Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Summer Fun DIY Projects: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

As a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker, I am honored to work with their amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products available at Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through from my blog.  I am excited to share my June project with you today!

School is out and it is officially summer!  We all know what that means...it is only a matter of time before you hear the infamous "I am bored" coming from those sweet kiddo's mouths!  Today I am sharing some boredom buster DIY projects that you and the kids can do together!  These are great for kids of all ages to enjoy!

First up, create a terrarium!  These are so fun to make and Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart has everything you need! 

Shopping list:


*Rocks, sand, moss, dirt (if using real plants)

*Succulents (real or faux)

*Tool Set...makes things so easy

*Decor...let your kids pick small animals, figurines, fairies, painted rocks or shells to personalize!

Shop items here: Better Homes & Gardens Terrarium Products

To get started, gather all your goodies and find a spot that can get a little messy! 

Link: Large Glass Terrarium

Link: Garden Tool Set

First, add some rock to the base then add dirt if you are using real plants.  The rocks will help with drainage. You can also include dirt if using fake plants to make it appear more realistic. 


Next, have fun layering different color rock, sand and moss to create visual interest.  Once you have it to your liking, use the tool set to plant the succulents.  The tool set is so handy and makes things so easy! Once everything is planted, move the rocks to support the base of the plants to hold them in place. 

Link: Garden Tool Set

If you want to add "decor", now is the time.  I just stuck with the plants because I knew I wanted to use it in my living room!

If you used real plants, give it a few spritzes of water. You're all done!  Now enjoy finding the perfect spot for your new terrarium!  

I love the way mine turned out and feel like it brings a touch of the outdoors in!  It is the perfect summer decor!

That terrarium was so fun to make, I decided to make a few more small ones!  These would be super fun for the kids to make and put in their rooms!

This one looks great in my daughter's room!

Link:  Hanging Glass Terrariums - Set of 2

Link: Geo Terrarium - Set of 2

Such a fun and easy project anyone can do!

Another fun DIY project, that the whole family can participate in, is to create a family planter.  Take a trip to the Walmart garden department and select a large planter.  Better Homes & Gardens has a ton of great options! 

Link: Better Homes & Gardens Planters

After you agree on a planter, it is time for everyone to pick out a plant.  Once you get all the necessities and get home, each person is in charge of planting their plant into the planter.  Display it on your front porch to welcome guests.  To keep the kids involved, assign someone to make sure it gets plenty of water each week!  Another idea is to have the kids measure their plant each week and have them record and graph the growth.  They won't even realize they are doing a math/science lesson!

Link: Resin Planter

If you want to add a little fun to your summer, add a gnome to protect the planter...but have him move around at night periodically and have the kids find him!  Once they find him, return him to guard the planter...only for him to move again shortly after!  If you want to keep the kiddos busy for awhile, hide him in harder spots!  

And don't forget to vote on a name for your new friend!

Link: Garden Gnome

Another educational DIY project is to start a propagation station.  These are so interesting to keep an eye on.  I have great success propagating vines.  It is really cool to watch the roots sprout over time and then you can move them to a planter. The kids can be in charge of keeping tabs on the water levels and the status on new growth.  This Better Homes & Gardens propagation station makes this project easy to do!  Check google for the best tips for propagating different types of plants!

Link: Propagation Station

Link: Single Propagation Station

Does this count as a science lesson?  I think so!

My last DIY project is more for mom or dad to complete, but for everyone to enjoy.  Since I have a small patio, I do not have room for a fire pit.  I wanted to create the same idea on a smaller scale so I made this DIY tabletop fire bowl using products from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart.  This helps keep the bugs away when we want to hang out on the patio at night and creates a cozy ambiance! 


Link: Ceramic Planter

Link: Tabletop Torch

Link: Black Rocks

Cannot wait to enjoy summer nights out here!  I hope my ideas have inspired you to do some fun DIY projects with your kids this summer! 

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