Tropical Paradise at Your Craft Table

Citrus Slice Bag, tutorial via Oleander + Palm

Citrus colors and tropical imagery are everywhere right now: we’re all flinging ourselves towards summertime as fast as we can. Pineapples, citrus, and cacti are top on my list for bringing in that hot, summer vibe. Anything that helps get us in that summer spirit is a bonus if you ask me!

Even if we don’t live in the tropics, you can embrace some of the vibe around your own neighborhood with these colorful projects. Make some retro fabulous planters, citrus bags, fruity dishes, and more with these DIYs – you’re bound to feel more summery in no time.

Wire Cacti Garden, tutorial via The Jungalow

Wire Cacti Garden
Tutorial via The Jungalow

I love cacti, but I’m always a little leery of those spiny bits – I’m a bit accident-prone, and then, of course, there’s the kid and the dog. If you’re the same way, then these wire cacti are the perfect solution.

Watermelon Bags, tutorial via Delineate Your Dwelling

Watermelon Bags
Tutorial via Delineate Your Dwelling

These make adorable treat bags, of course, but you could also size up onto any canvas tote bag for the juiciest summer carryall.

Neon Terrariums, tutorial via A Kailo Chic Life

Neon Terrariums
Tutorial via A Kailo Chic Life

Who knew a little gold trim and some aquarium rocks was what we need to upgrade our terrariums? This is a quickie project with some big personality!

Cookie Cutter Jewelry Trays, tutorial via Aww, Sam

Cookie Cutter Jewelry Trays
Tutorial via Aww, Sam

What could be cuter than a dresser top full of these bright and happy dishes? And you’d be organized at the same time!

Apple Print Tote Bag, tutorial via Craft Stylish

Apple Print Tote Bag
Tutorial via Craft Stylish

Embrace fruit literally by printing them onto your favorite material. This apple tote is adorable, and you could use citrus too – what about printing the same pattern onto some pillows?

Pictured at the top of this post: Citrus Slice Bag, tutorial via Oleander + Palm.