Summer is all about spending time outside in the fresh air — whether it’s at the beach or in your own backyard.
Outdoor summer-time activities can also call for a new wardrobe, new outdoor furniture, and new beach gear. So why not thrift where you can?
Whether you’re hanging at the beach, throwing a backyard BBQ, or just lounging in the warm weather, here are 10 brilliant DIY tutorials for your outdoor summer activities:
Pallet Loungers 1 of 10These backyard loungers are made from wood pallets. Easy and thrifty!
See the tutorial at Shoestring Pavilian.
Waterproof Blanket 2 of 10Make your picnic or beach blanket waterproof with these easy steps from Martha Stewart. Now all you need is a beach umbrella!
See the tutorial at Martha Stewart.
DIY Swing 3 of 10Spending a lot of time in your backyard? Make this pretty tree swing for some shade!
See the tutorial at Sausage Jar.
Customize Your Sunglasses 4 of 10Spending a lot of time in the sun? Jazz up your sunglasses with these two clever ideas.
See the tutorial at Mod Podge Rocks
DIY 20-Minute Beach Cover Up 5 of 10Making your own beach cover-up is easier than you think.
See the tutorial at La Vie en Rose
Trunks Tutorial 6 of 10You can even make your kids' bathing suit for your next beach vaca.
See the tutorial at Melly Sews
3-in-1 DIY Swimsuit Sewing Tutorial 7 of 10This one tutorial can make a maternity or non-maternity bathing suit.
See the tutorial at Cotton&Curls.
DIY Summer Sandals 8 of 10And I love these summer sandals that you can easily make at a fraction of the price.
See the tutorial at annekata.
Summer BBQ Theme Printables (Free!) 9 of 10If you're planning an outdoor party, Hostess with the Mostess posted these adorable (and free!) printables.
See the full post at Hostess with the Mostess
Paper Plate Baskets 10 of 10Planning on having a BBQ? Or a picnic? Or just a casual beach party? This is such a genius way to make cute serving baskets out of paper plates.
See the tutorial at Sarah Hearts
Find 101 Handmade Summer Tutorials at Everything Etsy.