Do you love a good DIY project? Today I am sharing 15 easy DIY projects to try this summer.

A big thank you to my friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse for gathering us all together, for this fun summer DIY share!

Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or just starting out, the projects below are designed to be simple, enjoyable, and accessible to everyone. So, grab your tools and let’s dive into a world of creativity and personalization!

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“It takes half your life before you discover that life is a do-it-yourself project.” – Napoleon Hill

How to Create an Easy Patriotic Flower Pot|Cottage in the Mitten

Are you looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July? If you want an easy holiday decor project, check out my simple patriotic flower pot you can create yourself! It’s perfect to use inside or out on your patio.

You can see how I used my flower pot, last year, in my post How to Create an Easy Patriotic Tablescape.

DIY Summer - Cottage in the Mitten Flower Pot

Fourth of July Craft – No Sew Patriotic Pillow Cover|The Ponds Farmhouse

The 4th of July is a time for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a patriotic pillow cover? Our host, Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shares this easy no-sew project that can be customized to your liking.


DIY Summer - The Ponds Farmhouse - Patriotic Pillow

How to Paint a Checkboard Floor|Peacock Ridge Farms

Create a timeless and beautiful checkerboard floor in your greenhouse for an extra whimsical touch. Renae from Peacock Ridge Farms teaches us how to get the job done quickly and easily with this DIY project!

DIY Summer - Peacock Ridge Farm - Checkerboard Floor

DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath|Create and Ponder

Looking for a fun and easy summer wreath idea? All you need is a few simple things to make this unique wreath to coordinate with your lake-themed summer decor. It will fit in perfectly with vintage skis or paddles, and all those fun family water-fun pictures! Lora from Create and Ponder shows you how to make a DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath.

Summer DIY - Lora Create and Ponder

DIY Rain Barrel on a Budget|Midwest Life and Style

Conserve water for your garden and add cub appeal to your outdoor living spaces with this easy step-by-step tutorial to build a DIY water barrel. Jen from Midwest Life and Style shares all the tricks to get it done!

I definitely want to do create one for myself, this summer!

DIY Summer - Midwest Life and Style - Rain Barrel

How to Make an Obelisk|Thistlewood Farms

You will never believe what KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms, made this garden obelisk from. Here’s a hint. You probably have one sitting in a closet. It’s such a fun project and makes any planter even prettier.

DIY Summer - histlewood Farms - Obelisk

Easy DIY Coastal Mermaid Wreath: Perfect for Your Front Door|Cottage on Bunker Hill

Are you looking for a new Summer wreath? If so, my friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill has you covered! You’ll love this mermaid wreath with a coastal touch. It’s perfect for your front door or beach house.

DIY Summer = Cottage on Bunker Hill - Mermaid Wreath

How to Plant a Mosquito Repellent Garden|Bricks ‘n Blooms

Do you love summer nights outdoors but don’t love the bug bites that come with it? There’s a way to keep the bugs at bay by keeping certain plants nearby. Learn how to plant a mosquito repellent garden in 7 easy steps with Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms.

DIY Summer Bricks 'n Blooms - Repellent

An Outdoor Summer Tablescape Using Blues and Terracotta|The Tattered Pew

Need ideas for setting an outdoor summer table? This summer tablescape using touches of blues and terracotta is casual yet elegant as the sun sets and the colors change. Come see how Kelly from The Tattered Pew set her easy and pretty summer table outdoors!

DIY Summer - The Tattered Pew - Tablescape

How to Make a Summer Door Basket|Eleanor Rose Home

A hanging summer door basket is a great way to add charm and beauty to your entrance, while offering a refreshing change from the usual wreath. Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home shares 5 easy steps to make your own door basket for summer with vibrant Americana colors.

DIY Summer - Eleanor Rose Home - Door Basket

Paper Mache Centerpiece Bowl | Pottery Barn Dupe|Amy Sadler Designs

Amy from Amy Sadler Designs wanted to see if she could make some of her favorite Pottery Barn looks for less! Here is her attempt at the Paper Mache Centerpiece Bowl from Pottery Barn.

DIY Summer - Paper MAche - Amy Sadler Designs

How to Make an Easy DIY Firepit Tabletop Cover for Under $30|Simply2Moms

Looking for a way to protect your firepit from the elements? Well, look no further than this easy DIY firepit tabletop cover! AnnMarie from Simply2Moms made this with just a few simple materials for about $25.

Summer DIY - Simply 2 Moms

DIY License Plate Hat Rack and Wall Decor|Dabbling and Decorating

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating found these old vanity Maine license plates in a family shed. Today, she shares how she turned them into an adorable hat rack and wall decor.

DIY Summer - Dabbling and Decorating

DIY Outdoor Shower Curtain|White Arrows Home

Kristin from White Arrows Home shares how to add a DIY curtain to an outdoor shower. It’s perfect for privacy and pretty too, around an often used patio space.

DIY Summer - White Arrows Home - Shower Curtain

15 Easy DIY Projects to Try this Summer

Wow! So many great DIY projects to try this summer!

I have a few on my list, how about you?

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  1. Your patriotic flower pot is so pretty Kim! This post was filled with so many great ideas, I can’t wait to try a few of them this summer!

  2. So loved the fun summer DIY links. I’m planting the mosquito repellent plants around my patio. Most are so pretty and fragrant. Love the obelisk idea.

  3. These are all such fun ways to kick off the summer season! I love how your centerpiece can be used for multiple patriotic occasions. Pinning now for the 4th! Hugs, CoCo

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