’s a girl to do when her heart is yearning for English garden accessories and all she has is spare change?
Find a set of embroidery hoops at the bottom of the craft closet and some wood strips from the wood shop and DIY obelisks for her planters. There’s nothing better than a budget-friendly DIY.
Raise your hand if you love summer (those comments yesterday made my heart sing).
Raise your hand if you love DIYs.
Raise your hand if you have a free weekend.
I have the post for you.
Here’s this obelisk project and 14 other projects from some of my incredibly creative friends so you have a project every weekend.
Looks like this summer just got busier. 🙂
15 Creative DIY Summer Projects
1. DIY Embroidery Hoop Obelisk
Here’s where I started with these embroidery hoops.
And here’s the finished obelisk.
It’s actually so much easier than it looks and here’s a video from a couple of years ago that shows exactly how I made it.
2. DIY Aged Terracotta Pots
Want to make your terra cotta pots look like they’ve been around for centuries?
Try aging them with fertilizer, yogurt, or salt. These three methods offer a unique and easy way to achieve an aged look.
3. Easy Patriotic Themed Wreath
Looking for a fun and easy summer wreath idea? All you need is a few simple things to make this unique wreath to coordinate with your lake-themed summer decor.
Perfect for summer and the Fourth.
4. No-sew Patriotic Pillow Cover
Isn’t this the cutest pillow cover?
And the best part?
It’s totally no-sew.
5. Paper Mache Bowl Centerpiece
This is an inexpensive version of a high-end centerpiece.
Just like my embroidery hoop obelisk—it’s a budget-friendly option.
You can see how to make the paper mache bowl here.
6. DIY Painted Checkerboard Floor
This is the prettiest painted floor.
And what makes it even prettier? It’s the floor of a greenhouse.
7. DIY Outdoor Shower Curtain
Here’s a fun DIY for summer that’s pretty and plaid.
Make your own DIY outdoor shower curtain.
8. DIY Summer Door Basket
A hanging summer door basket is a great alternative from the usual wreath.
I have one of these on my front door and I get asked about it all the time.
9. License Plate Hat Rack
These are old vanity Maine license plates.
If you have vintage plates like this, here’s a creative idea.
Turn them into a hat rack.
10. DIY Summer Mermaid Wreath
Do you have a basic grapevine wreath like this?
Want to get it ready for summer? All you need is a mermaid and a little coastal style.
11. Fourth of July Flower Pot
Are you all about the 4th of July?
If you want an easy holiday decor project, here’s a simple patriotic flower pot you can create yourself from this metal container.
See the DIY here.
12. DIY Mosquito Repellant Garden
Do you love summer nights outdoors but don’t love the bug bites that come with it? There’s a way to keep the bugs at bay by keeping certain plants nearby.
Learn how to plant a mosquito-repellent garden in 7 easy steps.
See the how-to here.
13. Blue and White Outdoor Table
Need ideas for setting an outdoor summer table?
This summer tablescape with blues and terracotta is a casual and classic combination.
14. Outdoor Firepit Cover
Looking for a way to protect your firepit from the elements?
Here’s an easy DIY firepit tabletop cover. You can make this with just a few simple materials for about $25.
See the DIY here.
15. DIY Rainbarrel On a Budget
Conserve water for your garden and add curb appeal to your outdoor living spaces.
This easy step-by-step tutorial to build a DIY water barrel is a perfect summer project.
See the DIY here.
See what I mean?
So many creative projects—a DIY rain barrel, a mosquito repellant garden, a checkboard floor and an obelisk from an embroidery hoop.
Summer has never looked more creative. 🙂