Creative Summer Decor DIY Ideas for Your Home

Add a personal touch to your home for summer. These summer decor DIY ideas add a touch of creativity to any room during the summer season.

If you’re feeling a little crafty this summer, try one of my favorite easy DIY decor ideas to refresh your summer decor.

Outdoor Summer Table Centerpiece and Tablescape

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The summer months often bring extra travel plans, but if you find yourself staying close to home this summer and wanting a creative outlet, I’m sharing some fun and easy DIY home decor ideas to add a personal touch to your rooms. From easy centerpiece ideas to updated vases and  hand-painted pillows, these summer decor DIY ideas will get your creative juices flowing!

DIY Summer Decor Ideas:

Summer is the perfect time for a fun and easy DIY project. Head to your local craft store or thrift shop for a few simple materials, or search for items you already have on hand to create these fun and creative summer crafts.

1. Make your own pressed flower votive holders.

This pressed flower votive holder DIY is the perfect summer craft.

Pressed Flower Votive DIY

I found these cute votive holders at the Dollar Tree and ordered the pressed flowers from Amazon. You can choose colorful pressed flowers or stick to subtle greenery options for a pretty look.

If you have a cut flower garden, you can press your own summer flowers, but you can find a variety of pressed flowers online to create this project. You can read all the details for this DIY project here.

DIY Shell Art One Room Challenge

2. Create a piece of coastal decor and original artwork using oyster shells.

A few years ago I updated our primary bathroom with a coastal look. I created this DIY oyster shell art in a frame for inexpensive wall decor. 

Summer Throw Pillows

3. Style your sofa with DIY painted throw pillows.

I had a ball creating these hand-painted pillow covers! They’re fun and easy to make, and the possibilities of color and pattern are endless! You can even copy one of your favorite designer prints like I did at a fraction of the cost.

Make you own DIY Botanical Wall Art

4. Add a botanical touch to your walls with DIY botanical prints.

These DIY botanical prints are one of my favorite projects. Simply press a fern stem to a board and paint around, revealing a beautiful botanic botanical print. All the instructions are in this post!

5. Create a coastal vibe with a DIY oyster shell garland.

Add a coastal vibe to a vignette in your home with this DIY oyster shell garland. It’s perfect draped across a mantle or in a large basket on your coffee table in the living room.

DIY oyster shell garland with wood beads in a woven bowl.

This garland adds beautiful texture and a natural element to your decor.

6. Update an old urn or vase in Pottery Barn style.

Update a larger or vase in Pottery Barn style! This updated look is so easy to create and looks perfect throughout all the seasons.

Faux Fern in DIY textured urn

7. Add an easy splash of color and pattern with framed fabric art.

DIY art doesn’t get much easier than framing fabric or a piece of wallpaper. Check out this DIY for a super easy and inexpensive piece of art for your home.

Fabric Art DIY for Wall Decor

8. Make an easy summer arrangement in a bud vase holder.

This bud vase holder is one of my favorite pieces to use for creating super easy flower arrangements and centerpieces all year long. Grab your favorite fresh flowers from your local grocery and you have an easy arrangement in no time. See how I created this arrangement here.

Sunflowers and purple stock arranged with greenery in a bud vase holder on the kitchen table

9. Update your outdoor space with a patriotic flag pillow. 

DIY patriotic no sew flag pillow from fabric scraps and decorative trim on the screened porch

Summer is the season of patriotic holidays! This DIY flag pillow is an easy craft and the perfect way to deck out a summer porch or any of your outdoor living spaces.

10. Add texture and style to your dining table decor with these DIY rattan candle holders.

Do you love rattan and wicker decor as much as I do! These rattan-wrapped candleholders are so easy to create and are a fun and simple way to dress up a summer tablescape. Get the details here.

DIY Rattan Candle Holder with Cane Webbing

11. A DIY chunky terracotta bead garland adds style and interest to any summer vignette.

A beaded garland is a pretty addition to any tabletop or vignette. This Pottery Barn-look terra-cotta garland is super fun and easy. If you love to play with Play-Doh, you’ll love this project!

Beaded garland in dough bowl with hydrangeas

12. Add a summery touch to your home with this DIY wood flower art.

With some wood slices and a pretty printed napkin, you can have a pretty piece of textural art for your home this summer with this easy craft. You can create a pretty custom look that matches your own decor. See how to make it here!

Wood Slice Spring Art with the Handcrafted Society

13. These mason jar vases are an easy project to make with a printed cloth napkin and piece of twine.

I created these for a festive patriotic table, but you can apply this idea to any summer theme. Try one for your next dinner party. See the details here.

Patriotic centerpiece ideas with napkin-wrapped Mason jars

I hope these creative ideas inspire you to create a little budget-friendly summer decor and make your home feel inviting.

Happy Summer Crafting!

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