The summer is already knocking on the door and one dreams of distant lands and exotic landscapes. Each of us will take his or her vacation to either visit a top destination with friends or to spend time with the family and recharge their batteries. The creative summer activities and craft ideas are a great way to reduce stress and have a great holiday. Besides, they are the best way to spend more time with our kids. To inspire you, we have selected some tutorials and DIY ideas that are simple and entertaining and also suitable for adults and children.
Fruity coasters for glasses invite to the tropical spirit
Summer is the season when the colors on the table are allowed to “explode”. The flowers, the coastal motifs and the colorful tropical fruits are a must for summer decoration. To bring this happy spirit to the table, we suggest you make these spectacular fruity coasters yourself. This is a manual activity for adults and children that offers more time to spend with children.
You need the following materials:
- Simple coaster
- Acrylic paints (usually found in every craft store)
How to do it:
The colors used for the three following fruits are light green, orange, purple, white and black. If you want, you can play with the sounds by mixing them for a more realistic effect.
Then you just have to reproduce the drawings you see below. However, you will get some useful tips. Start with the dark colors first, then continue with lighter tones and finish with white. Finally, we agree that it is easier to apply a darker color to a lighter color. On the other hand, note that low pigment colors such as yellow and orange require the application of a white base. This ensures that you will end up with a nice effect.
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Start with the application of dark colors – the best rule to achieve this simple DIY
A simple DIY idea for your green corner are the beautiful flowerpots. Summer is probably the time of year when you spend most of your time outdoors. That is why it is essential to turn our garden into a small paradise of relaxation. Hereby we want to present a creative activity that will personalize and beautify your flowerpots to turn them into a decorative outdoor accent.
For this crafting idea you need:
- Oil marker (in several colors)
- Terracotta flower pots
- Acrylic paint (various colors)
- Sponge brush
- shiny paint
This is how it’s done:
The first thing you need to do is repaint your terracotta pots with a sponge brush. The patterns reproduced on the flowerpots are again inspired by the theme of the tropical fruits, but this time we decided on a pineapple, dragon fruit and watermelon. To paint the pineapple pot, of course we opted for yellow color. The dragon fruit pot is painted over in white with a clear fuchsia colored ring. Finally, we have chosen for the watermelon pot the light pink color with teal for the upper ring.
Then the details should be drawn with the oil pen. Start by shaking the felt so the color can go down to the top of the marker.
Now you can draw the details. For the pineapple motif, we create diagonal white lines that intersect. For the dragon fruit it is necessary to draw small dots and finally the watermelon follows: apart from the small dots that imitate seeds, also draw a white line under the large ring of the pot.
Do not forget to add a layer of varnish that will protect your beautifully painted pots from damage.
Creative flower pot. Simple DIY idea to create a tropical patterned decoration. All you need are felts, acrylics and sponge brushes
Repaint the terracotta pots to create a watermelon pattern, dragon fruit and pineapple. DIY craft ideas simple and creative
Last step in the realization of this creative decoration – decorate the flowerpots with felts to make the tropical fruit patterns finer
An excellent proposal for an outdoor decoration – terracotta pots to beautify your garden in summer
A summer interpretation of the famous snow globes
As we wait for the coming vacations, we all need to create a small art oasis that reminds us that the desired and expected recovery is coming. We suggest you to make this beautiful tropical snow globe for this purpose.
- small plastic figures representing summer motifs (palms, flamingos and others …)
- blue glitter powder, because blue is the color of the season
- Hot glue gun
Remove the lid of the glass jar and stick the plastic figures on the back (of the inner part). Then fill your glass with water, almost to the edge of the glass. Add a pinch of glitter and a few drops of glycerin to allow the flakes to float in the water. Put the lid in its place, wave the ball and here is the magic. Great, right?
Voila! This creates summery snow globes. Great craft ideas with flamingo
And that’s the end result of this creative idea – a decoration that puts you in a tropical world
“Pebble” (pebble) and copper wire photo stand – a gift for mom and dad
The following tutorial is dedicated to making a beautiful photo holder made of pebbles and copper wire. This is an excellent DIY activity for the summer. However you can do it during any other season. In addition, the idea is very sentimental and is suitable for both children and adults.
You need this:
- copper wire
- nose pliers
- acrylic paint
This is how it’s done:
First you have to repaint the pebbles by covering them with a few layers of paint. Let it dry well and then add other decorations as desired – dots, crosses, etc. with a fine brush or felt tip pen. Let the pebbles dry again.
Again, it is good to protect the surface of the newly painted stones from damage. To do this, paint the pebbles with varnish. Take a pin and wrap the end of the copper wire. Straighten the rest of the copper wire. Then roll the other end around the stone a few times and that’s it. You just have to insert a photo between the small top rings and place the photo stand in a visible place.
Voila! Here is a great DIY idea that leads to the creation of a very interesting photo stand. Below you can see the necessary materials
Crafting ideas with acrylic paints
Apply the varnish to protect the already applied paint
DIY ideas that would delight any child
The end result is very nice and unique with your own pictures
Our other idea is for floral DIY decoration made of glasses or empty glass bottles
The recycling of glasses or glass bottles could be a way to create beautiful vases of flowers. This is a really simple DIY idea for adults that does not cost you too much time or effort.
To realize this project you need:
- empty bottles
- Spray paint (colors of your choice)
- duct tape
- Newsprint for the protection of surfaces
- Protective gloves
Instructions for making the vases:
The first thing we recommend is to empty your bottles or glasses before you start adjusting. Then cover your work space with newspaper. If you want to create a vase with a striped pattern, you can wrap strips of adhesive tape to achieve this effect. Follow the instructions on the label of the spray can, apply a few layers of your favorite color. Let it dry and put in beautiful seasonal flowers.
Another very nice decoration idea
Making candles in a shell – a good idea to create a romantic atmosphere
We end up with a wonderful and creative project with shells. We suggest you turn them into a beautiful decorative accent that breathes a touch of the sea into your interior.
To make candles, you need:
- Candles wick with foot
- Shell (the bigger, the better)
- strong glue
Step by step instructions:
This project is easier than it seems. All you have to do is glue the wick to the bottom of the cup. Then it is necessary to melt the wax in a pot in a water bath to finally pour it into the skins. That’s all, you can now turn the shells into a nice holiday reminder and thanks to these candles you can always remember the beautiful summer time by the sea.
In the following three photos we will show you the phases for the realization of these maritime minicendons
Easy and funny – crafting ideas for the summer
Make slime yourself
We now let you realize some great ideas during the holidays. HERE you will still find many simple DIY projects that fit every season. Also note that the article ends with exclusive ideas that you can realize with your children. Have fun!
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