Decorating your apartment for the summer season doesn’t have to be exhaustive. In fact, it can be fun! Get inspired with some easy do-it-yourself crafts that are sure to turn your cozy home into a sensational summer retreat.


Paper Fans

Paper fans are great for any season because they are inexpensive and easy to make, but still look classy. All you need is some patterned paper of your choice, glue, and string. Use them for a nice backdrop against your walls, varying the sizes and colors or hang them near an open window. Here’s a helpful tutorial.


Lantern Centerpieces

And you thought lanterns were just for just for tealights, right? Well, consider filling the inside of the lantern with family photographs and memories. You can even begin filling them with your snapshots of your summer festivities! Pick out brightly colored tealight or decorative lanterns of your choice and place them everywhere from your dining table to your bookshelf.


Mason Jars

You really can’t go wrong when it comes to mason jars. Get some mason jars, mod podge, and small decorative seashells, beads, or pebbles for a lovely home accent. All you have to do is cover the outside of the jar with mod podge, then place the beads or seashells over, and let dry. Consider choosing colors like yellow, blue, or orange for that extra burst of those good summer vibes.