How was your weekend? Some friends invited us to spend the day with them at the beach on Saturday. It was out first real beach day at the Atlantic Ocean and we had so much fun. I forgot our camera and accidentally left my phone in the car so I didn’t get any pictures, but believe me, it was a blast! And since I have to have a picture for you, here is one from a 5 minute stop at a beach on the cape.
So this week’s theme is a brand new one…Summer Bounty. Remember that voting closes a day early this season, so make sure you have your vote in by Thursday night. And if you want to craft along, remember there’s the I’m Crafty! Linky Party every Thursday as well.
Craft #1 – No-Sew Summer Picnic Basket -ChiWei @ One Dog Woof
Craft #2 – Decked Out Pool Towel - Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
No more digging through your huge pool bag for your phone or keys!
The towel also has a removable zipper pouch one one side that can hold your valuables. It has velcro on the top so you can remove it and stick it in your bag so you don’t have to keep moving your belongings around. The pouch is lined with vinyl and has a zipper so it is waterproof, as well. There are pockets inside for a phone and sunglasses and extra room in the big pocket for things like keys or a camera.
Hope you like it! Happy Summer!
Craft #3 - Neon & Navy Pool Gear – Alicia @ The Creative Vault
I picked up a navy striped canvas shower curtain from the thrift store for $2 and got to work on making essential pool bags for summer. The result was 4 bags and a tag to keep all of our pool gear in check. All edges are surged for a finished look and hot pink thread accents the bags throughout. With accents of neon green and shabby chic hot pink chevrons, simple bags become fun and fabulous!
Craft #4 - Summer Bounty Picnic Basket – Chrissy @ There are UFO’s under my stairs
Craft #5 – Beach Angels – Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy
Every vacation I take to the beach I always end up bringing far too much
of the beach home with me. Trust me, I have bags of seashells from each of my beach vacations. I decided
with my summer bounty of seashells, I needed to turn them into something
beautiful. This is where Beach Angels were born.
This was a super simple beach project to make. It involved my extensive collection of seashells and glue. The beauty pictured above was a gift given to my husband’s grandmother who lives on Cape Cod. She loved it! I am honored. There will be many more made.
Now, I can just take enough shells home to make a few of these…if I don’t go overboard making them for everyone I know.
Craft #6 – Photo Flower Pots – Meg @ Mega Crafty
When I think about summer bounty I think of one thing first- food. All the lovely fruits and vegetables that come piling in from our local farms is definitely a highlight of the season. The second thing I think about is flowers. Garden’s are bursting with blooms, gorgeous bouquets line the farmer’s market, and colorful planters seem to adorn every house in the neighborhood.
For my project this week I decided to try and combine the two and came up with the idea of making photo flower pots.
Some of my photos, waterproofing the pots, and a little Mod Podge was all it took (the real trick though was getting the photos to look straight despite being on a curved and tapered surface). And voilà
I had a living scrapbook of what summer means to me.
Although this project was about summer bounty, I think it could be a really fun way to personalize flowers for any occasion!
Craft #7 – Tiered Cupcake Stand – Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum
First off, I’m so excited to be back for a THIRD week of So You Think You’re Crafty!
I struggled with this week’s theme a bit… mostly because to me Summer Bounty is all about the delicious FRUITS and VEGGIES (not a craft). But since this is So You Think You’re Crafty, not So You Think You’re a Fabulous Baker, I couldn’t just whip up some delicious morsels that scream SUMMER – or could I??
I found a loop hole, folks. Yes, indeed. I made a tiered cupcake stand (which, of course, doesn’t have to only hold cupcakes). And you can’t make a cupcake stand to show off without having some tasty treat to display, now can you? So I made up a batch of these Cheesecake Cookies from Heat Oven to 350, using cherries and blueberries (two of my favorite SUMMER treats!).
I made three different layers so they can be stacked in a variety of ways, or just set out separately. I love the upside down glasses … I’m thinking it could be really neat to put some flowers, ornaments, or fruit inside the glass parts to add a little extra color.
You could also use this to serve fresh fruits and veggies in the summer. Or some corn on the cob. Ok, and now I will back away from the keyboard and try to stop drooling over all the yummy foods on my mind right now.
Craft #8 – Sea Shell Windchime – Nancy @ Nancy’s Couture
vegetables and gardening. Living at the beach summer bounty is a
little different for me. For me it is seashells. I L-O-V-E
seashells!!! We spend our days searching for shells. We
have loads of them sitting in a huge clear plastic tub. It’s about
time I need something with some of those pretty shells!
wind chime. There is a
strand of shells hanging off of each arm of the star fish. The middle
strand is strung with different shells.
little shells last summer. I love the way they shine in the
welcome guests into our beach home!