Last summer, my boyfriend and I took a two-day road trip to NYC. That’s 24 hours in the car, with not much to do. We totally managed to avoid the “I’ve been in the car with you for too long” fight and we saw lots of beautiful things. All in all, it was a blast, but I am one of those people who likes to keep my hands busy. I found myself anxious and twiddling my thumbs a lot.
It’s weird to think that Pinterest wasn’t even around then. If it had been, then I might have thought of the trip as a perfect opportunity to work on some small and easy DIY projects. The car is a perfect place to craft that unfinished friendship bracelet you’ve been working on for your bestie or design that iPhone case you’ve been meaning to stud.
Here are 5 fun and easy DIY projects from pinterest that are perfect for keeping your hands occupied on that long summer road trip.
Lace Pocket DIY
If you know how to hand-sew this is a perfect road trip project. Make your summer shorts extra special with this simple DIY.
Materials: shorts, thread & needle, lace, scissors
Sailor’s Knot Bracelet
This super easy sailor’s knot bracelet is perfect accessory for your beach trip. It never hurts to know your knots.
Materials: 3.5 yards of twine or rope, tin can slightly larger than the size of your wrist
This is the easiest and most versatile project. Necklace, belt, bracelet.. you can make them all. I will be making a lot of these this summer, I can feel it.
Materials: cotton rope or twine, embroidery floss, nuts & washers (optional), scissors
Silk Flower Crown
I really love this DIY. It requires a few more materials than the others, but still totally do-able in the car. Perfect for your summer music festival road trip.
Materials: selected silk flowers, wire cutters/pliers, heavy rustic floral wire for the base, thin floral wire (green) to attach the flowers, floral tape or ribbon (optional)
I haven’t actually seen a DIY for this, but it should be pretty easy to figure out! What an awesome way to revamp your old, worn out Toms!!
Materials: old Toms, scissors, marker or pen
I would suggest out-lining the parts you want to cut out with your pen, then just carefully cut it out!