DIY Roundup: 7 Fun, Summer DIY Fashion Ideas

The temperatures are scorching, and the bright sun is shining–which means there’s no better time to show off your sizzling sense of summer style. It’s time to get crafty! Here are my 7 of my favorite summer DIY fashion ideas.

 1. DIY Cut Off Denim

Denim cut offs are a staple to every summer wardrobe. Now everyone knows how to make cut off denim shorts from and old pair of jeans, but adding a little lace can be the finishing touch! This tutorial shows how you can make your denim cut offs extra special by easily adding a little bit of lace.

Make these DIY denim cut off shorts with lace

Are these your pictures?  I’d love to credit you for them, I found them on Pinterest and there was no proper backlink.


2. DIY Temporary High Octane Highlights

Summer is the perfect time to add a splash of color to your hair! But skip the salon and damaging your hair with chemicals. This tutorial show how to create temporary bold, vibrant highlights with some brightly colored eye shadow.

DIY hair color higlights for summer

View the full tutorial here at Beautylish

3. DIY Sandals

Now how lovely is this?  Repurtpose and old printed scarf and some plain flip flops and now you have a beautiful pair of ribbon tie up sandals!

DIY summer scarf sandal makeover

I wasn’t able to find the proper source for this tutorial either! 🙁  If it’s yours let me know, and I’ll be happy credit you!

 4. DIY Embellished sunglasses

No matter where summer takes you, a new pair of sunglasses is the must have accessory!  This summer DIY fashion idea will make you stand out from the crowd and show off your personal style.  You won’t want to hide in the shade when you’re rocking a pair of DIY embellished sunglasses.

DIY embellished sunglasses for summer


5. DIY Cut Out Shirts

Creating a DIY cut out t-shirt is a great way to refashion your old worn out t-shirt into something new. Not only will you be stylin’, cut out tee’s will cool and breezy when the temperatures are rising. (Plus they make a cute cover-ups for beach days).  Here are some tips and tricks on how to make the perfect DIY cut out t-shirt.

revamp your old tees, DIY cut out tshirt

6. DIY Twisted Turban Headband

Here’s another great way to up-cycle an old shirt with a fun print. This cute headband is perfect for sweeping your hair into a cute no-fuss up-do on those hot summer days.

DIY fabric headband tutorial

View the full tutorial here:

 7. DIY No-Sew Vest

Yup, that’s right, this cute no sew vest is also made out of a t-shirt! I think it would make the perfect little cover up for the beach. The best part is you don’t even need to a needle and a thread – snip, snip, snip,  and you’re done!

make this DIY no sew tshirt vest, makes a great beach coverup

View the full tutorial here:

Love these DIY ideas?
Check out my post on 25 Sharpie Ideas & Creations here!

Do you have any summer DIY fashion ideas you’d like to share? let me know in the comments below!


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  • caroline
    June 13, 2013

    OMG! These are all amazing! I love that head piece and I love the sandals and I love those shorts!

    • YesMissy
      June 13, 2013

      Aren’t they all so fun! My goal is to try all of them before summer is over!

  • Jenna
    June 22, 2013

    The idea is amazing and i love shorts too

  • Tomasz
    June 23, 2013

    Cześć. Pięknie to wygląda, ale jestem ciekawy jak to leży na Tobie? 🙂

    June 25, 2013

    I love the sunglasses so much! I’ve done the vest and sandals, it’s such a fun summer craft to do. Great job!

  • Jade
    June 26, 2013

    visit for a DIY summer crop top.

  • Jenni K
    June 28, 2013

    Now these are some awesome and creative unique ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  • Bret Cutts
    July 1, 2013

    i liked everything. great job

  • sristi
    July 4, 2013

    amazing handwork, would like to try all of them 🙂

  • Maya John
    July 11, 2013

    Thanks for sharing, beautiful work.

  • Leslie
    July 11, 2013

    Love it! I especially loved the sunglasses and the hair color technique. Also the sandals with a scarf, so cute.

  • Becky
    July 13, 2013

    #3 is from Kristen her blog is

    • YesMissy
      July 15, 2013

      Good to know! I’ll add it the post. Thanks Becky! 🙂

  • Tovah
    July 13, 2013

    Oh my gosh. DIY things I think I could actually do.

    Great lit!

  • Donne Roma
    July 17, 2013

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • Elice
    July 18, 2013

    I love the Tee Cut. So Cool!!

  • Johny Symons
    July 20, 2013

    That is cooool

  • NextSale
    July 24, 2013

    eye-catching collection

  • jessi
    August 17, 2013

    These are amazing tips!

  • Nyle
    October 7, 2013

    yet another reason why I wanna be a girl.

    • Katrina Ray-Saulis
      April 17, 2017

      Be you. And if you wears this kind of stuff, be you wearing this kind of stuff. : )

  • Elaine Edwards
    October 16, 2013

    Very nice ideas. I have shared it to my facebook profile.

    • YesMissy
      October 16, 2013

      Glad you liked them! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Manmohan
    September 14, 2019

    I enjoyed this article and moreover these tricks are one of the best which a person can do. I really appreciate the research put into this work. Best thing I like the idea of shades.

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