What to Make This Weekend: An Instagram Memory Game, Hammock Chair + More
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What to Make This Weekend: An Instagram Memory Game, Hammock Chair + More

According to the New York Times, the traffic over the course of this upcoming holiday weekend is expected to be the worst Memorial Day traffic in 10 years. Yikes. The beach sounds fun, but not three hours to go 50 miles kind of fun. If you don’t have any major plans for Saturday, Sunday or Monday, we say stay put and start making. Savor all of your extra downtime by creating one (or a few) of these fun afternoon projects. Whether you’re looking to amp up an old beach accessory, take your weekly game night to the next level or create an easy addition to your wardrobe, here are 10 projects to tackle before Tuesday’s return.

1. Painted Straw Tote: If you have an old straw bag that could use an upgrade, all you need is a few different paint colors. Make it really pop by attaching some giant pom-poms. (via Designed Improvised)

2. Colorful Blanket Revamp: Find a vibrant blanket at the thrift store you’re looking to repurpose? Use it to create a throw pillow, beach bag, bracelet or pair of shorts. (via Brit + Co)

3. Succulent Ring: Forget the corsages — dress up your bridal party with these adorably tiny succulent rings. (via Succulents and Sunshine)

4. Watercolor Art: Whether you’re creating wall art or handmade cards, this simple hack will make your creations look super professional. (via Brit + Co)

5. Wooden Hanging Planter: Here’s a no-fuss way to incorporate hanging plants into your home. Leave the wood plain for a minimal look or add some color blocking for extra dimension. (via Fall For DIY)

6. Instagram Memory Game: Put a fun spin on the classic memory card game by using photos from your own Instagram! Make this as a gift for a friend and then make another copy to keep for yourself. (via Lovely Indeed)

7. Hello Doormat: While it might look complicated, this fun doormat will cost you next to nothing. (via Bob Vila)

8. Simple Summer Skirt: Whether you’re a sewing newbie or just looking for a quick and fun project, this gathered skirt is an easy way to add a warm-weather piece to your wardrobe. (via Purl Bee)

9. Book Clock: Pay tribute to your favorite novel by grabbing an old copy and transforming it into a unique, handmade piece of home decor. (via Domestically Blissful)

10. Hammock Chair: Who needs a reading nook when you can make one of these? Remake this using a weatherproof fabric for a nice outdoor oasis just in time for summer. (via A Beautiful Mess)

Do you have any projects planned for the weekend? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.