Summer is quickly approaching, which means we've been busy collecting lots of inspiration for party, décor and creative makes, from tropical paradises to creating sustainably. Here are some of the top trends that we predict will take over summer 2019!

Plant Power

The infusion of interior design with the emphasis on wellbeing has ignited plant power, taking over everything design orientated, from décor to fashion. There's so many ways to bring the outdoors in, from hanging planters to pressed plant art, and we love taking inspiration from this to create amazing papercraft projects! Sizzix offers a variety of botanical dies, such as the Tropical Leaf Bigz, which is perfect to create anything from layered framed art pieces to tropical garlands!

 Electric Tropics

The neon trend meets plant power! Vibrant colors match perfectly with fun tropical prints and is perfect for summer parties and home décor. Match tropical décor with neon accessories for an electric result!,,

Sustainable Summers

We all have the responsibility to be more sustainable and look after our environment. The arts and crafts industry have been mindful of this growing movement, with efforts to reduce packaging waste and evolve products to be eco-friendlier, such as bio glitter! This summer we love the idea of being sustainable with our making, such as getting creative with upcycling projects!

Boho Chic

Boho chic is always a summer favorite - think tassles, macramé and neutral tones! Take the time out this summer to make relaxing summer décor and accessories for your own boho summer dream.,,

Fun Flamingos

Flamingos have been trending for a while now and are the perfect summer mascot! With so many party and home décor makes to enjoy, flamingos are set to continue their reign in summer '19! New trend alerts from the animal kingdom include koalas and cheetahs, which are set to take over next!

Glistening Shells

Shells are quickly becoming a statement piece for the holidays and is particularly popular in fashion jewelry. Why not take this trend and apply it to your making projects? Take your mind to the beach by creating home interior items, gifts and embellishments using shells!,

Paradise Parties

Hold the party of the summer with these handmade creations! From DIY drink umbrellas to tropical garlands, you can create your very own paradise island in your back yard with this making inspiration.,

We hope this has given you lots of ideas of how to get creative this summer! For more making inspiration straight to your inbox, click here.