Freshly cut grass, saltwater, and sunscreen are just a few of the scents of summer. Even better than the scents, though, are tastes. When I’m on the beach, I like to enjoy a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade. Even if you don’t have a chance to lounge around in the sun, you can get a taste of the season with a few citrus inspired crafts.
The Summer Citrus Coasters pictured at left are must-haves for your next picnic or pool party. This easy sewing pattern is fun and functional. Plus, the bold colors will help your guests remember which drink belongs to whom. Or, check out the Floral Ball, is an explosion of reds, greens, and yellows that makes a beautiful centerpiece, whether your gathering is indoors or out. If you have a hammock hanging in your backyard, the Citrus Burst Pillow will make those afternoon naps extra cozy.
Dazzling Orange Tiger Lily – It doesn’t get much easier than this DIY paper flower craft, because the cute freckled petals are printable.
Orange Crochet Tank for Tot – The best part about this cute crochet top is the black and white ribbon that ties at the slit in the back.
Rustic Orange Peel Garland – You’d be hard pressed to find a DIY garland that smells as sweet as this one.
Lovely Lemon Wreath – This DIY wreath will greet all of your guests with a hint of lemony freshness.
Lemon Candles – You can make these quirky handmade candles and give them as favors at your next party.
Lemon Sugar Scrub – Keep hands soft and smooth with a yummy sugar scrub. Kids can help, too!
Groovy Green T Shirt Tote – Designed with the environmentally-friendly in mind, this DIY bag is made from recycled and earth-safe materials.
Wicked Lime Green Backpack – There’s something sassy about this crochet backpack. I love the fringe at the bottom.
Scrappy Rag Wreath – Vary your fabric scraps to make this DIY wreath super cute.
What’s your must-have summer accessory?