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Top 6 DIY – Beach Towels

Happy August everyone!  To start this month off, I’m sharing my favorite DIY for beach towels.  I’ve included everything from pom poms to tie dye and even ones with pillows sewn in.  Check ’em out!

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Pom pom beach towel via lovely indeed

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Round beach towel via a beautiful mess

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Bleach word towels via Studio DIY

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Flamingo beach towel via Brit + Co

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Tie dye beach towel via oleander and palm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 Coastal DIY for Spring

For me, Spring is that refreshing time of year when you can open all the windows and scrub off all that winter grime!  I’m not sure what it is about Spring that gives me that go-getter attitude.  I want to run around cleaning and sprucing everything up!  That’s why I thought I’d share some of my favorite Spring DIY (coastal styled, of course!).

 

Top 7 Coastal DIY for Spring

Coastal Rope Mirror – p.s. I think this one’s my favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

I don’t know if it’s because it’s the beginning of December or just that time of year but over the past weekend I dove deep into the holiday spirit!  Which is why today I’m sharing these fun holiday inspired DIYs for a coastal Christmas.  Driftwood and seashell collectors, this is your moment to dig deep into your stash of seaside treasures, grab the hot glue gun and get to work on crafting up a coastal Christmas!

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY pasta wreath – looks like little starfish!

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Glass Float Ornament

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Driftwood Sailboat Ornament – this one is so sweet!

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Starfish + Driftwood napkin rings

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Driftwood Wreath – I feel like this would be good all year round, just change up some of the decoration on it

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Driftwood Chandelier – this is another one that I think would be good all year round, give me driftwood everything please!

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Sea Urchin Snow Cone Ornaments

 

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DIY Mermaid Pumpkins and more!

I wanted to share some of my favorite coastal carved pumpkins which of course includes mermaids!!  There are also some painted pumpkins because sometimes you just don’t want to deal with a big ol’ mess.  I haven’t picked a favorite yet but the mermaid ones are super cute!  Check ’em out:

 

DIY Mermaid Pumpkins and more!

Little Mermaid Pumpkin for the win from the farm girl gabs

 

DIY Mermaid Pumpkins and more!

Mermaid Scale Pumpkin al la alpha mom! I love this one!!

 

DIY Mermaid Pumpkins and more!

This insanely carved Little Mermaid Pumpkin

 

DIY Mermaid Pumpkins and more!

Sweetest seashell pumpkins from Jax Does Design

 

DIY Mermaid Pumpkins and more!

I bet this Starfish Pumpkin looks awesome all lit up! via HGTV

 

DIY Mermaid Pumpkins and more!

Because we all need a little Captain Jack Sparrow in our life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Nautical Rope Tray

I’m excited to share my latest DIY with you!  This DIY is for a nautical rope tray which gives that perfect coastal vibe to an entryway or coffee table.  I used mine on my entryway table and I love it!  Not only does it help brighten up the small space but it always creates a stylish vignette with pieces I already had grouped together.  I used the same rope from my other DIY, DIY Coastal Rope Planter.  I had a bunch of rope left over from that project and still have some more even after making this rope tray.  Not sure what else I can do with it, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something.  Check out the step by step to create your own nautical rope tray for your space:

DIY Nautical Rope Tray

DIY Nautical Rope Tray

 

  • rope
  • scissors
  • thread
  • liquid stitch
  • something to protect your counter or table

DIY Nautical Rope Tray

*Note for size reference:  The first bend you make and how many times you go around that bend with rope will determine the overall size of your finished tray.  I made a bend at about 1.5″ and my overall tray size was 8.5″  x  7.25″.

Step 1:  Make the first bend of your rope and glue together using a line of liquid stitch.  You’ll want to tie a piece of thread around the bended portion (see below) to help hold it in place while the glue dries.  *Note:  Make sure you don’t get any glue on the thread, this will let you cut the thread and pull it out once you’ve finished your tray.  **Also note that you will not need to keep tying thread around every bend just one or two in the beginning.

Tying a piece of thread around your first bend after placing a line of liquid stitch will help hold it together while you work on your piece.

Step 2:  Continue adding a line of liquid stitch as you move your way around.  I only needed to tie one more piece of thread and the rest of the tray held together pretty well, even while I was still working on it.  Keep going around till you get to the size that you would like.

DIY Nautical Rope Tray

This is what my tray looked like finished while drying. You can see the two pieces of thread tied in the middle. Once the tray was fully dried, I cut them and pulled them out from between the rope.

Step 3:  (Optional)  I added a short wall around my tray to give it more of a tray like feel and less of a large coaster vibe.  This step is optional and if you don’t want to add a wall then your tray is done.  If you would like to add a wall, simple start putting the liquid stitch on top of the rope and stacking it.  Very gently press down on the stacked pieces of rope as you go around to ensure connection.   This way you won’t have any gaps in your wall once the glue dries.

DIY Nautical Rope Tray

A closeup of my finished rope tray.

Step 4:  Once you’ve reached the wall height you would like, cut the rope and voila!  your tray is finished!  Let dry for a full 24 hours or per instructions on your liquid stitch, before placing objects in the tray or placing the tray on a table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 DIY for Summer

Are you ready to get crafty this Summer?  I know I am!  Today I’m sharing my top 7 DIY for Summer.  My favorite is the DIY Kaftan (shown immediately below).  I love the idea of actually being able to wear some of the beautiful fabrics I’ve been spotting!  Check it out:

Top 7 Coastal DIY for Summer

DIY Kaftan via Trash to Couture

 

Top 7 Coastal DIY for Summer

DIY Mermaid Scrub via Love Vividly

 

Top 7 Coastal DIY for Summer

DIY Beach Tote via Dawn Nicole

 

Top 7 Coastal DIY for Summer

DIY Sea Glass Lanterns via Princess Pinky Girl

Top 7 Coastal DIY for Summer

DIY Scalloped Denim Shorts via A Pair and A Spare

 

Top 7 Coastal DIY for Summer

DIY Citronella Candles via Don’t Waste the Crumbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

It’s that time of the year again!  Let’s break out the dye, silly plastic table cloth and get creative.  Today I’m sharing my top 7 coastal Easter eggs.  These DIYs work if you’re having a beachy, coastal or nautical Easter celebration.  I always love to add a little coastal inspiration into my holiday! and Easter is no different.  So take a look at some of my favorite ways to dress up your Easter eggs:

Top 7 DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

tropical easter eggs via melodrama

 

 

Top 7 DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

mosaic easter eggs via sugar and charm

 

Top 7 DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

pink pineapple easter eggs via best friends for frosting

 

Top 7 DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

pastel easter eggs via beautifully seaside

 

Top 7 DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

decoupaged easter eggs via sand and sisal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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