10 sensational summer crafts to make

It may have been a little dreary over the last few days, but nothing’s dampening our summer spirits! (It’s perfect crafting weather, if you ask us).

We’ve put together a handy list of our top 10 projects to make this summer that will be sure to brighten up anyone's day… Create a painted make-up pouch to take on your travels, a wooden feeder to keep the birds in your garden happy, or a lovely lantern to illuminate your yard throughout the summer eves.

1. This great wooden bird feeder is made with just one key product: lollipop sticks. Stack 'em up and stick together to make a sweet hanging house.

How-to here

2. If you're not that great at keeping plants alive (trust us, you're not alone), craft these cool paper cacti to scatter some colour around your home.

Tutorial can be found here

3. If you or a friend is partial to a summertime camping trip, craft this delightful caravan card using our free printable download papers.

Instructions here

4. Dream the day away on this contemporary cushion. You'd be surprised to see how effective glass paints can be when paired with fabric...

Find out how here

5. Deco sheets, acetate and lollipop sticks are the key componenets that make up this clever, structured project. Pick your patterns and brighten up your garden.

How-to here

6. This cosmetics bag with easy-wipe acetate lining is just the thing to take with you on your summer vacays. With adhesive fabric sheets, soft craft has never been so easy!

Full tutorial here

7. Got a garden party coming up? Impress your guests with these extra-special meringues and combine together for a truly show-stopping pud!

Find the recipe here

8. While we love a big bunch of blooms, we also like to appreciate the little things. Upcycle your mini embellishment bottles to keep teeny buds.

Read more here

9. Join in the origami trend and decorate your home with these striking folded flowers. Craft with any paper of your choice to match your décor.

Full tutorial here

10. Nothing adds a splash of colour like a stunning piece of wall art. Pick up quilling and get carried away creating this charming work of art.

Detailed directions here

For more free projects and inspiration, make sure to keep an eye on the docrafts team inspiration page or on our community gallery where there are lots of projects uploaded daily for all craft abilities and specialities.

Share with us what you've made on Facebook, or hashtag your project on Twitter or Instagram with #docrafts.

1. Project by Suzie Attaway, originally published in docrafts February issue (67) of Creativity magazine. 2. Project by Katie Leitch, originally published in docrafts December issue (65) of Creativity magazine. 3. Project by Beckie Dreyer, originally published in docrafts March 2015 issue (56) of Creativity magazine. 4. Project by Aisha Green, originally published in docrafts March issue (68) of Creativity magazine. 5. Project by Sharon Dobson, originally published in docrafts April issue (69) of Creativity magazine. 6. Project by Lorna Slessor, originally published in docrafts April issue (69) of Creativity magazine. 7. Project by Lucy Bruns, originally published in docrafts February issue (67) of Creativity magazine. 8. Project by Lorna Slessor, originally published in docrafts March issue (68) of Creativity magazine. 9. Project by Jason Cluitt, originally published in docrafts March issue (68) of Creativity magazine. 10. Project by Jessica Janiak, originally published in docrafts March issue (68) of Creativity magazine.  

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