If you have been looking for DIY summer crafts, you’ve come to the right place!

These 25 awesome summer projects are just what the doctor ordered.

Super creative and very budget friendly, these summer crafts for kids will keep you all happily occupied all summer long!

Keep scrolling below to check out these amazing summer project ideas!


Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.
Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Top 25 DIY Summer Crafts

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1. Summer Snow Globe

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Oh, mason jars how I love thee! Mason jars have become a staple for several different DIY crafts and home decor ideas. I love this creative chic turned a simple mason jar into a beautiful snow globe.

Photo Courtesy of  Gray Malin Lifestyle. Full tutorial here. 

2. Table Top Fire Bowls

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Keep the bugs away with amazing tabletop fire bowl created with a simple flower pot and a bagful of fire glass.

Photo courtesy of Today’s Creative Life. Full tutorial here. 

3. Foam Sidewalk Paint

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Who would have ever thought to use shaving cream like this? This is pure genius and super creative. The kids will have fun all summer long with this sidewalk paint.

Photo Courtesy of The TipToe Fairy. Full tutorial here.




4. DIY Pineapple Wall Decor

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Let’s get crafty shall we? Grab some paint and a couple slabs of wood to create this beautiful eye-catching wall piece.

Photo Courtesy of Made in a Day. Full tutorial here. 

5. Flip Flop Summer Wreaths

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Nothing says “Summer” like a nice pair of flip-flops. Create this stunning wreath with your favorite summer flowers and a few colorful pairs of flips flops.

Photo Courtesy of Crafty Morning

6. DIY Slip and Slide

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

My fondest memory of summer as a child was whipping out the old slip and slide and casual games of water balloon fights. With a couple of pool noodles and sheets of vinyl to create hours of summer fun!

Photo Courtesy of The Relaxed Homeschool. Full tutorial here. 




7. DIY Mosquito Bracelet

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

With a few drops of essential oils, you’ll be able to keep those pesky bugs away all summer long! Plus your wrist will look pretty cool with this very nice accessory on it 🙂

Photo Courtesy of One Crazy House. Full tutorial here. 

8. DIY Squirt Gun Art

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Make a beautiful masterpiece to remind your of all the fun you had during summer with this squirt gun art. Let your imagination run wild!

Photo Courtesy of Fireflies and Mudpies. Full tutorial here. 

9. DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Game

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Here’s a fun twist on a classic summer game we may have all played at some time or another: Ring toss! Get some flamingo yard ornaments and make it unique!

Photo Courtesy of Sugar and Cloth. Full tutorial here. 




10. DIY Summer Painted Planters

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Brighten up your home with summer themed planters! Get as creative as you may like when making your favorite summer design on your flower pots.

Photo Courtesy of The Crafted Sparrow. Full tutorial here. 

11. DIY Perler Bead Beverage Lids

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Perler beads, yes! You can make whatever you want, whenever you want with these tiny little beads of fun.

Photo Courtesy of Craftaholics Anonymous

12. DIY Canvas String Graffiti Art

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Time to bring out your inner graffiti artist and create a canvas as colorful and bright as the spirit of summer.

Photo Courtesy of Juggling Act Mama. Full tutorial here.




13. DIY Giant Bubbles

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Just a few cups of dish soap, glycerin and water can help you create gargantuan bubbles that will make all the kids squeal with joy!

Photo Courtesy of Today’s Parent. Full tutorial here. 

14. DIY Macrame Plant Hangers

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Use a few strips of jersey knit cloth to make these beautiful plant hangars. Fill your home with all of your favorite colors!

Photo Courtesy of Brit + Co. Full tutorial here. 

15. DIY Watercolor Pillows

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

GroovyWith some watercolor paint, you can design pillows that are just fun and perfect for your summer home aesthetic.

Photo Courtesy of Tidbits. Full tutorial here.




16. DIY Pineapple Laundry Basket

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Yes to pineapples! Love this laundry basket that is too cute for words. It instantly brightens up the room!

Photo Courtesy of Brit +Co. Full tutorial here.

17. DIY Marbled Hanging Planters

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Grab a few bottles of fingernail polish to make a beautifully marbled planter.

Photo Courtesy of Oh Joy! Full tutorial here

18. DIY Summer Banner

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Welome summer into your home with this super cute wooden banner. Hello summer, I hope you stick around for a while 🙂

Photo Courtesy of Today’s Creative Life. Full tutorial here





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19. DIY Miniature Element Jar Necklaces

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Which element matches your personality? I think I’m more of a Sun girl 🙂 Imitate your favorite elements with colorful sand in these DIY element jar necklaces.

Photo Courtesy of Mom Dot. Full tutorial here. 

20.  DIY S’mores Pot

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

My favorite summer treat: S’mores! Create this yummy summertime snack using small flower planters, a few coals and aluminum foil.

Photo Courtesy of Elisabeth McKnight. Full tutorial here.

21. DIY Watermelon Mason Jar

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Here’s my favorite item again: Mason Jars! Paint watermelon seeds on the outside with black paint and fill with your favorite pink or red drink.

Photo Courtesy of Kara’s Party Ideas. Full tutorial here. 




22. DIY Watermelon Stamped Doormat

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Cut out the shape of your favorite fruit using a sponge and dip it in a few drops of paint. Get as creative as you may like with the design and colors for your own personal welcome mat.

Photo Courtesy of EHow. Full tutorial here. 

23. DIY Light Up Jar Aquariums

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

These aquarium jars are stunning! Make your own mini aquarium with your favorite sea animals. The kids will love making these!

Photo Courtesy of The Tiptoe Fairy. Full tutorial here. 

24. DIY Fruit Fans

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Have the kids color away and design a handmade fan that will keep them super cool all summer long.

Photo Courtesy of A Girl and a Glue Gun. Full tutorial here. 

25. DIY Picnic Blankets

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

These homemade picnic blankets will always hold sentimental value. Design with your favorite fruit, flower or symbol of summer.

Photo Courtesy of Brit + Co. Full tutorial here. 

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