I’m so excited, it’s finally summer! I love making my room feel like it too. I also just redid my room for summer so I wanted to make some DIYs for it. I have 4 DIYS to share today and I love how they all turned out!
DIY #1: “Hello Summer” Canvas
The first DIY is this summer canvas! I’m still in school so whenever I see it gets me so excited for the coming summer.
- 2 colors that would make a nice color when mixed for the middle of the ombre
- An accent color for the words
1. Start using your first color to paint a little less than 1/2 of the canvas. Don’t let this dry before doing the rest!
2. Mix together your two colors to make the transition shade of the canvas. Then paint this in the middle going over the pink specifically to blend the colors together.
3. Next using just the other color, paint the rest of canvas and part of the mixed color. Just as you did before, blend the two colors together.
4. Your canvas should then look something like this – it’s an ombre so the blending doesn’t have to be at all perfect. Let this dry.
5. Next begin painting on your phrase. Obviously, I chose ‘hello summer’, which I love. I first lightly painted an outline and then went over it darker.
There’s my finished canvas – I love how it turned out! It’s so summery and colorful!
DIY #2: Phases of the Moon Wall Hanging
The next DIY is this phases of the moon wall hanging! I just used cardboard for the inside and scrapbook paper for the pink. It was so cheap to make. It took some time, but not too long.
I traced a cup to make the circle cutout I used for the moons.
1. Trace your circle onto the cardboard 6 times to make all the circles you will need.
2. Cut out the circles (yes, I made extras, but you only need 6)
3. Phase-shapes you’ll need:
- 1 Whole Moon
- 2 Half Moons (cut the whole in half)
- 2 ~1/4 Moons (bottom left)
- 2 ~1/6 Moons (bottom right
4. Trace your cardboard shape onto your scrapbook paper. Make sure to trace it on the other side (the back) so you see the pencil marks on the front (which I learned later on).
5. If the shape you are doing has a straight edge, cut off the corners as above. On ALL of the curves, cut a lot of tiny slits in the paper going up to the pencil marks.
6. Use one longer piece of tape to tape down the straight edge at once. Fold down each of the tiny parts as tightly as possible to make the edge as flat as possible. Then using a small piece of tape, tape down a few pieces.
7. Repeat the taping process with all of your pieces. They should then look something like this.
8. Using a medium size piece of tape, tape your string to the back of each piece keeping an even space in between them.
There’s my finished phases of the moon hanging! Obviously this one is different and that’s because I made another one for my sister and this one’s mine.
DIY #3: Pineapple Wall Art
The next DIY is this pineapple wall art! You can make as many or as little as you’d like to fill as much wall space as you want.
To find my pineapple outline, I googled “pineapple outline”.
1. Start by tracing your pineapple onto the back of your scrapbook paper.
2. Repeat making as many pineapples as you’d like.
3. Then, cut out all of your pineapples, this took me awhile because mine was detailed and I wanted that to show.
Finally you can hang them all up on your wall! I made mine close together and put them in a smaller area but you could place them however you’d like.
DIY #2: Color-Blocked Jars
The next DIY are these color-blocked jars. I wasn’t planning on doing these but I was making them anyway so I decided to include them! They are so easy and minimal but they look so cute.
I chose to make 2 jars with pink for one and blue for the other but you’ll obviously need as many jars as you would like to make. You can also use whatever colors you want to fit you.
1. Wrap a piece of tape as straight as possible around the jar, with as much as you want to paint uncovered.
2. Simply paint the bottom of the jar up to the tape. The tape will prevent paint from getting on the rest of the jar.
3. Without letting it dry (paint might peel around the tape if too dry), peel off the tape.
4. Repeat steps 1-5 with all of your jars.
Here are my finished jars! I filled one with pencils and it’s now at my desk and the other I made into a tissue jar using an idea I found on Pinterest.
I hope you enjoyed this post. It feels so great to be posting again! Have an amazing week!