With the holiday weekend (and oh-so-many refreshing cocktails) behind you, it’s time to take a break from the summer mischief and instead opt for some good old-fashioned R+R. Once you’ve finished updating your Netflix queue with new vids, grab those crafting supplies and start making. Whether you’re starting to put together your Halloween costume or you want to customize your coffee table layout with new matches and vases, here are 11 projects to tackle before Monday’s return.


1. DIY Lisa Frank Leopard Print Donuts: Lisa Frank is life, for obvs reasons, and it was only a matter of time before those magical rainbow colors jumped off our school supplies and onto a batch of donuts. These baked fluffy cake donuts are so easy to make, you don’t even need an electric mixer or a deep fryer! Seriously, dessert doesn’t get much more Instagrammable than this. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Patterned Matchboxes: A new season means a new batch of candles — yay! Instead of leaving an ugly lighter laying around, dress up your matchboxes with these cheery printables. (via Lovely Indeed)


3. DIY Sprinkles: Sometimes the grocery store sprinkles just don’t cut it when you’ve got a special look in mind. If you’re so over the boring old sprinkles in your baking cupboard, follow this easy DIY to totally personalize your next dessert. (via Aww, Sam)


4. DIY Unicorn Couples Costume: You and your S.O. are pure magic, so put together a costume that honors every glittery moment. Plus, you get to wear pajamas in public! #winning. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Clay Decanter: If you’re looking for a creative way to dress up your bar cart with another pretty thing, upcycle a bottle you’ve already bought for the occasion with air dry clay. Let your childhood artist come out and DIY this totally unique clay decanter. (via Sugar & Cloth)


6. DIY Back-to-School Supplies: Even if you’ve already started school, it’s never too late to introduce some new pencils to your routine. Make a pencil holder, eraser toppers, typography pencils and sharpeners this weekend, and you’d better believe they’ll be the coolest note-takers in the class. (via Aww, Sam)


7. DIY Mid-Century Planter: Does this nobby planter look familiar? It might, because it was inspired by the *v* expensive Kelly Wearstler vase. DIY your own retro-inspired planter with a pot you already have: Just add air dry clay balls and little wood feet. (via A Beautiful Mess)

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8. DIY Colorful Marble and Copper Candles: These colorful stacked holders would be the perfect colorful addition to your dining table or fall centerpieces. Swap out the colors with a fall palette and add a touch of copper for an extra luxe look. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


9. DIY Free Printable Notebook Covers: Dress up an old notebook with a brand new cover: rainbows, pizza, ice cream… There’s something here for everyone. If you’re worried about how a paper cover will hold up, just add a clear sheet of contact paper and it’ll be durable enough to last all season long. (via Studio DIY)


10. DIY Bright Painted Leaves: If you’re feeling a little itchy about getting your fall decor up ASAP, you’ll love this easy and colorful leaf DIY. String them together into a garland or use the bright colors to spruce up your porch decor. (via A Subtle Revelry)


11. DIY Shoulder Duster Earrings: Looking for an easy way to update your fall wardrobe? These earrings are SO easy to DIY, you can make two different versions in about 15 minutes. (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.