Make your summer – 13 summer craft makes

garden barSome brilliant, creative ways to make your summer this year. From making garden games to your own outdoor cocktail bar, these 13 makes will bring a little bit of fun to the long, hot summer (well we can live in hope!).

Make a lounger with pillows, from Country Living

summer craft

Brilliant garden game, from Two Shades of Pink

make a garden game

Set sail! Make your own boat for the lake, from Mini Eco

boat for a stream

Make some pretty (and very handy) citronella candles, from Garden Therapy

make a citronella candle

For tonnes of fun make a bubble wand, from Keeping it Simple

make a bubble wand

Make a giant Scrabble board for the long evenings, from Sunset

garden scrabble

Make a garden cinema, great tips on Giver’s Log

garden movie screen

Make a tent, from Cakies

make a tent

Make fire pit out of a washing machine drum, from House and Fig


Brighten up your door for the summer, from A Diamond in the Stuff

summer wreath

But most importantly, you probably need to make a bar in your garden for the summer. Here are a few great examples:

This gorgeous concrete creation is from The Hunted Interior

garden bar

Or this shabby chic design with everything you need, from Finding Home

garden bar

Brilliant new use for the potting shed bench, from The Creativity Exchange

make a garden bar


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