With a long week behind us, it’s time to kick back and play — and what could be more entertaining than getting in touch with your crafty side. This weekend, as you spend some time with your friends and fam (and binge watch a *ton* of Netflix), don’t forget to squeeze in some good old fashioned making into your creativity-hungry schedule. These fun and inspiring (not to mention crazy cute) DIY projects will help pass the time and give you something to be proud of. From sweets inspired by your fave childhood treats to a statement cooler to get a summer of parties started, scroll on and find your next weekend project.


1. Cricut Iron-On Picnic Blanket: Turn your typical picnic into a tropical oasis with this bright and beautiful leaf blanket. Just don’t forget to pack the piña coladas for your festive day out. (via Damask Love)


2. Tropical Pocky Cake Roll Recipe: This cake is like a dream! A sugar-coma-inducing dream! Give your gals a throwback during your next get together with this pastel Pocky dish that’s sure to bring back some blissful memories. (via Aww Sam)


3. Neon Typography Bud Vase: From text to Twitter, you’re all about the hashtags. Bring some color into your life (more specifically your home decor) with some vibrant neon vases marked with the hashtag of your choice. Or better yet, gift these pretty vessels to all the gals in your squad #squadgoals. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


4. Peony Colada: Just when you thought you’ve mixed up the *perf* piña colada, this pretty spin on the classic tropical drink just swooped in as a total game changer! Not only is this refreshing boozy drink Insta-worthy AF, but it’s also all kinds of delicious with that subtle peony essence. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Yahtzee Game: Yahtzee! Take this granny game to the next level by opting for a pastel set of dice and a too-cute score sheet. With a game set this adorable, who wouldn’t wanna play? (via Lovely Indeed)


6. DIY Throwback Cooler Makeover: That’s right! Even your cooler can make a statement. Give your ice chest a cheeky display with a watermelon-colored design featuring an eye-catching quote. (via Studio DIY)


7. Embroidered Furniture: Contemplating throwing out your old furniture? Think again! Revamp your unwanted desk or side table with some embroidery magic (say what?). (via Brit + Co)


8. Leather Stamped Key Fob: Celebrate your new pad by making a stamped leather fob for your fresh set of keys. These boho-inspired key fobs are great for marking the beginning of your journey in a new apartment. (via Brit + Co)


9. DIY Seersucker Tea Towels: Whether you’re cleaning up messes or pulling a hot pie out of the oven, tea towels are a must when it comes to fully equipping your kitchen. Kick your standard dishtowel up a notch with some striped (and crazy absorbent) seersucker towels. Who could resist that bright pop of color? (via Sugar & Cloth)


10. Hawaiian Floral Hair Pins: It’s just not summer without florals. Give your hair a bit of that aloha glam on your next island-vacay with pink and pretty Hawaiian floral pins. (via Brit + Co)


11. DIY Wood Burned Utensils: Burn baby, burn! Up the cool factor of your plain kitchen utensils with some playful designs. These burned-in designs will turn your serveware into dinner-time entertainment. (via Brit + Co)

What are you planning on making this weekend? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative! And follow us on Pinterest for even more summer DIY ideas.