25 Creative Summer Crafts & Projects

Summertime is officially upon us! ‘Tis the season for frolicking in the sunshine, eating popsicles, going swimming, taking trips, and trying out new things. Have a little spare time this summer? Want to create some pretty and summery home decor, props for a party, gifts for family and friends, or jewelry for yourself? Now is the time to branch out, learn new skills, and get your kids in on the fun!

summer crafts and projects

I’ve rounded up some clever ideas from some amazingly talented bloggers all across the web. Spend a little time this summer trying one of these fun and creative crafts 🙂 You just might be surprised how much you enjoy it. Happy crafting!


Help your summer flowers and plants shine by creating a stylish geometric holder for them!

{Gold Straw Himelli Plant Holders by Brooklyn Berry Designs}


Give your frumpy old chairs a modern makeover for a fresh new look! Perfect summer lounge spot.

{Modern Chair Makeover from DIY Passion}

DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (2)

Want a beachy vibe without hunting for sea glass? Imitate the look with these pretty vases!

{Upcycled Green Sea Glass Jars from Carolyn’s Home.Work}

Finished Tray with Plexiglass ~ Bleeding Tissue Paper Art ~ gardenmatter.com

Bring the outdoors in with this creative floral tray. Just the thing to bring out lemonade!

{Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Tray by Garden Matter}


Keep all your jewelry organized with this gorgeous hanger – find what you need in a snap!

{Geometric Industrial Jewelry Organizer from Made in a Day}

Decorating With Metallic Gold Paint Petticoat Junktion mason jar flower crate project

Create a pretty summer centerpiece with this bold crate, a couple of jars, and some blooms!

{Metallic Gold Crate from Petticoat Junktion}


Repurpose an old rug or placemat and create a gorgeous custom wall hanging!

{No Weave Wall Hanging from Brepurposed}

DIY Fringed Tissue Paper Banner, Delineate Your Dwelling

Make your summer party POP with this easy DIY fringed banner – great for kid’s parties!

{Fringed Tissue Paper Banner from Delineate Your Dwelling}

Country Garden Party Table Setting with DIY Log Floral Centerpiece - Satori Design for Living

Make your summer tablescape shine with a gorgeous country-inspired centerpiece.

{Country Garden Party Table Centerpieces from Satori Design for Living}


Give off the farmhouse vibe with these rustic hangers for drying flowers, herbs, and more.

{Painted Wooden Hangers from Michelle James Designs}

I've actually had my eye on a few of these trays lately, but never could pull the trigger because of the hefty price tags. I really couldn't believe how inexpensive this was to make and how simple it was to put together! I'm so excited to have a pretty 3 tier tray of my own now! | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Keep your jewelry all in one place for all the summer shindigs – never lose an earring again!

{DIY Rustic 3 Tier Tray from Making it in the Mountains}


Celebrate the 4th of July with this beautiful Pottery Barn inspired piece – great rustic decor!

{Knock Off Pottery Barn Flag Wall Art from Hymns & Verses}

world market inspired calender-1049-2

Keep track of date in style with a perpetual calendar that you can use all year long!

{World Market Inspired Perpetual Calendar from Little House of Four}


Give your garden a little bit of a style boost with some fun custom plant markers!

{Beaded Garden Markers from Left on Peninsula Road}

Moss Covered Letter | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Create some fun and woodsy home decor using natural material from your surroundings!

{Moss Covered Letter from Little Red Brick House}

DIY Leather Drawer Pulls on MCM Credenza

Update your buffet with some new pulls and class up those summer dinner parties!

{DIY Leather Drawer Pulls from Houseologie}

Easy Sea Glass Tray Under $15

Use beach treasures from summer vacations to create a long-lasting and beautiful piece.

{DIY Sea Glass Tray from What Meegan Makes}


Deck out gifts for summer birthdays using these beautiful rustic DIY tags. So easy!

{Rustic Clay Tags from Canary Street Crafts}

Bump your summer style with these bright, beautiful, and bold DIY earrings. Made in a flash!

{Beaded Hoop Earrings from The Silly Pearl}

Show off your vacation finds with this Beach Collection Shadowbox! What a beautiful way to display those treasures. #CraftDoOver

Love collecting beach finds? Give them the special place they deserve and display them!

{Beach Collection Shadowbox from Table + Hearth}


Keep mosquitos away in style with fancy candle holders that perk up any party.

{Burlap and Lace Wrapped Candle Holders from DIY Beautify}

easy diy driftwood fish

Gather driftwood to make an inspired piece of home decor – perfect for coastal style homes!

{DIY Driftwood Fish from The Space Between Blog}


Make some pretty bangles with your kids for a fun afternoon project idea!

{Fabric Tape Bangle Bracelets from Average But Inspired}

diy kids book crate

Make summer reading fun with a special designated spot for all your favorite books!

{Book Storage Crate from The Inspired Hive}

Framed Chalkboard for the Kitchen from www.joyinourhome.com

List out fun summer activities, keep track of to-do’s, and leave fun messages with a DIY chalkboard!

{DIY Framed Chalkboard from Joy in Our Home}

Now that you’ve been inspired by a ton of clever and gorgeous summery craft and project ideas, get on out there and get creating! Look for materials in nature or things that you might have lying around the house you can use. Get the kids in on the fun and spend an afternoon stretching the artistic side of your brain. You’ll be so glad you did 🙂

What’s your favorite summer craft or project idea?





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