Blog Love #8 – Best Craft Blog Reads (Summer Crafts Edition)

It won’t be long before summer comes to a close, but here at Golden Age Beads, we want to make the most of it for as long as possible! After all, in a few weeks, we’ll all be thinking about the fall and related themes like Halloween and Thanksgiving.

So let’s hold onto summer for a little longer. We’ve been hunting around the web for some great summer-inspired craft projects and we’ve rounded up our favorites in this post.

Why not inject a little sunshine into your day by trying out some of these summer crafts below?

1. Easy Terracotta Pot Makeover

Celebrate the final weeks of summer with this beach-inspired plant pot makeover over at The Artisan Life. This project uses textured spray paint and sea shells to transform a plain terracotta plant pot into something that most definitely resembles a sandy beach.

2. Confetti Covered Sunglasses Case

We came across this fun upcycling project for a bright and cheerful confetti covered sunglasses case over at My Poppet Makes! Several colorful confetti circles along with some Mod Podge have been used here to turn an old sunglasses case into something pretty spectacular. You could follow this tutorial to spruce up your own sunglasses (or regular glasses) case!

3. Stuff and Spill Picnic Basket

For those of you who have young children and are a dab hand at crochet, you’ll love this cute crocheted picnic basket craft project, complete with crocheted fruit! You can find the patterns for this project along with pretty photos of the set over at Left in Knots.

4. DIY Flower Crown

If you have a special occasion coming up, why not make yourself a flower crown using this tutorial from Sarah Johnson? This project uses real flowers to make a beautiful headdress, inspired by summer nature. This flower crown project is also perfect for dressing up the little ones!

5. Boho Chic Statement Necklace

This pretty statement necklace over at Happy, Girly, Crafty is perfect for summertime. Best of all, you can use your leftover beads and recycled materials to make this – it’s the perfect way to use up those materials you’re not sure what to do with!

6. DIY Pressed Flower Tray

Capture the essence of summer all year around with this simply stunning DIY pressed flower tray project over at The House That Lars Built. This tutorial explains how to press rose petals and create a beautiful floral pattern background for a tray by covering them with Mod Podge.

7. DIY Citrus Slice Purse

The seamstresses among you might like to check out this fun novelty citrus slice purse over at A Beautiful Mess. You’ll find a great step by step tutorial on how to make this purse which is just perfect for summer – this year or next! It’s the kind of purse that will go with any outfit; classic or casual.

We hope you like checking out these summer craft projects and that you enjoy the rest of the summer before fall starts to kick in! Before you go, why not check out our own summer beading project for a pair of barefoot sandals?

For more craft blog roundup posts like this, take a look at the inspiration section on our website!


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