What to Make This Weekend: DIY Lava Lamps, Pineapple Cutting Board + More
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What to Make This Weekend: DIY Lava Lamps, Pineapple Cutting Board + More

Oh hey there, three-day weekend! There’s sure to be some pool chillin’ (with drink floats close at hand) and Labor Day parties on the agenda this Monday, but until then, you can use all that extra time to get making. Below you’ll find some super simple DIYs to help get you in a vacay frame of mind, as well as some other fun projects like colorful lava lamps and a hanging hammock for your cat. So 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, make that… Tuesday’s) return.

1. DIY Anthro Pineapple Cutting Board: A chic serving tray can be the final touch to those gorgeous macarons you’ve cooked up, but sometimes it’s hard to find a piece that matches your style with your budget. DIY your own faux marble and wood cutting board to give your next party trend points and fill that pineapple-shaped hole in your heart. (via Brit + Co)

2. DIY Lava Lamps: Everyone loves a good throwback, and you can’t beat the colorful, bubbly goodness of a lava lamp. If you need a cheery bit of desk decor, DIY a lava lamp or two in your fave colors. (via Aww, Sam)

3. DIY Chic Bento Box: Doesn’t matter whether you’re heading back to school, back to work or out for a picnic: These are the chic lunch boxes you need in your life. All you have to do is fill them with your favorite snacks, wrap the silicon band around the box and get ready for some glam snacking. (via Sugar & Cloth)

4. DIY Watercolor Ink Blot Pillows: Don’t read too much into these ink blot pillows, but they will definitely be a snazzy conversation starter, whether you add them to your couch or bed. Anyone else see Lisa Frank-esque tigers and bears peeking out through the watercolor blotches? (via A Kailo Chic Life)

5. DIY Swing Shelf: It’s always nice to find a workspace hack that will save you major moola and that you can pull together easily for almost zero dollars. Whether you need a new shelf to show off your air plant collection or a space for your pens and notebooks, all you need is a piece of cord and wood to recreate this $108 Anthro shelf. (via Brit + Co)

6. DIY Shooting Star Shaker Card: Time to stock up on stamps, because you’re gonna want to send one of these glitter cards to all your BFFs. Grab your favorite pens, some glitter and download this free printable to let your besties know that they’re superstars. (via Make and Tell)

7. DIY Desk Organizer: Gear up for a busy work week or school semester by storing all your pens, pencils and scissors in this colorful pen caddy. In the spirit of back-to-school readiness, put together this simple DIY back-to-school desk organizer and get those dozens of pens organized once and for all. (via Lovely Indeed)

8. DIY Vibrant Floral Photo Pillows: Take your love of succulents to a plush level. Mix and match these photo pillows for a housewarming gift or a student trying to decorate a tiny dorm room. And who says you have to stop at florals? A flat lay of your favorite donuts might be just what your bedroom is missing. (via A Beautiful Mess)

9. DIY IKEA Hack Cat Hammock: Celebrate your furry BFF with an adorable hammock that just so happens to be a killer IKEA hack too. For this cat hammock, use any side table with wood legs and a piece of SOMMAR fabric. Once you’re finished, hold your breath and see if kitty will grace it with her presence. (via Enter My Attic)

10. DIY Pillowcase Dress: If you’re looking for an easy sewing project, this dress was made for you. Literally, you probably already have all the materials needed to make this dress. Just hack a pillowcase (yep, you read that right) into a chic shift dress with three cuts and three stitches. Watch out linen closet — this sewing hack is downright addicting. (via Brit + Co)

What are you looking forward to making this weekend? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative! And follow us on Pinterest for even more fun DIY ideas.