Summer Hacks & DIYs

I hope you’re all having a great summer so far, the last few days have been totally hectic for me! Today I was thinking of doing another summer DIY, but then I thought you guys might like it if I did multiple in one post! So therefore, that’s what you’re gonna get(:

 

DIY Hammock

This literally only takes like five minutes to do, and it’s great for if you just wanna lay outside and relax or read a book or something! The best part is you most likely have all three things needed and it’s actually functional so you won’t hop on and face-plant on the ground two seconds later. It ends up looking small, but it widens when you’re in it!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 Sheet (twin size from a bed works perfect)
  • Knife/Scissors
  • 10 Feet of Rope

Lets Make It Now:

  1. Lay out your sheet and cut it in half lengthwise
  2. Cut your rope in half and use a sheet-bend knot to connect both ends to the sheet (if you don’t know how to do this, click here)
  3. Tie your hammock securely to a tree

 

DIY Bouncing Bubbles

This is great for if you have kids or babysit, etc. Kids LOVE bubbles, and it keeps them occupied and out of trouble! These bubbles don’t pop when you touch them, you can literally play with them! I personally think the only downside to this is having to let the liquid sit for a day.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 Cup Distilled Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Dish Soap
  • 1 Teaspoon Glycerin (you can buy this online)
  • 1 Glove/Sock
  • Straws

Let’s Make Some Bubbles:

  1. Mix ALL ingredients together (minus the glove or sock…)
  2. Let the solution sit for 24 hours
  3. Put on some gloves and go bounce some bubbles! (This helps ensure the bubbles won’t pop)

 

DIY Frozen Aloe

This helps tremendously when you get a sunburn! It not only helps to soothe your skin with the aloe vera, but the ice cools you down from the heat. So really you’re killing two birds with one stone here.

You’ll Need:

  • All-Natural Aloe
  • Ice Tray
  • Water

Make It:

This part is so easy and simple I don’t even have to number the steps! All you have to do is mix together some aloe with a little bit of water, and put it in an ice-cube tray and stick it in the freezer to freeze!

 

 

Beach Sand Removal

One of the only things I hear people complain about when talking about beaches, is the sand getting stuck to your wet and even dry skin… It’s incredibly annoying. Baby powder makes your skin very dry which helps to keep the sand from sticking to you.

You’ll Need:

  • Baby Powder or Corn Starch

Let’s Go:

All you do here is put a reasonable amount of the baby powder or corn starch into your hands, then apply onto your feet and calves, or any other parts you’d like. You can brush off the extra baby powder easily along with any sand!

 

That’s all I have for you today! I meant to get this post up yesterday but my computer was having issues so I apologize for that!

 

-XOXO Casey

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