DIY Sea Life: 10 Easy Ways to Make Faux Seashells, Coral, Driftwood and More!

Welcome to another edition of my Nautical Decor DIY series! So far, I’ve shared how to decorate with starfish, anchors, rope, and sailboats. Today we are going to discuss making your coastal art from scratch. Literally. How to DIY your own gifts from the sea!

DIY Sea Life: 10 Easy Ways to Make Faux Seashells, Coral, Driftwood and More!

Did you know you can make your own driftwood? You can!

Did you know you can make your own coral? You can do that too!

And you can even make your own seashells and sea life replicas too!

So those of you far away from any beaches: rejoice!

DIY Sea Life!

I originally shared this starfish tutorial from The V Spot in my Starfish Decor post, but it’s so good I’m including it here in this roundup!

DIY Salt-Dough Starfish | The V Spot
Salt-Dough Starfish | The V Spot

Here’s another starfish idea, this time made with chipboard and sand!

Chipboard Starfish DIY | Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker
Chipboard Starfish | Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker…
Use this giant clam shell as a table centerpiece, as part of a mantel collection, or even hang it on the wall and use as a “frame” for a special beach memento or photo!
Giant Clam Bowl Tutorial | Craftberry Bush
Giant Clam Bowl | Craftberry Bush

This jellyfish was one of the first projects I pinned to my Nautical Decor Pinterest board. It’s always been one of my favorites!

Crepe Paper Jellyfish DIY | Homework
Crepe Paper Jellyfish | Homework

Make your own sea urchins. What a unique – and doable – project!

Homemade Plaster Clay Sea Urchin DIY | Twigg Studios
Homemade Plaster Clay Sea Urchin | Twigg Studios

I can’t believe this coral is not real, but instead is made using paper maché pulp!

Faux Coral Tutorial | House Revivals
Faux Coral | House Revivals
This faux red coral idea is another savvy tutorial from The V Spot, who made the salt-dough starfish above!
Easy way to make faux red coral | The V Spot
Faux Red Coral | The V Spot

I love this large sand dollar! A wonderful conversation piece in your beach-themed decor!

Giant Sand Dollar DIY | Crafts By Amanda
Giant Sand Dollar | Crafts By Amanda

Twigg Studios (who made the sea urchin above) has a fabulous tutorial to make your own sea fans! Brilliant!

Faux Sea Fan Tutorial | Twigg Studio
Faux Sea Fan | Twigg Studio

Make your own driftwood! Yes, nevermore do you need to be jealous of those DIYers who can easily go and pick the driftwood off the beach. You can make your own!

DIY Driftwood Tutorial | Craftiments
DIY Driftwood | Craftiments

So now you have some creative tutorials to literally make your own seashells and sea life!

Here’s links to the other posts in this series:

Starfish Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Nautical Anchor Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Nautical Rope Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Sailboat Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Driftwood Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Seashell Decor: 10 Easy DIYs


Comments

  1. says

    What a great round up, quite a few projects here that I’ve never seen before! Thanks so much for including my giant sand dollar! 🙂

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