Easy & Affordable Summer DIYs for Your Home

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Get ready to beat the heat and unleash your inner creativity with a collection of 15 easy & affordable summer DIYs for your home.

Americana decor on the front door with vibrant colors and warm textures.

This summer, unleash your creativity and transform your indoor and outdoor spaces with a few easy & affordable DIY projects. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your backyard or update your summer home decor, these summer DIYs are sure to inspire.

I’ve gathered a collection of 15 simple & budget-friendly DIY ideas that will transform your home without breaking the bank; from outdoor shower curtain and rain barrels to summer tablescapes and no sew pillow covers.

Front door decor with a hanging door basket with red, white, and blue colors.

So, pull your hair back & roll up your sleeves, gather your materials, and let’s dive into summer DIYs for your home!

15 Easy & Affordable Summer DIYs for Your Home

Front Door Decor

1. Summer Hanging Door Basket

I typically like to hang a traditional round wreath on our front door, however a hanging door basket is a great way to refresh your entrance with something a little different and that’s charming & whimsical.

The great thing about a hanging door basket is that the possibilities are endless when it comes to the creativity and freedom you have arranging your favorite blooms inside. 

Patriotic summer door basket on the front door of a farmhouse home.

Hanging door baskets are incredibly easy to make, budget-friendly, completely customizable, and each time a guest enters your home they will admire your unique & creative door decoration.

You can find the tutorial on how I made this hanging door basket for summer along with links to shop all the supplies, here.

2. Coastal Mermaid Wreath

Jennifer of Cottage on Bunker Hill

Coastal mermaid wreath is a great summer DIY for your home.

Jennifer of Cottage on Bunker Hill created this mermaid wreath with a coastal touch that’s such a fun option for your front door or beach house.

3. DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath

Lora of Create & Ponder

Summer wreath for a lakeside home with red, white, and blue colors.

Here’s a fun & easy summer DIY wreath idea!

You just need a few simple things to make this unique wreath to coordinate with your lake-themed summer decor.

Indoor Summer DIYs for Your Home

4. No Sew Patriotic Pillow Cover

Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse

4th of July no sew patriotic pillow is the perfect summer DIY.

The 4th of July is a time for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a patriotic pillow cover.

Rachel shares this easy no-sew project that can easily be customized to your liking.

5. DIY License Plate Hat Rack & Wall Decor

Ann of Dabbling & Decorating

Summer DIY decor with vintage license plates and wood.

Ann found these old vanity Maine license plates in a family shed, check out how she turned them into an adorable hat rack and wall decor.

6. Paper Mache Centerpiece Bowl

Amy of Amy Sadler Designs

Paper mache bowl is an easy & affordable summer DIY for your home.

Amy created a DIY paper mache bowl for a fraction of the cost of a similar Pottery Barn one.

A paper mache bowl is easier to make than you think, and is extremely affordable.

7. DIY Checkerboard Floor

Renae of Peacock Ridge Farm

Easy and affordable summer DIY with a little paint in the greenhouse.

Create a timeless and beautiful checkerboard floor in your greenhouse for an extra whimsical touch.

Here are the easy steps to get the job done quickly and easily with this DIY project!

Outdoor Summer DIYs for Your Home

8. Mosquito Repellent Garden

Stacy of Bricks n’ Blooms

How to plant a mosquito repellent garden with the right plants.

Summer nights outdoors are great but the bugs that come with it are not. There’s a way to keep the bugs at bay by keeping certain plants nearby.

Learn how to plant a mosquito repellent garden in 7 easy steps with Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms.

9. DIY Rain Barrel on a Budget

Jen of Midwest Life & Style

A DIY rain barrel is a great way to save & conserve water.

Conserve water for your garden and add curb appeal to your outdoor living spaces with this easy step-by-step tutorial to build a DIY water barrel.

10. How to Age Terracotta Pots

Wendy of WM Design House

A simple summer DIY that will make terracotta pots look aged.

Age terracotta pots so they look like they’ve been around for centuries.

Age them with fertilizer, yogurt, and salt! These three methods offer a unique and easy way to achieve an aged look.

11. How to Make an Obelisk for the Garden

KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms

How to make a garden obelisk with materials found right in your home.

You will never believe what this this garden obelisk is made from. Here’s a hint…you probably have one sitting in a closet.

It’s such a fun project and makes any planter even prettier!

12. Outdoor Summer Tablescape Using Blues & Terracotta

Kelly of The Tattered Pew

An outdoor tablescape is a fun summer DIY with blues and terracotta.

This summer tablescape using touches of blues and terracotta is casual yet elegant as the sun sets and the colors change.

Check out how easy it is to set a pretty summer table outdoors!

13. Summer DIY Outdoor Firepit Cover

AnnMarie of Simply 2 Moms

Summer DIY outdoor firepit cover for your patio.

Protect your firepit from the elements with this easy DIY firepit tabletop cover made for less than $30.

14. DIY Outdoor Shower Curtain

Kristin of White Arrows Home

DIY outdoor shower curtain is an affordable option for an outdoor shower.

A DIY shower curtain is an affordable addition to an outdoor shower for privacy around an often used patio space. 

15. Patriotic Flower Pot

Kim of Cottage in the Mitten

Patriotic flower pot that can be used indoors or outdoors.

If you want an easy holiday decor project, check out this simple patriotic flower pot you can create yourself! It’s perfect to use inside or out on your patio. 

More Summer DIYs on the Blog

Looking for more summer DIY ideas? You may enjoy these other posts on the blog:

Add seasonal decor to the front door to welcome the start of summer.

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  1. I adored your basket full of flowers it’s so patriotic and summery. Hope you have a wonderful summer!

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