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The sweet smell of lavender is a favorite among soap makers for a reason. This DIY project shows you how to make soap using goat's milk and the essential oil. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Our Favorite Soap-Making Crafts for Good, Clean Fun This Summer

The sweet smell of lavender is a favorite among soap makers for a reason. This DIY project shows you how to make soap using goat's milk and the essential oil. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Castile soap, jojoba oil, essential oils, and distilled water are all you need to make your own cleansing hand soap. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Our Favorite Soap-Making Crafts for Good, Clean Fun This Summer

Castile soap, jojoba oil, essential oils, and distilled water are all you need to make your own cleansing hand soap. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Full of antioxidants and exfoliants, this coffee bar soap will be your new favorite bar. Give it as a housewarming gift or keep one for yourself. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Our Favorite Soap-Making Crafts for Good, Clean Fun This Summer

Full of antioxidants and exfoliants, this coffee bar soap will be your new favorite bar. Give it as a housewarming gift or keep one for yourself. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Vegetables, plants, and fruit all combine to create a brilliant rainbow of dye colors. As textile artist Kiva Motnyk demonstrated, natural dyes are a craft made for the outdoors. Whether you use homegrown produce or a bottle of Rit dye—roll up your sleeves, and transform anything that needs a pop of color. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

Vegetables, plants, and fruit all combine to create a brilliant rainbow of dye colors. As textile artist Kiva Motnyk demonstrated, natural dyes are a craft made for the outdoors. Whether you use homegrown produce or a bottle of Rit dye—roll up your sleeves, and transform anything that needs a pop of color. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Make your own glycerin soap with this straightforward DIY project. A clear soap is full of possibilities, so don't be afraid to dress it up with some food coloring. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Our Favorite Soap-Making Crafts for Good, Clean Fun This Summer

Make your own glycerin soap with this straightforward DIY project. A clear soap is full of possibilities, so don't be afraid to dress it up with some food coloring. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Full of exfoliating and nourishing ingredients, this soap project yields beautiful results that are great for gifting or keeping. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

Our Favorite Soap-Making Crafts for Good, Clean Fun This Summer

Full of exfoliating and nourishing ingredients, this soap project yields beautiful results that are great for gifting or keeping. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

If you live by the ocean, search for tumbled sea glass. These smooth broken bits capture a frosted oceanic look and can be made into jewelry, stepping stones for the garden, or artwork. The one-of-a-kind pieces also lend themselves beautifully to mosaics, such as this bathroom tray. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

12 Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer

If you live by the ocean, search for tumbled sea glass. These smooth broken bits capture a frosted oceanic look and can be made into jewelry, stepping stones for the garden, or artwork. The one-of-a-kind pieces also lend themselves beautifully to mosaics, such as this bathroom tray. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby

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 Nutrition Program, Healthy Nutrition, How To Do Yoga, Healthy Weight Loss, Your Pet, Prints, Beautiful, Healthy Food

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 Fall Plants, Indoor Plants, Patio Plants, Feng Shui, Shade Tolerant Plants, Natural Air Freshener, Fall Containers, Growing Plants Indoors, Plant Box

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