47 Summer Crafts for Adults
Get inspired with these summer craft ideas designed to beat the heat.
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Summer is the time to relax, but that doesn't mean you can't be productive at the same time. With these 47 Summer Crafts for Adults, you can get crafty without going overboard in the summer heat.
If you love being out in the sunshine, then these garden craft ideas are for you. You can make your own succulent planters, tea lights, bird feeders, and more. If you want something to work on while lying out by the pool, then try one of these easy summer crochet patterns. You can find designs for lightweight tank tops and beach bags below.
Send the kids to the backyard to play in the sprinkler while you sit in your favorite lounge chair and relax with these easy breezy summer crafts for adults!
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If you love being outside during the summer, you'll dig these projects: Craft Outside: 84 DIY Garden Ideas
Incredible Outdoor Crafts
Summer is in full-swing! It's time to get off the couch and go outside to beautify your yard after a long winter. These simple garden crafts are perfect for revitilizing your outdoor space. Playing outside isn't just for kids, so be sure to explore these outdoor crafts for adults.
- DIY Succulent Project
NEW! This gorgeous project is the perfect basic tutorial for planting a succulent. The container is a recycled plastic tub!
- Plastic Bottle Hanging Planters
This is one of my personal favorite summer projects on FaveCrafts. Upcycle plastic water bottles into the most darling hanging planters for your yard.
- Beachy Sand Covered Flower Pots
This is the cutest beachy idea! Use sand from a local beach or get it at the store and learn how to make the most darling, summery flower pot.
- No-Fuss No-Sew Tablecloth
NEW! A tablecloth that doesn't involve sewing? Sign me up! This tablecloth features bright colors and bold stripes for summer.
- Upcycled Washtub Planter
Okay, if this isn't the perfect garden craft I don't know what is! Upcycle found objects or purchase a galvanized tub at the store to make this darling planter.
- Pretty Painted Cacti
Yep, those aren't real cacti. If you haven't checked out the rock painting trend, definitely read more about it! Then, try this painting project.
- Teacup DIY Bird Feeder
If this isn't the cutest project I don't know what is. This project is so easy and absolutely adorable for your garden.
- DIY Towel Slipcovers
Perfect for the pool - this is an excellent project for soaking up excess moisture! Covering lounge chairs in terrycloth is one of the best ideas out there.
- Polka Dot DIY Planters
Bright colors and polka dots are the perfect recipe for summer crafting. Add bold planters to your garden decor with this project.
- Outdoor Candle Chandelier
Super simple - candles add SO much to the aesthetic at summer parties! This chandelier will help you achieve that aesthetic and look so elegant, too.
- Cute Vegetable Garden Rock Signs
Easily identify your items in the garden by painting rocks to look like the veggies! This is a cute idea for a garden marker because rocks are heavy and shouldn't tip over or blow away.
- Converted Lantern Planters
You can really do SUCH unique projects when it comes to the garden! Upcycle lanterns you're no longer using and turn them into planters with this adorable tutorial.
- Juicy Watermelon Outdoor Coaster
Paint coasters to look like watermelons with this darling project. Watermelon patterns in crafting are so wonderful and so summery.
- DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holder
You'll love this! This is an amazingly easy project and will set the mood at your next summer party.
- "Grow Up" Herb Garden
Yes, you can upcycle one of those over-the-door shoe organizers into a planter! Easily keep those herbs organized with this project.
Cute Crochet Patterns
A new season calls for new accessories. Get to work on these gorgeous crochet patterns to give yourself a light summer wardrobe. Don't forget to make a tote bag to carry all of your beach items!
- Coastal Beach Bag
There's something about crocheted purses that just feels PERFECT for summer. This bag in particular is so bright and fun!
- Garden Party Hat
Light and airy - keep the sun out of your eyes and protect your skin from damage with a cute crocheted hat with a brim.
- Crochet Shawl for Summer
Keep warm on chilly summer evenings with this light and airy shawl! This is a wonderful layer to wear in that air-conditioned office or store, too.
- Summer Lace Tank
Crochet a tank top to wear this summer! This coral color is so beautiful and so summery.
- Flower Dish Cloths
This is the cutest pattern for that summer kitchen! Brighten up the sink with these darling dishcloths.
- Everyday Market Bag
A gorgeous way to go green - crochet a reusable bag for those summer markets! The holes in the bag will allow fruit to breathe and it'll be less likely to bruise.
- Nautical Sleeveless Shirt
You've never seen anything like this before! - this adorable shirt features a crocheted collar for the perfect nautical polo!
- Water Bottle Bag
Stay hydrated during the hottest summer months with this project! It can be a pain to carry around a water bottle, but with this tutorial you can tote it effortlessly.
- Pink Grapefruit Dishcloth
This dishcloth is almost good enough to eat! Those citrus colors are a must for your decor and your crochet projects in summer.
Summer Sewing Patterns
Put away the sweaters and the fleece jackets. It's time to show some skin with these easy breezy sewing patterns! Make a new summer sundress for church or a lightweight kimono for when you're sitting by the pool.
- Gathered Waist Summer Dress Pattern
Isn't this dress adorable? And it's so easy to sew! You'll find this pattern addicting.
- Summer Scarf: Version 1
The gathers make this ruffly summer scarf so adorable! I love wearing scarves ANY time of year, and this is a fantastic option.
- Refashion Your Trousers into a Summer Top
It's so simple! - this is such a cool tutorial to make a light and airy top out of old pants!
- No Pattern Beach Kimono
Wrap yourself up in this kimono without even having to use a sewing pattern! You can really be flexible when it comes to this craft.
- Easy Pillow Case Dress
A pillow case is a great option for getting some fabric for a project on the cheap. Learn the basics of turning a pillow case into a dress with this project.
- Fold Up Beach Towel Bag Free Sewing Pattern
What a great idea! - with this tutorial, you can transport that bulky beach towel easily from home to beach to pool or wherever!
More Fun Summer Crafts
- Summer Swimsuit Wreath
Fan favorite - isn't this idea the cutest? What a darling summer wreath for your front door!
- Juicy Watermelon DIY Bag
Watermelons are the perfect motifs for summer crafting, and this project is super easy for achieving that effect!
- Summer Bouquet Coloring Sheets
During winter, you color inside to pass the time During summer, color outside! Bring this coloring page and colored pencils to the poolside table to pass a lazy summer afternoon.
- Tie Dye Beach Cover Up
Tie dye is just the perfect summer craft. I love the twist on the usual bold colors for this project, which is dark but still summery!
- Trendy Neon Macrame Necklace
Macrame is making a comeback in a big way, and this necklace pattern features brightly colored cord for a great look.
- Fruity DIY Wooden Trinket Boxes
Oranges are one of my favorite motifs ever, and I love the idea of painting a trinket box to look like an orange! The other fruits are adorable, too.
- Sea Glass DIY Room Decor
Looks like the real thing! - This is such a cool project to experiment with unique painting effects. Have fun!
- Tory Burch-Inspired Rhinestone Bracelet
There's something about summer that just seems to go with making bracelets. From friendship bracelets to knockoff projects like this one, you should definitely try jewelry making today!
- Wonderland Paper Flowers
Flowers are always so lovely in home decorating and especially during summer!
- Citrus Straw Umbrellas
Perfect for a summer cookout! - this is a crazy easy project that will add that special detail to your next party.
- Farmers Market DIY Bag
Stencil on a tote back for an easy DIY project. The sentiment is so precious and perfect for the farmer's market!
- DIY Sea Glass Vase
The frosted look on this vase paired with the starfish embellishment is perfect for storing sand from that beach vacation.
- Living Terrarium Necklace
You read that right. This terrarium is ALIVE in this necklace! Seriously, learn how to make it.
- Upcycled Suntan Lotion and Bug Spray Container
Have this tub ready at your next pool party for guests to easily access. It's so important to keep the bugs away and the sun from burning your skin! Make sure guests know where to find these important summer supplies.
- Tropical Hanging Paracord Pallet Chair
Well worth the time - this project is not for the faint of heart. It will take some time and effort, but think how peaceful it will be to relax in your handmade hanging chair!
- Popsicle Stick Beach Sign
This is an easy craft for kids and adults alike! Use the ever-classic popsicle stick to make this easy beach sign.
BONUS! Tie Dye Patterns
Summer is the season of bright colors. Shirts, tote bags, and other tie-dye projects are perfect for incorporating a splash of bold color into your life this summer. Check out the list below for ideas!
- Stunning Sunrise Tote Bag
Make the perfect summer tote with this excellent sunrise tote bag pattern. The technique is easy to master and the project is so bold!
- Sweet Summer Tie Dye Shirt Designs
If there was ever a classic tie dye project, it's tie dye shirts! Get these easy tutorials.
- Hammock Tie Dye Idea
NEW! Hammocks are almost ESSENTIAL for summer relaxation, so be sure to make this stunning project for a truly bright look.
- Bleached Tie Dye Fringed T-Shirt
NEW! This tie dye technique is so unique and cool. I love that it's dark but still very summery!
- Upcycled Tie Dye Denim Shorts
Did you know you can tie dye jeans? Get a unique look from your old pants with this project.
- DIY Tie Dye Toms
Tie dye shoes are a bold accessory to brighten any outfit! Give this project a try this summer.
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