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Summer DIY's You'll Love

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Summer is such a great time to make things, you can take your work outside and make as big of a mess as you wish and not have to worry about paint fumes, space, plus it’s just nice to be out there!  I’ve collected a list of DIY’s I’ve blogged about in the past and thought it would be fun to compile a ton of them here with a summer theme!  Enjoy!

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  • Rustic Pencil Holder 1 of 17
    Rustic Pencil Holder
    A Rustic Pencil Holder by Strawberry-Chic.
  • Patio Lights 2 of 17
    Patio Lights
    Create unique patio lanterns using vintage lamp shades (via Living at Home
  • Dome Covered Butterfly Display 3 of 17
    Dome Covered Butterfly Display
    A sweet little display of butterflies from Sweet Paul (Photo by Alexandra Grablewski).
  • Zig-Zag Cut Offs 4 of 17
    Zig-Zag Cut Offs
    A favorite, this idea could be translated into so many different things from pillows to upholstery. From Etsy.
  • Belted Chair 5 of 17
    Belted Chair
    A great looking idea from the folks at Apartment Therapy
  • Fabric-weaved Leather Belt 6 of 17
    Fabric-weaved Leather Belt
    A bohemian-style belt from Between the Lines
  • Bandanna art from Martha Stewart 7 of 17
    Bandanna art from Martha Stewart
    Framed bandanas from Martha Stewart
  • Wire Waste Basket Turned Pendant Light 8 of 17
    Wire Waste Basket Turned Pendant Light
    Vancouver photographer Janis Nicolay created this super-fun DIY waste paper basket turned pendant light. (Photo: Janis Nicolay)
  • Refresh an old lamp 9 of 17
    Refresh an old lamp
    By recovering a lampshade and adding a few air plants, Janis of Pinecone Camp freshened up a lamp she had hanging around. (Photo: Janis Nicolay)
  • Colour some mason jars 10 of 17
    Colour some mason jars
    Learn how to make these canning jars blue from Craftberry Bush
  • Painted water-paint votives. 11 of 17
    Painted water-paint votives.
    Emily Newman of OnceWed.com drew painterly inspiration from Atlanta-based artist Michelle Armas to create these DIY painted water-paint votives.
  • Chevron friendship bracelet 12 of 17
    Chevron friendship bracelet
    The ladies at Honestly WTF have a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron friendship bracelet.
  • Ruffled Circle Pillow Sham 13 of 17
    Ruffled Circle Pillow Sham
    Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts made this fun tutorial of a ruffled circle pillow sham recently for the Sincerest Form of Flattery series over at kojodesign blog.
  • Paint stir stick lampshade 14 of 17
    Paint stir stick lampshade
    Paint stir stick lampshade by Enjoying the Simple Things
  • Glass Lanterns for the Backyard 15 of 17
    Glass Lanterns for the Backyard
    Using mason jars, sea glass, LED flickering tea lights and some wires, these glass lanterns will illuminate any backyard summer event! By Layla Palmer, the Lettered Cottage for HGTV.
  • Nature Explorer Bags 16 of 17
    Nature Explorer Bags
    Nature Explorer Bags by Chez Beeper Bebe.
  • Potato Print Artwork DIY 17 of 17
    Potato Print Artwork DIY
    A fun and super easy way to create some nice artwork for your home from Oh Happy Day

 

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Jan is the author and co-founder of the Canadian design blog, Poppytalk. She is also a huge supporter of all things handmade and is proud to devote her time to their online marketplace, Poppytalk Handmade.

For great summer party ideas, check out these 20 outdoor entertaining ideas!

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