Summer can be a nostalgic time. Warm days bring up memories of days at camp—making jewelry or crafting other fun creations under the sun. In adulthood, there’s no reason why you still can’t enjoy the simple pleasure of crafts. Here are a few we’re particularly excited to bring back.
As a kid, there was nothing quite like collecting the biggest leaves and turning them into art. By pressing leaves between books, they flatten and can become decor. As an adult, you can add a few extra steps to create a more polished feel. To preserve a leaf, place it between two sheets of wax paper, place a towel over the paper, and iron to seal the leaf into the sheets. Make sure to iron for about two to three minutes on both sides. Afterward, place them in a stylish pressed glass frame. We’re loving this contemporary piece from Anthropologie.
Hanging Patio Planters
Add extra flair to your patio by making this fun, macrame planter. To get started, you will need yarn, one small metal ring, and a pot. First, measure how long you want the string to be and then cut eight equal pieces. Next, align the ends and then tie into a knot. Afterward, you will make some intricate knots that will result in an interesting design.
Luckily, craft jewelry comprised of colorful beads is back in style! Therefore, get out some string and your most vibrant collection of beads to create your next statement piece. We are loving this DIY from the neon tea party that utilizes flat disc beads in a variety of colors.
If you’re still feeling ambitious, try making one of these tasty warm weather recipes. Or, if you’re looking for an apartment in the area, reach out today! We would be happy to arrange a tour of one of our Lincoln communities.