Who is excited for summer? We are too! Summer has always been my favorite time of year. In celebration of the warm and fun months ahead, I’ve gathered some awesome summer hacks to share with you. So many times I look at these ideas and say to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Here are some genius summer tricks, tips, and hacks that will help you bbq, soothe sunburns, keep your dogs cool, and even scoop ice cream.
1. Mini Fire pit
Put charcoal in a foil lined terra cotta pot for table top s’mores! Perfect summer party idea
2. Bread Tags on Flip Flops
Fix Flip Flops: Use bread tags to keep flip flops from coming apart.
3. Ice Cream in a Bag
Did you know that keeping your ice cream in a freezer bag will keep it soft?
4. Homemade Fire Starter
So smart!!! The cardboard carton is easy to light with a match and then the charcoal starts too!! Perfect for a fire starter or fire pit for s’mores!
5. Frozen Aloe Vera
Freeze ice cubes of aloe vera and when you have a sunburn and rub the frozen cubes on the burned area
6. Self Tanner and Lotion
This Self Tanner Trick Will Change Your Life
7. Frozen Apple Dog Treats
Freeze apple slices in chicken broth for a cool treat for your dog on a hot summer’s day.
8. Redneck Air Conditioner
Put a metal bowl filled with ice water in front of a fan. Redneck Air Conditioner!
9. Turn jeans in to shorts
Turn old jeans that are worn out from the winter into adorable and colorful shorts for the summer! What a great idea – Click the picture for instructions.
10. Sheets on the Beach for Babies
This is so smart! I’ve actually noticed several parents trying this tip at our beach. It works!
11. How to make a clay pot smoker
Very neat to try this summer!
12. Floating beverage boat
Made with pool noodles and a plastic bin. FUN! Definitely saving this for summer.
13. DIY oil lamp
A cute homemade lantern made with lemons!
14. Road Trip Food Basket
$1 Store shower caddy for when kids have to eat in the car. Good for road trips or busy after-school schedules. This is genius!