Summer is here! Celebrate the warm, long days by whipping up some fruit-filled summer DIY’s like the ones’s we’ve found here. Most of them can be made in an afternoon, but you’ll be able to enjoy them the whole summer long.
1. Watermelon Mason Jars
Whether you’re hosting a summer soiree or just want a swanky cup to drink out of, these DIY watermelon mason jars fit the bill. Made with only green twine and some black paint, they are so easy you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them before! Fill with pink lemonade or a red cocktail and you’ll complete the look!
Check out KarasPartyIdeas.com for tons of idea on hosting a watermelon-themed party!
2. Perler Bead Beverage Lids
There is no shortage of amazon and functional things you can make using Perler beads, like these beverage lids. They are perfect for summer because they’ll keep all those nasty bugs that like to come out in the hot weather and take a dip in your cocktail. Get creative with colors and designs (the fruit ones are adorable!) and finally relax without having to share your drink with all the gnats.
Head to CraftaholicsAnonymous.net to see 35 more amazing ideas for Perler beads.
3. Drop Cloth Picnic Blankets
Whether you love enjoying a picnic lunch at the park or beach, you will love relaxing on a homemade blanket like these. Made from inexpensive drop clothes and some simple sewing, you can get creative with the design using fabric paint. We personally love these fruit designs because they just scream “summer!”
Check out how easy they are over at Brit.co.
4. Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Candle
Making candles is actually easier than you think, and when you can make fruit smelling fragrances of your favorite summer berries, why wouldn’t you? This strawberry lemonade candle is perfect for summer nights, and is made using soy wax flakes and melted candles for color! These would make amazing gifts, or just keep them all for yourself to burn when the weather turns cold and you want to remember the hot summer days.
Find the full tutorial at PurelyKatie.com.
5. DIY Painted Geometric Pineapple
Turn an old cutting board into the best summer DIY we’ve found so far. This old wooden board was actually used in the kitchen before being transformed with geometric shapes and bright paint. You can use any shape you want but the result will be the same- a classic piece of wall art you can’t find anywhere else!
Check out how easy this project is at MadeInADay.com.
6. Fruit Painted Flower Pots
Give you potted plants a pop of color when you paint them to look like fun fruits! The bright colors and whimsical designs are super easy to create on regular terra cotta pots, and will bring you nothing but joy every time you look at them.
You’ll see the whole tutorial at TheCraftedSparrow.com.
7. Fruit Welcome Mat
Give a big welcome to summer with an adorable fruit mat like this! Made from an Ikea circle rug and a little creative spray painting, these rugs are the epitome of summer. While they definitely take some patience and attention to detail, they come out so cute you’ll hardly want anyone to trample on them.
Visit TheHouseThatLarsBuilt.com to see the step by step instructions on making your own.