What to Make This Weekend: Sequin Beach Bag, Confetti Poppers and More
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What to Make This Weekend: Sequin Beach Bag, Confetti Poppers and More

Now that you’ve finished making your super thoughtful Father’s Day present, (and if you haven’t, check out these last-minute experience gifts for Dad), you can spend this weekend’s allotted craft time on something just for y-o-u. Below, you’ll find some super simple DIYs to help you get in the summer spirit, including beach swag, colorful serving trays and easy ways to make your home smell like summer. Whether you’re looking for a quick afternoon craft or a more intensive undertaking like DIY-ing a foyer out of nothing, here are 10 projects to tackle before Monday’s return.

1. DIY Sequin Beach Bag: Bring on the mermaid vibes by jazzing up a plain straw tote bag with some serious sequins. This is the perfect DIY to personalize last year’s summer accessories with a bright new beach-inspired pun. (via Studio DIY)

2. DIY Confetti Poppers: Oooh, hey sparkles! New Year’s shouldn’t be the only time you get to blow off some confetti. Make a batch of these Independence Day-themed poppers for your big Fourth of July shindig. Personalize them with gold lettering and a good ol’ dose of gold ombre paint. (via Brit + Co)

3. DIY Balloon Dipped Citronella Candles: Nothing kills an outdoor dinner party faster than a bug infestation. Before you hang those icky bug traps, light up a few of these color-dipped citronella candles. It’s super easy to make an all-natural wax candle with essential oils and the balloon-dipped look is an easy way to add color without busting out the paint. (via Sugar & Cloth)

4. DIY Foyer: Yes, you read that right. With a coat or two of paint and a cute wall-mounted shelf, even you small-space dwellin’ peeps can get an honest to goodness foyer. If you’ve got a wall, you can DIY a foyer, and finally give your sunglasses and purse a place to live. (via Brit + Co)

5. DIY Tropical Leather Bound Notebooks: Whether you’re keeping track of your summer reading list or your packing list for that glamping trip you’re planning, you can’t go wrong with a tropical-themed notebook. DIY your own palm leaf stamp and apply liberally to the front and back of this leather bound journal. (via Fall for DIY)

6. DIY Camera Strap: Your camera is going to be by your side for every summer party, so make sure you’ve got a good handle on it. This DIY braided camera strap makes it easy to keep your camera on hand next time you go on a summer adventure. If you can’t refuse a good pun, use alphabet beads to add a photography-themed pun like “Oh Snap!” and “Oh Shoot!” (via Brit + Co)

7. DIY Essential Oil Diffuser: The best part about DIY-ing versus buying is that you can play perfumer and personalize the scent exactly to your taste. In the mood for something citrus? Try a sweet orange and peppermint blend. Need some relaxation? Go for something with lavender or rose. (via A Beautiful Mess)

8. DIY Custom Cut Acrylic Serving Board: Whether you’re serving up boozy gummy bears or a fairy floss dessert, you can never have too many serving trays. Acrylic is the perfect material for this project because it’s easy to cut. The colorful trays bring a solid color boost, and they’re super easy to clean when the party is over. (via Sugar & Cloth)

9. DIY Color Block Sunny Succulent Garden: Whether you’re rocking an indoor garden or you’re looking for a way to spruce up your outdoor planters, color blocking is the obvious option. The best part about this DIY is that it utilizes spray-and-peel paint, which means you can switch up the color every season if you wish. (via I Spy DIY)

10. DIY Watercolor Beach Tote: To be fair, this tutorial is so easy you’ll be giving any and every white thing you own a watercolor makeover. Whether you’re in need of a new beach blanket, a colorful beach bag or some new swag, this watercolor look has you covered. (via Brit + Co)

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