When we think of the summer months, there is a magical feeling of sheer pleasure that comes with it: having the freedom to do what you want, whenever you want, really excites the mind and spirit. This is a time for self-expression and an ideal time for fun summer crafts for adults to try with friends and kids alike.
How To Get the Most Out of Your Summer
In the early summer, people want to relax and take their time off from school and work to let all that warmth and sun soak in. However, at a certain point, we experience the dog days of summer where time seems to standstill. In these moments, we can tap into our creative minds to get the most out of our time off and improve our experiences with a bit of crafting!
The possibilities are limitless to what we can achieve, but as adults, it becomes a little more difficult to craft when all the basic ideas of kid’s crafts are a thing of the past. Luckily, there are many different avenues to crafting that you can venture down. You can make home goods out of leftover materials with something as simple as kraft wrapping paper to enjoy year after year.
Glass Bottles and Old Hoses
The best projects are ones that repurpose an old household item into something new. For example, a reused water hose can create an outdoor rug using only the old hose, zip ties, or paracord. Not only is it waterproof, but it will not mold or deteriorate. Another idea might be to upcycle old glass bottles and use them as citronella candles in the yard by filling them with lemon, lime, and oil. If you want to skip the oil, add a small candle instead, which will do the trick.
Scrap Wood and Clay Pots
Maybe there was some old scrap wood in the garage that did not get used. You could cut them into blocks and paint them to have yard dice for games like Yahtzee. Or you can build birdhouses and feeders to enjoy nature.
Have some older clay pots lying around? You might reuse these as portable grills for hotdogs and smores or reuse one as a space heater for a camping trip. You can also use some leftover rope to create rain catchers. For those, you can hang them from corners of the house for that added rain chime effect that you love so much during a summer thunderstorm.
So, no matter what you are into—whether camping, gardening, or just lounging around the house—there are always things you can do to make the most of your summer. Being an adult comes with many responsibilities, which often cuts us off from our creative side; however, this is your chance to express yourself and have fun doing it. These are only a few fun summer crafts for adults to try, but there are so many things you can do once you put your mind to it!