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Five Trendy Summer DIY Projects

Trendy DIY Summer Projects Shibori, Macrame, Embroidery Hoop Wreaths, Watercolors, Seashell Art


It’s summer, and it’s HOT! If you are like me and just can’t tolerate the sweltering heat, humidity and hot summer sun, you might have to spend a lot of time indoors. Fortunately there are many ways to beat the boredom by keeping creative indoors. Here are five trendy summer DIY projects and crafts to try. *This post contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content.


1. Macrame

10 DIY Macrame Projects - I LOVE the macrame tank top and the curtain!

Via Darice

Everything old is new again, and macrame is all the rage! From wall hangings to plant holders to jewlery, there are plenty of DIY macrame projects that even beginners can make.


If I was quicker at macrame, I would love to make one like this. Handwoven Macrame Table Runner -

via Anthropologie



DIY Macrame kit DIY Macrame wall hanging kit

Brio9 Macrame kit (Wall Hanging)


2. Tie Dye/ Shibori

Tie Dyeing is the perfect summer activity you can do at home in the backyard. So many options and patterns to make, the possibilities are endless!

via Tie Dye Your Summer

Tie dye seems especially summery with all the bright colors and designs. I am making a couple of tie dye t-shirts and a swim suit cover up this week for our beach vacation in two weeks. Kids and adults alike love making tie dye shirts, so be social and have a few friends over for a tie dye t-shirt making party!

Tulip 34723 One-Step Tie Dye Party Kit


indigo dye dish towel tutorial on

Via Alice and Lois


I can’t wait to try out the chic and trendy shibori tie dye technique using Rit indigo dye.



Have you ever tried Shibori Indigo Dyeing? Check out this DIY shibori drop cloth pillow! The possibilities are endless! Try it out!

via Twelve on Main


3. Seashell Art

DIY Seashell Heart Shadowbox

via Living Porpoisefully

I love sea shells, and I am always look for fun ways to display them. I am creating a shadow box using some of the beautiful shells we collected from last year’s vacation. I love the idea of grouping a collection of sea shell shadow boxes on the wall as art.


Pick a theme and run with it

Via Redbook Mag


4. Watercolor Projects

DIY Watercolor Art (The Easy Way) Make your own watercolors even with no experience painting! -- Tatertots and Jello #DIY #art

via Tater Tots and Jello


Watercolor art is also very trendy right now. There are plenty of easy tutorials online for beginners, often with printables.


DIY Watercolor Greeting Cards |

via Wandaleur

If you are always needing greeting cards at the last minute, summer is a great time to create handmade greeting cards that you can have in your stash. These beautiful watercolor note cards can be personalized for any occasion and look so fun to make!


5. DIY Hoop Wreaths


Hi there, friends!  By popular demand, here is a simple DIY tutorial on these cheap and charming embroidery hoop wreaths!  This project doesn't cost much, and yet it makes a big statement--make just one for your front door, a trio of wreaths to hang as an indoor mobile, or, if you're feeling

via Cotton Stem

Embroidery hoop wreaths are so trendy right now, especially for boho chic, farmhouse and fixer upper style homes. These wreaths are so simple to make! For a summer wreath try using simple  faux greenery such as ferns, succulents, or air plants. You can find embroidery hoop wreath making supplies at any craft story or order from online retailers such as



via House by Hoff

Can you believe it’s already the first week of July? Summer is flying by and I want to try ALL of these crafts! Today I am getting started on the tie dye t-shirt for the beach, and hopefully I will have a post to share with you next week.

Which of these trendy summer crafts have you tried already? Are any of these on your summer craft to-do list? I love hearing from you!

Thanks for visiting today!

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  • Reply Tiffany

    What a great round-up! I love the shibori towels, I may have to try those:)

    July 6, 2018 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Roseann Hampton

    Who knew all those embroidery hoops I used for embroidery could actually be used for art! Loving the macrame – I used to do that as a teenager! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

    July 13, 2018 at 6:18 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      It seems that in crafts and decor everything old is new again! Thanks for hosting The Blogger’s Pit Stop each week. Have a great summer!

      July 20, 2018 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    What fun ideas! It makes me smile that macramé is back in. 🙂 I have an 8 year old granddaughter that is loving tie dye right now. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    July 15, 2018 at 12:11 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I have been in such a mood to try tie-dye again. I spilled coffee all over my pretty white bathing suit cover up at the beach. I was going to throw it away, but then I thought I should just tie-dye it. It has a hippie-bohemian look with bell sleeves and lace, so it will probably look really groovy tie-dyed!

      July 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Karren Haller

    I love to see that macrame has made its way to the front of crafts, such an art!!
    Thank you for sharing last week!!
    This week I am featuring on #OMHGWW Linky Party
    It has been shared on Pinterest and will be shared on Instagram.
    Hope you have a great week!

    July 16, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      HI Karren, thanks so much for the feature and for hosting each week!

      July 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply The Taylors

    Thank you so much for sharing our DIY Seashell Heart! What a fun round-up — such happy vibes of summer! Love, love, LOVE! 🙂

    August 19, 2018 at 12:03 pm
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