DIY Summer Projects For the Best Summer Ever!

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Are you looking for some summer projects? Here are some super easy and fun projects the whole family will love.

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Are you looking for some summer projects?  Here are some super easy and fun DIYs the whole family will love.

I think we all agree summer break is the best time of the year. You don’t have to go on a big lavish vacation somewhere to enjoy the warm weather of the summer months. We love spending as much time in our outdoor areas as possible and having a great time together as a family. Here are some easy summer diys that will help you create the best summer ever!

Summer Projects! (1) freeze aloe

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Sunburn Relief

Squeeze Aloe Vera into ice cube trays and freeze.

Pop one out and rub it on sunburned skin for relief.

Summer Projects! (3) create a pocket towel

Pocket Beach Towel

Fold up the bottom of a beach towel and hot glue sections/pockets. Place items in the pockets like sunscreen, glasses, a book, a phone, etc. Roll up and take it with you to the pool/beach. 

Added tip – add a couple of clothespins. This is a great way to clip your beach towel onto your lounge chair.

Summer Projects! (4) freeze water bottles for coolers

Non-Messy Cooler Ice

Freeze several water bottles and place them in your cooler to keep items cold. As it melts it does not leave a mess and you’ll have cold water to drink. Place your sandwiches, cold drinks, napkins, and plates… on top. This is the best way to keep things cold and dry.

Summer Projects! (5) bug repellent candle

Bug Repellent Candle/Torches

We love our outdoor spaces, but not the bugs that come with them. Place bug-repellent citronella into recycled jars. Make a hole in the lid by hammering a punch into the lid. Cut a tiki torch replacement wick to fit your jar and slide it through the lid. Light it up and you have a bug-repellent candle.

Summer Projects! (6) table top fire

Table Top Fire

I had a hurricane candle holder that didn’t have the glass anymore. I placed some Dollar Tree sand in the center and added some rocks for decoration. I placed a recycled tuna can in the center and filled it with hand sanitizer. When you light it – the alcohol inside is what’s burning and it burns clean. You could alternatively burn rubbing alcohol.

Summer Projects! (7) add baskets to tomato cages

SUMMER PROJECTs with kids in mind

Backyard Frisbee Golf

Place Dollar Tree laundry baskets into tomato cages and place them around your yard.

Take turns throwing a Frisbee into the different Frisbee golf baskets on your course.

Summer Projects! (9) poke holes in a 2 liter bottle

Pop Bottle Sprinkler For Kids/Yard & Garden Sprinkler

Poke holes into a recycled 2 liter pop bottle.

Onto the pop bottle screw on a 3/4″ swivel hose adapter and attach the other end onto a hose.

Turn the water on to determine the amount of spray out of the bottle. Use as a sprinkler for the kids, water flower beds, yards, and gardens.

Slip & Slide

Place a tarp down onto the yard – any size and shape (depending on who is using it). Stake it down with tent stakes. Place your pop bottle sprinkler near the top of the tarp. Use it as a slip and slide.

Water Pinata

Here’s an additional project to help you beat the heat. Place a hanging plant hook onto a tree. Place a plastic bag of your choice (grocery/trash) onto the hook. Fill with water. Add a blindfold, spin, and let everyone take turns hitting the pinata with any type of bat or broom handle.

Summer Projects! (14) outdoor movie night

SUMMER PROJECTs for Family Time

Outdoor Movie

Hang up a shower curtain, set up some lawn chairs, and watch a movie using an inexpensive movie projector & DVD player. I got my projector on Black Friday for $40!

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  1. You knocked this one out of the park! Budget friendly and family fun!!!
    Happy summer,

    1. You’re so sweet Kippi, thank you so very much!

  2. Naomie Moore says:

    Wow! I want to come play at your house. All super cute and easy. Will certainly try the soda bottle trick, the dogs and I will love it. Many thanks. ❀??

    1. Thanks you Naomie and I LOVE that you’ll make the sprinkler for the dogs! Genius!!! Hugs my friend πŸ™‚

  3. Such clever tips and how fun it would be to come play at your house! I am going to pass some of these tips along. Visiting from #Senisal

    1. Thank you so much and I’m thrilled you like the ideas. Thanks for passing them along πŸ™‚

  4. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

    1. You’re the best Marilyn, thank you so much!

  5. Such excellent ideas! I really could have used one of the frozen aloe vera cubes this weekend. I got sunburned at tte motorcycle races.

    1. Thank you Michelle and I’m so sorry to hear that. It’s terrible when we accidentally get those burns… now you’ll have a tip for when you might need it – but I hope you don’t need it πŸ˜‰

  6. Great fun ideas Chas. Hope you are doing well.

    1. Thank you so much Sandi. Yes, doing okay, still a little fatigue lingering but not bad. I’m trying to catch up – got my house clean today, huge job but makes me feel much better πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so very much Marilyn, I appreciate it.

  7. Wonderful summer ideas, Chas. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s!

    1. Thank you so much Ann, and thanks for a great party πŸ™‚

  8. These are such wonderful ideas! We’ve got a family reunion this weekend and I’m going to have the grandkids play frisbee golf and do a water piΓ±ata! And, I think that I’ll whip up some aloe vera ice cubes because I’m sure somebody will get a sun burn!

    I’m featuring this at our Party in Your PJs link party tonight. Thanks for being a regular participant and sharing your awesome ideas!

    1. Oh my goodness Nina, thank you so much. I’m so flattered you’ll be using some of these ideas. Please let me know how they go and I’d love to hear about all the fun you’ll be having. Thanks for a great party and I’ll see you at the next one πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks for sharing on the Classy Flamingos. You have shared some really fun ideas.

    1. Thank you so much Linda and I’m so glad you think so. Have a great week.

  10. Brilliant! Amazing! All these things to do are so well done! I cant wait to try them. You out did yourself Chas….as always!

    1. You are so very sweet friend, thank you so much!

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