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10 DIY Hacks For The Best Summer

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Who doesn’t love Pinterest? You can find just about anything and you can learn how to get insanely creative and crafty! I’m on it whenever I need a new idea for an event or activity and that is where it has led to me to be creative and figure out some different and fun ways of doing things. As for the summertime, it’s the best time for DIY (do it yourself) projects and to let your creativity explore. Come into the creative world with me and prepare to say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” and “That’s genius!”


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1. Pool Noodles

1. Pool Noodles

Use four of them to hold up a plastic bin filled with ice and drinks, and voila! You have yourself a makeshift ice chest. It’s easy, super cheap and unique. You can also use duct tape to create light sabers for the kids. Simply tape a piece around the bottom, and create a unique design on the tape with a permanent marker.

2. Sneaky Cocktail in a Juice Bottle

2. Sneaky Cocktail in a Juice Bottle

This may be a bit old school, but it’s the best and most creative way to sneak your drinks where prohibited while enjoying them. Plus, it looks like juice, so no one will know.

3. Make Your Own Slip and Slide

3. Make Your Own Slip and Slide

This is fun and very doable. My dad did this for us as kids. Simply gather up a long piece of tarp material (the size is up to you) and add some water along the way with your garden hose and you have yourself a free and easy way to entertain the kids. Although it’s been said that adults can have fun too.

4. Freeze Aloe Vera in an Ice-Cube Tray

4. Freeze Aloe Vera in an Ice-Cube Tray

For all my fellow twenty-somethings that get easily sunburned–I have the whitest skin there is–this is perfection! Find an ice-cube tray that fit larger ice cubes. Squeeze some aloe vera into the tray, freeze and then use it on you sunburn. It’s basically having ice and aloe vera…uhhmazzingg!

5. Use Baby Powder to Remove Sand in Your Skin

5. Use Baby Powder to Remove Sand in Your Skin

I recently discovered this awesome idea! Next time you’re at the beach and you can’t seem to get that sand off of you. Simply shake some baby powder on your hand and rub it into your feet and calves…the rest will work from there.

6. Use Dixie Cups to Make Popsicle Molds

6. Use Dixie Cups to Make Popsicle Molds

This one is pretty cool! you can easily get creative with how you ice cream on a stick looks! Follow the directions here.

7. Create a Makeshift Car Wash

7. Create a Makeshift Car Wash

Just use some pvc pipes, some sponges, mops string and water. It’s a great way to for the kids to run through it have some fun in the water. Or you can get them to wash their bike, all the while they think they’re just having fun. Get the directions here.

8. Blow Up a Kiddie Pool as a Makeshift Bed

8. Blow Up a Kiddie Pool as a Makeshift Bed

Damp grass? No problem! Want some comfort? Then blow up a kiddie pool, and throw in some pillows and blankets. This is perfect for watching fireworks or stargazing.

9. Use a Cupcake Liner to Keep Dripping ice Pops Contained

9. Use a Cupcake Liner to Keep Dripping ice Pops Contained

Simply poke the stick through the center of the cupcake lining and you’ll have a no drip ice pop. Alternatively, use the same thing to cover your drinks when outdoors. simply place over the cup and poke a straw though the center. No flies, no problem!

10. Use a Muffin Tin for Condiment Service Dishes

10. Use a Muffin Tin for Condiment Service Dishes

Grab a six slot muffin tin and fill each muffin slot with ketchup, relish, mayonnaise, mustard, bbq sauce, ranch or whatever other condiment you like. It’s less of a hassle to clean up afterwards and saves on dishwashing!

Have fun this summer but remember there are always ways to get creative and utilize these great ideas. They were shared with me and now I’m passing them onto you. Have a great summer and make it the best one yet!