10 Sweet Beach DIYs to Impress Everyone on the Sand

We're already in back-to-school mode, but that doesn't mean we can't soak up the last weeks of summer on the weekends!

Whether you're hitting the beach with your BFFs or heading out of town with the family on a last minute vacation, we've rounded up the best beach hacks and DIYs so you can save time, look cool and enjoy a little extra sun, surf and sand!

1. DIY Inverted Beach Tent

Stay sand free at the beach by bringing along an old bed sheet to create an inverted tent! Put your stuff in each corner of the sheet to prop it up, and viola–you have your own sand-free space to play games and relax.

Bedsheet tent at the beach(via TeamJohnson1.Blogspot.com)


2. DIY Beach Volleyball Game

Take an old volleyball and write funny questions on different parts of the volleyball that you want to know about your friends! Then, get in a circle and toss the ball to each other and answer the question that is facing you when you catch the ball. You can even turn it into a beach day game of Truth or Dare.

DIY Beach Ball Game

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3. Stock Up on Snacks in Recycled Containers

Don't let your mom throw away her coffee creamer just yet! Recycle plastic soda bottles or coffee creamer bottles by using them to bring your own snacks to the beach. You'll save money and have the exact midday snack that you want!

Recycled Plastic Bottle Snack Holder

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4. DIY Watermelon Beach Hat

Protect yourself from the rays and be the envy of all your friends with this adorable watermelon beach hat! The DIY takes about an hour and a half, plus drying time, but totally worth it for this oh-so-splendid accessory. See the full watermelon beach hat how-to right here.

DIY Watermelon Beach Hat

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5. Sprinkle Baby Powder on Your Feet to Get Rid of Sand

This is as simple as it sounds! Get all that sand off once and for all before you hop in the car by sprinkling baby powder all over your feet. Just make sure you're using the kind made from cornstarch.

Baby powder DIY

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6. Store Your Allowance in an Old Chapstick Bottle

Clean out an old tube of chapstick and store your cash in there to keep it safe when you head into the water!

Chapstick money holder DIY


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7. DIY Chip Bag Bowl

Roll the top edges into the bag and there you go, instant chip bowl!

DIY Chip Bag Bowl

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8. Seashell Tic-Tac-Toe

The sweetest game of tic-tac-toe we've ever seen! Have fun collecting shells with your friends first, and then enjoy a DIY game of seashell tic-tac-toe.

Seashell tic-tac-toe

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9. DIY Scarf Turban

The DIY scarf turban is a great way to protect your scalp from the sun! It's also good to wear this if you color your hair, so it doesn't fade faster. Head over here to see the full tutorial.

Barefood Blonde blogger wearing a scarf turban

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10. DIY Fruit On a Stick

The easiest way to transport a sweet treat to the beach! Use wooden skewers and compile kebobs comprised of you and your friends' fave fruits. A delicious way to cool down midday.

DIY Beach Fruit Snack

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And while you're at it, why not make THESE super cute beach day hair accessories too?