Easy Summer DIY

It goes without saying that I am obsessed with Pinterest. I love lurking around for a while (read: hours) and finding cool pictures to look at and projects to try. I like to keep myself busy crafting as often as possible because I find it to be very therapeutic, so when I go too long without creating anything, I enjoy finding simple DIY's that won't create crazy messes and will only take an hour or so to make.. It's fun to try what others are trying and figuring out what works for you. Saturday afternoon I had a decent chunk of time, so I decided to try out a pin I had seen a while ago. This citrus print DIY is so cute and perfect for Summer, and it's easy and (mostly) mess free!


For this project you will need:
-an assortment of fruits and/or vegetables. Your choice, I went with all the citrus I had on hand!
-craft paints in assorted colors
-paint brushes
-white construction paper


Before you begin printing your fruits on your paper, dab your fruits with a paper towel until they are mostly dried out. Lightly coat with paint.


Press down your fruit on your paper for 3-5 seconds, and quickly remove. Tip: practice this a few times. My fruit was still too wet the first time, I put way too much paint on the second time, not enough the third time, you get the point. It does take a little practice. Repeat these steps alternating fruits and colors.


You'll be left with an awesome summery print for your wall! Easy, right??


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54 comments:

  1. this is such a great idea. I love it. It's cute.

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  2. Love this! Almost has a Lily Pulitzer feel to it. Very easily done, too which is what I like :)

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    1. Yeah! I think if I used pinks and greens it would totally look more Lily Pulitzer like!

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  3. Love it. Such a great way to brighten things up.

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  4. I love these! I can remember doing this in the summertime with my mom. I

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    1. SO fun! I love little crafts that bring back memories!

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  5. This is so smart! I am so going to get these now along with some paint this weekend!

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  6. This would be so fun for me to do with my kiddos this summer! Thanks for the idea! xoxo

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  7. Super cute! I think my toddler would really enjoy this project! <3

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    1. Yes it's perfect for a toddler! Thanks Taneja!

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  8. I am soooo obsessed with Pinterest too. These are so cute!

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  9. What a fun idea! And it looks so cute!

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  10. cute!! I am using lemons in a recipe tomorrow so we'll have to give this a go!

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  11. I always think that crafts have to take forever, but you're right they can be quick and easy like this! I love it!!

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  12. Cute project! Did you use a thicker paper?

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    1. Hi Jessica! Sorry for the late response on this! I did use a little bit of a thicker paper. It's scrapbook paper so fairly thick!

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  13. Really loved this idea J! I think this would be perfect to put in my new apartment's kitchen and it would be fun to do with Jack, my brother. Thanks for inspo, I needed it! xoxo

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    1. AH! Hope you get to make one for your new place! xoxo

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  14. i'm right there with you! i am obsessed with pinterest. you're so crafty!! i wish i could get some of my pending pinterest projects done.

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  15. I must admit me and Pinterest dont get along as I dont think I have anything super fancy or creative to share and hardly any time to skim through it. But one day I will use my lazy weekend a dedicate to just find something as cool as what you have said and start working on my uncreative brain

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    1. Do it! You'll get sucked into the Pinterest world after a short while haha

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  16. I love pinterest, but I am so not the crafts person! This does look easy enough, though!

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    1. This is totally easy enough even if you aren't crafty!

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  17. What a great idea! I'll have to do this with my kidos.

    Katreena

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  18. I am in love with this super simple DIY! I definitely want to do this with my daughter - I think she would love this.

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    1. I'm sure she would! Hope you get to try it out!

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  19. Oh I love this so simple and so sweet :-)

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  20. How adorable! These would look really cute in a hot pink frame. Thanks for sharing this easy diy.

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  21. This is such a freakin cute idea!! You could use the bottom of a celery bunch too and it looks like a rose! ^_^

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    1. Ah! Good idea with the celery bunch! I'll have to try that next!

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  22. I've been meaning to try this with my girl's! Yours turned out beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you get to try it soon :)

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  23. Oh my gosh this is SO amazing! Pinned!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

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