19 DIYs That Will Take Your Camping Trip to the Next Level
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19 DIYs That Will Take Your Camping Trip to the Next Level

We are are huge summer lovers over here at Brit HQ (then again, we’d love to meet someone who does not love summer). There’s no better time of year to throw your things in a bucket bag, pack up your car and head out of town for a little Instagrammable outdoorsy time. Of course, when you DIY your whole camping experience, it only gets that much better (and picturesque). So try rolling up your sleeves, grabbing some paint and start crafting your very own beautiful camping experience using these wonderful DIYs.

1. DIY Fabric Cozies: Whether it’s a blistering hot day or a cool night, your favorite beverage will be protected from the elements with these bright + bold fabric cozies. (via Brit + Co)

2. Basket Backpack Hack: Forget lugging all your camping goodies around on your arm or in a plastic bag. This quick hack turns any standard basket into a backpack fit to carry any and all of your grub. (via Brit + Co)

3. Portable Cornhole Set: While you might not want to lug this around when you’re hiking through the forest, this cornhole set is perfect for car camping and will keep the kids (and adults!) entertained all weekend long. (via Brit + Co)

4. DIY A-Frame Tent: The core of any good camping trip is a sturdy and pretty little tent. Especially if it looks anything like this blue wonder. (via Nalles House)

5. Homemade Sunscreen: Made with coconut and almond oils, shea butter, beeswax, zinc and carrot seed oil, this DIY sunscreen is so wonderful it’s nearly impossible to leave off your skin. (via Live Simply)

6. DIY Dopp Kit: No dude could resist a camping trip when this uber-masculine leather dopp kit is involved. It’s perfect for organizing all those manly bath + body essentials. (via Brit + Co)

7. DIY Agate Bottle Stopper: Just because you are out in the wilderness doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little class to that picnic table. Agate FTW. (via Brit + Co)

8. S’mores Kit: Get your s’mores situation in tip-top shape by putting together a kit before you even leave home. If you’re feeling extra thoughtful, make a mini kit for each friend coming along on the trip. (via Creature Comforts)

9. Picnic Blanket Game Board: Keep the activities coming as quickly as your delicious grub with this dual-purpose checkerboard/picnic blanket. (via Nellie Bellie)

10. Homemade Calamine Lotion: From poison ivy to burns, this cream is your all-in-one solution to everything less than pleasant. (via Everyday Roots)

11. Turban Headband: Come day two of your camping adventure, those locks can start to look a little wild and wacky. Keep things under control with this DIY headband. (via Brit + Co)

12. Pinecone Fire Starters: Not only do these fire starters make great gifts, but they’re also a colorful way to get the fire crackin’ and the s’mores roastin’. (via Something Turquoise)

13. DIY Lanterns: No campfire would be complete without a little mood lighting. These beautifully painted, awesomely recycled aluminum cans will brighten up your night under the stars. (via Grow Creative)

14. DIY Sunburn Relief: If you got caught up in a good book and ended up a little toastier for it, never fear! Homemade relief is here in the form of this aloe-vera-juice-based topical treatment. (via Sarah Titus)

15. Homemade Nutella: No camping trip is ever complete without a few delicious indulgences. Drizzled on s’mores, spread on graham crackers or eaten right out the jar, this homemade Nutella isn’t just tasty, it’s made from scratch. This means it’s slightly better for you than the store-bought kind… right? (via Recipe Girl)

16. No-Sew Pancho: Whether you’re in the back of a boat or sitting around the campfire, this poncho can protect you (and your phone) from the elements. (via Brit + Co)

17. Homemade Bug Repellant: Keep the pests at bay with this mixture of tea tree oil, witch hazel and your favorite essential oils. (via Brit + Co)

18. DIY Soap Pouch: Make these little soaps for each one of your camping buddies to help keep everyone so fresh and so clean all weekend long. (via Whimsy Love)

19. Personalized Camping Mugs: Nothing says camping more than enamel mugs and dishes. Add a little oomph to yours with some fun personalized messages. (via Tuts Plus)

Where are you camping this summer? Tell us (pretty please!) in the comments below.