The official start of summer is (finally) here, and the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Below you’ll find some super simple DIYs to help get you in a summer frame of mind. Think: entertaining essentials. Whether you’re in need of coasters for those boozy slushies or you’re looking for a quick afternoon craft to do with friends this weekend, we’ve got you covered. And if you want to tackle a bigger home decor project, here are 10 projects to tackle before Monday’s return.


1. DIY Hanging Leather Planters: Give your houseplants a classy leather place to hang with this easy DIY. Or, if you don’t want to worry about remembering to water your plants, you could always hang these over your desk and fill them with pens and other office supplies. (via Brit + Co)

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2. DIY Patterned Orb Vases: By now you’ve probably oooh-ed and ahhh-ed all over Oh Joy!’s summer collection at Target and wondered how you can get away with buying four of everything. The colors are perfect for summer, so grab a tube of paint and glue two bowls together to make a set of adorable vases and cake plates. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


3. DIY Pom Pom Tassel Circle Pool Bag: Your color game will be going strong when you add this pom pom tassel to your beach bag along with your graphic swimsuit and watercolor beach blanket. Rain or shine, you’ll be sure to stand out with this statement bag hanging over your shoulder. (via Sugar & Cloth)


4. DIY Ascot Scarves: Neck scarves might be the cutest fashion trend to pop up this summer. Fortunately, it’s also the easiest sewing project ever. In 10 minutes you can whip up a perfectly chic scarf to nail your French Girl style. Ooh la la, yes, please. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Grapefruit Lemonade Sugar Lip Scrub: You might have perfected your summer skin routine, but don’t forget about your lips! A sugar scrub is just the thing to prep your lips for that bold coral shade of lipstick or as a way to remove layers of lip gloss at the end of the day. (via A Beautiful Mess)


6. DIY Light Message Board: Use plexiglass and vinyl sticker letters to make an easy message board that you can use all over the house. Mount it over your bar cart for a cute happy hour message, or set it up in the bedroom for cheery greetings that’ll get you out of bed in the a.m. (via I Spy DIY)


7. DIY Pizza Print: Does anyone else spend their days dreaming about pizza nights? Even the most mature adult needs a pizza print on their gallery wall, and this free printable is just the thing to spruce up your collection. (via Make and Tell)


8. DIY Tasseled Clutch: If you’re a MOH or bride looking for a way to make your bridesmaids feel extra special on the big day, this DIY clutch is the answer. They’re super easy to make and you can fill them up with the day’s essentials before gifting to your squad. (via Brit + Co)


9. DIY Confetti Candy Bowls: The only thing better than a bowl of candy is a *cute* bowl full of candy. Grab a set of white bowls at the dollar store and dress them up with tissue paper polka dots for a serious dose of color. (via Tell Love and Party)


10. DIY Perler Bead Coasters: Remember perler beads from your days of yore? There’s something about the nostalgia of those bright colored beads that we just can’t resist, so head to the craft store and pick up the biggest pack of beads you can find. This would be a great DIY project for a girls craft night, or let the kiddos help you out. (via Brit + Co)

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