We’re deep into the lazy days of summer now. Amidst the heat, summer outdoor activities, and family vacations, it’s good to take some time to relax, breathe deeply, and enjoy simpler pleasures. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite summer DIYs and fabric recommendations to promote serious summer vacation vibes!

Ds_7_18_diy_hammock_2DIY a hammock out of a beach towel for a breezy place to rest your head. 

Mudcloth in Black on Bone by Domesticate on Spoonflower

The perfect hammock fabric? We recommend MudCloth in Black on Bone by Domesticate in Eco Canvas.

700_diy-drop-cloth-hammockEASY instructions and a few supplies make this hammock a cinch. You could whip this up in 30 minutes or less. 

IMG_4021-copySHARE some R&R with your whole family. 

2693418_rcoat01READ a good book, explore a new world without lifting a finger.

Tumblr_mmg8etEJt81qzlz5go1_r1_1280LEARN about the daily rituals of some of your favorite artists. Photo credit. 

1FIND a pretty spot to rest and relax (like this hammock tower!).