Feeling a little down now that July is almost over? Instead of focusing on the fact summer is flying by, use this weekend to soak up the rest of those lazy-day vibes as much as possible (DIY style, of course). Have a crazy summer party coming up? There’s a tropical cake for that. Need a cheap (but awesome) home decor project? You’re in the right place. Got a sweet tooth? Yeah, there are Pokeball donuts here. But really, scroll on down for 11 projects you’re going to want to tackle this weekend.


1. DIY Flamingo Marquee Light: Marquees are probably the coolest way to add a statement light in your house without going full-on chandelier, and this flamingo-shaped version is all kinds of awesome. If you’ve moved past the mini version, take an hour this weekend to put together this super easy foam version with a trendy, tropical shape. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Fruit Slice Cakes: These brightly colored beauties give a whole new meaning to the word “fruit” cake. A hefty dose of food coloring is just the thing to take a plain vanilla box cake to a whole new level at your next summer party. (via Studio DIY)


3. DIY Metal Rolling Cart Refresh: Give a desk or rolling bar cart a summery refresh with a new coat of paint. Keep those sunny vibes going well into fall with a bright yellow accent table like this thrifted rolling cart project. (via Lovely Indeed)


4. DIY Printable Paint by Number: This childhood classic just got all grown up and is looking positively stylish. If you’re looking for something a little different to mix up your coloring game, you’ll love this free printable that is just the thing for a relaxing evening with your paints and Netflix. (via Damask Love)


5. DIY Pikachu Backpack: The best part about Pokemon hunting is having fun outside while getting some exercise. When you need a little pick-me-up, make sure you have this Pikachu backpack on hand, fully stocked with Pokeball donuts. Nom. (via Brit + Co)


6. DIY Pom Pom Basket: Whether you’re looking for some extra storage or a fun decor accessory, baskets are a definite must. There’s no denying pom poms are trending hard this season, so kick your basic baskets up a notch with a color-dipped accent and a trim of giant poms. (via Coastal Bride)


7. DIY Lucite Bath Caddy: Next time you have a special spa night, you’ll want to have this pretty lucite tray on hand. Having a caddy in your bath is a great way to set up all your favorite bath salts and bombs, or you can use it as a reading shelf while you relax with your next good read. (via A Beautiful Mess)


8. DIY IKEA Hack Chopping Board Table: There’s a lot to love about IKEA’s VIKTIGT collab, including these hefty wood chopping boards that just so happen to make a really great tabletop. Attach a set of pretty legs to the bottom of the cutting board to make a cute side table that’s ideal for housing your plant collection or creating a cozy reading nook. (via Enthralling Gumption)


9. DIY Watermelon Piñatas: Got a pack of paper plates left over from your last picnic? Put them to good use and make a batch of cute mini watermelon piñatas for your next party. Pass them out as favors or string them together for a seriously cool tropical garland. (via Julep)

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10. DIY Brass Himmeli Drink Stirrers: It’s just not summer without a fruity drink, and it’s not a proper cocktail without a good stirrer. Give your pretty pink drinks a bit of that geometric glam during your next party with these cool gold DIY drink stirrers. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


11. DIY Wood Burnt Pineapple Cutting Board: This DIY Wood Burnt Pineapple Cutting Board Kit is perfect for a hostess gift or anybody who wants to keep those tropical vibes going all year long. Use stamps for a quick and easy print or go all out with some fancy wood-burnt hand lettering. Talk about an Instagrammable drink tray. (via Brit + Co)

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