Summer Life RV Tips, Crafts, Recipes, & More

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If you follow along with me (Morgan Youngblood) on Instagram, you saw the June 2021 Summer Vibes RV Blogger Week that I participated in with a fantastic group of full-time RVers.

Below are the posts on summer life in an RV from that week, including camping recipes, summer DIYs, and RV tips. I invite you to check out all the creative and informative posts below and hopefully pick up a few ideas for RV summer living. Enjoy!


RV Summer Recipes

Below is the roundup of summer recipes from the week. We’ve got everything from grilled food to the perfect summer camping treats.

Campfire Grilled Street Corn

Jen from Stairs Up Handle In shares the details on how she makes the perfect Mexican street corn to enjoy on your next RV camping trip.

campfire street corn - mexican corn over flame

Best Mexican Street Corn Recipe for Camping

Jen includes all the tasty ingredients (including a secret ingredient that takes this recipe from good to great).

Plus, she gives excellent directions on how to prepare and grill your corn on an open campfire.

Check out her recipe to start planning your next camping meal!


Solar S’mores Experiment

Sammy from Big Hearts Tiny Spaces shares this creative solar s’mores project that she did with her kids.

solar smores experiment - kid making smores using a solar oven

Fun and Educational Activity for Kids

Nothing screams summer camping more than s’mores. This is a fun food activity with some science to back it up!

Sammy details how the kids can decorate their oven, and then everyone can enjoy this tasty solar-cooked camping treat!

Check out the details for everything you’ll need to get started.


Homemade Popsicles

Chelsea from We Are the Hawleys shares how she makes homemade popsicles for her kids to keep them hydrated in the hot summer sun.

homemade popsicles - kids eating popsicles in summer heat

Healthy and Delicious Summertime Treat

She makes these healthy options with fresh fruit and offers up three different recipes to enjoy!

This is the perfect treat for kids (and adults) to enjoy at the campsite.

Check out all the fruit combinations to pick your favorite and get started.


Grilled Flatbread Pizzas

Megan from Outdoor-ish shared details on how to make grilled flatbread pizzas simply on a Blackstone griddle.

grilled flatbread pizzas - pizzas grilling on blackstone griddle

How to Enjoy Pizza at Your RV Campsite

Cooking outside goes hand-in-hand with RV camping, and this is a great way to switch up your dinner menu.

Megan’s post includes recipes for both BBQ chicken (with pineapple) and jalapeno popper pizza. A little something for everyone!

Check out her recipes to start making your shopping list.


RV Summer DIYs

This group of full-time RV ladies is not short on creativity. Check out all the DIY crafts that are ideal for a tiny space living.

DIY Pressed Flower Frame

Laura from Cool, Mom, and Collected shares details on how she made these beautiful DIY pressed flower frames.

DIY pressed flower frame - two beautiful pressed flower frames sitting against a wall

Gorgeous DIY RV Decor and Kids Activity

Laura was looking for a way to preserve and display the flowers her kids collect on their RV travels.

She came up with this DIY as a way to hold those memories close, even in her tiny RV space.

Check out the full tutorial to get started.


How to Make Concrete Planters

Paige at Unravelled Thyme shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a set of gorgeous concrete planters.

DIY concrete planters - close up of planter with succulents

The Perfect DIY RV Camper Decor

Many RVers love adding plants to their space to help make their RV feel more like a home.

This DIY is ideal for creating aesthetic decor that displays all your plant life in your moving home!

Check out the full tutorial to make your own!


How to Make Tin Lanterns

Sarah from Live Today Like it Matters shares her steps to make DIY tin lanterns that light up your RV campsite.

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Creative DIY for RV Outdoor Decor

Sarah’s kids are always getting crafty over on her Instagram account, and this DIY is another excellent example of their creativity!

The outdoor space around your RV is such an essential aspect of the RV lifestyle. This DIY is a great way to enhance your space and have a little fun in the process.

Check out Sarah’s step-by-step guide for details.


DIY Chanel Wall Decoration

Jodie from Joko Travels shares her creativity and eye for design with detailed steps to make this bright and summery Chanel wall decoration.

DIY Chanel wall decor - chanel logo made of white flowers hanging over bed

Floral DIY RV Camper Decor

If you thought your camper decor had to be boring, Jodie is here to prove you wrong!

She created a stunning floral DIY wall decoration that can be customized to any design to create an elegant vibe in your RV.

Check out her DIY to level up your camper.


RV Summer Tips

Below you’ll find even more great summer tips and guides, including hiking with your dogs in the summer and the best clothing for camping and the outdoors.

Hiking with Dogs in Summer

Janae from Adventures with Tucknae shares so many helpful tips on how to prepare to take your dogs hiking this summer.

hiking with dogs in summer - couple with dogs hiking

How to Keep Your Dogs Safe and Happy on the Trails

Hitting the trails with your pups can be tricky in the summer heat.

Janae covers everything from picking the right trails to gear for your hiking pups!

If you travel with your dogs in an RV, be sure to check out Janae’s post.


Tips for What to Wear Camping in Summer

Lastly, I share my RV summer tips on what summer camping clothes work best for a comfortable outdoor experience.

what to wear camping - woman sitting in a camping chair in the desert wearing comfortable camping clothes

Tips for Camping Wear to Help You Stay Cool

Do you know what camping outfits work best during the summer? Get all my top tips on what clothes you need and how to choose the right fabrics, shoes, and more.

These clothing tips apply to RV camping, tent camping, and most outdoor summer activities.

Don’t miss checking them out!


More RV Summer Inspiration on Instagram

For more full-time RV tips and inspiration, check out all the accounts in the Instagram description below and give them a follow. You might even check out the reel to see all the fun we had kicking off our RV Summer Vibes Blogger Week!

I hope you enjoyed these posts full of DIYs, tips, recipes, and more from a great group of full-time RV bloggers.

If you enjoyed this list, I hope you can join us on Instagram for our next seasonal blogger week and follow along daily as we share more!


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