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25 DIYs for the Perfect Beach Day

Plan the perfect beach day with a whole new set of homemade essentials. Why not give your kids original looks by sewing their bathing suits and towel robes? For leisure time, pitch a tent in the sand, and sit back and relax in your DIY beach chair.  There will be no more forgotten sun hats and sunscreen bottles when you can throw these must-haves into your new beach tote. Genius!

Gear up for summertime, and check out these 25 DIYs to help you and your family have the perfect beach day.

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  • Bathing Suit 2 of 26
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    Sew a one piece for your little one.
    Check it out at Pretty Prudent.

  • Child’s Chair 3 of 26
    02

    Watch the sunset over the beach with your kid in their tiny chair.
    Find out more at Ana White.

  • Cover Up 4 of 26
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    Dry off with a cover up for a dual purpose beach item.
    Check it out at Pretty Prudent.

  • Beach Tent 5 of 26
    04

    Mark your spot with a bohemian beach tent.
    Find out more at Apartment Therapy.

  • Beach Tote 6 of 26
    05

    Sew a tie dye beach tote to haul your snacks and sunscreen.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Swim Trunks 7 of 26
    06

    Refashion men's swim trunks for little boys.
    Spotted at Made.

  • Sun Hat 8 of 26
    07

    Keep the sun out of your baby's eyes with this adorable sun hat.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Sunbathing Companion 9 of 26
    08

    It's a beach nap mat that carries your things and rolls out for sunbathing.
    Find out more at The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse.

  • Hooded Towel 10 of 26
    09

    Wrap baby up from head to toe with this hooded towel.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Flip Flops 11 of 26
    10

    Take cheap flip flops and make them comfortable for kids.
    Find out more at The Mother Huddle.

  • Kite 12 of 26
    11

    DIY a kite for some flying action along the shore.
    Find out more at Trieu Love.

  • Snack Bags 13 of 26
    12

    Cut down on your cleanup with reusable snack bags.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Beach Towel with Pockets 14 of 26
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    Sew a towel with pocket to keep your towel from blowing away and your things organized.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.

  • Beach Craft 15 of 26
    14

    Create a hand mold to commemorate your beach vacation or just a day of family fun.
    Find out more at Crafting a Green World.

  • Beach Game 16 of 26
    15

    Make a portable game board for the beach.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.

  • Buried Treasure 17 of 26
    16

    Craft some treasure for a beach buried treasure hunt.
    Find out more at Chiquita Moms.

  • Custom Towel 18 of 26
    17

    Jazz up a boring towel with some pattern and poms.
    Find out more at Southbound Suarez.

  • Portable Windshield 19 of 26
    18

    Give yourself some walls to keep wind gusts and sand away.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.

  • Sling Chair 20 of 26
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    Build a comfortable chair to dig your feet in the sand and read.
    Find out more at Ana White.

  • Sandals 21 of 26
    20

    Add style to a cheap pair of flip flops.
    Find out more at Burda Style.

  • Floppy Hat 22 of 26
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    Add neon to a cheap floppy hat for sun protection and style.
    Find out more at Knocked Up Fabulous.

  • Towel Wrap 23 of 26
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    Dry off and cover up after a long day at the beach with a towel wrap.
    Find out more at Centsational Girl.

  • Drawstring Backpack 24 of 26
    23

    Have the kids carry a small drawstring backpack to tote some of their beach necessities.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Mesh Tote 25 of 26
    24

    A nearly no sew mesh beach tote would be great for your wet items.
    Find out more at Henry Happened.

  • Insulated Tote 26 of 26
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    Pack all your cool snacks in an insulated tote for a beach picinic.
    Find out more at Sew Mama Sew.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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