13 DIY Camper Tricks You Need for Your Next Trip


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Looking to have more fun on your next camping trip? These DIY camper tricks will give you the best camp setup ever!

Want DIY camper tricks that will help you achieve the best camp setup ever? You'll love these summer DIY camping projects! These DIY camping hacks and projects are perfect for families looking to get out and make the most of their campsite. Check out these thrifty camping ideas so your next camping trip is even more awesome! #Camping #FamilyCamping #CampingHacks #CampingDIYs #SummerDIYs

Camping is the perfect vacation. You’re surrounded by nature, you end the day by a campfire, and you eat delicious camping food. It doesn’t get much better than that!

But we’ve found that over the years, a few DIY camping hacks can make a good camping trip a great one. One of my favorite camper hacks is when we made our own fire starters which saved us a ton of time and frustration on those relaxing nights spent under the stars.

Luckily, there are even more DIY camper tricks just like that one. And we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites today. We hope these camping ideas for families help you hack your way to an even more enjoyable camping trip!

13 Awesome and Simple DIY Camping Ideas

DIY Fire Starters for Campfires

DIY Fire Starters on Hello Nature

Did you know it’s super simple to make your own fire starters? They’re a great way to get your campfire going with little effort! (Bonus: they’re made mostly from things you’d just toss or recycle anyway.)

 DIY Camping Bingo Cards

Camping Bingo on Glue Sticks and Gumdrops

This is a great camping idea for families. It keeps the kids and adults occupied while sitting around the campsite. It’s such a fun way to take in nature and play a game.

Camping Survival Kit

 Camping Survival Kit on The Benson Street

Nothing is worse than camping in the middle of nowhere and finding out you’re missing some essential camping item. This camping survival kit has you covered. It’s got essential camping items like first aid items, dish soap, hand sanitizer, a flashlight, and the almighty duct tape.

DIY Paracord Water Bottle Holder

DIY Paracord Water Bottle Holder on Hello Nature

Always have your water bottle handy and still have both hands available for your S’Mores and other campfire treats! Plus this frugal camping hack is also great for hiking.

DIY Painted Walking Sticks

DIY Painted Walking Sticks on The DIY Dreamer 

Looking for fun things to do at your campsite? These DIY painted walking sticks are a great DIY camper trick. It gives the kids a fun project to find sticks and paint them for the trip.

DIY Bug Repellent

DIY Bug Repellent on the Proverbial Homemaker

Here’s another great DIY camper trick. Bugs are one of the downsides of being out in nature. Unfortunately, most commercial bug repellents are full of chemicals that aren’t great for your body. Go natural and make this essential oil based bug repellent.

DIY Glow Jars

Glow Jars on a Girl and a Glue Gun

This is another simple DIY camping project. Glow in the dark painted jars will light up your campsite. Adults and kids will love this one. Bonus! It’s only a few simple materials.

Camping is Intense Shirt DIY

Camping is Intense DIY Camping Shirt on Sisters, What!

We tend to keep some of our old clothes and designate them for camping. This thrifty camping idea will let you make your own camping shirt!

Pugli Sticks DIY

Pugil Sticks DIY on a Girl and a Glue Gun

Sometimes kids need to burn off some energy. This project using pool noodles will let the kids safely duke it out. I bet the adults will play too. Now you can have your own version of American Gladiators at your campsite.

No Rinse Body Wipes DIY

Homemade No Rinse Body Wipes on Adventures of Mel

Showers can sometimes be scarce while camping. And no one wants to smell like the great outdoors for too long. These no-rinse body wipes are a great way to refresh between showers.

Paracord Sleeping Bag Ties DIY

DIY Paracord Sleeping Bag Ties on Use Resources Wisely

I never seem to be able to get my sleeping bag back in the bag it comes with. These paracord sleeping bag ties are an awesome DIY camper trick to quickly secure your sleeping bag.

Camping Lantern DIY

DIY Camping Lantern Hack on What’s Up Fagans?

These homemade camping lanterns are an awesome upcycled summer DIY camping projects. It reuses old bottles to help light up your campsite.

Customized Camping Chair DIY

DIY Personalized Camping Chairs on The Small Stuff Counts

I love walking around campgrounds and seeing how everyone has personalized their campsite. These personalized camping chairs are a super fun thing to do at your campsite. Now you can customize your own campsite.

I hope you were able to find some fun things to do at your campsite with our DIY camper tricks! I’d love to know what your favorite DIY camping hacks are.

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Want DIY camper tricks that will help you achieve the best camp setup ever? You'll love these summer DIY camping projects! These DIY camping hacks and projects are perfect for families looking to get out and make the most of their campsite. Check out these thrifty camping ideas so your next camping trip is even more awesome! #Camping #FamilyCamping #CampingHacks #CampingDIYs #SummerDIYs
Looking for summer diy camping projects? You'll love these awesome and simple diy camping ideas! From lanterns to shirts to toys and more, your next camping trip will be even more fun with these hacks and projects! #Camping #DIYCamping #CampingHack
These DIY camping hacks and projects are super fun ways to make your campsite even more unique and enjoyable. Your whole family will love making these DIY camping projects together for your next camping trip! #Camping #CampingHack #DIYCamping

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