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21 Fantastic Summer DIY Projects You’ll Love This Year

Looking for some fun easy and affordable crafts or summer DIY projects? Well, look no further because we’ve rounded up 21 amazing ideas for you. Everything to style your home indoors and out this summer season.

Summer is the perfect time to spruce up your home with some unique do-it-yourself projects.

From outdoor living space and garden updates to indoor craft ideas, you can make your home look amazing both inside and out.

These easy and cost-effective ideas will help you get ready to enjoy the rest of your lazy (or maybe not so lazy) days of summer.

So grab a refreshing beverage and let’s check out these 21 ideas to help brighten up your home!

Summer Outdoor Project Ideas

DIY Firepit Tabletop Cover | Simply2Moms

patio with Adirondack chairs and diy firepit with cover

Looking for a way to protect your firepit from the elements?

Well, look no further than this easy DIY firepit tabletop cover!

I made this with just a few simple materials for about $25.

Garden Planter Obelisk | Thistlewood Farms

front porch of home with flowers

You will never believe what KariAnn made this garden obelisk from.

Here’s a hint.

You probably have one sitting in a closet.

It’s such a fun project and makes any planter even prettier.

DIY Rain Barrel | Midwest Life and Style

diy rain barrel outside

Conserve water for your garden and add curb appeal to your outdoor living spaces with this easy step-by-step tutorial to build a DIY water barrel.

Outdoor Shower Curtain | White Arrows Home

checkered curtains hanging around outdoor shower

Add a DIY curtain to an outdoor shower for pretty privacy around an often used patio space.

Mosquito Repellant Garden | Bricks ‘n Blooms

outdoor purple flowers

Do you love summer nights outdoors but don’t love the bug bites that come with it?

There’s a way to keep the bugs at bay by keeping certain plants nearby.

Learn how to plant a mosquito repellent garden in 7 easy steps with Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms.

Crafts and Home Decor Inspiration

No Sew Patriotic Pillow Cover | The Pond’s Farmhouse

diy patriotic pillow on chair

The 4th of July is a time for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a patriotic pillow cover?

Rachel shares this easy no-sew project that can be customized to your liking.

Outdoor Summer Tablescape | The Tattered Pew

outdoor tablescape with blue accents and succulents

Need ideas for setting an outdoor summer table?

This summer tablescape using touches of blues and terracotta is casual yet elegant as the sun sets and the colors change.

Come see how easy it is to set a pretty summer table outdoors!

Patriotic Flower Pot | Cottage in the Mitten

patriotic summer flowers in galvanized bucket with flags

Are you looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July?

If you want an easy holiday decor project, check out this simple patriotic flower pot you can create yourself!

It’s perfect to use inside or out on your patio.

Pottery Barn Centerpiece Bowl Dupe | Amy Sadler Designs

diy footed bowl with flowers next to it on table runner

Amy wanted to see if she could make some of her favorite Pottery Barn looks for less!

Check out her attempt at the Paper Mache Centerpiece Bowl from Pottery Barn and tell her what you think!

Welcome to Summer Baskets and Wreaths

Summer Door Basket | Eleanor Rose Home

summer front door basket

A hanging summer door basket is a great way to add charm and beauty to your entrance while offering a refreshing change from the usual wreath.

Heidi shares 5 easy steps to make your own door basket for summer with vibrant Americana colors.

Coastal Mermaid Wreath | Cottage on Bunker Hill

mermaid grapevine wreath

Are you looking for a new Summer wreath?

If so, then you’ll love this mermaid wreath with a coastal touch.

It’s perfect for your front door or beach house.

Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath | Create and Ponder

waterski and inner tube summer decor

Looking for a fun and easy summer wreath idea?

All you need is a few simple things to make this unique wreath to coordinate with your lake-themed summer decor.

It will fit in perfectly with vintage skis or paddles, and all those fun family.

DIY Home Projects

Painted Checkerboard Floor | Peacock Ridge Farm

painted checkboard floors

Create a timeless and beautiful checkerboard floor in your greenhouse for an extra whimsical touch.

Learn how to get the job done quickly and easily with this DIY project!

License Plate Hat Rack and Wall Decor | Dabbling and Decorating

license plate diy project

Ann found these old vanity Maine license plates in a family shed.

Let her show you how she turned them into an adorable hat rack and wall decor.

How to Age and Style Terra Cotta Pots | WM Design House

potting bench filled with stacks of terracotta pots

Want to make your terra cotta pots look like they’ve been around for centuries?

Try aging them with fertilizer, yogurt, or salt!

These three methods offer a unique and easy way to achieve an aged look.

More Summer Ideas and Inspiration from Simply2Moms

We hope you’ve been inspired by these summer DIY projects!

Do you have a favorite that you’re going to make?

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!

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