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Beat the Heat with 5 Summer DIYs!

Nothing screams "summertime" more than craft painting. Well, backyard bbq's and beach vacations might be up there, but we can't help but think that a little handmade craftiness is a great way to beat the heat. Vibrant hues and fun surfaces make these creative summertime craft projects perfect for showcasing your DIY talents, while also livening up your home decor for the season. What we love the most is that these vivid Apple Barrel shades are super easy to find at Walmart, which makes beefing up your craft collection a breeze.

Beat the Heat with these 5 Summer DIYs


Turn a leisurely stroll on the beach into a seashell recon mission with this wonderfully creative picture frame. The seashells are the perfect embellishment for an ocean-side memory, and you can customize it further with lively Apple Barrel colors. Plus, sending the kids shell hunting is a great way to soak up some sun in peace...at least for a few minutes.


Don't know what to do with those amazing snapshots you captured during a summertime outing? We do. With a little Mod Podge, some 6"x6" canvases, and an assortment of jazzy Apple Barrel paint colors, you can create a cool keepsake to commemorate you summertime adventures.


DIY decor is almost always an affordable way to accessorize your house without breaking the bank. A collection of branches becomes a funky wall hanging with some clever color-blocking and a few pieces of twine. It's a great way to add flair to your walls while incorporating natural elements.


Give your plants a vibrant summer home with these insanely adorable planters. Plain terra cotta pots and bright paint colors combine to form chic and snazzy decor accessories. A little painter's tape and a deft hand make it easy to create these summer-hued decorating options.


Tote your summer essentials in style with this nifty customized bag. Painter's tape comes in handy again when creating charming graphic shapes that can be arranged and painted to match your personal style. It's especially easy to coordinate your summer fashion when whipping up a matching tote simply requires a visit to your craft room.

We're thrilled at the idea of crafting your way through the summer, and these fairly simple DIY projects are perfect for keeping little hands busy during summer break, or for simply adding to your decor repertoire. Even better that Walmart carries the ideal Apple Barrel shades for your sunny season do-it-yourself extravaganza.

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