The moment of weather truth is almost upon us, folks. That’s right, we’re talking GDay — aka Groundhog Day — the day when that cute little rodent will determine if we’re in for another few weeks of this dreaded winter (we’re looking at you, Winter Storm Jonas), or if spring, and then summer, will grace us with its presence a little early this year. We’re obvs hoping for the latter so we can start planning for beach days and getting our DIY cocktail bar together. But more so, we’re excited to start breaking out the bright paints, fabrics and materials so we can DIY our way into our favorite season. We might be getting *a little* bit ahead of ourselves, but we rounded up some colorful and summery DIYs to get into the spirit. Now if only that little furry dude could take a hint…


1. DIY Hammock Chair: When it warms up, the first thing that comes to mind is kicking back and relaxing in the backyard (with a cocktail in hand, of course!). Use this tutorial to DIY a hammock chair for your relaxing pleasures all summer long. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Pom Pom Dinner Napkins: If dinner parties are in store for summer 2016, take your tablescape to the next level with DIY pom pom dinner napkins. They’re super easy to make and even prettier when you top them off with a mini cactus. (via The Proper Blog)


3. DIY Journal: Summer is all about making memories that will last a lifetime. Follow this tutorial that shows you how to make journals with summertime print covers. It takes a little time and patience, but the payoff is *so* pretty. (via Brit + Co)


4. DIY Rope Wall Art: Cotton rope, cardboard, your favorite color of paint and a hot glue gun are all you need to add some serious color and texture to your home. Simply glue rope onto a flattened cardboard box and paint on your favorite pattern. Our fave? Stripes mixed with triangles are always a solid choice. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Wrapped Rope Container: If you bought a few too many yards of rope for your DIY wall art, use the leftovers to upcycle an old catch-all into wrapped containers like this one. Amp it up with embroidery floss and tassels to really make it next-level. (via Damask Love)


6. DIY Paper Umbrella Drink Stirrers: It isn’t summer without a few umbrella-filled cocktails. Instead of picking a pack up at the store, DIY this version for your epic warm-weather bash. They’re way cuter, and you get to tell your guests that you made them. (via A Subtle Revelry)


7. DIY Cornhole Game: Summer and cornhole were practically made for each other. Make yours the best on the block with this tutorial. Pick your favorite colors and paint on a V-shaped pattern to create a cornhole set that everyone will be eyeing. (via Brit + Co)


8. DIY Abstract Fruit Bowl: It’s all about the fruit during the warmer months. Have a place to store your lemons and make a majorly artistic statement with a fruit bowl like this one. Not only is this a beautiful way to add some color to your home, but it’s also super budget-friendly. (via The Sweetest Occasion)


9. DIY Clay + Wood Jewelry Boxes: Looking for a way to store all of your summer friendship bracelets? Follow this tutorial to create a colorful clay and wood jewelry box that’s sure to brighten up your dresser. (via Damask Love)


10. DIY Hanging Organizer: You can’t forget about giving your workspace all those summer feels too. Head to the hardware store to pick up a wooden circle and add your favorite pattern with paints and elastic cords. Then, hang the organizer above your desk to hold your summer sunnies and favorite Instagram pics full of summer vibes. (via A Bubbly Life)


11. DIY Yarn Pom Pom Letters: Make a handful of yarn pom poms and glue them to block letters to show your excitement for the new season. It’ll add that little extra punch of color that your space is craving during this dreary winter. (via Bespoke Bride)


12. DIY Painted Frames: Frame your summertime adventures with these painted wood frames. It’ll add color to your home, and they’re super easy to make. (via Martha Stewart)


13. DIY Tropical Leaf Magnets: How fun are these tropical leaf magnets? Grab a pack of metal sheets next time you’re at the craft store and print off a tropical pattern in order to get the shape you want. Finish it off with a coat of colorful paint and a magnet on the back. Your fridge will be v. excited it got a summer makeover. (via Design Improvised)


14. DIY Cement Airplants: Air plants are all the rage these days, because they liven up your home and add unique texture to your walls. Create these cement holders to add even *more* texture to your space. Oh, and painting a stripe of neon is just icing on the cement decor cake. (via I Spy DIY)


15. DIY Wooden Pineapple Bowls: There’s no such thing as too many pineapple-shaped pieces of home decor. Give old wooden fruit bowls a fresh coat of white paint to start with a blank canvas. Then, use your favorite patterns or designs to give them a one-of-kind look. (via I Spy DIY)


16. DIY Gold Foil Wall Art: You’re about to have the most beautiful gallery wall on earth when you DIY all of these summer prints. All you need to do is DL the printable and finish it off with gold foil letters to kick ’em up a notch. (via Sugar and Cloth)


17. DIY Fruit Garland: Hosting a Summer Is Coming party? Fruit decorations are a definite must. Make this garland and hang it behind your bar to show your love for the season. Your friends and fam will be asking for the tutorial STAT. (via Tell Love and Party)


18. DIY Copper Succulent Holder: The obsession with copper is real, y’all. That’s why this succulent holder tutorial is a must-make for summer. Make them in all shapes and sizes to scatter around your space. (via I Spy DIY)

What’s on your list of things to DIY for the summertime? Share your pics by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative!