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Booking time at the art studio can be costly. Instead, head outdoors with easy-to-use air dry terra-cotta clay and use your hands to mold one-of-a-kind "pottery"—sun-kissed tableware, pots and planters, bud vases, jewelry stands, and candle holders. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

Booking time at the art studio can be costly. Instead, head outdoors with easy-to-use air dry terra-cotta clay and use your hands to mold one-of-a-kind "pottery"—sun-kissed tableware, pots and planters, bud vases, jewelry stands, and candle holders. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Kitchen tools, berry baskets, carved-out potatoes—these everyday objects can be used to make graphic fabrics and papers in one-of-a-kind prints. The process is easy enough for a summer afternoon, and it requires very few supplies beyond the stuff you already have on hand. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

Kitchen tools, berry baskets, carved-out potatoes—these everyday objects can be used to make graphic fabrics and papers in one-of-a-kind prints. The process is easy enough for a summer afternoon, and it requires very few supplies beyond the stuff you already have on hand. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Search for little treasures—feathers, pinecones, ribbons of kelp—for making sun prints, a favorite activity. On a sunny day, place your collectibles on a sheet of light-sensitive paper and watch as the light captures their silhouettes—almost like magic. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

Search for little treasures—feathers, pinecones, ribbons of kelp—for making sun prints, a favorite activity. On a sunny day, place your collectibles on a sheet of light-sensitive paper and watch as the light captures their silhouettes—almost like magic. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

However you choose to spend your summer, try one of our fun summer craft ideas and head outside into the fresh air. You may be surprised by the surge of creativity that results in your own project. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

However you choose to spend your summer, try one of our fun summer craft ideas and head outside into the fresh air. You may be surprised by the surge of creativity that results in your own project. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Everyday objects can be used to make graphic and beautiful block-printed fabrics and papers. The block-printing process is easy enough for a summer afternoon, and it requires very few supplies beyond the stuff you already have on hand. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

How to Make Beautiful Block-Printing Fabrics and Papers

Everyday objects can be used to make graphic and beautiful block-printed fabrics and papers. The block-printing process is easy enough for a summer afternoon, and it requires very few supplies beyond the stuff you already have on hand. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Constructing something from wood with your two hands is only limited to the size of your lumber and the scope of your vision. To cut, sand, stain, or screw hardware into a plank of wood—such as this ingenious bathtub tray—take the project outside. It's safer, especially when the air fills with sawdust. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

Constructing something from wood with your two hands is only limited to the size of your lumber and the scope of your vision. To cut, sand, stain, or screw hardware into a plank of wood—such as this ingenious bathtub tray—take the project outside. It's safer, especially when the air fills with sawdust. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

As with any painting project, you'll need to work in a well-ventilated spot. Outside, especially on a pleasant day, is best. Spritz a new color onto home décor, furnishings, stationery, or the potted plant gift bags pictured here. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

As with any painting project, you'll need to work in a well-ventilated spot. Outside, especially on a pleasant day, is best. Spritz a new color onto home décor, furnishings, stationery, or the potted plant gift bags pictured here. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Kokedama is a Japanese gardening technique that involves wrapping a plant in moss instead of placing it in a pot. The effect? An almost otherworldly elegance. See our tutorial for examples of the best varieties to use, then follow a few easy steps to make your own. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

Kokedama is a Japanese gardening technique that involves wrapping a plant in moss instead of placing it in a pot. The effect? An almost otherworldly elegance. See our tutorial for examples of the best varieties to use, then follow a few easy steps to make your own. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

If you have an artist's hand, try a paint-by-the-numbers approach. First, trace the outline of your foraged objects—leaves and flowers—in pencil, then fill in the lines with watercolors. The outdoors are a great place to set up your canvas for natural light. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

If you have an artist's hand, try a paint-by-the-numbers approach. First, trace the outline of your foraged objects—leaves and flowers—in pencil, then fill in the lines with watercolors. The outdoors are a great place to set up your canvas for natural light. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

However you choose to spend your summer, try one of our fun summer craft ideas and head outside into the fresh air. You may be surprised by the surge of creativity that results in your own project. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

However you choose to spend your summer, try one of our fun summer craft ideas and head outside into the fresh air. You may be surprised by the surge of creativity that results in your own project. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Learn how to make an envelope book with a cloth binding with our step-by-step tutorial for a homemade scrapbook. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

DIY Envelope Books: Cloth Binding How-To

Learn how to make an envelope book with a cloth binding with our step-by-step tutorial for a homemade scrapbook. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Kids can even get in on this project. Collect rocks, stones, pebbles in all shapes and sizes—then see what you can make from the assembly. Pictured here, river rocks are decoupaged with family photos (on inkjet-printer-friendly rice paper) to make sweet mementos. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

Kids can even get in on this project. Collect rocks, stones, pebbles in all shapes and sizes—then see what you can make from the assembly. Pictured here, river rocks are decoupaged with family photos (on inkjet-printer-friendly rice paper) to make sweet mementos. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

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Give a child a soft and sweet companion with a handmade fabric doll that looks just like them. Our DIY fabric dolls, made from little more than fabric and yarn, are full of personality. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby Fabric Dolls, Easy Crafts, Personality, Crochet Hats, Teddy Bear, Tutorials, Child, Sweet, Projects

How to Make Handmade Fabric Dolls

Give a child a soft and sweet companion with a handmade fabric doll that looks just like them. Our DIY fabric dolls, made from little more than fabric and yarn, are full of personality. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

This leather-wrapped hanging plant holder is as modern and interesting as it is functional. While there's nothing wrong with a classic macramé plant hanger, that boho look may not go with your interior design style. For a sleeker look, consider a leather plant hanger. All you need is a piece of leather and a few other craft supplies. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby Easy Garden, Summer Garden, Garden Crafts, Diy Garden Decor, Diy Home Decor Projects, Decor Ideas, Craft Ideas, Hanging Plants, Plants Indoor

DIY Wrapped Leather Plant Hanger

This leather-wrapped hanging plant holder is as modern and interesting as it is functional. While there's nothing wrong with a classic macramé plant hanger, that boho look may not go with your interior design style. For a sleeker look, consider a leather plant hanger. All you need is a piece of leather and a few other craft supplies. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Create two different leather plant hangers: one with a cuff-style wrap, and one with vertical straps, with our step-by-step tutorials for a modern hanging planter. Plus, both designs are simple and sustainable to make. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby Hanging Plants Outdoor, Diy Hanging, Hanging Basket, Diy Planters, Hanging Planters, Hanging Gardens, Potted Plants, Indoor Plants, Porch Plants

Upgrade Your Potted Plants with These DIY Leather Hangers

Create two different leather plant hangers: one with a cuff-style wrap, and one with vertical straps, with our step-by-step tutorials for a modern hanging planter. Plus, both designs are simple and sustainable to make. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby