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10 Backyard Campout Crafts

10 backyard campout crafts from Babble.com

Summer is winding down, but there’s still time for a few last shindigs! A must on any entertainer’s list? Why, a backyard campout, of course! Invite a gaggle of your friends and family to come decked out in their favorite cozy camp attire with their tents and sleeping bags in tow. Fire up the grill, stock up on bug spray, torch a little campfire and get ready for a fun-filled evening of eating s’mores and telling stories around the fire. It’s the perfect way to create summer memories that will last through the cold.

Before you rush to grab the graham crackers and marshmallows, here are 10 crafts perfect for adding that little extra je ne sais quoi to your backyard campout to take it from “heck yes” to “absolutely awesome!”


  • S’mores Kits 1 of 10
    S'mores Kits
    We all know that no camping adventure is complete without s'mores! Craft up individual s'mores kits as an easy, impressive favor for each guest in a snap!
    Get the how-to from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Printable Invitations 2 of 10
    Printable Invitations
    These pop-up camping invitations are too cute for words! Bonus: They're also available as a free download!
    Download and get crafty at One Charming Party.
  • Pretty Soda Bottles 3 of 10
    Pretty Soda Bottles
    Add a campfire crafts feel to your party with these simple how-to. Dress up cool vintage-style soda bottles with a bit of colorful string and a striped straw held in place with washi tape!
    Photo from One Stone Events.
  • Lanterns in a Row 4 of 10
    Lanterns in a Row
    Create a cool focal point in the backyard (like over a picnic table) by stringing vintage-style lanterns in a row on a large tree branch. Love this!
    Photo from One Stone Events.
  • Cans o’ Tater Tots 5 of 10
    Cans o' Tater Tots
    Serve up tater tots and other bite-sized foods in repurposed soup cans dressed up with a bit of plaid ribbon and twine!
    Photo from One Stone Events.
  • 3-in-one Picnic Kit 6 of 10
    3-in-one Picnic Kit
    How adorable are these picnic kits? They serve triple duty as napkin, utensil holder, and cute sleeve to hold camp plates!
    Get the how-to from Design*Sponge.
  • Plaid Favor Bags 7 of 10
    Plaid Favor Bags
    Bestow guests with plaid favor bags full of goodies. I think they'd be awesome stuffed to the brim with Cracker Jack!
    Get the how-to from You Are My Fave.
  • Glowstick Lanterns 8 of 10
    Glowstick Lanterns
    I'm sure it's gets no cooler than these awesome glowstick lanterns! Make your own from everyday glowsticks, water and canning jars!
    Get the how-to from Lil Blue Boo.
  • Woodland Photo Display 9 of 10
    Woodland Photo Display
    Entertain guests with a fun woodland photo display. Stretch jute twine between two trees and attach photos of summer adventures past using clothespins!
    Photo from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Camping Survival Kits 10 of 10
    Camping Survival Kits
    Craft up cool little camping survival kits for the little ones! Wrap up goodies like bug repellant wipes, mini-binoculars, and a few little snacks in burlap and tie 'em closed with twine!
    Photo from The Party Dress.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.
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