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10 Crafts to Say Goodbye to Summer

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Bid adieu to summer with a keepsake you can have all year round. Use Instagram photos to make bean bags the kids can play with all winter. Take the seashells you have collected and make a wind chime or candles. Keep reading for more ideas in these 10 Crafts to Say Goodbye to Summer…


  • Time Capsule 1 of 10
    Time Capsule
    Make a time capsule full of reminders of your favorite parts of summer.
    Find out more at Kelly Crowe.
  • Instagram Bean Bags 2 of 10
    Instagram Bean Bags
    As a family, pick your favorite summer Instagram photos and turn them into bean bags you can play with when you're cooped up inside all winter.
    Get the tutorial at Lil Blue Boo.
  • Seashell Candles 3 of 10
    Seashell Candles
    Use seashells from a summer trip to make seashell candles.
    Check it out at The V Spot.
  • Photo Memory Book 4 of 10
    Photo Memory Book
    Make a memory book from scratch and add memories from the summer and/or pictures
    Check it out at A Beautiful Mess.
  • Garden Stones 5 of 10
    Garden Stones
    Write special words on cement garden stones to remind you of this summer or make handprint stones.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Pressed Flowers 6 of 10
    Pressed Flowers
    Preserve summer with pressed flowers.
    Get the tutorial at Wholly Kao.
  • Sun Prints 7 of 10
    Sun Prints
    Capture summer sunshine in a new way, with sun prints.
    Get the tutorial at The Light Garden.
  • Rock Art 8 of 10
    Rock Art
    Keep the memories of your summer forever with painted stones.
    Get the tutorial at Martha Stewart.
  • Seashell Wind Chime 9 of 10
    Seashell Wind Chime
    Have too many shells? Turn it into a wind chime.
    Get the tutorial at Brandy Creations.
  • T-Shirt Rug 10 of 10
    T-Shirt Rug
    Collect summer clothes they grow out of and work as a family to make a hula hoop rug to remind you all of a great summer.
    Check it out at Family Fun.

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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