Links We Love: Jewelry Jars, Paper Fish and Dreamsicle Swings

We're ready to head outside -- but before we bask in the sun, we've rounded up some great ideas for our weekend must-do/must-read/must-buy list!

Summer undoubtedly means that kids have collected tons of trinkets – friendship bracelets from camp, buttons or stickers from amusement parks and shells and souvenirs from family vacations. Design Mom suggests saving yogurt or pot de crème jars (this would also work with jars from baby food, spices or night cream) to turn into cute containers for all that little loot. Line them with origami paper for an instant display box that looks adorable on a dresser or desk.

Are you a beach-bumming family? Savor memories of the sea with se7en’s fabulous fish craft. Draw favorite fish with crayons or markers, and then weave strips of magazine paper to add extra finesse to fins and gills. Hang them in kids' bedrooms for a colorful custom "under the sea" theme.

Tots will spend hours playing on this happy popsicle-shaped handmade plywood swing from elliesshop on Etsy -- perfect for lazy afternoons under a big, beautiful tree. To celebrate the new addition to the backyard, treat yourselves to pretty popsicles, the perfect August cool-down sweet -- but ditch the standard store-bought cherry and grape flavors for something more gourmet. Try Chez Beeper Bebe’s easy recipe for homemade coconut raspberry and strawberry lemonade frozen confections. Delish!

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