Summer-Inspired Projects

Sunbathe in our favorite summer projects, DIY inspiration and fun family activities. Here you’ll find the encouragement to keep busy this summer by making your balcony, patio or porch shine in creative ways, along with DIY party ideas and summer crafts for kids.
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These outdoor pillows and poufs are super easy to make! Transform your balcony, patio or porch into an ultra-comfy lounge spot with this adorable DIY décor project.

Outdoor Pillows and Cushions

Cute and easy outdoor sewing projects. These outdoor pillows and poufs are super easy to make! Transform your balcony, patio or porch into an ultra-comfy lounge spot with this adorable DIY décor project.

Have scrapbook paper and cardstock lying around? Craft yourself a tropical paper flower with this tutorial by Crafts by Amanda.

Tutorial for making beautiful tropical paper flowers using scrapbook paper and card stock. From Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Aman.

Make a statement at summer parties with this DIY watermelon flower centerpiece, courtesy of The Sweetest Occasion. Scoop out the fruit, insert the flowers and voila! A stunning way to repurpose something you may have otherwise thrown away. Bonus tip: Compost the watermelon rind and the flowers after the party!

DIY Watermelon Flower Centerpiece

Give your flip-flops a summer makeover with this tutorial by Six Sisters' Stuff.

Six Sisters Stuff: Flip-Flop Makeover Tutorial. I know the exact pair of raggedy old flip flops in need of this fix.

A fresh summer salad isn’t complete without a delicious dressing, like a red wine blackberry vinaigrette. Pick blackberries from your garden or buy from the store and follow Sow & Dipity’s recipe to make your own homemade salad dressing.

Red Wine Blackberry Vinegar -

Red Wine Blackberry Vinegar Recipe, make your summer salad's sing! There is a great recipe for a delicious salad included too.

We worked with Jo-Ann Fabrics to provide this tutorial on DIY outdoor floor cushions, perfect for springtime reading or homework sessions.

We worked with Jo-Ann Fabrics to provide this tutorial on DIY outdoor floor cushions, perfect for springtime reading or homework sessions.

Protect your cell phones, tablets and other electronics from water damage while sitting poolside this summer. Try your hand at sewing this water-resistant iPad case from Me Sew Crazy.

Splash Proof iPad case

Get creative with container gardening and pot some succulents. Perfect for centerpieces at a summer party, to give as gifts or to place around the house, they are easy to plant and are nice to incorporate next your typical flower pots.

No-fuss succulents bring style to your party

Container gardens are the perfect solution for gardeners working with small spaces. We’ve put together five container gardening tips to help you keep your garden happy and healthy.

Excited to throw a summer party? Decorate with potted plants like Sunsplash Coreopsis with inspiration from The Home Depot.

Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants - The Home Depot

Summer Party Ideas: Sunsplash Coreopsis makes a bright and cheery centerpiece for a summer tablescape.

Add some garden flair to your next dinner party with this succulent place settings DIY project, featuring our new succulent paper punch. This project is easy for any craft lover to make and only requires four items! Click in to learn more, courtesy of Ruffled.

DIY Succulent Place Settings

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