As we head toward the final days of July, you might be wondering where the time has gone. After all, between the ever-stressful coronavirus news cycle and a political uprising being likened to those of the 1960s, it’s likely that this summer hasn’t exactly lived up to expectation and has led to more anxiety than relaxation. You could even say that the past few months have been one big blur. (Don’t worry, we can totally relate.)
Though you might feel slighted by Summer 2020, it’s still possible for you to hold on to the beloved summertime feeling or recreate it altogether — just in time for August and September. Since you’re staying in a lot more than usual lately, why not turn to a few fun DIY projects to set the mood in the space where you’re spending all of your time? uCribs has a few awesome, easy-to-follow tutorials we’d love to share with you – and, best of all, they’re perfect for decorating your pad on a strict budget!
Succulent Pineapple Planter
When you think of summertime, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like us, it’s something tropical, like the white sand at your favorite beach, the sparkling waters of your apartment community’s swimming pool, or even something as random as a bright, juicy pineapple! There’s nothing quite like enjoying fresh, cold chunks of pineapple, while soaking up the summer sun…or lounging in the indoor air conditioner with Disney+ streaming on your TV. Now, your apartment can enjoy a tropical pick-me-up with this Succulent Pineapple Planter tutorial. This DIY project transforms any run-of-the-mill terracotta planter pot into a pineapple-inspired masterpiece, perfect for holding your favorite flowers, herbs, or succulents. Check it out!
Floral Garland with Lights
Aside from fresh fruit, flowers seem to be synonymous with the warm weather months. So, why not bring a bit of their beauty indoors with a Floral Garland that can wrap around the walls of your living area or bedroom? Using faux flowers, green floral wire, and battery-operated twinkle lights, this Floral Garland will sparkle with a soft, magical glow that you can easily enjoy from any room or outdoor space. The best part? This project is also perfect décor for future parties and holiday events – but for now, it will create the ultimate cozy haven to enjoy on those beloved summertime evenings. So, how can you go wrong with this DIY activity? Oh, that’s right – you can’t!
Abstract Watercolor Pillows
As a cash-strapped college student, it’s likely that your off-campus apartment is lacking a bit in the style department…but, hey, that’s why you have your pals at uCribs to help you make the most of your space! That’s also why we think you should try out this whimsical DIY project for Abstract Watercolor Pillows. Don’t worry – even though this tutorial may sound advanced, It’s actually surprisingly simple to give your old throw pillows an Urban Outfitters-like makeover using pillow covers, craft paint, water, and a fabric medium. From there, all you have to do is give each pillow cover a few passes with your paintbrush and watch as your pillow comes alive with dreamy hues!