Unique and easy beachy crafts to try!
This post is a roundup of all things beachy. Being on a white sand beach with a drink in my hand is my happy place.
I grew up on the East Coast where we were minutes from the ocean and later I was fortunate enough to move to the Great Lakes area with several beaches and lookout points nearby.
If you love the ocean or lake like me or have a sea shell or sea glass collection that you want to turn into keepsakes, then check out these fun beachy crafts! There are also a few upcycle ideas using thrift store finds thrown in the mix, so let’s dig in and make some beautiful beach-inspired crafts.
1. Seashells and Succulents Wreath
Make a seashell wreath and add a few floral picks or succulents to the mix for greenery!
Here I used a 14-inch wire wreath form and wrapped it with 6-inch tulle as a base to hot-glue my decorations onto. Both came from Dollar Tree. Get creative when making a beachy wreath. Use shells that you’ve collected, purchased for crafting, or supplies in your craft bins to add your own unique spin.
2. Seaglass Painted Mason Jars
This is one of the easiest DIYs. Just pick up a pack of Mason Jars and a can of Sea Glass Spray Paint. Sea Glass Spray Paint is amazing. With just a few light passes you’ll get a beautiful translucent color.
I used Aqua and Sea Foam Green but there are lots of other colors and you can check them out here on Amazon. To finish, I lightly spray-painted the jars with matte lacquer spray paint just to protect the paint and added drawer pulls to the top for decoration.
3. Driftwood & Seashell Mandala Art
Gather up your seashells and driftwood to make a beachy mandala wall art piece. To make one you’ll need a wood disc. Here I’m using an 8-inch round craft board that I painted with rose gold acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I just hot-glued my design onto the board. Design your own with whatever shells, sea glass, or beachy finds you have on hand!
4. Beachy Votive Candle Holder
Use a glass jar and Dollar Tree glass gems to make a pretty votive candle holder. This sparkly candle holder is perfect to light up your patio or make a few to decorate tables for an event like a wedding or shower.
Link to the full tutorial for all the details –> Glass Gem Votive Candle Holders.
Make garden mushrooms and toadstools from old vases and glass bowls!
5. DIY Beachy Lantern
This beautiful lantern is made from two wood picture frames and paint sticks that you can get for free at the hardware store!
Check out the full tutorials and learn how to make one here –> DIY Lantern Made with Picture Frames and Paint Sticks.
6. Beach Waves Window Suncatcher
I never throw out an old window! There are so many things you can make out of them like this beachy suncatcher. Here I used acrylic paint made for glass to paint waves on the back of the bottom window pane. The top pane was missing so I picked up this sand dollar bead garland at Dollar Tree to add a little decoration.
If you’d like to learn more uses for old windows, check out my post –> 6 Creative DIY Projects to Repurpose Old Windows.
7. Nautical Hula Hoop Shelf
Make a shelf out of dollar-store hula hoops, chicken wire, scrap wood, and rope to decorate your home.
Get all the details on this fun DIY here –> Farmhouse-Style Hula Hoop Shelf DIY.
8. No Drill Seashell bracelet
Learn how to make your own DIY Seashell Bracelet the easy way. No drilling and we paint the shells with nail polish. Check out the full tutorial here –> Easy DIY Seashell Bracelet – No Drilling.
Easy DIY pretty paddle earrings!
9. Container Beach Fairy Gardens
Make a beach container fairy garden using thrifted containers to bring the beach into your home!
These little fairy gardens are the perfect size to brighten any room. Add any miniatures and greenery you like. Here I placed a few air plants into a large conch shell with sea glass that I found on Lake Michigan.
For the second container, I added sea shells that I collected on different trips.
If you’d like more fairy garden ideas or more ideas for displaying air plants, check out these related posts —> Inspiring Fairy Garden Ideas and Easy DIYs & 4 DIY Air Plant Holders to Beautify Your Home.
10. Wine Cork Sail Boats
Make these cute sailboats using scrap fabric and wine corks. This is really inexpensive DIY, perfect for adults and teens.
Check out the step-by-step tutorial here –> DIY Cork Sailboats.
11. Beach Sign Wreath
I found this twig wreath and beach sign on one of my trips to the thrift store and knew they were meant to be together. I hot-glued a few shells randomly around the wreath and that was all it needed.
This simple wreath reminds me of the tall grassy path that we would take to get to our favorite beach on Lake Michigan.
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