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37 Outdoor DIYs to Kick Up Your Summertime Crafting

Looking for the perfect outdoor craft to crank up your summer? From refurbishing lounge furniture to prettying up planting stations, one of these ideas is certain to suit your fancy.

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DIY Tin Can Lanterns

Light up the long summer nights with the help of these vintage-feeling lanterns. Not only is this a simple craft that packs a big design punch, but these lanterns can be created for next to nothing as well, which makes them that much more appealing.

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Dress Up Your Cooler

Now that coolers are becoming more fashionable than utilitarian, it's time to up your cooler game! Make your next picnic pop with this super stylish, customized cooler. A little decoupage glue, some paper and polyurethane take an inexpensive cooler from boring to beautiful. Get crafting on your own cooler, below.

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Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. So, when life gives you long summer days, you make — you guessed it, a lemonade stand. This easy-to-DIY portable lemonade stand is ready to travel wherever your kiddo's first business venture takes them! Quench your summertime thirst with our helpful video, below.

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Say Hello to The Summer Wreath

Once you take down your Holiday wreath, your front door looks a little naked. So, why not throw up a warm-weather wreath for summer? This faux lavender and eucalyptus wreath is the perfect DIY summer accessory for any front door. Dress up your door with our helpful how-to, below.

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