7 DIY Decor Ideas You'll Be Obsessed With All Summer

Save your money for more important things — like this summer's "it" floaty.

It may still be technically spring, but here at HGTV, we're looking ahead to the exciting, carefree, sunny days of summer. I really can't help it when walking through every home decor store is like being attacked by a wonderful, color explosion. And while I wish I could scoop up every last pineapple-printed item, I've somehow managed to restrain myself (after a quick peek at those pesky price tags). But if you, like me, are looking to refresh your home for less, these simple DIY decor ideas will have you feeling summer vibes, minus the buyers' remorse.

Felt Succulent Garden

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Add some whimsy to your home with this charming felt garden.

Ahh, the succulent. Summer’s favorite plant? Probably. Whether you love the look but have a black thumb, or you just can’t get enough of these adorable plants, a felt succulent garden is a sure-fire way to brighten up your home or office just in time for summer.

Water Garden Centerpiece

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Add a unique centerpiece to your table by learning to make a mesmerizing water garden.

It’s like taking the perfect day on the lake and bottling it for your dining room table. This water garden centerpiece is simply gorgeous and the perfect accessory for your next summer dinner party. Just keep in mind, it isn’t meant to last, so don’t make it too far in advance of your next soiree.

Recycled Bottle Birdfeeder

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Put old bottles to good use by upcycling them into charming birdfeeders.

And after said soiree, you’re likely to have a few wine bottles lying around. Put them to good use by making your very own birdfeeder. They’re so much cuter than the store-bought versions, and it gives you another excuse to drink wine. Win-win!

DIY Message Board

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Great for the home or office, this DIY message board lets you show off your creativity one letter at a time.

So cute for kids and adults alike, a DIY message board lets you share playful messages, leave reminders or mark your mantra. The possibilities are endless.

Ping-Pong Ball Chandelier

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Transform Ping-Pong balls into a playful ombre chandelier.

Ready for a fun project that will save you a bundle? Say no to trendy, high-end light fixtures, and try your hand at a totally doable, super creative Ping-Pong ball chandelier.

DIY Picture Puzzle

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Turn your favorite family photo into a fun piece of decor.

Great as a gift but just as fun to make for yourself, this simple picture puzzle will look absolutely adorable on a coffee table or bookshelf. Make one for each child or gift Grandma with a puzzle portrait of her sweet grandkids. But be warned, once you make your first puzzle, you’ll never want to stop.

DIY Balloon Photo Booth

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Take your photos to the next level with your own DIY balloon photo booth.

Every summer event needs the perfect photo op! This insanely cute twist on the classic photo booth will have you and your friends flashing those pearly whites all night long. Totally Insta-worthy. 

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