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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!
Amigurumi mermaid doll (free crochet pattern)
Playing with super cute huggable dolls are so comforting and fun! The perfect excuse to play with lovely dolls ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one! For example: crochet this lovely little mermaid doll as a handmade gift for your friends or kids! This lovely amigurumi mermaid doll will sure to bring a smile to any face! So follow along Olga Lukoshkina's free crochet pattern and create one! You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi mermaid doll from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it! Get the free mermaid doll pattern at Amiguroom: . . .
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DIY Giant plush cactus (free sewing pattern)
Cuddles and cacti are not really a perfect match.. but not this time! This time Studio DIY will teach you how to make a giant plush cactus ! This is a great option for serious plant-killers out there, and it looks so cute in a nursery or any room really. It’s a very forgiving sewing project , so you can make it to whatever size you so choose! Studio DIY made this cactus super giant ( it’s about five feet tall ) but we think a shorter version would be awesome too! Head to studiodiy.com and create your very own cuddly plush cactus! ( Photos by Jeff Mindell ) . . .
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DIY Paper flamingo ornaments - easy and fun summer craft for kids
We simply love easy, fun & frugal summer crafts ! And if it is an adorable and easy flamingo craft , then even better! Today, Maggy from Red Ted Art will teach you how to make these adorable paper bauble flamingos! These super cute dimensional paper flamingos will look gorgeous on your summer tree and the kids will adore them too. This paper summer decor is so easy to make and look absolutely darling! Ps: Red Ted Art have a whole collection of fun summer crafts for you, check it out! . . .
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DIY Fashion pins from a simple foil tray - recycling craft
Have you gotten caught up in the pin craze yet? Make your own fashion pins out of simple foil trays by following along Fancylooks' step-by-step video tutorial ! These DIY foil tray pins are easy to make and a whole lot of fun to wear! Pick your favorite emoji or symbol to wear or give them as gifts! DIY pins might not sound like something you can craft yourself easily, but they're actually much simpler to make than they sound! Watch the video and learn how to make cool fashion pins out of simple foil trays ( or tin soda cans ) ! . . .
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Easy DIY painted seashell necklace - summer craft
Not sure what to do with all those shells you collected from vacation ? Make beautiful seashell necklaces out of them with Pink Stripey Socks' tutorial ! Seashell necklaces make beautiful pieces of jewelry , and they can serve as lovely reminders of a great time you spent at the beach or on vacation. You can also give them away as heartfelt gifts, or even sell them at a local craft fair or market. Because there are so many different kinds of shells , each necklace will be unique, and will have a personal touch. . . .
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DIY Super easy turtle glove puppet
Who loves turtles ? This time Pink Stripey Socks will show you how to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Turtle glove puppets are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands busy! Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own turtles as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell! . . .
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Easy DIY fabric storage box (free sewing pattern)
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes by Craftideas you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes are super easy to sew , even as a beginner! You can use any decorative fabric ( or even old jeans ) to create these decorative storage boxes , and of course you can make it in any size! These quick to sew fabric boxes are also make wonderful hanging storage boxes. So get the free sewing pattern and tutorial from Craftideas and make your life more organized: . . .
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DIY Felt cactus softie (free sewing pattern)
Your children will delight in this adorable DIY Cactus Plushy. It is easy to create with I Heart Crafty Things'handy template and tutorial! Cacti are among our favorite plants , and we think it will be very nice to have a few cacti around the house at summer. The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt cacti , of course! This felt cactus craft is easy, quick and the outcome is so lovely! This sweet felt cactus can be a great home decor or classroom decor at summer ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things and create your very own fun cactus plushie : . . .
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DIY Seashell bouquet - summer decor
This seashell bouquet is one of the most beautiful DIY summer projects. Summer is just a great moment that you can easily get the natural decorations from the sea and begin your beach theme decor. Everyone of us love the beach , and we all want to have a part of it in our homes! Learn how to make your own pretty and beachy DIY shell bouquet in just minutes! ( You only need a few supplies! ) This time in this step-by-step video tutorial Bargain Bethany will show you how to make this gorgeous seashell bouquet. So pull out your stash of seashells and start creating and decorating your home, beach themed party or wedding ! . . .
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3 Different easy watercolor painting for beginners
Learn how to paint these gorgeous watercolor paintings with Makoccino! Even if you are a beginner in watercolor painting, creating these beautiful paintings will be a piece of cake! In this video tutorial Makoccino will teach you hot to use different watercolor painting techniques to create fun blurred effects. She will show you 3 easy watercolor painting ideas that you can use to practice the basic watercolor painting technique: wet in wet! She will show you how to paint different types of sunsets such as an ocean sunset & how to paint a galaxy with watercolors! . . .
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DIY Seashell wall art - summer decor
After a trip to the shore, why not turn seaside treasures into keepsakes and accents for your home? Seashells are just too pretty and unique to throw away! This DIY Seashell wall art by Craftideas is an idea of how you can display seashells and have a new decoration for your walls at the same time.This elegant decoration an be a great decor at a beach wedding, beach party or you can decorate beach or ocean themed party favors with this fun technique! ( Or use this beautiful piece of art simply to bring the coastal / beach house feel into your home. ) . . .
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DIY Toilet paper tube pirate and parrot - fun paper craft for kids
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper roll ) pirate and parrot by MollyMoo as an example. Adorable aren't they? Today MollyMoo will show you how to make cute little colorful parrots and pirates with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint ) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube parrots and pirates will look adorable in any form! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a pirate themed party with them frugally ! ( And don't forget to make a cardboard box pirate ship as well! Arr! ) . . .
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Amigurumi cherry keychain (free crochet pattern)
Besides being totally adorable, this crochet cherry keychain pattern by Double Treble Trinkets is completely free ,so you can experiment with it without blowing your crochet budget. Grab some scrap yarn and start stitching! Crochet a little c herry as a pretend to play toy or as a cute little keychain . This free miniature amigurumi cherry is designed to fit perfectly on your ears ( Such sweet childhood memories! ) If you're a beginner crocheter who is looking for a little bit of a challenge, this is a great summer pattern for you. . . .
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DIY Watermelon planter (watermelon pot) - summer decor
Create an vibrant summer mood by using a watermelon pot for your greenery. Regular terracotta pots are great and all, but these watermelon planters are definite statement-makers. This craft tutorial by Pysselbolaget offers step-by-step instructions and visual guidance on how to make a fun watermelon planter. Fun, vibrant colors like red and pink provide that sharp contrast for an exciting piece. Want to get creative with flower pots ? This creative painting technique and the watermelon pots will be your next favorite craft project! . . .
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DIY Beach sun chair from craft sticks - summer decor
These mini craft stick Adirondack chairs are the perfect place for any beach-loving fairy to spend her summer day at the beach in! This adorable little sun chair is such a cute way to bring some summer vibe into your house! You can use the miniature popsickle stick / craft stick chairs as a summer party place card holder, set up a few in a summer display on the mantle, or just make them as a fun summer activity with your kids . No matter what you use it for, it’s pretty hard to look at this cute little s un chair without smiling! . . .
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Easy DIY colorful paper fish craft - summer craft for kids
This colorful paper fish by Krokotak is such an easy and fun craft to do! This paper fish is a project that both kids and adults will have a fun time making! If you are a teacher, this paper fish is one project that you will want to add to your bag of handy and fun classroom projects ! We love ocean wildlife and this construction paper fish is our new favorite fish craft! Fish are a great summer crafting project for kids to make ( in preschool and kindergarten as well. ) . . .
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Amigurumi whale ( baby humpback whale ) - free crochet pattern
Every kid deserves gorgeous crochet toys ,handmade with love! This lovely amigurumi whale by One Dog Woof is sure to be a treasured heirloom - and make wonderful gift. Need a cute crochet birthday gift or something for a baby shower ? Your in luck, check out this lovely humpback whale pattern by One Dog Woof! You'll love this free amigurumi pattern ! This humpback whale amigurumi pattern is super easy and the outcome is so lovely! This crochet whale is an absolute joy to make! Perfect for the little one that often dreams about the great blue oceans and their amazing wildlife. Oceans contain the greatest diversity of life on Earth! . . .
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DIY Pom pom ice cream cones - fun summer decor
Don't let summer go by without making a yarn garland for decoration! And what says summer better than ice cream cones ?This delightful summer party decorating idea is perfect for your ice cream celebration! These pom pom ice cream cones are easy to make and everyone can choose their favorite colors! This time Growing Up Gabel turns pom poms into ice creams ,and then ice creams into a a fun summer garland ! Festive, don’t you think? These cute pom pom ice creams can be perfect decorations at a summer party or the kids can use them as fun pretend to play toys at any time of the year! . . .
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DIY Beach in a glass ( coastal ornament ) - summer decor
If you're looking for a fun and unique piece to add to your summer decor, look no further! What better way to make sure you change your mindset to summer than to add some summery touches to your home decor. But if you, like us, are looking to refresh your home for less, this simple but genius DIY summer decor idea by My Pinterventures will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse. Get the plastic Christmas baubles ,fill them with small summery decor elements and boom - you have a beautiful and reusable summer decor ! . . .
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DIY Cupcake liner fish - fun summer craft for kids
Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a fish kids craft ? With following along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step tutorial you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners ! This adorable fish kids craft is a great craft for any time of the year but especially on those hot summer afternoons when you need to take a break inside. Fish crafts are always a delight to create with children ! These cupcake liner fish are simple enough to do in kindergarten and still fun for older kids too. . . .
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DIY Interactive paper sailboat - summer craft for kids
This time I Heart Crafty Things and Artsy Craftsy Kids share this super fun and simple summer paper craft with you! This paper plate sailboat craft is super simple to make and is perfect as a playful summer craft. You could also make this fun interactive paper plate sailboat craft any time of the year after learning about sailing or to go along with a favorite ocean adventure themed children’s book. Preschooler s might also enjoy playing with this craft while singing row row row your boat. ( Just swap the sailboat to a boat ) So many fun possibilities! . . .
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DIY Felt mermaid doll (free printable template)
Make this super adorable felt mermaid doll by following along Delilah's tutorial on Red Ted Art! At Red Ted Art you will find the free felt mermaid template and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial . Begin by printing the template and choosing your favorite felt colors. Too adorable! Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is a simple running stitch and blanket stitch. This DIY Felt mermaid doll could even be a great project for introducing your little ones to the fundamentals of sewing . So grab your felt stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of crafting ! . . .
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DIY Mason jar mermaid lantern (free printable)
We love mason jars ! You will be startled to know about the variety of creative crafts that can be made using mason jars! Rather than disposing them off, you can showcase your creativity by making magnificent mermaid lanterns out of them, to brighten up your home. This time Red Ted Art and Adventure In a Box will show you how to make these gorgeous mermaid lanterns out of simple mason jars ! These DIY mason jar mermaid lanterns are surprisingly easy to make ( you can make it under minutes if you have Cricut Machine or a Silhouette Cameo! ) . . .
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DIY Lace ballerina flats - shoe makeover idea
Your comfy balerina flats are a little bit worn out? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant shoe makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new ballerinas on the altar of crafts to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe makeover idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine chic lace slip-ons or  gorgeous lace heels) . Visit Mom Spark and create your very own lovely lace ballerina: . . .
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DIY AfterSun sunburn relief gel with aloe
Spending time outside and enjoying summer is a good thing, but forgetting to wear sunscreen can result in a painful sunburn . It's almost as if nature gifted us the aloe-gel is just perfect for soothing our lobster-like skin. The gel inside the aloe plants leaves has cooling properties, plus it's an antiseptic that accelerates healing. You can go ahead and purchase pre-bottled aloe gel, but there's definitely some fun in extracting the gel from the leaf yourself ( if you have an aloe plant at home ) . This natural DIY After sun sunburn relief gel by Busy Creating Memories is affordable, easy, and don’t contain potentially harmful chemicals or other questionable ingredients. . . .
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DIY Message in a bottle - summer beach decor
We all know how important it is to recycle bottles ,but chucking your old glass bottles in the recycling bin isn’t your only option! Create this DIY Message in a bottle summer beach decor with Sadie Seasongoods! Besides of that it's a lovely summer decor, upcycling your old glass bottles can be an enjoyable, thrifty and rewarding eco-conscious activity. get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and create your very own message in a bottle! ( You can age paper with coffee if you haven't got old book pages at hand ) . . .
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DIY Nautical rope orb (monkey fist knot) - home decor
Today Sonja and Jane will show you how to make a monkey fist with rope. These decorative nautical knots look great assembled in groupings as part of a coastal styled centerpiece or just on their own. They’d even look beautiful as a summer, coastal or beach-themed wedding idea! Add a trendy nautical touch to your home decor with these decorative rope orbs or monkeys fis t. Grab some 1/4" sisal rope and and learn how to make a monkey fist for your DIY coastal wedding or home decor ! . . .
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DIY Concrete fire bowl - garden decor
Let's build our own DIY fire pit! This DIY fire bowl version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It's portable but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post grill session fire. It take a bit of care and proper prep, but this could be made in just a few hours for well under $50 in materials. While the flames on these aren't bonfire-sized, the gel canisters put out quite a bit of heat, and all kinds of fun ambiance. This DIY Concrete fire bowl  is a great, easy-to-use backyard fire solution, that requires nearly zero work to start or snuff out, and can keep our outdoor hangouts going well past sundown. . . .
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Miniature crochet (amigurumi) cactus - free pattern & video tutorial
In this week's crochet tutorial Happy berry Crochet shows you how to crochet a teeny tiny cactus and its little terracotta pot. Easily adaptable for different plants and different sized cacti. We hope you enjoy and feel inspired! This free crochet cactus pattern will allow you to make a very cute crochet cactus as a keychain or as a super cute tiny room decor. You will find it easy to make and really fun, because you can use any colors that you want to customize it to your likes. . . .
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DIY Pebble & faux succulent wreath
Do you love simple and unique DIY decorating ideas? With this great craft tutorial by The Shabby Creek Cottage 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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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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