By Shani Silver

Published on March 23, 2016

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Aside from having some serious decor and accessories for summer (you’ll find all this stuff in-store), Ikea has also taken a liking to the DIY approach. (Maybe they heard how much we love Ikea hacks?) In its summer lookbook, the brand takes a hands-on approach to outdoor entertaining and party decor that has nothing to do with an allen wrench. Read on to see what we mean with these DIY tent and canopy hacks.

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This DIY tent is simply fabric and sticks. Pillows and blankets optional, but strongly encouraged. 

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Not a bad way to do the whole “beach day” thing. 

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Picnic essentials are…you know, essential. 

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Front row seats for the sunset. 

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Just. Look. At. It. 

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Colorful streamers, tons of pillows, all you need to bring are friends. 

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All packed. 

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More colorful cuteness, in case you needed extra. 

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When stairs become seating…

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Your dinner parties are this cute, right? 

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Is it summer yet?? 

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