Outdoor Galore Summer Projects

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Summer, Summer, Summertime! Have fun explorin’ these cool summer craft tutorials and projects! And, don’t forget the sunscreen!

Reconned Luau basket with Tutorial Reconned Luau Basket Tutorial

KittyKill inspired us with this awesome luau-themed reconstructed picnic basket from an old thrifted suitcase. The materials she used are spray paint, fabric, velcro, ribbon, glue gun and sticks, and whatever you want to put into your basket (plates… tupperware… wine!). 

We love that she included images for each step, making it easy for us to follow the tutorial.

Sail Away Maxi Dress Tutorial Sail Away Maxi Dress Tutorial 

We love how this dress flows and is cool and breezy for summer! She added cute ruffles to the bottom of the dress, which you can see here.

b2j2fitz recommends using jersey fabric, or any free flowing fabric. Her pattern calls for 1 1/2 -2 yards of jersey knit cotton, matching thread, and measuring tape.

Mussel Shells and Green Freshwater Pearl Earrings Shell and Pearl Earrings 

hgddm crafted up these adorable earrings and a couple other cool, summery jewelry pieces, for her lucky Dollar Store swap partner. She made them with mussel shells she found on the beach in Southern California, and green freshwater pearls.

Garden Birdcage Made with Wire Garden Plant Birdcage Made with Wire 

snowyice says that this funky plant birdcage is easy to construct. We think it adds a bit of sass to your patio garden plants, while potentially warding off the birds, and critters (score!).

Beach Bag Tutorial Large Beach Bag Tutorial

sewsweetness calls this bag the “Naughty Secretary Bag” and we think it’s also perfect for the beach! It’s a large well made bag, sturdy enough to hold a heavy load, plus you get to have fun with the color combinations! View her cute fabric selection for the inside the bag, here.
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  1. Mlheran says:

    Fun stuff!
    (FYI, the text link for the “funky plant birdcage” goes to the Sail Away maxi dress.)

  2. SoCraftyTal says:

    Oh snap, thanks for noticing that @Mlheran. It must have got “away” from me! harharhar! (-; I’ve changed it.

  3. nattie3x says:

    Text link for ‘funky plant birdcage’ still going to Sail Away maxi dress 🙁

  4. sweets4ever says:

    The link is correct for me. Nattie, does it go to http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384421.0 for you now? If not, you might need to refresh your page (F5 on PC). Thanks again!

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