Summer Hacks

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. To see each idea, click the next and back arrows below. Then, click the individual photos to be taken to the full tutorial. 

Summer Hacks! Genius summer tricks, tips, and hacks that will help you bbq, soothe sunburns, keep your dogs cool, and even scoop ice cream.

Summer Hacks

1. Mini Fire pit

Put charcoal in a foil lined terra cotta pot for table top s’mores! Perfect summer party idea

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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.

Fix Flip Flops: Use bread tags to keep flip flops from coming apart.

3. Ice Cream in a Ziplock Bag 

Did you know that keeping your ice cream in a Ziploc freezer bag will keep it soft?

Did you know that keeping your ice cream in a Ziploc 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! 

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 smores!

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

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

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.

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!

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.

Turn old jeans that are worn out from the winter into adorable and colorful shorts for the summer! What a great idea -

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!

This is so smart!

11. How to make a clay pot smoker

Very neat to try this summer! 

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. 

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13. DIY oil lamp 

A cute homemade lantern made with lemons! 

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! 

$1 shower caddy for when kids have to eat in the car. Good for car trips. This is genius!

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