The Cutest, Most Creative Watermelon Crafts on Pinterest — Watermelon Day

Watermelon is basically the unofficial mascot of the summer. It pops up in drinks, during picnics, at the pool (just look at this watermelon beach towel!), in the living room (don't pretend like you don't have a watermelon pillow on your couch!), and more.

The fruit is also all over Pinterest, featured in tons of oh-so-cute DIY craft ideas. Here are some of the best ideas out there — and how to make them during your next crafternoon.


How To Build a Floating Cooler for Less than $10 — Party Tricks

The party problem: You and your friends are in the pool and you want a drink, but no one feels like getting out to grab sodas for everyone. (It's a tough life, we know.)

The party trick: Use pool noodles and a plastic storage container to build a floating cooler that can bob around with you in the water.


Real, Honest Confessions of 4 DIY Brides — Homemade Weddings

The problem with Pinterest is that doesn't give you the full story. Sure, it'll give you a ton of great ideas, but it doesn't tell you how many hours, tears, or Band-Aids were wasted during the process.

We talked to real DIY brides to get the honest truth. They told us how they pulled everything off, what they wish they had known, and what they would have done differently.

Rest easy: None of these ended in tragedy and no weddings were ruined in the making of these DIY moments.


The 4 Easiest Things to Grow in Your Indoor Garden — Simple Gardens

If you're intimidated by the idea of indoor gardening, don't be! We've been working with green-thumbed pro Amy Pennington, author of Apartment Gardening, to come up with a list of the four easiest things you could possibly grow in your kitchen. She's got all sorts of tips, tricks, and techniques — and she was willing to share them!

Keep reading to check out the four easiest things you can grow indoors.


2 Things I Learned While Building a Fire Pit in My Backyard — Around the Fire Pit

This spring was finally going to be the spring I got a fire pit. I've wanted one for a very long time (fire pits are awesome!) and my husband and I had saved up the necessary funds.

We found a landscaper (hi, Sam!) through word of mouth and met with him to make a plan. I know, we could have just bought a premade fire pit from Home Depot, put some chairs around it, and called it a (much less expensive) day. But our yard is actually pretty buggy and slanty, so we wanted to carve out an official area for a patio and the fire pit. I wanted a space off to the side that would be private (a lot of our yard can be seen from the road) and give us an awesome place to hang out — and make s'mores! — with friends late into the summer nights.

"How hard could it be?" I stupidly asked.


DIY This Super-Easy (and Festive) Wreath for the 4th of July — America’s Birthday

Your neighbors are all probably putting out American flags in anticipation of America's birthday. And you could too, or you could do something that the Joneses and Smiths haven't thought of and make this cute (and easy!) DIY wreath using cupcake liners in patriotic colors. You can hang it on your front door, from a tree, or anywhere else around your cookout.

Your 4th of July party won't be complete without one. Here's a quick video that'll show you how to put it together.


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