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Creative Summer DIY Projects for the Whole Family

by Raj Kewalrams 17 Feb 2024

It’s that time of the year again when you’re looking for fun activities to keep the little ones engaged and not staring at a screen all summer!

Feeling like you need to get your hands dirty? Do you need some inspiration or ways to flex your creativity? We have a few fun and creative summer DIY projects that the whole family can enjoy. These
projects will keep everyone entertained and create memories at the same time. Let’s dive in and explore these exciting DIY ideas!

Jute Placemats:
Looking for a functional yet stylish DIY project? Try making your own jute placemats! They’re versatile for the home and fun and easy to create. The whole family can contribute to making these rustic-chic
additions to your dining table.
To make your jute placemats, here’s what you’ll need:
● Jute rope or twine
● Hot glue gun
● Scissors

1. Start by coiling the jute rope tightly and securing it with hot glue.
2. Continue twisting the yarn, adding hot glue to keep it in place.
3. Repeat the process until you reach the desired size for your placemat.
4. Once you reach the end, cut the rope and secure it with hot glue.
5. Trim any excess yarn to create a clean edge.
You can add a personal touch by painting the placemats with metallic paint or go all out with an ombre effect.

Rustic Tin Can Containers:
This rustic DIY project turns ordinary tin cans into stylish and functional storage containers. Not only will it help you organize your space, but it’s also a great opportunity to get creative with the family. Each family member can design their unique container, reflecting their style.

To create your rustic tin can containers, follow these steps:
1. Collect empty tin cans and remove any labels or sharp edges.
2. Clean the cans thoroughly and let them dry.
3. Paint the cans in your desired color or leave them as is for a natural look.
4. Decorate the cans with twine, ribbon, or other embellishments to add rustic charm.

5. Use the containers to store utensils, stationery, or small plants.
These rustic tin can containers will declutter your space and add a handmade charm to your home.

Beach-Inspired Mason Jar Decor:
Bring the beach vibes indoors with these beach-inspired mason jar decor pieces. This project is perfect for a summertime craft. Get the whole family involved in collecting sand, seashells, and other beach treasures. These mason jar decorations will transport you to the shores with charm and simplicity.

To create your beach-inspired mason jar decor, follow these steps:
1. Gather mason jars, sand, seashells, and other beach-themed accessories.
2. Fill the mason jars halfway with sand to create a base.
3. Arrange seashells, pebbles, or sea glass on top of the sand.
4. Add a tea light or a small candle to create a soft, beachy glow.
5. Decorate the jars with twine, ribbon, or starfish for an extra touch of coastal charm.

These beach-inspired mason jar decor pieces are perfect for adding a touch of summer to your home.

If you’re looking for appliances to your DIY projects, shop our range of BLACK+DECKER DIY appliances here.

Always remember, the most important part of these DIY projects is to have fun and enjoy the creative process with your family. So, gather your supplies, unleash your imagination, and let the DIY adventure

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