It's BBQ season, y'all! Gather your friends and family and make the most of the warm summer nights. With these outdoor entertaining essentials from Fab
I've always wanted to live on the ocean; there's something so calming about the beach. But it hasn't happened yet, so instead I'm filling my home with nautical, beach-inspired details... and sharing my inspiration with you!
I'll admit it, the wreath on my front door is leftover from last winter. So I decided that it was high time to make a colorful new summer one to freshen up the entryway. Here are ten pretty ideas that I'm using as my inspiration.
Thiiiiiiis looks amazing. I'm a big fan of pineapple, frozen goodies, and have I mentioned pineapple? Three simple ingredients make this cool, homemade treat even more appetizing!
If this doesn't look and taste like summer, I don't know what does! Layers of fruity sorbet and ice cream stack up to create a delicious, seasonal treat.
How adorable are these strawberry place card holders?? I kinda want to make a million of them and then have a giant party where we all joke and laugh and eat berry pies. Who's in?
Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!
Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!
(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)
Puzzles are fun, learning is fun, and hey, it's the Fourth of July: why not make a jigsaw puzzle of the U.S.??
Summer is coming! Cool down with a yogurt pop -- this healthy frozen snack is a cinch to make. Here's how.
Summer is coming, which means lots of time outdoors, picnics, BBQs, and festivities! All these events? They mean cold beverages better be at-the-ready. Check out this clever upcycled drink carrier!
Kids of all ages (and even kids at heart - I'm lookin' at you!) will get a kick out of this colorful DIY memory game!
Everyone has at least one of these old aluminum lawn chairs tucked into a dusty corner of the garage or porch. And every spring you think about how you should really just toss it, but then where would you sit come summer? Sure, you could go out and but new ones, but where's the fun in that?
We've shared a few great summer kids projects recently (hot rocks, water walls, and tents - oh my!), but this one might be my favorite! If you have $10 and a little bit of time, a DIY waterfall sprinkler should be at the top of your list.
Butter. It makes everything better. But what could possibly make butter better? Honey and summer fruits of course! Not as sweet as jam, not as salty as plain butter – just delicious and perfect for a special breakfast treat. Let's make some Blackberry Honey Butter!
My birthday is on June 17th, which, when you're a kid, is a pretty great day for a birthday. You never have to go to school, the activity options are endless, and your party can always include a squirt gun fight.
But, each year I also get another special, seasonal gift. Even now, among the good times with families and friends, I always see the first fireflies of the year on my birthday. It started with those outdoor parties and cookouts as a kid, and continued through the bonfires of high school, the theme parks of college, and now, a quiet evening walk with the people I love the most. Perhaps I don't notice them in the days before, but every year, it just happens: the lightning bugs come out.
Oh man. I would have LOVED this as a kid. Heck, I'd probably still like making a few of these crayon rocks (I've always been fascinated by materials and the various forms they can take). If there's some childlike wonder to entertain, either for yourself or, you know, for an actual child, then we have the craft project for you!
I'll be the first to admit that the moment I enter a party store, I kind of lose my mind. SO MUCH STIMULI! Nearly irresistible stimuli, too. In a matter of minutes, my cart might be filled to the brim with seemingly "necessary" decorations, my original game plan (and budget) tossed right out the window. But there's a way around this and it starts with a "D".
The 4th of July is just days away, but we still have time to get our patriotic craft on. I scoured the internets for some Curbly-worthy projects and narrowed it down to these five.
These festive straw decorations and matchbook labels are templates, which you can download for free at Twig & Thistle....
PatriBot 3000 is what I'm calling this quirky Fourth of July centerpiece. With a belly full of cookies and a head full of forks, he'll be the star of the festivities (after the fireworks, of course)! Ready to make a DIY robot of your own? Great. Let's get this freedom party started!