Summer DIYs For Your Home

Here is a collection of 9 summer DIYs that you can make for your home. Each one is budget friendly and will add a pretty touch to your decor.
farmhouse clock

We are getting into the dog days of summer. I'm not really sure where that expression came from, but my interpretation is that when it's too hot and humid outside, that's the perfect time for an indoor craft, like these past projects! 

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I love making things for my home and decorating on a dime. I'm working on some farmhouse dish towels right now, and hope to share those soon. In fact, there are lots of projects in the works, but here are a few past projects you might enjoy.

1. DIY Pinwheel Garland

Made from small pieces of scrapbook paper, these darling pinwheels can be made into a garland, added to cupcakes, or anywhere you want a little sweet summer style! Click here to watch the video tutorial.

paper pinwheel garland

2. No-Sew Over the Collar Pet Bandanas

In my opinion, a cute bandana makes your pet look so stylish! These were made using scraps from bandanas and fabric fat quarters from Walmart, so the cost was around $1 each. Millie doesn't even know she's wearing one, it's so comfy!

no-sew pet bandanas that fit over the collar

3. Simple Driftwood Planter

This is a great way to use up all that driftwood you collected on vacay! And a great project for the kids. It's more of a modern take on a planter, and a little rustic, but I think it's a great reminder of fun times beach combing! You can watch the video tutorial here.

driftwood planter

4. Easy DIY Bee Skep for Under $10

A bee skep made with natural rope is so cute for summer decorating. You probably already have everything you need to make one of these for your home. You might be surprised to find what I used as the base for these!

bee skep hives on summer table

5. Summer Candleholders with Burlap and Lace

These burlap-wrapped candle holders are pretty enough to gift (summer weddings anyone?). Easy and inexpensive to make.

burlap wrapped glass candle holders jars

6. French-Inspired Seedling pots

Made from dollar store terracotta pots and craft stamps, these little pots will add some shabby French style where ever you use them. Party favors, pots for succulents, make a terracotta pot wreath, use them as a table centerpiece, you get the idea!

French inspired seedling pots with lavender

7. Thrifted Frame Update

If you're like me, you're hitting as many yard sales and thrift stores as possible, after the long hiatus we had! Here's a great way to soften the wood look of a thrifted frame. I also share tips for decoupaging an image onto the glass for easy, affordable custom art. Watch the video tutorial here for how I used liming wax to lighten the frame.

chippy door and custom thrifted art

8. Fluffy Farmhouse Tassels Using a Dollar Store Mop

Adding large, fluffy tassels to the ends of your wood bead garland is easy and fun. I made the tassels using dollar store mops! Watch the video tutorial here.

houseplant collection and wood bead garland with fluffy tassels

9. Bleached Wood Chargers (without the bleach!)

I love to use chargers on my dining table because they do a great job at anchoring a place setting! After being unable to find weathered wood ones, I figured out how to DIY my own using chargers I found at the dollar store! Watch the video tutorial here.

bleached wood chargers on dining table

Follow me on YouTube, Instagram, FB and Pinterest. I'd love to know what you're crafting this summer! Anything you want to learn how to do? Please drop me a note and let me know!

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  1. I love all of your creative DIY's. These are so fun. I'd love to share a link for my readers on my Sunday, Dirt Road Adventures. I hope that's ok.


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