What to Make This Weekend: Cactus Sneakers, a Placemat Clutch + More
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What to Make This Weekend: Cactus Sneakers, a Placemat Clutch + More

Oh hey there, three-day weekend! We’ve been waiting for you. With Labor Day just a few days away, we definitely have some pool chillin’ and BBQing planned. But until then, we’re all about using all our extra time to get making. Whether you’re in need of a quick wardrobe update or a Labor Day DIY, here are 10 projects to make before Monday’s (er, wait… Tuesday’s) return.

1. Handmade Apron: Keep your clothes looking nice while you get cooking this weekend. Need to jam out to some tunes while you bake that American flag cake? This apron has a secret pocket made just for your phone.

2. Placemat Clutch: Found a cool placemat you love but have no use for it? Think again. Transform the kitchen staple into a clutch – no sewing required. (via Damask Love)

3. Tapestry Bracelet: If you’ve already totally mastered the whole weaving thing, here is a fun way to wear it all day.

4. DIY Flower Box: Put those blooms on display with this rustic and easy-to-make case. (via Weibi)

5. Gold Leaf Statement Necklace: This super easy hack takes a basic beaded necklace and transforms it into a luxe-looking statement piece. Don’t want to source all the materials? Snag our kit and save yourself some time.

6. Taco Letter Holder: Make every day Taco Tuesday with this playful letter holder made with some clay and paint. (via Studio DIY)

7. Lawn Dominos: In need of a new fun lawn game for your Labor Day shindig? These lawn dominos are a quick(ish) project that your kids can totally help you with. (via Brit + C0)

8. Open Shelving Unit: Create this shelving/desk unit for the ultimate small-space hack. It’s a desk, bookshelf and store all in one. (via NP Dodge)

9. Emoji Magnets: Forget alphabet magnets — here’s the millennial version. (via Popcorn and Chocolate)

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