4 Projects to Get into the Summer Spirit

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Summer is the time to hit the beach, throw a summer BBQ, and enjoy life. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. Without the pressures of getting the kids to school or trying to be home every night by 8 p.m. to watch your favorite TV show, there’s loads of time to work on your new or neglected summer projects.

Get into the summer spirit with these four creative ideas. Let your hair down, throw on some comfy shorts, and begin an artful adventure that doesn’t have to end when summer does.

Sweet Summer Tea Tins

Summer Projects Sweet Tea tins Every summer bucket list should include a sun-brewed sweet tea. These tea tins have a mixed-media edge, are bursting with color, and are perfect for storing your favorite summery flavored teas. Using various colored ink pads, this project has all the character of a batik-dyed fabric or a tie-dyed sundress. Recycle an old coffee container or an oatmeal container to re-create these tins. Place them on your kitchen counter or gift them to friends and family.



Summer Memories Board Book

Summer Projects Summer Memories Board Book Project Use this summer board book to organize all your ephemera and mementos from the entire summer. Fill it with ticket stubs, dried flowers, photos, and even seashells you’ve collected on your many summer adventures. The finished project will be just as timeless as the summer memories you’ll put in it.



Summer Adventures Tote Bag

Summer Projects Summer Adventures Tote With trips to the beach or pool, this bag is the perfect summer companion. You can alter this beautiful tote in just a few steps, and since it’s made of a durable canvas, it can withstand all your artistic abuse. Dye it, stamp it, paint it — this tote will survive everything you can throw at it. Customize your bag with your own stenciled pattern and stamped words. Make a matching set for your book club, or label each bag with your children’s names. With this tote bag, you’ll be equipped for any summer adventure.



Midsummer Memories Project

Summer Projects Midsummer Memories Project Capture your summer memories on canvas with this stitched book project. The paint and tissue paper give the pages plenty of texture and visual interest for you to showcase your summer photos. Create one to celebrate a summer trip, or make one that gives ordinary moments an extra special touch.



A relaxing afternoon with one of these projects is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and ready for your next adventure. Capture your favorite summer moments in one of these memory books, create a tote bag to accompany you on-the-go, or store your favorite teas in this decorative tea tin set. The last day of summer is September 22, so make the most of it — fill your summer to the brim with fun.

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2 Responses to “4 Projects to Get into the Summer Spirit”

  1. Judy Hall says:

    I do a little crafting every now and then using different medeiums and have a wonderful time “just playing”. My question: is someone who does wonderful crafts had training classes or do their projects just kind of evolve after practicing and playing?

    • Sarah says:

      I think it’s a combination of both. Cynthia Shaffer took a class to learn the beginnings of this project, but it is how she developed the idea that made it extra special.

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Summer Projects



Summer is the time to hit the beach, throw a summer BBQ, and enjoy life. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. Without the pressures of getting the kids to school or trying to be home every night by 8 p.m. to watch your favorite TV show, there’s loads of time to work on your new or neglected summer projects.

Get into the summer spirit with these four creative ideas. Let your hair down, throw on some comfy shorts, and begin an artful adventure that doesn’t have to end when summer does.

Sweet Summer Tea Tins

Summer Projects Sweet Tea tins Every summer bucket list should include a sun-brewed sweet tea. These tea tins have a mixed-media edge, are bursting with color, and are perfect for storing your favorite summery flavored teas. Using various colored ink pads, this project has all the character of a batik-dyed fabric or a tie-dyed sundress. Recycle an old coffee container or an oatmeal container to re-create these tins. Place them on your kitchen counter or gift them to friends and family.



Summer Memories Board Book

Summer Projects Summer Memories Board Book Project Use this summer board book to organize all your ephemera and mementos from the entire summer. Fill it with ticket stubs, dried flowers, photos, and even seashells you’ve collected on your many summer adventures. The finished project will be just as timeless as the summer memories you’ll put in it.



Summer Adventures Tote Bag

Summer Projects Summer Adventures Tote With trips to the beach or pool, this bag is the perfect summer companion. You can alter this beautiful tote in just a few steps, and since it’s made of a durable canvas, it can withstand all your artistic abuse. Dye it, stamp it, paint it — this tote will survive everything you can throw at it. Customize your bag with your own stenciled pattern and stamped words. Make a matching set for your book club, or label each bag with your children’s names. With this tote bag, you’ll be equipped for any summer adventure.



Midsummer Memories Project

Summer Projects Midsummer Memories Project Capture your summer memories on canvas with this stitched book project. The paint and tissue paper give the pages plenty of texture and visual interest for you to showcase your summer photos. Create one to celebrate a summer trip, or make one that gives ordinary moments an extra special touch.



A relaxing afternoon with one of these projects is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and ready for your next adventure. Capture your favorite summer moments in one of these memory books, create a tote bag to accompany you on-the-go, or store your favorite teas in this decorative tea tin set. The last day of summer is September 22, so make the most of it — fill your summer to the brim with fun.

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