The beach is a great place to vacation, and some people are lucky enough to live near one. For those who aren’t but still want to feel like the beach is nearby, there are plenty of home décor crafts that bring the beach inside your house or yard. Here are some fun DIY coastal crafts to try.
These adorable little seagulls look great in a garden. They can be made by twisting and painting recycled pipes. They make some work to construct, but they are worth it. Each one will be completely unique.
Glass Beach Bottles
You can buy inexpensive colored glass bottles from most dollar stores. You can also buy clear ones and paint them. Simply wrap some rope or twine around them to give them a coastal touch. These look great on shelves and tables.
Flower Pot Lighthouse
If you want to add something cute to your flower bed, try this flower pot lighthouse. Simply stack two pots upside down and paint them to look like a lighthouse. Attach a solar light to the top, and you have a creative garden lighthouse.
Something about burlap just screams “beach.” You can buy burlap at most fabric stores. Simply wrap it around this cute DIY footstool, and you have a place to rest your feet or an extra seat for company.
You can make your own buoys out of scrap wood. Just cut them to the shape you want and paint them. Attach a string and display them. You can even hang them on your privacy fence to get this fun look.
If you just want to add a little touch of the beach to your home, this is a great project. Just take a planter, fill it with sand, and add your favorite beach treasures. You can add shells, sea glass, and driftwood. These look great as centerpieces.
Spool tables are a fun and inexpensive furniture option. You can make yours look like it belongs at the beach by giving it a fresh coat of paint, sanding it to make it look weathered, and wrapping some rope around it for an extra touch.
Pick up an old chandelier from a yard sale or thrift store, and paint it a beachy color. Attach some rope, seashells, driftwood, and coral to it, and hang it in your home. It will remind you of the beach every time you walk buy it.
These will keep your drinks from ruining your tabletops. Simply purchase some coastal-colored rope from a craft store, and start wrapping it to make the coasters. Use glue to hold it in place. Put these inside or outside for guests.
Take some small pots or planters and wrap a rope around them to create these nautical planters. You can cover the whole pot or just a portion. You can also add some paint and even glue on some shells to make it look more beach-inspired.
Mason Jar Candles
These look great inside and outside, and they are easy to make. Simply take a mason jar and add some sand to it. Drop in some shells and a tealight candle. Light the candle, and place it wherever you want.
Nautical Rope Door Stop
You can make this neat doorstop by tying a nautical rope in a knot. If you need to make it heavier, you can tie it around a rock or heavy object. You can make them as big or small as you want to. They are fun and definitely scream “beach.”
Boat Paddle Sign
Find an old boat paddle at a local thrift store or buy one online to make this cute sign. Paint it, wrap it in rope, and hang it on your wall. It will give your home an instant touch of the beach vibe, and everyone will wonder where you got it.
Seashell Plant Holders
If you have succulents or want a plant that is easy to grow, why not put them in seashells? Simply add a small amount of dirt to the shells, and add the succulents. You can also add the plants to a planter and put the seashells all around them.
If you need something to keep your plants in outside, grab some cheap planter boxes from your local dollar store. Wrap them in rope to add some coastal flare. You can also paint them if desired.
You don’t have to spend a bunch of money to get beach pillows for your home. Make them yourself. Dip a shell or starfish in paint, and press it against a white pillowcase to stamp the image on the fabric. Decorate your pillows however you like.
Shell Stepping Stone
Use an old bowl or pan to make this stepping stone. Lubricate it, arrange some shells and sea glass on the bottom, and then fill it with concrete. When it’s finished, pop out the concrete, and you have a creative stepping stone.
Sea Shell Table
If you have a lot of shells and a lot of patience, you can make this shell table. Add the shells to the table, and glue them in place. Apply epoxy to the table to give it a nice finish, and hold the shells in place. This is a great furniture piece for any room.
Shell Wind Chimes
To make these cute wind chimes, add some shells to some rope or string. Hang them near each other so the wind will blow them together. Add a larger piece, such as a piece of driftwood or a larger shell, at the top. Hang them outside and enjoy.
You can cut an anchor shape from an old piece of wood and then paint it in the color of your choice. Add shells to it or wrap it in rope and hang it inside or outside your home. These are sure to get a lot of positive comments from guests.
If you have some seashells and a plain photo frame, you can make an adorable shell frame. Simply use hot glue to attach the shells to the frame as desired. You can hang it on the wall or set it on a shelf. You can make more than one to create a collage of your favorite beach photos.
Take some rope and wrap it around an old vase. It will give it a unique, nautical look. Add your favorite flowers and display as desired.
Coastal Bathroom Organizers
Organize your cotton swabs and toothbrushes by using some blue mason jars wrapped in rope and decorated with shells. They will bring a coastal vibe to your bathroom, and they are the perfect size for holding small items. Hang them on the wall or set them on the sink.
Take some larger shells and add some melted wax and a wick to them. Allow the wax to dry to hold the wick in place, and then light it. You now have small shell tealights that can be used to decorate any room.
If you are looking for a way to decorate your home and display your favorite shells, try this craft. Paint or cover a canvas in scrapbook paper. Glue a shell or shells on the canvas in the pattern of your choice. Then, hang it on a wall or set it on a shelf.
Flip Flop Door Hanger
What reminds you of the beach more than flip-flops? Take some old ones; decorate them with beads, flowers, or shells; and then attach them to a piece of fabric or a lightweight piece of wood. Attach a rope or string, and hang it on your front door.
This fun craft is great for kids and anyone who loves to be artistic. Take some larger shells and paint them with markers or paint. Dip them in paint sealer, and then display them around your home. They also look great in flowerbeds.
Take a large glass candle holder or vase and stick a candle in the center of it. Add some sand and shells around it to fill it halfway. Light the candle, and you have a beautiful centerpiece.
Turn your collection of driftwood into a work of art. Arrange the driftwood into the shape of a fish, shell, or mermaid. Glue them in place, and hang the art on a wall. You can make it as large or small as you want.
Get a Styrofoam wreath from the dollar store and some driftwood pieces. Glue the wood to the wreath in any pattern you choose. Add shells, ribbon, and more to the wreath to finish it. Hang it on your wall or door.
Beach Christmas Ornament
Buy clear glass ornaments from your local craft or hobby store. Fill them with sand and small shells. You can also add pearls, beads, and other small trinkets if desired. Hang them on your tree or around your home for a coastal touch.
Air Plant Octopuses
Insert an air plant into a sea urchin shell. Add a small amount of glue to hold it in place. Attach a string to the shell and hang it upside down so the plant is on the bottom. It will look just like a small octopus and can be used to decorate your home.
Buy a Styrofoam cone from your local craft store and flip it so the big end is on the bottom and it can stand alone. Start at the bottom and glue shells around it. Try to add the biggest shells to the bottom and overlap them slightly with smaller shells as you move to the top. Add a starfish to the top, and you have a shell tree.
Glue shells to Christmas lights to create nautical lights. Use hot glue or superglue to attach the shells to the plastic part of the lights. You can hang them around your ceiling or on the headboard of your bed.
Pick up an old mirror from a garage sale or flea market. Glue driftwood around it to create a unique design. Hang it up as a main focal point in a room or use it as a bathroom mirror.
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