Make the Most of Your Summer with Great DIY Project Ideas

Get Ready for fun, Easy dIY projects to love all summer long!

Looking for some new projects to keep you busy this summer? We’ve got your covered with fabulous, budget-friendly DIY projects you’ll just love! Let’s jump right in.

What’s New with The Design Twins

Jodie and I are making the most of our time together this summer. We are working hard but also making time to enjoy family and have some fun too. The DIY projects continue on all fronts. Do you ever notice how one DIY project spurs another and so on and so on? Maybe it’s the satisfaction of how we feel when we accomplish a great DIY project that motivates us to start the next. Maybe it’s that once we begin DIY it almost becomes a way of life. Whatever the reason we are on a roll, and it feels good. Our friends are too. So why not join the fun (and rewards) of Do-it-Yourself projects? We’ve got some awesome, inspiring ones to share with you this week that just may have you jumping on board.

As most of you already know, my daughter Bianca has joined us for the summer as our summer intern, which is not only helpful, but a real joy for both of us. Bianca is a creative writing major with a minor in journalism at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington and will be a senior in the fall. Photography, blogging & social media is all right up her alley. This week she helped us create a fun and festive blog post for the Fourth of July complete with easy decor ideas and a healthy treat you can whip up in no time.

serve your guests a DIY red white and blue yogurt parfait perfect for a Fourth of July barbeque or party!


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Our Waco Instagram Workshop & Retreat

A quick reminder: Tickets go on sale this Sunday, July 1st 9:00 a.m. PST for The Gathering: An Intimate Instagram Workshop & Retreat. This three-day event is being held in Waco, TX Oct 14-17th. Make sure to buy tickets and to learn all the details to be a part of our exciting event.

UPDATE: Linky Party Frequency

Unlike past summers instead of doing less we seem to be doing even more. More DIY projects, more blog posts, more everything. With so many projects and posts in the works, we have decided to reduce the frequency of our Linky Party from every week to every month. This will allow for a longer window of opportunity for you to link up. Feel free to link up multiple posts and share this fun opportunity with your blogging buddies. We look forward to continuing to share your amazing talents.


Welcome to another Friday Friends Parade!

This is our now monthly link up party hosted by Julie & Jodie and our two besties, Janine Happy Happy Nester and Ashley Modern Glam Home. It’s a fun opportunity to share Crafts, Decor, DIY Projects and Recipes.

Join us to explore new talent and if you’re a blogger, share your own favorite DIY projects by linking up at the bottom. Each month we will feature our favorites from last month’s parade. Be sure to check out Our Last Friday Friends Parade Linky Party for wonderful decor, garden, craft & recipe inspiration.

Friday Friends Parade is a forum for encouragement and sharing. It’s a place to be inspired, meet new friends, and show off your DIY projects and posts. We are so excited to see what you’ve got for us this month. ENJOY.


Join our Friday Friends Parade and Linky Party today where we share DIY projects!


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Jodie & Julie’s DIY Project Feature

outdoor patio DIY project painting


Our talented friend Jamie at So Much Better With Age painted her aging back patio concrete slab and turned it into a lasting & stylish statement. Our favorite kind of DIY project: practical, inexpensive, and gorgeous. A triple win. Best of all she shows how after a year of weather and wear it’s still looking great. Check out her recent post and her original how-to as well! Enjoy.


DIY barnwood wall transformation laundry room DIY projects


Barn Wood Peel & Stick DIY Project: My Laundry Room

Last week we shared my peel & stick DIY project in my laundry room. Using real barn wood from Olde Wood Ltd I transformed my laundry room in two days. I used their peel & stick product called Barnwood2Go. Don’t forget to read our Peel & Stick Barnwood project blog post to learn all about this DIY project and receive a savings coupon code.

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Ashley’s DIY Project Feature

How to Paint Your Ktichen Pin with Grace in My Space DIY Projects

This week, Sarah from Grace in My Space shared this post where she shows us how to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets in 7 Days! If you are contemplating giving your kitchen a new look, this is a must read.

how to paint your front door in one afternoon! A simple and easy step by step guide to paint a door without removing it


And this week I shared How To Paint Your Front Door in One Afternoon. This step-by-step EASY guide will get you a new look for the outside of your home in less than three hours.


Janine’s DIY Project Feature

This post is full of great DIY projects for your home. Come on over and be inspired to create a ton of cool home decor. #DIYprojects #DIY #homedecor #crafts #projects #painting #candleproject

I adore all the beautiful projects that Katrin designs over on her blog, Kreativ K This DIY project combines the cute wooden beads that are so popular. This charming candle holder is such a pretty and easy project, and I’m pleased to share it over here.


create a DIY stepladder towel rack for your summer backyard!

Here is my latest DIY project that is pretty easy. If you have an old ladder kicking around your garage, you’ll want to make my pool towel/blanket ladder for your yard. If you are like me, I love to upcycle our household items whenever I can.



    • Feel free to share any of your latest DIY projects, as long as they are your projects!
    • Please DO NOT link up Etsy shops, Giveaways, or other Linky parties, etc.
    • Link directly to a specific post, not your home page.
    • Link up your new projects! Please don’t share ideas you’ve already shared to Friday Friends Parade.
    • By linking up, you’re giving us permission to feature your photos and project on our blogs and social media. Images will always be shared with proper credit and a link back.
    • Don’t just link and run. Please visit at least 2 other links and spread the love.
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  1. You ladies have been sooo busy!! You’re doing amazing work and I love seeing all of the many ways you are using your blog and Instagram to help others. Thanks for continuing to inspire!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yes we certainly have!! Thank you for the sweet comments! You are truly too sweet!!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  2. Thanks for sharing the features… Kreativ K’s lantern is so pretty! One of my fave projects that I will be using as inspiration. Also, thanks for the heads-up about the party going monthly! I’ll be linking up through-out the month! Hugs and hearts!

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