20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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.

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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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.

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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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.

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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While rope binds these decorative pilings together, it’s the sheer creativity and ingenuity of using pool noodles that I find delightful.

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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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.

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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Nothing says “beach” like sand. Here are some creative ways to include sand in your décor, without getting any in your shoes!

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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 20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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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.

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How about taking a photograph of your shell collection to make a lovely lampshade?

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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Or dip a shell into some paint and use it as a “stamp” for a darling pillow.

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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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.

20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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 20 DIY Coastal Décor Projects @craftgossip

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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




Comments

3 Comments so far

  1. Pat Dunn on June 20, 2013 1:18 pm

    What great ideas!

  2. Miss Kitty on July 25, 2013 5:47 am

    Wow! What a great round-up of really wonderful beachy projects! I pinned several of them. Thanks for including my pool noodle pilings too.

  3. rose lano on April 30, 2014 6:22 pm

    love these crafts

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