5 Summer Craft Ideas

Summer is a great time of year to try your hand at crafting, be that with the kids or as an escape from a busy week. We've rounded up five of our favourite tutorials for some summer craft projects below!

painted rock diy photo holder

These painted rock photo holders from One Little Project are so simple, but so effective. These are a great way to jazz up your photo displays and bring a bit of colour to your summer memories! We think they'd make a brilliant way to display polaroids, too.


How cute are these DIY fruit fans? They're a great DIY to get stuck into with the kids, but we think they'd also make a great accessory for a grown-up picnic in the park, too. You could make whatever design you wanted, so it's a really versatile project. Read the full tutorial over on The Idea Room.


Add a bit of sparkle to your outdoor space this summer with this stunning beaded wind chime DIY. This is a great project if you've got lots of random beads hanging around that you're not sure what to do with, and the finished result would make a beautiful decoration for all of your outdoor entertaining.

yarn wrapped letters diy

This simple but striking method of making yarn wrapped cardboard initials would be great fun for crafters of all ages. You could pick colours that coordinate with your decor and use these as home accessories, too! They'd look super cute on a bookcase or jazzing up your shelves.


If you've got a bit of a green thumb then these summer painted planters are a must-try! They look so easy to make and we think they'd make brilliant gifts, too. Which design is your favourite? We love the watermelon!

Looking for more ways to get crafty?