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diy summer cards

When you have an occasion and need to greet someone this summer, a lovely card is a perfect addition to your gift. Birthdays, weddings, baby and bridal showers, and a few other more personal occasions all call for beautiful cards, and there are plenty of ideas in this roundup. Check out these amazing DIY summer cards and greet your loved ones with some of them!

For a summer hurray, make this simple popsicle card to give to a loved one or friend. If you know someone whose birthday is this month, or someone who just needs a good pick-me-up, this project is especially for you.

Another summer dessert that can inspire a card is ice cream. These ice cards are easy to print and all you need is to add pompoms to represent ice cream, such a simple and cute craft! Add in some sprinkles and ta-dah!

Watermelons are very summer fruits. So why not make a card with a watermelon popsicle? Your loved one will be happy to receive it! Rock it in bold colors – red and green – and make this summer colorful.

Handmade cards are inexpensive, yet thoughtful gifts for loved ones. They are perfect for room decoration too! This is a straightforward DIY project that is easy to tweak and improvise. This unusual black card features a sewn ice cream cone, looking so amazing and cool!

This mint ice cream cone card is great for any ice cream lover and has a strong summer feel to it. This is a pretty easy piece, read up on how to do it and say hello to your friend!

If you can cut a circle then you can make this card, it’s definitely easy to do and it’s very cute. You can write anything on this watermelon card to personalize it according to your occasion and what you want to say.

The best way to cool off in the middle of a hot summer is to stay indoors and play with paper and glue! Create this fun lifesaver card and say hello to someone you love. Such an unusual piece!

If you love mermaids this card is definitely for you. It can be made for a little or an adult mermaid and you can write any message you want or just use it for home decor. So cute and dreamy!

What can be more summery than a strawberry? A cheap white crayon will do anything to tell you the truth. Just sketch with the crayon and color with your brush. You don’t have to be artistic to draw a strawberry – it’s very easy and looks super cute.

Here is an idea for a soft drink themed card using a Silhouette slicer along with a wave pattern. Doesn’t it look like an orange soda bottle floating in the water? Looks so cool! also suitable as a party invitation!

This is the easiest popsicle card ever and only takes a few minutes. Buy a brightly colored washi tape and use it to create a popsicle – no painting, drawing, or other stuff. Simply attach the ribbon in the shape of a popsicle.

Make a cheerful beach-inspired card with sparkling details! The card is themed as “fun in the sun”, it is made in orange, turquoise and some black and white details. Read how to make this chic card and say hello to someone you love.

Flip flops are reminiscent of the beach and hot summer days. So why not rock on a map? Read how to make this 3D card with orange flip flops and rhinestones and have fun doing handicrafts.

IKEA Kallax, formerly Expedit, is a simple and cool shelf that needs to be adapted to the wall. There are so many ways to hack it and use it as you want in your home!

DIY IKEA Kallax benches

Kallax can easily be converted into a bench with storage space. This is a great solution for any modern home where we often lack storage space. You will need a Kallax or Expedit piece, 2 sets of IKEA Capita legs, screw them in at each end and in the middle of the bench, 6 legs total. You'll need to cut the foam to fit the bench. Just put the piece of foam on the bench, mark the edges with a sharpie marker, then use a kitchen knife or whatever you need to cut the foam. The only cut we had to make was to cut the foam piece in half the length. It was pretty much the right size. So we have two one-piece foam benches. Then simply stretch the quilting floss over the edges of the foam and MDF board and staple them with a stapler! After you've basted the quilting, repeat the step, but this time use fabric. Pull the fabric firmly over the edge of the foam / board and baste it in place. Just take some 3 inch screws and screw them into the MDF board from below the bench.

DIY Kallax / Expedit sideboards, bedside tables and other storage items

Since Kallax is geared towards storage, there is no better use for it! So how can you make a Kallax storage unit? Prepare 1/4 "sheet of plywood, 20-30 1" nails, heavy duty sheets, furniture feet, a hammer, and a drill press. Measure the size of your bookcase and cut a piece that is about 1/8 - 1/4 inch smaller on all sides from the 4 x 8 foot sheet of plywood. Paint one side of the plywood backing with the white paint or an accent color. If desired, paint or stain the furniture feet according to the manufacturer's instructions. Let dry. Attach the plywood backing. Place the Expedit / Kallax face down on the floor. Place the varnished plywood back face down on the back of the bookcase, making sure it is centered. Nail the back to the bookcase every few inches around the perimeter until it is fully secured. Screw the top panels with the bookcase down to the four corners of the bottom of the bookcase. Once all of the top panels are secured, screw in the furniture feet by hand.

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About Warwick

Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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