Creative Craft Projects to Try This Summer

Fun and Creative craft ideas to try out.  The Creativity Exchange

I have a list of favorite blogs that consistently feature amazing projects, from easy DIY, to crafty, to “Wow! How did you come up with that?” I hope these creative craft projects other bloggers have made and featured on their blogs inspire you to create something beautiful yourself!

Walking up to your front door and this adorable flower pot wreath will make you, and your guests, smile every time.

Flower Pot Wreath

via Think Crafts!

Create pretty DIY marbled ring dishes in fun colors.

DIY Marble Dish Tutorial

via A Beautiful Mess 

Upcycle tin cans into these charming tin can lanterns, pop in a candle, and hang them around your backyard for a lovely evening glow.

Tin Can Lanterns

via CraftFoxes

Add a touch of Americana to your front door with this easy DIY patriotic clothespin wreath.

Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

via Home Crafts by Ali

Recycle your prettiest wine bottles into these gorgeous citronella candles. The glass marbles add even more beauty.

Wine Bottle Citronella Candles

via Hello Glow

Recycle old tins by making outdoor citronella candles for the patio.

Recycled citronella candles

via Sugar & Charm

Save your wine corks, and turn them into this awesome monogram. Your friends will beg you to make one for them, too!

Wine Cork Letter


This succulent and boxwood wreath is easy to assemble and brings a lovely touch of the outdoors inside.

Succulent and Boxwood Wreath

via Suburban Simplicity

Get creative by making these chic leather bracelets.

DIY Leather Braided Bracelets

via Lebenslustiger

Making your own candles takes a little time but isn’t hard, and this DIY ombre version is so pretty.

Ombre Candles

via Lines Across

Can you believe these marbled mugs are made with nail polish? They are!

Marbled Nail Polish Mugs

via Handmade by Kelly

Give your flower pots a quick makeover with colorful fabric twine. Follow the tutorial for DIYing your own twine from fabric scraps, or use store-bought.

Fabric Twine Planter

via My Poppet

These fantastic fabric flowers will be lovely adorning gifts, strung together as a garland, affixed to a barrette or hair tie, or used in so many other ways.

Fabric Flowers

via Heart Handmade UK

Felt woodland critters from Lia Griffith make the cutest hair accessories for little girls, or you can add pin backs to create pretty brooches.

Felt Animal Pins

via Lia Griffith

Transform buttons into a colorful monogram for a nursery or child’s room. Use whatever color buttons your little one likes!

Button Monogram

via Modernly Morgan

These adorable polymer clay doughnuts are so versatile, you’ll want to “bake” a dozen to use as necklaces, rings, hair accessories, keychains, and more!

Clay Doughnut Charms

via Lucy Akins at eHow

If you love emojis, you’ll have a blast making these emoji lapel pins with Shrinky Dinks. They’d be a super fun activity at your child’s next slumber party (with adult supervision around the oven and glue gun).

Emoji Pins

via Persia Lou

Seeing what other creative folks are doing usually inspires me to make something, too, either following their lead or dreaming up something of my own. I hope these creative craft projects help jump-start your creativity!

Thanks for stopping by!

About Christy Wagner

Hi! I'm Christy, an editor and writer. My husband, Keith, and I live in Fishers, Indiana, where I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, baking, and just about anything else creative. I'm so excited to be teaming up with Cyndy and sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!
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3 Responses to Creative Craft Projects to Try This Summer

  1. Susan says:

    Wow. That can keep us busy all summer!! Thanks

  2. Susan says:

    Lots of fun.

  3. Love the projects. Shared with my followers.

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