Crafty Round Up – July 18, 2011
Remember making lemonade stands as a kid? This super cute project by Fiskars shows you how to make your own fun and crafty lemonade stand that will surely draw crowds to your yard. Kids will love this adorable project, and it’s a great thing to cool down on a hot summer day. It’s a bit of a task, but ask
your spouse or a friend for help and you can get the job done!
Using a shower curtain and a blanket, this DIY project will teach you how to make a waterproof picnic blanket that you can bring literally anywhere. Perfect for outdoor summer concerts, a day at the park, camping, the beach, ect. Sew on a strap and this blanket instantly becomes super portable and convenient. It is easy to clean and easy to carry, a summer must.
3-D Star Decorations are the ultimate “country” style decoration and are found in muted cottage colors in most décor stores. They range from large to small and are usually pretty pricey. But by upcycling a cereal box, you can create your own for free! Keep it unfinished and brown, or finish with a coat of acrylic paint and shiny sealer. This project will make a great rustic decoration, mobile, or wall fixture with a country twist.
Summer party decorations can be such a blast because there is so much room for creativity, such as this project which will make the soda cans at your summer gathering go from average to fabulous! It’s a silly, fun, quirky project that is guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces of your guests, but adorable as well. And its also super easy and reusable. This tutorial calls for using an old purse, but pick your brain for some other stuff you might have lying around that could easily work as well.
Friendship bracelets are super trendy right now, but braids and yarn get boring, which is why this “DIY meets Home Depot” project is so awesome. Using some left over hex-shaped nuts, and a simple twine to braid with you can create your own version of a $175 dollar designer bracelet by Giles and Brother for under $2. Unique, perfect for girls or gents, and really easy, this project is something you should definitely give a try.