23 Of the Best DIY Summer Crafts For Adults

Summer is here, and it’s time to grab your tools, craft supplies, and creativity to make 23 of the best DIY Summer Projects.

Whether you are eager to give an updated look to some terracotta pots or go out on a limb and paint your floors. From beginner level to experienced, we have something for everyone.

Thank you to Rachel @thepondsfarmhouse for hosting this Blog Hop with lots of summertime fun for all of us to enjoy.

16 DIY Summer ideas

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WM Design House- How to Age Terracotta Pots

Transform Your Home and Garden with aged terracotta pots — The Simple Way! 

These pots add character to any vignette or garden display in your home.

Terra cotta posts stacked under a work table in a garden

Let me share with you several ways to age your terracotta pots for that perfect aged look.

23 summer DIY projects - terracotta pot covered with greek yogurt
23 diy projects to do this summer- soaking pot in miracle grow

Rachel @thepondsfarmhouse – Easy No Sew Pillow

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.

Darling no sew patriot pillow with a star sitting on a white chair in a bedroom

Jennifer @cottageonbunkerhill – Coastal Mermaid Wreath

Are you looking for a new Summer wreath? If so, you’ll love this mermaid wreath with a coastal touch. It’s perfect for your front door or the beach house.

Cottage beach mermaid wreath haning on the door

Stacy @bricks’nblooms – Learn How to Plant a Mosquito Repellent Garden

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.

Kelly @thetatteredpew – Outdoor Dining Decor

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. See how easy it is to set a pretty summer table outdoors!

blue and terracotta tablescape

Karianne @thistlewoodfarms – How to Make a DIY Garden Obelisk

You will never believe what Karianne used to make this garden obelisk . Here’s a hint. You probably have one sitting in a closet. It’s such a fun project and makes any planter prettier.

15 ideas for diy summer projects- garden decor

Heidi @eleanorrosehome – How to Make a Hanging 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. Here are five easy steps to make your door basket for summer with vibrant Americana colors.

15 ideas to craft for the summer Hanging a basket on the front door

Amy @amysadlerdesigns – How to Make a Paper Mache Centerpiece Bowl

Amy wanted to see if she could make a Pottery Barn look alike for less! So here is her version of the Paper Mache Centerpiece Bowl .

15 DIY Summer Projects- Paper mache bowls

Ann and AnnMarie @simply2moms -How to Make a Firepit Tabletop Cover

Looking for a way to protect your firepit from the elements? Well, look no further than this easy DIY firepit tabletop cover! AnnMarie made this with just a few simple materials for about $25.

15 ideas to craft for the summer - DIY firepit cover

Ann @dabblinganddecorating – How to Make a License Plate Hat Rack

Ann found these old Maine license plates in a family shed. Let her show you how she turned them into an adorable hat rack and wall decor. This is the cutest idea.

15 ideas to craft for the summer - license plates into a hat rach

Kristin @whitearrowshome – How to Make a DIY Shower Curtain

Kristin knows how to bring beauty to a porch shower.

By adding a DIY curtain to an outdoor shower to create privacy in a often used patio space.

15 ideas to craft for the summer - outdoor patio with a privacy curtain around the shower
privacy curtain around the shower

Kim @cottageinthemitten – How to Make Patriotic Flower Pot

Are you looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July? Check out this simple patriotic flower pot if you want an easy holiday decor project. You can create it yourself! It’s perfect to use inside or out on your patio.

15 diy summer projects
A flower pot filled with greens and flags for the 4th of July

Renae @peacockridgefarms – How to Paint a DIY Checkerboard Floor

Create a timeless and beautiful checkerboard floor in your home for an extra whimsical touch. Learn how to get the job done quickly and easily with this DIY project!

15 diy craft projects Black and white DIY checkered floor

Lora @lorabloomquist – How to Make a DIY Lake-Themed Wreath

Are you looking for a fun and easy summer wreath idea? You only need a few simple things to make this unique wreath to coordinate with your lake-themed summer decor. It will fit perfectly with your vintage lake decor. Here’s how to make a DIY Lake-Themed Patriotic Wreath.

15 ideas for super crafts- buoy wreaths

Jen @midwestlifeandstyle – How to Make a Wine Barrel for Water Conservation

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.

15 DIY projects for the summer.  a wine barrel being used to conserve water

And Just A Few More to Keep You Inspired

16. Let me set the table for you! have created a beautiful summer table just for you.

17. 27 wreath ideas for the summer for your front door.

18. DIY Moss frame art for your wall gallery.

19. How to make the easiest DIY Moss Mushrooms.

20. DIY Star 4th of July Pillow.

21. 10 of the easiest 4th of July DIY crafts.

22. Easy table decor for the patriotic holidays.

23. How to make a garden sphere out of hula hoops.

The choices for DIY projects over the summer are truly endless. Whether you’re looking to give your porch some extra flair or want to add personality to your home, plenty of creative and fun options are available! You don’t have to be a skilled carpenter or crafts person to tackle these fifteen projects. All you need is some free time and patience—plus some enthusiasm.

So go out this summer and get busy renovating your home space with a few DIY projects.


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  1. Oh, I love aged terra cotta pots! I have never made some for myself though, I need to get on that stat, they are so perfect for vintage decor~ thank you for sharing, and I cannot wait to get through the rest of these ideas!

    1. Thank you so much, Cara! I sure hope you had a great weekend.

  2. Hi Wendy. I love the aged terracotta pots! Now that it is summer, its so nice to spend time outside and even nicer to work in the garden. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas. Wishing you a wonderful week.

  3. Stunning and awesome ideas to use.
    Thank you from your SSPS Team for sharing your various links with us at #265 SSPS Linky

  4. Wendy, These are such a great projects. So fun hopping with you. Happy Summer.

  5. WhT a great round up and your terracotta pots are amazing love them🙌🏻

  6. So many fun and creative ideas for summer. I love your aged pots, Wendy! What a great way to add some character and charm to your garden.

  7. I love the look of aged terracotta pots, and yours look fantastic Wendy! Thank you for sharing your technique along with all the other summer DIY ideas!

  8. Fun roundup of creative DIY project ideas for summer! Your aged pots are perfectly beautiful; loved learning the different options and seeing how they turn out.

  9. Wendy
    So many great ideas. Thanks for participating!

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