Category Archives: Summer

DIY Wind Chimes

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To me, wind chimes just sound like summer. They make me think of sitting in my backyard with a cold drink, a good book, and a cool breeze. I’d love to replicate that at my current home, so I think I’m going to have to give one of these homemade ones a shot. But which to choose?

DIY Wind Chimes

If your home decor style leans more toward boho, you’ll love these chimes made from scrap fabric. Mix and match patterns for a laid back vibe.

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Summer Totes

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With summer in full swing, you may find yourself in need of a tote bag more often. Whether you’re headed to a farmer’s market, a pool, or the beach, totes are always handy to have around this time of the year. DIY totes are a great way to show off your style and make your bag easy to spot in a sea of lawn chairs. Here are some of my favorites.

Flamingo Tote Bag

Flamingo Tote Bag

When I was younger, I actually collected flamingos. I had lots of stuffed ones in my room and even a few lawn flamingos. This bag would have been a summer staple for me.

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I Scream, You Scream

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We all scream for ICE CREAM! With summer in full swing, I find myself craving my favorite sweet treat more and more often. I love to make ice cream from scratch and try as many flavors as I can, so it only makes sense that I would want to make ice cream in a different way too! Here are some ice cream crafts that look good enough to eat.

Ice Cream Sandwich Charms

Ice Cream Sandwich Charms

In addition to making ice cream, I also love to bake. So when I’m feeling extra ambitious, I love ice cream sandwiches! These charms are so cute and nostalgic, plus the colors really pop!

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Thinking of You Easel Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Make your own pretty floating fairy card

Life gets busy, but we can’t forget that there are times when people we know could just use a smile in the day.  This floating fairy card is the perfect card to send to anyone you want to tell that you are thinking of him or her. Create several of them and send them out today to make others have a smile in their day, too.

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Read!

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As a kid, I loved to read. I was all about summer reading activities and challenges as a child. I loved filling out my summer reading chart at the library and checking out as many new books as I could. Reading is a great way to pass time during those lazy summer days and I’ve found a few ideas to help you encourage your child to participate in summer reading.

Date Due Library Book Bag

Date Due Library Book Bag

Make a tote for your child’s library books with their favorite story on the check out card. They’ll want to take their bag of books everywhere and bring it back to the library ASAP to show it off.

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