Does the heat have you down? Bust out the Mod Podge and complete one of these unique and fun summer crafts. Fun for adults or for kids!
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.
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? If you like sand and seashells, you might love these cute projects.
There are a variety of summer crafts from beachwear to home decor to some great recycled crafts. Do you want to see the ideas? Just scroll down – you are going to love them!
You're going to love these summer craft ideas that are easy enough for both kids and adults! Get over 30 cute projects to beat the heat.
DIY Flower Pot
Learn how to decoupage a flower pot with fabric and Mod Podge. Perfect for plants to look pretty during the summer, or for gifting!
Mod Podge Candles with Tropical Napkins
Use dollar store supplies to make these pretty Mod Podge candles! We added a tropical flair to ours, making them perfect for parties.
Clay Pot Lighthouse
Learn how to make a lighthouse out of terra cotta pots - and use it as a bird feeder. This looks great on a porch or patio.
Easy American Flag DIY Lanterns
These American flag DIY lanterns are perfect for the 4th of July or other summer celebrations! Mason jar lanterns are super simple and inexpensive.
DIY Magnets with a Nautical Theme
These DIY magnets are SO easy to make with decoupage medium and scrapbook paper! They have a fun summer theme and make great gifts.
Beach Letters Are the Ultimate Summer Craft
Make a fun project for summer! These beach letters would look perfect on your mantel - and are very easy to assemble with Mod Podge.
No-Sew Tote Decorating with Mod Podge
Try this summer craft! Easy no-sew tote decorating - just use your favorite fabrics and Mod Podge to make appliqué patches! Learn how to make it your own.
Learn how to make custom sunglasses the easy way! Learn how to personalize your frames with Mod Podge.
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.
Lazy Susan Makeover Anyone Can Do (So Easy!)
Add a nautical touch to your kitchen with this easy IKEA lazy susan makeover! Use a stencil to create a unique design, then seal and display.
DIY 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!
How to Alter a Cowboy Hat with Mod Podge and Fabric
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.
This Beach Fairy Garden is a Mini Oasis
Create your own beach fairy garden and bring a sense of seaside enchantment to your home or outdoor space. It's so easy to put together!
Paper Earrings that Look Like Seashells
Learn how to make paper earrings that are both sturdy and lightweight - you can create them in any shape you like! Seal with Mod Podge.
These Mason Jar Candle Holders Are Boho Chic
Use Mod Podge and food coloring to turn make these pretty mason jar candle holders. This project is so easy, anyone can do it!
Decoupage Flower Pots with Pretty Napkins
Learn how to decoupage flower pots using napkins and Mod Podge! This easy craft adds beauty to your home decor. Also makes a great gift.
Mason Jar Lanterns
Use glass paint to create these mason jar lanterns with a faux beach glass theme. These look gorgeous with tea lights inside!
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.
Summer Wreath with Split Peas
If you’re looking for an EASY DIY summer wreath, this is your project! This summer craft uses dollar store supplies.
How to Embellish Sandals
Learn how to embellish sandals using a unique technique that is REALLY easy! Take a simple pair of shoes from boring to fabulous.
Wood Watermelon for Summer Decor
This cutesy watermelon craft can easily be made using scrap wood! I love this cute idea for summer decorating.
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!
DIY Nautical Wall Art
Are you inspired by seaworthy decor? This DIY nautical wall art is easy to make with Mod Podge - and uses a fun color palette.
Styrofoam Starfish Craft in Four Simple Steps
You won't believe what this unique starfish craft is REALLY made of! Learn how to make one (or 12!) to add to your beach-y home decor.
Learn how to make these cork coasters and seal them with Mod Podge! This is such an easy project.
Outdoor Chair Makeover
You won't believe how worn this chair was in the "before" - but Vivienne totally turned it around with a bit of fabric and paint! You can makeover outdoor chairs this summer using her tutorial.
DIY Garden Markers
Learn how to make these cute garden markers with mason jar lids and Mod Podge! I have a free printable for you, too.
Cardboard Sandcastle for a Unique Beach Party
Learn how to make a cardboard sandcastle out of recycled boxes! This is such a great tutorial for a party or anywhere you need a cool castle.
Decorate a Canvas Bag with Fabric
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!
How to Make a Fairy Garden
Want to learn how to make a fairy garden this summer? This DIY fairy garden uses clay pots and takes only four steps! Click for the how-to.
Flip Flop Refashion with Fabric Scraps
I love Morena's custom flip flop idea, because you can buy a cheap-y pair and make them your own.
Rainbow Picnic Table
Makeover a plain kids picnic table with furniture Mod Podge and decorative papers. This is such a cute project, and you can use either fabric or paper to get the desired result.
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.
Do you love these summer crafts? I’d love to know your favorites – especially with Mod Podge – in the comments! Also please take a look at these other project posts:
The summer kitchen girls
Thursday 26th of June 2014
LOVE that fabric embellished cowboy hat! Tooooo cute!