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28 Creative Beach Craft Ideas

Updated on November 19, 2016
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If you are decorating for a summer beach wedding, you’ll find perfect beach craft ideas here. Or, if you are looking for ocean or beach craft ideas for the kids, you’ll find those here also. In this article I'm going to suggest a few items that you can make for wearing to the beach, beach activities for the kids, a couple of beach party games to play and crafts to make to remember your trip to the beach.

I hope you are planning a trip to the beach this summer and that you return home rested and ready for your regular routine. Remember, you are making memories for yourself and your children.

For the directions on making the Decorative Shell Plate above, go to Better Homes & Gardens.

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.

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

This is a great piece of art to make that will give the finishing touch to your beach inspired décor. Find the tutorial for making this beautiful driftwood heart at Simplicity IN THE SOUTH.

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.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      mina009 3 years ago

      Great ideas here!

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      What a beautiful way to make everything all nice and summer-y! :)

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      Joanie Ruppel 4 years ago from Keller, Texas

      A trip (or two) to the beach is what I look forward to all year round. Enjoyed these craft ideas.

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      alina nicoleta92 4 years ago

      Such an amazing lens. Great job.

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      latiptop 4 years ago

      I love these ideas! Looks like I'm gonna be making some stuff for my bathroom.:)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago

      I love this lens! Liked it and tweeted. Going to try some of these crafts. Sending it to some friends too. Great job! ;)

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      GabStar 4 years ago

      I love the beach, that's why I'm always there beachcombing :-)

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      lucia1990 4 years ago

      nice lens...

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      BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

      nice collection

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      motobidia 4 years ago

      Yes - it'd be great to go to the beach today! I've nominated your lens to today's SquidQuest as a fun place that I'd like to go. Well done!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Really creative.

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      Avi Wolfson 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great lens, thanks for sharing! I love the beach!

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      Onlinemum3 4 years ago

      Great lens. I love the framed seashells.

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      intermarks 4 years ago

      Definitely, I love beaches and beaches are always my first choice.

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      I like the beach. This lens has a lot of great ideas.

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      Silverbullionaire 4 years ago

      As I love beaches, I love these ideas, and so do I like this lens!

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      BeadCatz 4 years ago

      Great ideas. Thanks for sharing

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      iPSiArt 4 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas!

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      YogaAngel 4 years ago

      What cute ideas!

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      casquid 4 years ago

      Gotta get my grandchildren to bring out the bags of seashells, from last years vacation to Myrtle Beach. I see some cute shadow boxes in their futures! Thanks

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      Linda F Correa 4 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      These are great crafts...living in florida..I am very crafty with shells. Thanks for the ideas

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      leonasharon 4 years ago

      Great going, You have a wonderful lens.I would definitely refer it to my friends.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh,yes. Great lens.

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      lovemicheala 4 years ago

      it is this year! great lens!

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      Can't wait to get there. I already have some various shells saved for some crafts now I just need to find my shadow boxesAdded to my Beach Blanket fun in the sun lens

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      Karnel 4 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      Great ideas, I love the starfish

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      EConklinRankpop 4 years ago

      These are some cool craft ideas! Great lens!

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      peggygallyot 4 years ago

      I like the beach towels poncho. Nice.

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      gatornic15 4 years ago

      I really like the crafts with seashells, especially the sand dollars and starfish. Blessed

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      iijuan12 4 years ago from Florida

      Great ideas!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A lot of great craft ideas! *Blessed!*

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      CoeGurl 4 years ago from USA

      These are really lovely crafts! I love the beach bottles.

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      tfsherman lm 4 years ago

      Love the variety! Esp. the beach bottles! I've never seen anything like them.

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      squidoogiftsfor 4 years ago

      Great stuff! well done, I like the velcro towel

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Another fun crafty article! Blessings. :)

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      AustriaChick 4 years ago

      Fun lens ... the beach is always a great place to go hang out!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I like the hand and foot beach crafts idea. Now those would be cute.

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      HonoluluMom 4 years ago

      When I was a kid (growing up in Hawaii) we would collect sea shells and glue them to frames made of popsicle sticks. She had them for years--even after some of the shells had fallen off. Fun times.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I can almost smell the saltwater!

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I do love the beach and am always looking for ways to craft with items that either remind me of the beach or actually come from the beach. These beach crafts are truly artistic. Thanks for providing them. Angel Blessings**

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      susansweaters 4 years ago

      I like these. I had forgotten about the time honored sand footprints. I think that I will use these with the summer program that I am doing this year.

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      KReneeC 4 years ago

      Such beautiful art!! I absolutely love it and will certainly be trying them out!

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      kovid7 4 years ago

      Will you tell me from where do you get such awesome ideas for the summer.I am really, really, really and really impressed with your creativity and ofcorse very very well done on the lens.

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      makemoneyonline5 4 years ago

      Fantastic lens.. love it, makes me want to head to the beach, except its raining today :(

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      purpleslug 4 years ago

      Love the beach!!! Great craft ideas, Thanks!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      I've always like doing things with shells and things that you bring home from the beach. Nice reminders of your favorite times.

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      KateHonebrink 4 years ago

      Love your beach-y article with all the super ideas! Kudos on being featured on the Weekend at the Beach monsterboard!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nicely done - really like the Towel Poncho for the little ones! :>)

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      Tamara Kajari 4 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      I love that pebble sphere. What a unique craft idea as well as this whole lens. Bravo :)

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      MerandaJade 4 years ago

      How creative! Beautiful craft suggestions.

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