10 Easy DIY Summer Accessories & Fashion Hacks For the Season

Ms. Melior
by Ms. Melior
20 Materials
5 Minutes

Hi, everyone! Today, we’re going over ten different DIY fashion hacks for your summer vacation. I’ll be showing you multiple DIY summer accessories so you can spend the hottest months of the year in style. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Command strips
  • Plastic flowers
  • Fabric
  • Hot glue
  • Rope
  • Thread
  • Earring hooks
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Super glue
  • Bracelet rings
  • Yarn 
  • Jump rings
  • Charms
  • Beads
  • Pom-pom maker
  • Paint
  • Tape 
  • Feathers

1. DIY sun hat with flowers

Tired of the same old boring summer hat you’ve been wearing? Spice it up with some flowers!

Using command strips to attach flowers

Cut up a command strip to secure plastic flowers (or any other stylish decorations) to the brim. The cool thing about command strips? They’re not permanent! So you can switch up your look any day of the week.

DIY sun hat with flowers

Here’s the finished hat!

2. DIY beach bag

If you don’t want to be sharing a beach bag with twenty other people on the beach, think about making your own! This simple bag is super easy to make and only takes a few easy steps. 

How to make a beach bag

a) Fold and glue the top edge

Just take a piece of fabric you love and fold down the edge to make a tunnel for the rope you’ll be using for straps. Glue it down with hot glue.

Making a no-sew bag with hot glue

b) Fold and glue the sides 

Fold the fabric in half and glue up the sides, excluding the tunnel you just glued, of course.

Using ropes as the bag handles

c) Insert the rope through the tunnels

Thread a thick rope through the tunnels you made, tie it up, and you’re done! 

DIY beach bag

Here’s the finished bag!

3. DIY tassel earrings

These DIY tassel earrings are so fun and so simple. Seriously! Here’s how to make them: 

How to make tassel earrings

a) Attach a jump ring

Slide a jump ring down the center of the bundle of thread. Then remove all the labels.

Tying the top of the embroidery floss

b) Tie the top

Fold the thread bundle in half and use a piece of thread to tie up the top.

Cutting off the ends to make a tassel

c) Cut off the ends

Cut off the ends for a neater tassel.

Attaching the earing hook

d) Attach the earring hook

Attach the earring hook to the jump ring in the middle, and you’re done!

DIY tassel earrings

Here are the finished earrings!

4. DIY sun hat with ribbon

Let’s make another DIY sun hat! Remember our command strip hack from before? Let’s use it again, but this time, we’re using ribbon.

Wrapping ribbon around a sun hat

a) Attach the ribbon to the hat

Wrap a strip of ribbon around the hat and connect the two ends with a piece of a command strip.

Cutting the ribbon ends at an angle

b) Cut the end of the ribbon

Fold the end in half and snip it at an angle for an easy, stylish ribbon-end.

DIY sun hat with ribbon

Here’s the finished hat!

5. DIY espadrilles

I bet you didn’t know you could turn any shoe into an espadrille. Let me show you how!

Braiding twin to make espadrilles

a) Braid your twine

Using six pieces of twine, braid it together with two pieces for each section. Make three strips of braided twine.

How to make espadrilles

b) Glue down the twine

Cover the bottom of the shoe in gorilla glue and carefully lay down the braided twine. Use tapr to help hold it in place so it doesn’t slip!

DIY espadrilles

Here are the finished shoes!

6. DIY charm bracelets

These DIY charm bracelets are so cute and customizable. You choose the yarn and the charm. Mix and match with your outfits this summer!

Applying glue around a bangle

a) Add glue to the ring

Glue around the ring.

Wrapping yarn around the bracelet

b) Wrap the yarn

Wrap the yarn around the ring.

Attaching jump rings with pliers

c) Attach jump rings

Use jump rings to attach charms!

DIY charm bracelet

Here are the finished bracelets!

7. DIY pom-pom slides

These DIY pom-pom slides are the best way to make your average slides cool again, and with a pom-pom maker, there’s nothing to it!

a) Make pom-poms

Use a pom-pom maker to create two, large pom-poms of your choice of ribbon color.

Applying glue to pom poms

b) Add glue

Add hot glue to the pom-pom and press the sides together to turn your pom-pom into a circle on one side.

Attaching pom poms to slides

c) Attach pom-poms

Add additional hot glue to the slides and then attach the side of the pom-poms that’s not glued to the slide. Go crazy with this and attach as many as you want!

DIY pom-pom slides

Here are the finished slides!

8. DIY beaded flip-flops

Flip-flops are so much fun to flip because you can get them super cheap and turn them into anything you want! In this hack, we have fun with some beads.

Attaching ribbon to flip flops

a) Attach ribbon

Attach ribbon to the flip-flops by supergluing one end and wrapping the rest of the ribbon around the straps. Cut off the excess fabric.

How to decorate flip flops

Then, repeat, this step except, this time, wrap the ribbon around both straps instead of just one separately.

Customizing flip flops

b) Attach beads

Then, hot glue beads to the ribbon around both straps.

DIY pearl flip flops

Here are the finished shoes! I think these are a great bridal accessory for a beach wedding or for your honeymoon.

9. DIY painted bag

For this bag, let’s break out the paint!

Applying tape to a wicker bag

Attach tape to your bag where you don’t want your paint to go. This will help with neater lines.

Painting on a bag

Paint between the lines! Add some letters and you’re done.

DIY painted beach bag

Here’s the finished bag! 

10. DIY sun hat with feathers

For our final sun hat look, we’re using feathers!

Sticking feathers into a sun hat

All you have to do is stick the feathers in the holes of the hat. 

DIY sun hat with feathers

Here’s the finished hat!

DIY summer accessories

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make DIY summer accessories. They are so fun and easy to make. Let me know which ones you'll be trying out in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Command strips
  • Plastic flowers
  • Fabric
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