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Bright and Beautiful: 7 Summer Craft Ideas You Need to Try!

Bright and Beautiful: 7 Summer Craft Ideas You Need to Try!

When the days are long, the sun is bright, and the air is warm, there’s no better way to celebrate than by bringing a little colour to your crafting! Here, we take a look at some of the boldest, brightest and craftiest summer craft ideas that have made it through the doors at Create and Craft HQ this year, and share some fantastic ways you can get creative this summer!

Seaside Inspired Pots:

We just love how a little creative thinking has been applied to these once-plain terracotta pots to transform them into gorgeous seaside-themed pieces of home decor! Perfect for adding an instant summer vibe to the living room, bathroom, kitchen or bedroom, these beachy projects are a fantastic crafty alternative to expensive home accessories!

Summer craft painted pots

A little jute string, blue paint and a handful of seashells, and this plain pot has become a statement candle holder!

Summer craft lighthouse pots

If you’re feeling artistic, you could turn three graduated pots into a simply stunning lighthouse tower – this colour scheme is beautifully nautical, but you could use any colours you like to coordinate it with your home!

She Crafts with Seashells:

Summer craft seashell pot

If you are planning a beach holiday, collect up some beautiful seashells whilst you’re there, and bring them home to add the perfect finish to a painted pot display, or to create unique pendants, bracelets, and other jewellery. What a fantastic way to remember your travels once you’re home!

Summer craft seashell jewellery

Summery Soft Furnishings:

Breath new life into your sofa, armchair or bed with bespoke scatter cushions, created by YOU! Check out our article on fabric painting right here, and learn exactly how you can add your own designs to plain soft furnishings with ease!

Summer craft fabric painting

This super summer lolly design is just gorgeous, and bursting with summer fun, whilst these simply stunning starfish are the perfect way to complement a more nautical themed space! The great thing about painting your own fabric designs… is that you can create WHATEVER you want!

Summer craft fabric painting

A Crafty Cocktail or Three:

Watercolour is such a gorgeous medium to work with, and we fell head over heels in love with these truly tempting cocktails, painted by the talented Lou Collins, as soon as we saw them! Bright and beautiful, they’re the perfect way to inject any room with colour and style – paint your favourite drink, and frame it up in a simple white frame to let the colour do the talking, wherever you choose to hang it!

Summer craft watercolour cocktail

Summer craft watercolour cocktail

Summer craft watercolour cocktail

Summer craft watercolour cocktail


Jam-making is a summer favourite for those of us who like to get crafty in the kitchen – but we think it’s an excellent opportunity for the papercrafters to showcase their skills too! Just look at these pretty jam jars and how wonderfully decorated they are – these definitely wouldn’t end up hidden at the back of the cupboard! Get creative with some die-cut lettering and a few papercraft embellishments, and create something that will look gorgeous on your kitchen worktop!

Summer craft jam-making

Decorated Jars:

Of course, jam jars needn’t be reserved for jam alone… quite the contrary, in fact! They can have all kinds of crafty uses, from storing your embellishments, buttons, or pencils, to being used as candle holders, or decorative ornaments in their own right! We just love these bold and beautiful painted jars by Helen Kirkham – the perfect way to add colour to a tabletop or windowsill, or you could use them to hold cutlery at your next barbecue!

Summer craft painted jars

Wonderful Watermelon:

Here’s another pot-painting idea that we just loved – this gorgeous watermelon design will bring any windowsill to life, and you can learn step-by-step exactly how to achieve this look, in this Painted Plant Pot Tutorial right here!


Summer craft watermelon pot

Feeling inspired to get crafting whilst the sun is shining? Stock up on all the colourful and creative supplies you need at Create and Craft… and pick your favourite summer craft ideas to get stuck into!

Lisa at Create & Craft