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Summer Crafting on a Budget

Summer is the perfect time for crafting, but it can be difficult to find fun and creative projects that won't break the bank. Here are five summer crafts that you can do on a small budget.

  1. Recycled Mason Jar Lanterns: Save your old mason jars and turn them into beautiful lanterns. All you need is some paint, tea lights, and twine to create a cozy and rustic atmosphere in your backyard.

2. DIY Tie-Dye: Tie-dyeing is a classic summer activity that is always popular. Instead of buying expensive kits, try ice dying with food coloring or maybe use your own ingredients like beets, turmeric, and spinach.

3. Beachy Seashell Wreath: Collect seashells from your last beach trip and hot glue them onto a wreath form. Add some ribbon or twine to hang it up, and you'll have a beautiful decoration that brings the beach to your home.

4. DIY Sun Print Art: Use the power of the sun to create unique and beautiful prints. Lay objects like leaves, flowers, or even toys onto light-sensitive paper, and let the sun do its work. Rinse the paper in water, and you'll have a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

5. Upcycled T-Shirt Tote Bag: Give new life to old t-shirts by turning them into a fun and functional tote bag. All you need is a pair of scissors and some basic sewing skills to create a bag that's perfect for carrying your summer essentials.

With these five summer crafts, you can enjoy the season without spending a lot of money. Plus, using recycled materials means you're doing your part for the environment. So gather your supplies and get crafting!

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