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Super Cool Summer Crafts to Beat the Heat!

Does the heat have you down? Bust out the Mod Podge and complete one of these 15 decoupage summer crafts. Fun for adults or for kids!

Super Cool Summer Crafts with Mod Podge!

The first day of summer was just a few days ago – and boy am I noticing it! Mosquitoes, humidity and lots of sweat. Yes, I live in the south! I hope you live in a place that isn’t quite so hot . . . though I will say that the heat makes sno-cones that much more refreshing.

Summer Craft Ideas

If you are looking to avoid the heat and get a little crafty in the A/C, may I suggest one of these 15 decoupage projects to kick your summer off?

There are a variety of summer crafts from beachwear to home decor to some great recycled crafts. Do you want to see the projects? Just scroll down – you are going to love them!

1. Alter a Cowboy Hat

mod podge and fabric cowboy hat

Show off your personality by altering a cowboy hat to wear on the beach! Great for music festivals, too. Very easy to do with fabric and Mod Podge.

2. Summer Letter Set

decoupage summer letter set

This summer letter set is perfect with its cheery and bright papers – and that watermelon “U” kills me!

3. Customize Your Sunglasses

These personalized sunglasses are so cool! You'll use two methods - one with glitter and the other with paper and Dimensional Magic.

Learn how to decorate inexpensive sunglasses with glitter, paper, and Dimensional Magic.

4. Outdoor Drink Holder

DIY outdoor drink holder

There’s nothing like sitting in a lounge chair and reading during the summer. This outdoor drink holder keeps your beverage right nearby.

5. Flip Flop Refashion

Mod Podge flip flops refashion

I love Morena’s custom flip flop idea, because you can buy a cheapy pair and make them your own.

6. Split Pea Summer Wreath

DIY dollar store wreath for summer

If you’re looking for an EASY DIY summer wreath, this is your project! This summer craft uses dollar store supplies.

7. Bean Bag Toss

DIY bean bag toss game using Mod Podge Outdoor

Inspired by my childhood, 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!

8. Nautical Canvases

Nautical wall art

Are you inspired by seaworthy decor? This nautical wall art is easy to make with Mod Podge – and uses a fun color palette.

9. Decoupage Picnic Table

Mod Podge picnic table makeover

Makeover a plain kids picnic table with furniture Mod Podge and decorative papers.

10. Make a Wooden Watermelon

DIY watermelon summer crafts

This cutesy watermelon craft can easily be made using scrap wood!

11. Beach in a Box

Make a beach in a box

Can’t get to the beach this summer? It’s okay – keep this on your desk for inspiration!

12. Outdoor Chair Makeover

DIY outdoor chair revamp

You won’t believe how worn this chair was in the “before” – but Vivienne totally turned it around!

13. BEACH Letters

Make a fun project for summer! This DIY letter beach craft would look perfect on your mantel - and it's very easy to assemble with Mod Podge.

Make a fun project for summer! This DIY letter beach craft would look perfect on your mantel – and it’s very easy to assemble with Mod Podge.

14. No Sew Tote

This summer tote is so easy to decorate - just use your favorite fabrics and Mod Podge to make appliqué patches! Learn how to make it your own.

Try this no-sew tote decorating – just use your favorite fabrics and Mod Podge to make appliqué patches! Learn how to make it your own.

15. Lighthouse Bird Feeder

DIY clay pot lighthouse

Learn how to make a lighthouse bird feeder using terra cotta pots! This clay pot lighthouse is so easy that even kids can make it. So fun for summer!


Do you love these summer crafts? I’d love to know your favorites – especially with Mod Podge – in the comments!

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Thursday 26th of June 2014

LOVE that fabric embellished cowboy hat! Tooooo cute!