Brit + Co Logo

Looking for sweet cookie recipes,

the latest fashion trends and inspo,

or a way to up your calligraphy game?

We'll help you find something amazing ✨

19 DIYs That Will Make Your Next Beach Trip Better

Summertime means the living is easy, and that includes many hours of lazing on the beach. With all that vitamin D and the salty scent of the sea, there are lots of happy vibes bouncing around on the sand. And while the beach doesn’t always bring DIY projects to mind, trust that there are tons of ways to make your beach ventures even better. Check out these 19 sweet ways to have even more fun in the sun.

1. Cover-up: Be cute and covered with this pretty pom pom coverup. This makes for a great outfit for a walk along the shore or while mowing down your post-swim ice cream cone. (via Merrick’s Art)

2. Tote Bag: Bored with your plain ol’ canvas tote? Keep all of your essentials contained with one of these cute (and gilded!) bags. (via Brit + Co)

3. Aluminum Chair: While we love our tried-and-true beach chairs, some of them might need some love. Give that seat a whole new look with colorful string and a little bit of patience. (via A Beautiful Mess)

4. Pom Pom Bikini: Update a basic bikini with a fun trim, like these pom poms. We bet tassels and sequins could be applied in the same manner. (via A Pair and a Spare)

5. Blanket Shorts Makeover: Reuse that worn-down beach blanket by tricking out some old shorts. Paired with a simple tank, these will have you ready to strut along the boardwalk in style. (via Brit + Co)

6. Roll-up Towel: Like to pack light? We get it. Keep things simple with a homemade roll-up towel, complete with straps. Impromptu trips to the beach just got a whole lot easier. (via Design Sponge)

7. Beaded Sunglasses: Take plain black sunnies to new levels with intricate beading. With plenty of color schemes and pattern options to create, the possibilities really are endless. (via Free People)

8. T-Shirt Cover-up: Take an old tee and make this chic, no-sew beach cover-up. All you need to do is throw on some flip flops and you’re good to go. (via Brit + Co)

9. Donut Hat: Do we even have to discuss why a donut hat is necessary? Bring fun in the sun to new levels with a whimsical topper. (via Studio DIY)

10. Skort: This skort looks like it knows how to party. Take it back to your younger days with this throwback that’s making a comeback. (via Brit + Co)

11. Wet Swimsuit Bag: Don’t let your swimsuit dampen everything else in your beach tote. Make this bag exclusively for your bikini and throw it right in the wash when you hit home. (via Alice & Lois)

12. Turban Headband: Heading out in the evening? Keep beach hair at bay with a cute turban headband that takes only 15 minutes to make. (via Brit + Co)

13. Painted Blanket: Amplify your Insta pics with a stunning painted blanket. Instant backdrop? We heart that. (via A Subtle Revelry)

14. Fanny Pack: This is totally not your grandma’s favorite accessory anymore. Keep your phone, keys and wallet handy with an adorable watermelon fanny pack. (via Brit + Co)

15. Polka Dot Floppy Hat: Protect your face from UV rays and look adorable while doing so with a polka dot floppy hat. Try alternating dot colors for a more vibrant look. (via Sugar & Cloth)

16. Picnic Basket Backpack: Turn a plain ol’ basket into a wearable picnic backpack. No need to lug a huge cooler around anymore. (via Brit + Co)

17. Caftan: Make a simple tunic with a teensy pop of color for an easy-to-wear boardwalk outfit. Three cheers for being cute and comfy. (via The Purl Bee)

18. Embroidered Flip Flops: Keep those inexpensive flip flops from giving you blisters by wrapping them in yarn for a healthy dose of color and some cozy toesie protection. (via Brit + Co)

19. Glittered Sunnies: Sunshine and sparkles is always a winning combination. Shine bright with these glittery shades. (via A Beautiful Mess)

What are your beach day essentials? Let us know in the comments!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)