Hi! I’m Colleen with Just Paint It. After all the coastal décor inspiration of last week, I thought it’d be fun to share some projects that we can make ourselves and bring that coastal influence into our own homes.
Let’s start with the front door, although these wreaths are cute enough to hang anywhere in your home.
Starfish are certainly iconic for coastal décor, aren’t they? These DIY projects all have starfish in common, and if you can’t find any locally, there’s even a tutorial to make your own! You can also purchase starfish at the craft store.
Another fun, and easy, way to bring in a touch of the beach is with rope or jute. Maybe it’s the natural color or maybe it just brings to mind boating and sailing. There’s no denying that decorative items with natural rope lend a nautical feel.
While rope binds these decorative pilings together, it’s the sheer creativity and ingenuity of using pool noodles that I find delightful.
If rope brings boats to mind, then certainly oars do too. However, you can tie in your room’s colors with a little bit of paint, like this darling painted paddle.
Nothing says “beach” like sand. Here are some creative ways to include sand in your décor, without getting any in your shoes!
Of course, beaches are full of little treasures, like seashells and driftwood. A simple display of shells is an easy way to remember a favorite vacation. Or you use shells and driftwood to create other things, like vases and candleholders.
How about taking a photograph of your shell collection to make a lovely lampshade?
Or dip a shell into some paint and use it as a “stamp” for a darling pillow.
Last, but certainly not least, are the delightful seahorses. You don’t have to be an artist to create these projects either. Step-by-step tutorials are given at the links.
Hey, you don’t have to live by the beach to enjoy coastal décor. All you need is a little inspiration and creativity. Happy creating!
Colleen Jorgensen is a regular guest poster at Craft Gossip and the talented painter behind the blog Just Paint It where she offers free tutorials as well as live painting classes via Google Hangouts! Be sure to visit Colleen today.
By Amanda Formaro