Crafting is not only a popular free time activity for long winter evenings. Even during the warm summer months, you can get the desire to let off steam creatively. In this article, we present great summer ideas that would add some beautiful accents to your outfits, home, and garden.
Retro Crochet Tank Top
They are back to the hottest trends. Many different variations of crop-tops can now be bought in different stores, because they are fashionable again and a perfect fit for the summer. With basic crocheting skills, you can make a cool and unique top for yourself. You can find many crochet patterns and instructions online, most of them are even for free. Or you can buy a crochet book and master yourself through it too.
Summer just lends itself to picking flowers and pressing them. Thus, the joy of flowers extends far beyond summer, and it can conjure beautiful decorative objects. From greeting cards and invitations to elaborate gift wrappings, you can get creative with flat dried flowers and leaves. The pressing process itself is straightforward: you can use a homemade flower press, a book, an iron or the microwave, the process is safe.
The less moisture the fresh flowers contain when picked, the better you can press them. Thick, fleshy plants like roses are not so well suited for this and could become moldy more quickly. Poppies, lavender, geraniums, daisies, baby’s breath, cornflowers, delphiniums, and many other summer flowering plants are perfect for pressing.
What makes a balmy summer evening more beautiful than candles or DIY lanterns? To do this, use an old cucumber jar, decorate it with a lace border on the outside. Around the neck of the jar, wrap a string so that you can also hang the lantern. If you have shells, stones, sand or other non-flammable decorative items at home, they can be put in the jar. Now, just put a tea light in the pot and you can hang your homemade lantern in the garden or in the balcony. If you have more time and a bit more skill, you can also decorate the glass with Tiffany-style mosaic stones.
A popular gift at any time of the year is cookie ingredients in a jar. The recipient can bake cookies at any time without having to worry about whether they have all the ingredients at home. Even less experienced bakers can do a lot with this gift, and they will be grateful. Baking mixes in jars can be prepared in advance, they look pretty, taste good, and are a suitable gift at any time.
Canning jars are the best choice. They not only come in different sizes but also in different shapes. An inexpensive alternative could be old milk bottles or jars of sour cherries or pickles, etc. Loosen the label, rinse off and let dry well. Pour dry ingredients, such as sugar and baking powder, etc. A nice ribbon or cloth over the lid, and the tasty gift is ready.