15 Fun Summer Crafts

The long days of summer can offer even more time for fun craft projects.  And, many of these projects are great to also get the kids involved in. Things like marshmallow sticks or a garden tic tac toe table are especially fun summer crafts.

This round up of summer crafts is chucked full of ideas for entertaining, decor and just plain having fun.  If you don’t want to spend a sunny day working on a craft, you can always keep those craft projects for the days when the weather is not so pleasant.

For instructions or further details on any of these ideas, simply click on the photo or corresponding link.

Summer Crafts

1.  DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

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DIY marshmallow roasting sticks by I Heart Nap Time

These marshmallow sticks make roasting even more special.

2.  DIY Silverware Holder

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DIY Silverware Holder by Design, Dining and Diapers

With summer, comes a lot of outdoor entertaining. Why not make a fun holder for all of your utensils?

3.  DIY Beach Buoys

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DIY beach buoys by The Turqoise Home

If you have a pool or a lake, these fun beach buoys would be a great project to try. Even if you don’t have a beach, they still make a fun summer decoration.

4.  Burlap Beach Pillow 

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Burlap beach pillow by Domestically Speaking

5.  Repainted Outdoor Metal Chairs

repainted outdoor metal chairs

Update those old cottage style metal chairs with a brand new paint job!  I show how easy it is to renew even the oldest and nastiest found chairs into ones that can actually be used.

6.  Rainbow Fish

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DIY rainbow fish by Beyond The Picket Fence

7.  Upcycled Can Flower Pots

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Upcycled can flower pots by Newlywed Wards

8.  DIY Driftwood Wreath

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DIY driftwood wreath by DIY Color Burst

9.  Rustic Tic Tac To Garden Table

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Tic Tac To Table via Hometalk

10.  Pallet Blue Bird House

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Pallet blue bird house by Hubpages

11.  Ballard Inspired Sea Grass Vases

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Ballard inspired seagrass vases by Decorated Chaos

12.  DIY Wooden Front Porch Firecrackers

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DIY wooden front porch firecrackers by Hoosier Homemade

13.  Red Bandana Party Theme

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Red bandana party theme by Carolyn’s Homework

14.  DIY Mason Jar Straw Lids

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DIY mason jar straw lids by Watch What’s Said

15.  A collection of DIY Bird Feeders.

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This bird feeder was put together with a collection of salvaged metal!  See all of the other ideas, for feeding those birds this summer, by following the link.



Unique Water Bottle Crafts For The Summer

I don’t know about you, but our family goes through a bunch of water bottles in the Summer.  We are always packing a cooler for outdoor events or for the boat and bottled water is an essential.  This leaves us with an abundance of plastic to do away with.

Instead of just throwing these empty bottles into the recycle bin, however, there are other creative ways to use them.  I love turning trash to treasure and there are many water bottle crafts that will surprise you in their artful designs and functionality.

I went on a hunt for craft ideas that had great design and came up with a collection of water bottle crafts that you should find especially inspiring for the Summer season.  The easy tutorials for some of these crafts can be found by clicking on their image as noted.

Water Bottle Crafts:

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Water bottle beach necklace by Cool 2 Craft.

I never would have guessed that the cool shapes of this necklace were made up of water bottles!  This is a perfect craft for Summer and is easier to make than how it looks.  Click on the image to see the tutorial for this fun craft.

Water bottle flower patio lights by Danielle's Place.

This could be my favorite use for water bottles!  Who doesn’t like a string of fun patio lights to add some evening glow to their outdoor space?  These water bottle flowers are a pretty and colorful way to add some light and decor for the Summer.

Water bottle lanterns by Maddy Lane.

Another fun way to illuminate is with lanterns.  You wouldn’t be able to guess that these colorful fiesta lanterns were made from recycled water bottles! Click on image for tutorial.

Water bottle flowers by Crafts By Amanda.

Here is a fun way to add a little colorful decor to an outdoor table or deck rail.  The flowers are fun for kids to make too! Click on image for tutorial.

Water bottle ends office organizer by Craftzine.

This craft combines two of my favorite things to do, recycle and organize.  These mini storage bins are perfect for an office or craft room for all of those little odds and ends. Click on image.

Lighthouse from a bottle by Family Fun.

This lighthouse has to be one of the most unique uses for a water bottle that I have found.  Family Fun provided a video tutorial to make it especially easy to follow along.  Get the whole family involved with this fun project!

Happy Crafting!