For our family, summertime means trips to the pool, outdoor gatherings, and lots of fun in between. Today, I’ve rounded up 15 of my all-time favorite brilliant summer tips and tricks to solve some of the post pesky problems of the season: bug bites, sticky sand at the beach, hot car seats and more. This is a list you’ll definitely want to bookmark to refer to all summer long!
Turn a simple plastic container and a pool noodle into a floating beverage boat.
Keep bugs out of drinks at outdoor gatherings with cupcake liners.
Keep biting bugs at bay by whipping up some DIY citronella candles.
Make serving ice cream less of a hassle but cutting instead of scooping.
Clean of sandy, beach-kissed bodies with the magic of baby powder.
Keep beverages handy at cookouts by making clever outdoor beverage holders.
Prevent hot car seat discomfort with DIY car seat coolers.
Help little ones enjoy sparklers safely by fashioning Play-Doh “holders.”
Keep personal items safely stowed at the beach or pool by crafting a pocketed beach towel.
Keep hair out of your eyes during steamy summer workouts with DIY no-slip headbands.
Avoid messy popsicle drips by using cupcake liners as drip catchers.
Add a festive touch to gatherings by carving a watermelon drink dispenser.
Prevent runny, separated sunscreen on hot days by storing sunscreen bottles in a cooler bag.
Take the mess out of enjoying watermelon with little ones by serving watermelon slices on a stick.
Keep picnics grounded by creating a wind-proof picnic blanket.
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.