It’s finally Fri-yay! Before you have to get back to the grind, spend this weekend enjoying the heat and hanging out. Once you’ve binged on these fresh fiction reads and sipped on a lemon lavender cocktail, get off the couch and get making! Whether you’re in need of some new, rent-friendly wall decor or an easy IKEA headboard hack, here are 11 projects to tackle before Monday’s return.


1. DIY Graphic Laundry Baskets: No one actually enjoys doing laundry, but now you can at least look like a boss when you haul your dirty towels down to the laundry room of your dorm or apartment building. Color dip the bottom of a large basket and then stick a sassy message on the top with vinyl letters. (via Studio DIY)


2. DIY Mancala Game: Bring back game night with a glam twist. DIY a pretty ombre mancala board and then swap out the traditional marbles for something a little fancier: jewels and rhinestones! (via Lovely Indeed)


3. DIY Watermelon Pom Pom Keychain: Thanks to Queen Bey, it’s been the season of drinking watermelon, eating watermelon, wearing watermelon, etc. Dress up your keys or clip these colorful pom poms right onto your purse for a summery splash of color. (via Brit + Co)


4. DIY Sea Glass Supply Jars: Whether you’re heading back to school or just now getting around to consolidating your washi tape collection, these labeled storage jars are just what your workspace needs. Use stencil stickers to spell out each container’s ingredients and get organized AF. (via I Spy DIY)

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5. DIY Color-Dipped Plaster Candles: The warm glow of candlelight — and a pretty vessel to hold it — is always in high demand. These bold color-dipped plaster candle holders make for a great addition to your dining room table, or for lining a low windowsill. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


6. DIY Rollerball Perfume: Perfume might one of the best beauty products, but it’s also one of the most toxic. If you’re trying for a more natural beauty routine, you’ll want to get your hands on this light and summery grapefruit peppermint DIY ASAP. (via A Beautiful Mess)


7. DIY Modern Key Holder: Gone are the days of you scrambling to search for your keys in the morning. You’ll love the statement this key holder makes so much, it won’t be hard to make using it a new habit when you walk in the door. (via Francois et Moi)

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8. DIY Patterned Napkin Rings and Printable Placemats: Throwing one last big shindig before everyone heads back to school? Make sure the table is in tip-top shape with these pretty printable placemats and coordinating napkin rings. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


9. DIY Shibori Duvet: Keep those summer vibes going all year long with a colorful duvet refresh. Shibori is a fun and easy DIY, so don’t let the size of the duvet intimidate you. Take advantage of a sunny day and do the messy dyeing process outside. (via A Beautiful Mess)


10. DIY Fabric Wallpaper: Renters, rejoice — there is a way for you to cover up those ugly walls while still getting your deposit back. Fabric wallpaper is super easy to adhere to (and remove from!) your wall, and it looks just as good as traditional wallpaper. (via Brit + Co)


11. DIY Faux Brass Headboard: That’s right — no drilling required for this glam headboard. You could go with a classic IKEA hack and transform a plain white bed frame, use an existing smooth surface headboard or even make your own out of wood or whatever materials you prefer. It’s DIY to the nth degree. (via Sugar & Cloth)

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