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This craft category is a huge collection of summer crafts & DIY summer decors! Easy summer crafts for kids ( fun water toys, fun outdoor summer activities, ocean crafts / sea crafts, beach accessories and beach toys ), DIY summer home decors ( beach crafts, summer wreaths, crafts with sand/boats /oceans ), holiday keepsake crafts (seashell crafts), DIY summer clothes and summer fashion  ( free sewing patterns of summer clothes, summer accessories, free crochet patterns of summer clothes and summer accessories ), summer garden furniture and garden accessories ( DIY shaders, water sprinklers ) ... and many other creative craft and decor ideas about summer!
DIY Pebble & faux succulent wreath
Do you love simple and unique DIY decorating ideas? With this great craft tutorial you can learn how to make this pretty pebble and faux succulent wreath! ! This gorgeous pebble & faux succulent wreath can be a great DIY decor in your vintage / rustic style home all year 'round! Besides of it's a perfect home decor even if you aren't the craftiest person int the Earth, you can make this gorgeous pebble & faux succulent wreath in no time, and the outcome is soo gorgeous! It's absolutely worth a try! . . .
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Mermaids ( sirens ) - polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful craft material! It's inexpensive, easy to find, and can be molded into anything you can dream of! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn the sculpting and finishing techniques with polymer clay thorough the creation of this super cute polimer clay mermaid.  Of course, you can use other materials to create the mermaid figurines: in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute mermaids with the kids just for fun ! . . .
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Giant ice cream soft toy (free sewing pattern)
Kids will love snuggling with these super adorable ice cream plushies! Can you stand the cuteness? Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this sewing project together in a flash. Sew up a sweet ice cream softie (or several!) for someone you love! In this nice sewing blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make one of this lovely ice cream soft toy for your kids! You can use them to decorate the kids' room  as pillows or just use the ice creams as a cute adorable baby toys.This pattern is a perfectly sweet addition to any girls bed or a cozy reading nook! . . .
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Four seasons transformation rock game for kids (rock painting)
Today's four seasons transformation rock game takes an interactive and hands-on approach to engaging children in seasonal change observations and discussions. With a simple turn of a pebble, kids can work through all four seasons, using the bright colors to identify and differentiate between summer, spring,autumn and winter. The activity all begins with a fun rock hunt, so head down to your local beach or pebble rich location and start collecting – you will need a minimum of 40 small, flat and smooth rocks! . . .
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DIY Super quick and easy phone speaker from paper roll
Don’t have any mobile phone speakers handy, but really want to boost the volume of the music or audio coming from your phone? If you have a paper towel roll and two plastic cups, you’re good to go with this goofy and sort of effective DIY phone speaker solution. It works, at least to amplify the sound. Does it sound any better? Well, no, not really, but it definitely sounds louder, and if louder is your intention then cutting a little hole into a paper towel roll and jamming your phone into it while blasting some music or a podcast will serve the purpose to amplify the audio with very little effort. . . .
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How to sew a half circle skirt - free sewing pattern and tutorial
Today Melissa will going to teach you how to sew a half circle skirt! The beauty of these skirts is that they are so FAST to make and you can draft your OWN pattern!! Once you have the pattern made, you can whip one out in about an hour flat.  These are made from summery fabrics but they would also be adorable made from wool or chambray for fall or winter.  Perhaps our favorite thing about this half circle skirt (besides the fact that  it's absolutely gorgeous) though are how quickly they come together.  These are a quick sew, and they don’t require a lot of fabric either.  It’s really nice to have a stylish delicate but also funky skirt that both your daughter and you can feel good about. . . .
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DIY 3D Beach canvas wall decor ideas
Not everyone is able to go to a place with a beach that's why Makkocino decided to show you 3 easy 3D canvas wall decor ideas that will bring the summer feeling straight into your home! She will show you how to make a heart that is painted into sand, and how to make a beach and shell canvas! These summer decor ideas are super easy to make, you will only need some canvases, acrylic paint, a brush, sand, polymer clay and some sea shells! This canvas art is a perfect summer decor project for you even if you are a beginner in painting! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to paint these gorgeous summer /beach style mixed-media artworks! . . .
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DIY Pineapple thumbprint art - summer art project for kids
Amid the images of sandy beaches and Palm trees seem to be a surplus of pineapples sponsoring a tropical paradise. Bring a little tropicana into your home with this gorgeous DIY pineapple thumbprint art. These gorgeous and fun thumbprint pineapple artworks won't getting you closer to the beach, but they look so beautiful and summer-ish. (This could be a great DIY to do with kids) You can use acrylic paints as the medium, and use some canvas paper to paint on. n addition to the easy cleanup, we love that with this method of “painting” it's nearly impossible to mess up. Each “eye” of the pineapple is a thumbprint, and you can create the crown by smearing the paint in an upwards motion with your thumb as well. No paintbrush needed. . . .
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DIY Shark hooded towel for kids  - sewing tutorial
With one more month of summer fun, we thought we needed something that screamed summer for your towel this month. Who’s ready for a cue the Jaws theme song…shark! It’s a Shark Hooded Towel! We totally love how this fun cute shark towel turned out! We can just picture a cute kid walking around the pool or the beach wearing this towel this summer. Read this detailed sewing tutorial and learn how to sew your very own shark hooded towel in minutes! This sewing project is relatively easy because towel cotton is a really easy fabric to sew with, so if your are a beginner in sewing this project is a perfect starter for you! . . .
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3 Ways to customize your summer denim shorts
Is there anything more blissful than jumping out of bed on a sunny summer morning and throwing on a perfectly worn-in pair of cut-offs? The short answer is a resounding No. Ideal in their simplicity and versatility, cut-off denim shorts can be dressed up or down, and — if you make them yourself — are easily customized to suit your personal style. Today FP is showing you three different cuts you can make to breathe new life into a tired pair of jeans, whether they’re old favorites you just can’t bear to part with or a vintage pair of dad jeans you picked up at the thrift store. . . .
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DIY no fuss amigurumi aquarium - free crochet fish pattern
This no fuss amigurumi aquarium is so unique,fun adorable and also super  quick to crochet!  This no fuss amigurumi aquarium with this super adorable crochet goldfish and seaweed can be a great gift for kids and adults both! It can be  also a great kids room decor, or you can gift his cute miniature amigurumi goldfish for a friend as a pet! Who can resist a super cute (kawaii) and fun gift? Especially if its crocheted? Alongside the free written crochet pattern you will find and extra pictorial tutorial on how to assemble your very own adorable amigurumi aquarium (goldfish and seaweed). This super cute crochet fish is easy-to-create and perfect to start with . . .
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DIY Rope nautical wreath - easy summer wreath tutorial
This rope nautical summer wreath can bring a little piece of beach and summer fun right inside your home! We have to admit, we LOVE this unique  summer wreath because it's super easy to make and looks so gorgeous , vintage and natural!  Pretty simple wreath but absolutely amazing! This summer nautical wreath can easily spice up your summer style home decor! You neighbors will be so jealous to your new gorgeous front door decor!  You could add some nautical fabric as a bow or hanger to this nice nautical rope summer wreath as well! . . .
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DIY Adorable turtles from plastic bottles - recycling craft for kids
Are you looking for some fun activities for kids to do at home? Here is a super cute craft project to make lovely turtle toys from recycled plastic bottles. It’s very easy to make. Basically you just need to cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle, invert it and sew it onto a craft foam piece, and then draw the turtle. It’s a project that the entire family can work together and kids will have fun creating and playing with these lovely turtle toys. You can put the turtle toys in water and they “swim” like sea turtles. Or you can put some beans or coins inside to make some music when shaking. Anyway, there are lots of fun!! . . .
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Free ice cream cone keychain amigurumi pattern (crochet)
These amigurumi ice cream cone keychains are so adorable,fun and quick! Perfect pool side project, don't you think? These little crochet ice cream key chains would be so cute on a little back pack or bag, too! Or leave off the chain and you have a cute pretend ice cream cone! This amigurumi ice cream cone keychain is a perfect project for scrap yarn or those half skeins! If you love this crochet ice cream amigurumi pattern, don't forget to check out Kali's other amazing free amigurumi and crochet patterns! . . .
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How to make a paper boat – origami for kids
We love doing simple origami and this time we’re going to learn how to make a paper boat – a summer favorite! Andreja has done quite a few awesome origami tutorials for kids and each of them is a must make! We loved to make these  easy origami boats as a kid (the exact same ones) and we loved to play with them even more – we would sail them in the bathtub, puddles and lakes and when possible even have boat races with other neighborhood kids. So grab some colorful (origami) paper and fold a few origami boats with the kids and do a fun summer boat race! . . .
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DIY Tie-dye watermelon swim cover (free sewing pattern)
Crystal  from Stitched by Crystal, shares with us a fun summer project: a DIY watermelon poncho! We love watermelon in the summertime and we have been eating a lot of it this summer! This tie dye watermelon swim cover is a really easy and cheap summer sewing project and we love the end result! To create this fun and super comfy watermelon summer poncho / swim cover you will need: cotton fabric, fabric dye, and fabric paint.  Your kids will love to get in on the fun and help dye the fabric! You can create the watermelon poncho /summer swim cover for your kids or even for yourself! This free sewing pattern will be your guide through the project! . . .
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DIY Cute origami mermaid - paper folding for kids
Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  That means that it's time for mermaid crafts! What better way to inspire some summer crafting then this uber cute origami mermaid? Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos! We love making cute origami projects! Origami (especially the beginner models) is simple, and you don't need special and expensive craft materials to create some gorgeous artworks with it! You can use this cute origami mermaid as a piece of your summer decor, or glue it to a stick and use as a fun paper puppet! This paper folding model is an absolute beginner one so it can be a great summer project for your kids! . . .
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DIY jellyfish in a bottle - fun recycling craft for kids
Upcycle some common household trash into a super fun frugal summer toy: a floating jellyfish in the bottle! How to play: just let the kids turn he bottle upside down – they’ll be surprised to see the plastic bag jellyfish moves every time they turn the bottle! This will help exercise young kids hand and arm muscles as well when they flip, rotate or turn the bottle. They can also learn about the relationship between the direction of bottle and the movement of the jellyfish. For older kids, you can ask them questions about why the jellyfish always floats up to the water surface and what is the differences between the real jellyfish and the one in the bottle. You can make a few extra bottles for your child’s friends! . . .
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Watermelon seed counting activity for kids (free printable)
If your kids are really into learning numbers and math, AND yummy watermelons you will love this super easy ,fun, inexpensive DIY number learning toy! She designed a whole set of watermelon seed counting toy for us which can be downloaded from abcs to acts as a nice free printable! This fun watermelon seed counting toy  allows your child to practice numbers,improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The watermelon counting set is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already. (Just a few black buttons and a few sheets of printer paper and of course this nice free watermelon seed counter toy printable) . . .
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DIY Paper plate pirates - fun summer craft for kids
This awesome paper bowl pirate craft makes a fabulous addition to any pirate learning theme! Kids will have a blast designing their own one of a kind pirate with yarn hair, a silly beard, grumpy pirate facial features and even a groovy earring if they’d like. Using a paper bowl for the face gives the craft a cool 3D effect too. I heart crafty things have made a template for the pirate hat and patch to make the prep work for this awesome pirate craft a breeze. Don't forget to look for more fun pirate theme activities at the bottom of I heart crafty thing's page! . . .
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DIY Adorable no-sew fleece octopus - softie for kids
The yarn octopus has long been a classic toy to make for children, and she’s transformed it into an even easier, and perhaps more cuddly, no-sew fleece octopus! With this nice step-by-step no-sew fleece octopus tutorial you can learn how to make this super adorable octopus from fleece or t-shirt fabric!  This is the perfect craft project for recycle some old t-shirts, fleece leftovers or any non-fraying fabric pieces! If you create the no-sew octopus' head with a tennis ball instead of Styrofoam ball itt can be a great toy for your dog as well! (Just to be sure to knot the strings well and use a sturdy fabric piece) . . .
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DIY Ombré shoes and laces - fabric painting
Today we are having fun DIYing our favorite item of clothes to buy – shoes! If you love colorful, unique shoes which express your personality, you will love this DIY fabric painting tutorial! Grab a simple pair of white fabric sneakers and create this gorgeous and easy ombré effect with a spray fabric paint! If you haven't got spray fabric paint you can use simple liquid fabric paint: just use it in your shoe's previously well wetted front and let it soak into the fabric and create this gorgeous ombré watercolor effect! . . .
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DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art
Amanda has a really simple DIY four season button tree art for you today which includes a free tree template and a detailed step-by-step painting tutorial! This pretty framed DIY button four season tree is easy to make and will look so cute as part of your home decor all year round! This DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art is so gorgeous and unbelievably easy to make! We love the soft colors of it and this  four season craft is such a great way to recycle buttons. Whether  you will create the whole four season button canvas art or just 1 piece of it (depends on the actual season), it will look gorgeous in your wall! . . .
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DIY Road trip lego box - summer toy idea for kids
It's so much fun to be able to be together at summer. The not fun part? The hours of drives that your family maybe had to take to get there and back home again. Road trips with kids can be exhausting, but these little Lego boxes are easy to whip up and provide hours of entertainment, without worrying about losing the pieces. Hot glue a fitting Lego piece to the top of a plastic container. Repeat the process with the inside of the box. This gives the kids a place to build and a place to play with more freedom on top. When they are done playing, all of the Lego pieces can be stored inside the box. You could add a printed miniature brochure of different building instructions to keep them busy. . . .
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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge. . . .
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DIY Rainbow perler bead keychain - craft idea for kids
We love really simple and cute crafts! This perler bead rainbow keychain is so simple to make and we think it is cute year round. Perler beads are small, heat activated beads that you can lay on a mat to create interesting patterns. Then, after you apply heat, the beads will fuse together creating your design into a single work of art! These beads are relatively inexpensive and can be arranged into any shape or pattern you desire. After a quick trip to your local craft store for beads or an online purchase, you'll soon be ready to bead Perler style! Charlene has made one keychain for her big girl’s backpack and a second one for her little girl’s lunchbox.  So cheerful and happy! . . . .
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DIY Easy and natural mosquito repellent candles
Did you know that you can make your own mosquito repellent candles? And it is actually super easy! Just follow the step-by-step instructions on The country chic cottage and use this easy natural mosquito repellent candle recipe all summer long. This mosquito repellent candle is a part of summer in mason jars week where she shares jar ideas all summer long, so don't forget to check out the other brilliant summer mason jar crafts created by Angie! What we love the most in this mosquito repellent candle is :it's natural, frugal and super easy to make. This homemade mosquito repellent candle can be a great addition to your upcoming garden party as well! . . .
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DIY Giant wooden garden Jenga game - fun party game
If you’re looking for an  amazing game for the backyard or lawn, this super fun (and easy to make) giant garden Jenga is a perfect craft project for you! You don't need special woodworking skills or tools to create this fun giant yard Jenga game just a (hand) saw and sandpaper. Not only is this brilliant giant garden party game an affordable foray into the world of power tools, but it's the same simple cut over and over. Beginner woodworkers, you'll love it. You may end up making more than one set of giant garden Jenga game because you will got so many requests from friends who want their own. Giant Jenga for everyone! If you're feeling artistic, you can paint the ends of your pieces or apply some stain. . . .
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DIY summer kid's room geese decor from paper
Are you looking for a quick, last minute, super easy but still adorable and fun summer kid's room or window decor? Try this cute summery 3 duckling (or geese) paper decor! In this nice craft website you will find the free printable 3 duckling (or geese) paper decor template accompanied with a written assembling instruction. (For a working download link please choose the "original" language link below)  You can use this super adorable summer window or room decor to decorate the kids' room or it can be a great classroom decor as well! With just a few sheets of colorful (construction) paper and glue you will be able to create this cute summer window decor in minutes (without any specific . . .
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DIY Simple summer ruffle shorts - free sewing pattern
We love every detail of these summer ruffle shorts so we're very excited to share this brilliant sewing tutorial with you today. She wanted the summer shorts to be a nice length, but still look somewhat girly. We think the ruffles do that perfectly! These ruffle summer shorts have pockets for collecting treasures and an elastic waistband. Since they are made of a lightweight fabric they are also nice and cool for summer weather. Perhaps our favorite thing about these shorts though are how quickly they come together.  These are a quick sew, and they don’t require a lot of fabric either.  It’s really nice to have a pair of shorts that both your daughter and you can feel good about. . . .
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DIY Tie dye spiral summer t-shirt
We have a lot of tie-dye techniques on this site that show you how to tie dye like a pro, but sometimes you just want to know the basics! Check out this easy spiral tie dye instruction and create a gorgeous summer spiral t-shirt or other gorgeous clothes/ home decor  pieces such as a pillowcase, a pair of socks or any other fabric item! We recommend 100% natural fiber fabrics like cotton, rayon or silk for best dye results. (Synthetic fabrics like polyester may not absorb the dye very well, if at all.) You can combine the dye colors as much as you want, the final result will be gorgeous in any form! . . .
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DIY Crochet shark bag - fun free summer bag  pattern
Do you love crocheting and fun summer craft ideas? Whip up these fun summery shark bags! Whether you're California dreamin', or you actually have nice weather right now (you lucky duck, you), you'll definitely want to make one of these shark bags your next project. To make this free pattern even more fun, she's designed the bags in both an adult and a child size. The pictures for this shark bag tutorial feature the child sized shark bag (the blue shark), but the construction techniques are the same for the adult sized bag (the gray shark) as well. So follow along and make your own super fun, unique, summery shark bag! It's guaranteed to be a conversation piece. . . .
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