Summer is the perfect season for DIY! You not only get to decorate the inside of your home, but you get to decorate and enjoy the outdoor areas of your home! Whether that’s a quaint balcony on an apartment or a thriving backyard where your kids play, you have a million opportunities to make the space functional and beautiful for the warm months to come. So grab your sunscreen, lemonade and tool belt and let’s DIY our way into a perfect summer.
Watermelon Serving Tray
Watermelon and summer basically go hand in hand. From the snacks, to the clothes, and to summer decor! And this DIY is no different. Made from a simple round wood cutout from any craft store and two cabinet handles, this is a perfect tray for your snacks and cocktails all summer long!
Summer Flip Flop Wreath
Flip flops are the perfect shoe for summer, but they can also make an adorable door sign for your home! Let your neighbors and guests know that you are serious...serious about having fun in the sun. And all the materials you need for the project you can get at the dollar store!
DIY Platform Swing
Take your swinging game to the next level this summer and don’t let your kids fight over whose turn it is anymore! Let them both swing at the same time on this amazing platform swing. It also is a perfect nap spot for your little ones (or yourself)!
Giant Outdoor Games
Board games are great, but not when it’s a beautiful day outside and there is sun to be soaked! For your competitive family and friends, try these giant outdoor game DIY’s!
Outdoor Summer Reading Nook
There is nothing better than a good book in the shade with a delicious lemonade in the summer. Some of my best days are spent reading alone or reading to the kids in my life in the yard. This outdoor hideaway is perfect for reading, napping, relaxing and playing! Take that idea to the next level and grab that tool belt for this amazing outdoor reading nook DIY.
Outdoor Movie Screen
Relive the days in which drive-in movies were still a “thing” and set up an outdoor screen to watch your favorite movies on, stream Netflix or even have a Mario Kart marathon party! Check out how you can build an entire outdoor movie theater!
Pineapple Laundry Basket
This laundry basket is possibly the cutest thing you will ever put dirty clothes into. So why not just skip the dirty clothes and put it by the pool for your towels or pool toys? Don’t hide it away, let it shine for all your pool party guests!