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Great Ideas — 24 DIY Summertime Projects!!

My kids got out of school for Summer on Friday.


Here are some awesome ideas to make this summer – from food to DIY, painted projects to crafts and more!! 

24 summer projects

Be sure to click on the link below each picture to go to the complete tutorial! 

summer activity jars

Summer Activity Jars @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Stenciled Outdoor Rug @ 52 Mantels


Covered Potting Bench @ DesignDreams by Anne


S’mores Bar Display @ A Pumpkin and a Princess


Restaurant Style Strawberry Lemonade @ Free Time Frolics


Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets @ Mama Miss


Strawberry Nutella Pretzel Bites @ Wine and Glue


Mod Geocruiser Quilt @ That Looks Like It Needs Stitches


Topsy Turvy Herb Garden @ Keep Calm and Decorate


Pallet Garden Path @ Daisy Mae Belle


DIY Starfish Garland @ A Little Claireification


Rain Barrel How To @ Two Twenty One


Simple Slipknot Napkin Rings @ Lemon Tree Dwelling


Miniature HerbGarden @ Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss


Sew Easy Cushion Covers @ Confessions of a Serial DIYer


Herb Garden with Love @ Saving 4 Six

easy driftwood mirror

Easy Driftwood Mirror @ The Wood Grain Cottage


DIY Wine Cork Plant Markers @ The Happier Homemaker


Building a Pergola @ That’s What Che Said


My Backyard Playhouse @ Daisy Mae Belle


DIY Mason Jar Straw Lids @ That’s What Che Said

adirondack chair makeover

Adirondack Chair Makeover @ Embracing Change

teriyaki chicken kabobs

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs @ Tastes Better From Scratch


DIY Metal Stamped Spoons @ Practically Functional
Check out all the projects linked up to this week’s Wrap-Up
And don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway!
I’m giving away my favorite crafting tool – a Silhouette Portrait!
PLUS there’s a special going on for TT&J readers – all you have to do is use the code TATER at checkout!
Here’s how to win a Silhouette Portrait:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Link your ideas up to the party and enter to win!! 

Have a Happy Saturday!! 



  1. Woo Hoo! Thanks so much for including my playhouse and pallet path among the features! Life to the full! Melissa

  2. Kourtnie Roberts says:

    I want to swing to make pallet signs!!!!

  3. Thanks for featuring our activity jars!

  4. Great round up, Jen! Thanks so much for including my DIY rain barrel!

  5. Thanks for featuring my Strawberry Lemonade. Loving all the features. I may need to try a few!

  6. all great ideas! thank you for all you do

  7. What a fun round-up! Thanks for including my stenciled rug!!

  8. I love to host parties and this would make tons of creative decorations!

  9. Thank you for featuring my topsy turvy herb garden! I hope you have a great week. :)

  10. I want to make everything on here..today:) great ideas

  11. Thanks so much Jen for featuring my Pergola Build and my Mason Jar Lids! I appreciate! I hope you are having a great weekend!! xoxo

  12. Thank you so much for featuring my Strawberry Nutella Pretzel Bites!! Have a great weekend, Jen!

  13. Wow Jen what an amazing round up of great projects and ideas!! Thank you so much for featuring my Starfish Garland! So sweet! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Claire

  14. These are amazing Jen- always so many creative ideas each week. Love seeing all the awesome projects people are doing.

  15. Thanks so much for the feature! Have an excellent weekend!!

  16. THANK YOU for sharing my driftwood mirror. There are so many amazing ideas!
    Thanks for hosting every week! :)

  17. This would be awesome to make some signs for around the house!

  18. Great giveaway! I shared it on my Twitter page…https://mobile.twitter.com/mrslmoore24/status/343343397999890432

  19. Thank you for including my wine cork plant markers Jen! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  20. Thanks for including my outdoor cushion covers in this fun summer round up! Hope you are getting nice weather for your weekend!

  21. These are all so cute! Thanks for featuring my mini herb garden, Jen!

  22. Thank you for featuring my chairs!