Have you all been making the most of your summers? Once August 1st rolled around I fell into a minor panic that I hadn’t made the most of the season — I realized that I’ve only been out on the lake once, haven’t had a single snow cone and have not consumed nearly enough barbecue. So, it’s crunch time. I’ve created a going list of all the things I’d like to enjoy before the end of the month, and at the very top of it are some DIY projects that I’ve spotted around the web and bookmarked, but have yet to actually recreate. There have been so many brilliant ideas out there this year, but we’ve collected 10 of our favorites for this week’s roundup. Click through, and be sure to let us know how you’ll be celebrating the last few weeks of summer!


simple summer hammock from design*sponge 

patio table from Lovely Indeed 

picnic blanket from Design Love Fest 

dip dye runner from The Sweetest Occasion 

woven wicker plate stools from design*sponge 

chevron pattern stairs from The Home Depot

giant banana split from Oh Happy Day!

paper dodecahedron from mini-eco

succulents party favors from us! 

watercolor tags from Eat Drink Chic 

7 comments
  1. 1
    Karin | August 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

    succulent party is the Best idea….but I am looking for cans have the design direct on it and not paper stuff which will soon disappear when you keep the cans outside. I started with Irish Steel Oats can and will continue the ‘breakfast’ route for the outside cafe table.

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    Victoria | August 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

    We are planning on hanging a hammock in the garden, after seeing them in the gardens at the Postcard Inn in Florida. Lazy afternoons reading books and listening to summer sounds await. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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  3. 3
    Meg | August 10, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Love all of these ideas!!! Can’t wait to try a couple this weekend.

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    Supal {chevrons and éclairs} | August 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I could go for a giant banana split right about now.

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