By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

25 DIY Projects That’ll Keep You Busy (And Happy) All Summer.

July 4th is just around the corner, and that means (like it or not) summer is in full effect. Sure, you might already be complaining about the heat and the fact that you can't have a margarita in your hands 24/7, but try to remember that as soon as summer comes to a close, you're going to miss the hell out of it.

So while it's here, why not make the most out of these warm months? To improve your summer game immensely, we recommend going full DIY on your summer activities, decorations, snacks, drinks, and vibes. These summer-inspired DIY projects satisfy all of those categories, and they're some of the cutest we've seen to date. Whether it's a spruced up mason jar cocktail, a set of twinkle lights, or the most epic slip-and-slide ever created, these are the things summer is made of. Put on your bathing suit, get outside, and start DIY scheming as soon as possible.

#1. Make your own beach shelter to protect you from sun and make you look fancy.

Let's face it: No one else on the beach is going to have a shelter that looks as good as this. Luckily, all it takes are some sticks, a nice sheet, and some comfortable pillows. Voila: Beach bliss on a budget.

#2. Create a minimalist, modern birdhouse.

Think of this as the perfect house for the bird who likes clean lines and open spaces -- if this bird were a human, he'd be an architect. Plus, this will look better in your yard than any of those plastic store bought feeders.

#3. Accent your summer cocktails with a little bit of floral.

Why serve cocktails in regular old mason jars when you can take it up a notch? You can make paper flowers to decorate each drink, or poke holes in some cute artificial flowers you found at the store. Either way, your backyard barbecue gets super fancy, fast.

#4. Make the perfect beach bag out of a screen.

Window screens are made out of mesh, and as it turns out, that material is also perfect for beach bags. Just make sure to follow the tutorial to get rid of any rough edges, or you might end up scratching or cutting yourself.

#5. Fashion an unexpected pinata.

With it's delicate layers and bees made of pom-poms, this pinata is truly on a whole different level. In fact, you might even be inspired NOT to destroy it with a baseball bat at the party -- it just looks too good to destroy.

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