Try these fun and easy Summer DIY projects to try near our Burnsville apartments.

Spruce up your home with these fun Summer DIY decor ideas

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you can give your home a fresh and stylish update. But before you go out and spend a fortune on new furniture and decor, consider trying some fun and creative DIY projects that won’t break the bank. Here are a few ideas to get you started in your cozy abode at NEON Burnsville.


Wagon Wheel Wreath

Picture this: a rustic wheel hanging on your porch or living room wall, beautifully decorated with flowers. It’s a simple, yet elegant touch that will add a touch of warmth and charm to your home.

To create this DIY project, you’ll need a few simple supplies:

  • A wheel (you can find one at a home improvement store or online)
  • Artificial flowers (you can find these at a craft store or online)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors

Once you have your supplies, follow these simple steps:

  • Clean and dry the wheel.
  • Cut the flowers to the desired length.
  • Hot glue the flowers to the wheel, starting at the center and working your way out.
  • Once you’re happy with the arrangement, let the glue dry completely.

And that’s it! You’ve now created a beautiful and unique piece of home decor that will add a touch of rustic charm to your space. Find the full tutorial here.


Neon Tube Vases

A neon acrylic bud vase from A Kalio Chic Life is a unique and stylish way to add a pop of color to any room. Made from bright acrylic tubing and secured to a wood base, this vase can be left as-is or painted a bold color to match your décor. Whether you fill it with bright or white flowers, this vase is sure to turn heads.

This vase is perfect for adding a touch of fun and personality to your home. It would look great in a living room, bedroom, or even on a desk. And because it’s so versatile, you can change it up with the seasons or your mood. So why not add a little neon to your life? A bud vase is a perfect way to do it.


Seashell Candles

Here’s an easy and fun way to bring a touch of the beach to your home: DIY seashell candles. All you need are a few simple supplies and a little bit of time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tealights
  • Seashells
  • Wax
  • A double boiler
  • A spoon
  • A heat gun (optional)


  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler.
  2. Once the wax is melted, add the seashells.
  3. Stir the seashells into the wax until they are evenly distributed.
  4. Pour the wax into tealight holders.
  5. Let the candles cool and harden.

Your DIY seashell candles are now ready to enjoy! They make a great addition to any room, and they’re sure to bring a smile to your face.


Summer Potpourri

Of course, you can buy your potpourri ready-made here, but you can also put together your own batch. Pick something that smells warm, like lemongrass or Brazilian orange citrus. Add a few drops of essential oils to make it smell even better.

Here are some tips for making your own potpourri:

  • Choose a variety of dried flowers, herbs, and spices to create a unique and fragrant blend.
  • Add a few drops of essential oils to enhance the scent.
  • Store your potpourri in an airtight container to keep it fresh.

Enjoy your homemade potpourri!


Bright and Fun Pillowcases

Pillows are a great way to update your space for any season. They can add a pop of color, texture, and pattern to your décor. And the best part is, it’s easy to do. All you need to do is make some pillow covers and swap out your old ones.

Here are a few tips for making pillow covers:

  • Choose fabric that is appropriate for the season. For example, you might want to use a light and airy fabric like cotton in the summer, and a warm and cozy fabric like velvet in the winter.
  • Use a pattern that is easy to follow. There are many free pillow cover patterns available online.
  • Sew with a straight stitch, and make sure to press your seams as you go. This will help to create a neat and professional finish.


These are just a few summer-centric ideas for you to change the look of your home without breaking the bank. Stop by NEON Burnsville to get your floor plan inspiration today.

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