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35 Creative Beach Craft Ideas
If you are decorating for a summer beach wedding, you’ll find perfect ideas here. Or, if you are looking for ocean or beach craft ideas for the kids, you’ll find those here also.
For the directions on making the Mason Jar Votives above, go to Confessions of a Plate Addict.
1. Driftwood Vase
Simplicity at it's finest. The driftwood vase is unbelievably easy to make and it's simple beauty is undeniable. Walking the beach and finding pieces of driftwood, that you don't pick up because you haven't any idea what you'll do with it, has just come to an end. Find the tutorial for making this driftwood vase at Simplicity in the South. and then craft.
2. Seashell and Glass Floats Wreath
I surely wish I had a beach home to hang a wreath like this in. This is so beautiful and has a very unique and seaworthy look. You can find the pictured tutorial for this project at Sand & Sisal.
3. Coastal Mirror Makeover
Your friends will never believe that you did this mirror makeover yourself. Just follow the instructions at At The Picket Fence and you'll be able to replicate mirror makeover shown above.
4. Sea Glass Candle Jar
Imagine making awesome sea glass candle jars to give to your friends as gifts. They will be so impressed with your crafting talent. And you don't even have to tell them how easy these were to make. Go to The Country Chic Cottage for the tutorial and then see how many unique sea glass jars you can make.
5. Terry Towel Coverup and Beach Pillow
Look what you can make using a beautiful beach towel. There are so many terrific towel prints that you may have to make more than one. To see how to make this coverup and beach pillow, go to sew4Home.
6. Framed Shells
Very easy craft that would be a nice gift for Dad's office as a reminder of a special summer vacation. For the instructions go to the Better Homes & Gardens site. Notice that there are 28 other beach projects included on this page. You need to scroll down on the page to find this and all the other projects.
7. Beach Themed Solar Light Jars
8. Sand Casts
Not only will the kids love making these sand casts, but you'll have a memento to save as a family heirloom of the future. Go to Crafts-for-all-Seasons to get the easily understood directions.
9. Hand Towel Beach Bag
I love these Martha Stewart hand-towel beach bags. Click to go to her website for the instructions.
10. Popsicle Stick Beach Sign
This is really a nice craft for the kids to make. They'll love having this to remember the trip to the beach. You'll find the instructions for this little sign at Favecrafts.
11. BBQ Apron
Dress the cook right for making the BBQ at the beach party. You'll find this pattern on the Sew4Home site.
12. Pebble Sphere
At last a project using all the pretty rocks that the kids like to pick up. This is a beautiful decorator piece for any décor. Go to Favecrafts for the directions.
13. Easy Beach Kimono
14. Hooded Beach Towel Backpack
I have a few little grandkids that would love this. The directions for the hooded backpack can be found at The Train to Crazy.
15. Bottle Octopus
This little octopus was made with a plastic water bottle. You'll find the directions at Crafts by Amanda.
16. Starfish and Burlap Art
Giving a gift like this framed starfish and burlap art would be so appropriate for a beach themed wedding. You'll find the tutorial for making this outstanding craft at Honey and Maple Syrup.
17. Beach Flag
By going to the Crafts by Amanda blog, you can find out how to make this beautiful beach flag using paint sticks. This is really a great, easy and inexpensive craft that will enhance your beach themed room.
18. Flip Flop Re-style
Refashion a pair of flip flops using Mod Podge and following the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed. A very easy, doable project that results in a great looking pair of flip flops.
19. T-Shirt Beach Swimsuit Coverup
20. Beach Bottles
This is another of the beautiful decorator projects. This looks like it could have been purchased at Pier 1. For the directions go to Charcoal & Crayons.
21. Foot Jewelry
You will definitely be noticed on the beach when wearing beautiful foot jewelry. Learn how to make your own foot jewelry using the colors and beads of your choice, by following the tutorial at How to Make Foot Jewelry.
22. Starfish Coffee Mugs
Okay, so you probably won't be drinking hot coffee at the beach, but you can enjoy a cuppa this winter while recalling all the fun you had at the beach. This would make a great gift for Mom or Dad. Find the tutorial at Homework.
23. Beach Hat
You can make this attractive beach hat by following the instructions given at P.S-I made this... This super easy project uses an inexpensive straw hat and ribbon. Great item!
24. Beachy Lantern
Add this beautiful beachy lantern to your summer cottage themed décor. A very nice tutorial for making this lantern is found at Craftberry Bush.
25. Driftwood Heart Art
Make one letter, or make words, whatever works for you. Find the tutorial for making this seashell letters at Beach Bliss Living.
26. Sunbathing Companion
Once you use this beach companion you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. Find the instructions for this project at Very Dark Horse. Everything you need to go to the beach.
27. Faux Driftwood
For all of us landlocked folks, here is a tutorial on how to make your own driftwood from sticks or branches of the trees near you. Find out how to make your own driftwood by going to Craftiments for the instructions.
28. Paint Stick Picture Frame
Imagine making this beautiful beach inspired picture frame using paint sticks. This is an outstanding picture frame for a beach themed photo. Find the tutorial for making this awesome frame at Craftberry Bush.
29. Faux Starfish
Notice in this article there is also a link for making faux coral. The tutorial for this project is found at House Revivals.
30. Driftwood Fish
If my style of decorating included a beach theme, this would definitely be a project that I would want to do. You'll find directions for making this driftwood fish at Creative in Chicago.
31. Seashell Hairpins
Making shell hairpins is so easy when you know what sort of glue to use. Find the directions for making these hairpins at Swell Life.
32. Wineglass Shell Candle
Consider this for a beach themed wedding table decoration. See how easy it is to make at Check it Out With Dawn.
33. Party Favors
This would be a perfect wedding favor for a beach or ocean destination reception. Find the instructions for making these beach favors at Living Well Spending Less.
34. Driftwood Houses
The kids will love making these driftwood houses, and be sure to notice the suggestions at the end of the directions at Craftster, for how to use them.
35. Driftwood Wreath
I love this for it's simplicity. Find the tutorial for making this driftwood wreath at Klienworth and Company.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer