Monday, July 4, 2016

Summer Craft Roundup

Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate, I've rounded up six of my favorite summertime crafts. They're all simple projects that you can cross-stitch, crochet, stitch, or craft. Click on the title of the project below to visit its original blog post. 

Use embroidery floss and crocheted chain stitch to transform a piece of colored sea glass into a unique pendant.

This simple paper star garland can be a family project--grownups can do the tracing and cutting, the kids can glue the layers of stars together with glue stick.

Another easy crochet accessory. This one uses paillettes (oversize sequins) and embroidery floss to create a frothy necklace.

A little cross-stitch sun replaces the clock face on this wrist watch. Who cares what time it is when you're on vacation?

To make this summer accessory, embellish a scrap of pretty fabric with embroidery and mount it in a pendant setting.

This fresh felt watermelon basket looks good enough to eat. You can use it to hold coasters or other tabletop trinkets.


  1. Some great ideas you have here! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  2. Thanks, Jess--and thanks for hosting!

  3. These are some great crafty ideas. I like how simple most of them are to make.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you when we open our doors at 12AM EST on Fridays.