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!
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!
|Salt-Dough Starfish | The V Spot|
Here’s another starfish idea, this time made with chipboard and sand!
|Chipboard Starfish | Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker…|
|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 | Homework|
Make your own sea urchins. What a unique – and doable – project!
|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 | House Revivals|
|Faux Red Coral | The V Spot|
I love this large sand dollar! A wonderful conversation piece in your beach-themed decor!
|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 | 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 | 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: