Get creative all season long with these summer crafts for adults. You’ll find home decor, party ideas, gifts, and more! There is a little summer fun for everyone here.
Summer is almost here! With the change in season comes a fresh dose of seasonal crafts, recipes and DIY inspiration. This is the perfect time to share a list of adult crafts to keep you busy all summer long! Whenever you have some downtime, check this list and get crafting.
Summer theme ideas
The summery theme most people think of is the beach. This brings ideas including seashells, sand, the blues of the ocean, sea life and nautical crafts.
Along with the beach, you can also create crafts that are tropical in theme. This includes tropical parties, bright colors and palm trees.
In addition to tropical parties, you definitely have a lot of outdoor parties over the summer. You can create decorations for your backyard BBQ, fun games to play outdoors and lighting that will keep the party going after dark!
Hopefully, these theme ideas have you thinking about what you would like to create this summer. Get more inspiration by scrolling down to see my list of 40 summer crafts for adults…
Summer Crafts for Adults
You will love these creative summer crafts for adults! There is home decor, party ideas, gifts, and more.
Ocean Resin Art
Learn how to make ocean resin art for beginners! Even if you don’t have experience you can make this summer beach resin art for your home.
These beach letters would look perfect on your summer mantel – and are very easy to assemble with Mod Podge.
Beachy Canvas Bag
You can decorate a canvas bag with your favorite fabric in three steps! I made a fun DIY beach tote for summer pool trips. It’s SO easy!
Tropical Napkin Candles
Use dollar store supplies to make these pretty Mod Podge candles! We added a tropical flair to ours, making them perfect for summer parties.
Bohemian Layered Bracelet
This project brings together the stacked bracelet look with a fun tassel in bright, happy colors for summer. There's a fun trick for keeping this multi-strand bracelet lightweight yet very interesting - you'll want to watch the video to see how!
Clay Pot Lighthouse
Learn how to make a lighthouse out of terra cotta pots - and use it as a bird feeder. This project is easy enough for kids and perfect for summer!
Embroidered Fruit Coasters
These embroidered coasters are perfect for summer - they are themed with sweet fruit! Use cork and this easy tutorial to make them.
No-Sew Tote Appliques
Try this no-sew tote decorating – just use your favorite summery fabrics and Mod Podge to make appliqué patches!
Flower Pot Update
Decoupage fabric on terra cotta in this fun DIY flower pot project. You’ll love the transformation from boring to fun and pretty for summer plants!
Oyster Shell Mirror
Can you glue shells to wood? I think you're going to be surprised at how easy it to make this beautiful oyster mirror! Get the tips and tricks at the post.
Map Luminary Bags
Use these for parties, use these for decor, use these for lighting a walkway on summer nights . . . whatever you do with them, they are incredibly easy to make!
Zero Cost Flip Flop Update
These DIY sandals are so easy to make with Mod Podge and fabric scraps – and since I already had the fabric scraps on hand, the cost was $0.
Personalized Floppy Beach Hat
Dress up a plain floppy beach hat using your Cricut and Flock HTV (fuzzy heat transfer vinyl). You'll be the envy at the pool this year!
Beach Themed Oatmeal Soap
Make this pretty beach themed oatmeal soap with a surprise inside! It’s the perfect decor for a beachy bathroom or a coastal inspired escape.
Adjustable Beach Tent
Fashion a fun beach tent using shower curtains. It is easily adjusted as the sun moves!
Fabric Covered Notebook
If you like sewing, Amy is ready to teach you how to make a fabric covered notebook with this free pattern. She’s even added a bit of applique detail to the cover making this the perfect simple summer sewing project!
Make this DIY shell wreath easily using a wired ribbon bow. It only costs $5!
Learn how to make paper earrings from cardstock that are both sturdy and lightweight – you can create them in any shape you like and then seal with Mod Podge.
Summer Farmhouse Trees
Foam tree forms aren't just for Christmas! Sarah shows how you can decorate them to be fun summer decor.
Split Pea Wreath
Learn how to make a door wreath for summer - with split peas! This easy wreath making tutorial is perfect for beginning crafters.
Sea Shell Candles
These would make a sweet gift, or keep them for yourself as a reminder of summer or for cute beachy decor!
Tinted Starfish Mason Jars
Have you tried Mod Podge and food coloring? It's so fun to tint glass - make these simple, pretty mason jars in just a few minutes!
Fruit Kabob Stand
Take a chunky block of wood, drill some holes and get creative with paint for this fruit kabob stand. It was made for fruit at a summer BBQ, but could definitely hold cake pops, lollipops or anything on a stick!
Tie Dye Headbands from T-Shirts
Learn how to make a tie dye headband three different ways! This is such a cute fashion statement for summer.
Crochet Sunflower Coaster
Get the free crochet pattern for these adorable sunflower coasters! They are quick to make and beautiful to look at.
Nautical Napkin Rings
These simple nautical napkin rings are really easy to make, and perfect for using with colorful napkins! While they have a summer vibe, they could definitely be used the rest of the year.
These personalized sunglasses are so cool! You’ll use two methods – one with glitter and the other with paper and Dimensional Magic.
Store your personalized sunglasses from above in this trendy sunglass case! Get the free template for this heat transfer vinyl project.
A pair of flats gets a fun summer makeover with Ashley's favorite fabric. If you want to try Mod Podge shoes, these are a great place to start.
Learn how to make a cardboard sandcastle out of recycled boxes! This is such a great tutorial for a beach party in your backyard.
Fabric Beverage Holder
Make a fabric beverage holder, or koozie, using this sewing tutorial. You can make them for less than $2 each and they work for cans and bottles!
Sea Glass Bottle Decor
Repurpose your empty glass bottles from the recycling bin by transforming them into beach glass or sea glass bottles! Perfect for summer decorating or beachy decor.
Learn how to make a cool centerpiece using a pineapple! This is perfect for a summer pool party, bachelorette, wedding, and more. It's SO easy - no prior crafting skills required.
You won’t believe what this unique DIY starfish craft is REALLY made of! Learn how to make one (or 12!) to add to your beach-y summer home decor.
Bean Bag Toss
I created a DIY bean bag toss game using clay saucers and a printable. This bean bag game is easy to assemble and you’ll have a blast! Get out in your backyard with your family this summer.
Garden Hose Wreath
For less than $15 you can make a wreath that just screams summer! This is a great upcycle project.
Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Deal with your dry summer hair. This coconut oil hair mask DIY is life changing! It’s an overnight hair mask that will make your hair feel amazingly soft and help with stimulating growth as well.
Easy Embellished Sandals
Embellish your sandals the easy way with an unexpected item - hot glue! Take a simple pair of shoes from boring to fabulous.
Mosquito Repellent Candles
Keep those annoying pests away with these candles that also make pretty outdoor candles!
Give your garden good luck and ward off evil with these easy DIY gazing balls. I love the bright colors!
Do you have any good summer crafts for adults to add to this list? Share them in the comments below. Then check out these other great crafts adults will enjoy: