Modern Macramé & To-Die-For Tie Dye: 15 Camp Crafts, All Grown Up

Modern Macramé & To-Die-For Tie Dye: 15 Camp Crafts, All Grown Up

Tess Wilson
Jul 26, 2016
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If the summer's got you in the mood to lanyard it up and tie dye everything you own, we say go for it. Here are 15 camp kid blasts from the pasts, perfect for your current, grownup home.

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DIY Braided Bracelets by Honestly WTF (above)

This is project that requires a kit, though I think you could probably source the materials yourself at a well-stocked fabric/notions shop. The adjustable closure means you can take them off easily, a huge improvement on the ones we wore all summer until they got all ratty and gross.

Feather + Bead Garland by A Subtle Revelry

Inspired by lanyards and friendship bracelets, this DIY has the kind of over-the-top, more-is-more approach that is irresistible to magpies and maximalists of any age.

DIY Friendship Bracelets by Studio DIY

Speaking of more-is-more, this tutorial involves tiny hot dogs, disco balls, popsicles, and all sorts of other adorableness. Adorn yourself and all your besties!

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DIY Rope Baskets by Lovely Indeed

These baskets are allegedly for Easter, but I think you can keep yourself—and your kids—busy all summer long making these little minimalist beauties.

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DIY Dip Dye Ombre Dress by Brit+Co

If any sort of tie dye is still a hippie bridge too far for you, dip dying is the way to go.

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DIY Sand Art Succulent Terrariums by The Pretty Life Girls

I recently put together an entire post about modern takes on sand art, but here's a bonus project featuring brightly painted faux succulents.

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DIY Macramé Hummingbird Feeder by Lovely Indeed

Two in one! The oft-maligned macramé is updated with an ombre dye-job, for a feeder that's far more sophisticated than peanut butter on a pinecone.

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DIY Macramé Camera Strap by Lovely Indeed

Keep your camera safe whilst documenting all your summertime fun with this elegant strap created in your current favorite color.

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Gold Hoop and Lanyard Bracelet DIY by Nixie Sparrow

Lanyards gone classy! This project could also make for a lovely keychain.

Macrame Yarn Garland DIY by A Beautiful Mess

Up the macramé ante with gold sequin trim!

Tie Dye Soap by A Beautiful Mess

Now this is a camp craft that your parents would love to receive!

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How to Make Leather Stamped Keychains in 5 Minutes by Brit+Co

Speaking of a coveted gift—these are so sweet, and they'd make the recipient think of you every time they use their keys.

DIY Tie Dye S'mores by Studio DIY

Another two-fer! Make some wildly swirled marshmallows and then head out to the campfire (or broiler).

Dye Your Curtains by Brit+Co

This project calls for a $30 indigo kit from Yellow Owl Workshop—pricier than your standard drugstore dye, but the lack of mess might be worth it.

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