Make beautiful DIY beach decor with these unique tutorials! Get tons of ideas to decorate a coastal home, from wall art to candles and more.
Do you have a beach house? Do you live in a coastal area? Or do you just appreciate nautical decor? No matter what your living situation, there’s always room for DIY beach decor. At least in my book. I’m not even necessarily that much of a beach person, but there’s something about the colors of the decor, the shells, and the driftwood (especially!) that I love.
The blues, greens, whites, and weathered grays of beach decor are really relaxing to me. I think of a nice vacation, where there’s a book in one hand and a drink in the other. You know, with a cool breeze. Isn’t it perfect?
That’s why so many people love beach decor, regardless of where they live. This style adds some calm vibes to the bedroom, bathroom, living room, or kitchen. If you’re trying to find some great projects to add a beachy feel to your home, I’m excited to show you what I’ve put together.
I’m sharing a list of 45+ DIY beach decor ideas I’d love for you to check out! You’ll find everything from candles to wall art to accessories to wreaths. There’s something for every part of your home on this list.
And let’s not forget the best thing about beach decor . . . many times you can get the supplies for free! Sand, shells, and driftwood are often in copious amounts if you live near the beach. You can also get great deals on these same supplies (if you don’t live near the beach) at the craft store and Dollar Tree.
You should also be sure to check the dollar store for some of the base surfaces as well. They have great prices on unfinished wood, glass, plates, and candle holders. Shopping the dollar store and your local beach can seriously reduce the cost of these projects. Some could even be free depending on what you have in your stash!
If you’re ready, check out these cool decor projects inspired by the coast. Let me know what you think of them (or which ones you’ve tried) in the comments.
DIY Beach Decor
Learn how to make all sorts of DIY beach decor for your coastal home! Get all sorts of ideas ranging from wall art to candles to wreaths and more.
Easy Beach Letters
Make a fun project for summer! These beach letters would look perfect on your mantel - and are very easy to assemble with Mod Podge.
This Beach Fairy Garden is a Mini Oasis
Create your own beach fairy garden and bring a sense of seaside enchantment to your home or outdoor space. It's so easy to put together!
Beach Glass Mason Jar Lanterns
Use glass paint to create these mason jar lanterns with a faux beach glass theme. These look gorgeous with tea lights inside!
Styrofoam Starfish Beach Decor
You won't believe what this unique starfish craft is REALLY made of! Learn how to make one (or 12!) to add to your beach-y home decor.
Ocean Resin Art
Learn how to make ocean resin art for beginners! Even if you don’t have experience you can make this beach resin art for your home.
Nautical Fall Decor with Mod Podge
This pumpkin craft uses Mod Podge and fabric to turn a gourd into fantastic nautical fall decor! Learn how easy it is to make here.
Beach Themed Oatmeal Soap
Make this pretty beach themed oatmeal soap with a surprise inside! It's the perfect decor for a beachy bathroom or a coastal inspired escape.
DIY Nautical Wall Art
Are you inspired by seaworthy decor? This DIY nautical wall art is easy to make with Mod Podge - and uses a fun color palette.
DIY Nautical Themed Magnets
Make cute magnets using this simple tutorial! This is one of those DIY magnet ideas you're going to love making for every gift giving opportunity.
Learn how to make these cork coasters and seal them with Mod Podge! This is such an easy project.
DIY Coastal Mailbox
Courtney moved into a new home and gave it a coastal DIY mailbox makeover with paint, Mod Podge Outdoor, and paper. It looks awesome!
Decorate a Tray Using a Goodwill Find
Learn to decorate a tray with this simple tutorial! You're going to love the before and after of this $3 Goodwill find. SO easy to do.
Nautical IKEA Wall Mirror
You can revamp a budget friendly IKEA wall mirror using basic craft supplies. It will look like a whole new (expensive) mirror. So easy!
Fabric Lined Drawers with Mod Podge
Use Mod Podge and your favorite ocean inspired fabric pattern to create these unique fabric lined drawers - I love the surprise every time you open one!
Beachy Nautical Wall Art
Create the prettiest personalized nautical wall art using faux burlap – made with a cool Duck Tape print! This project couldn’t be any easier.
Summer Wreath with Split Peas
If you're looking for an EASY DIY summer wreath, this is your project! This summer door wreath uses dollar store supplies.
Tinted Mason Jars with Mod Podge
Have you tried the Mod Podge Sheer Colors? They are so easy to use - make these simple, pretty tinted mason jars in just a few minutes!
Nautical Lazy Susan Makeover
Add a nautical touch to your kitchen with this easy IKEA lazy susan makeover! Use a stencil to create a unique design, then seal and display.
Oyster Shell Candles
Hang onto summertime and those beach vacation memories by making these pretty, great-smelling DIY oyster seashell candles for your decor. How pretty would these be on the tables at a beach wedding or a romantic seaside dinner?
DIY Rustic Sailboat
Do you have a pile of branches or driftwood that need to be turned into something? Make some DIY beach decor with this cute sailboat, made with twigs and ticking patterned fabric.
How to Make a Sea Glass Candle
Use colored glass to create a glowing sea glass candle. This coastal project takes minutes to make, requires no special tools, and creates a beautiful item for yourself or gifts.
Nautical Alphabet DIY "HOME" Sign
Create a unique “HOME” sign using the nautical alphabet and some bold colors of Duck Tape! This is such an easy craft and makes great decor or a gift.
Sisal Rope Tree Topped With Starfish
I love it when holiday projects turn beachy! Add a sisal rope tree to your home for Christmas - this is the perfect DIY beach decor for the season.
How to DIY Plank Walls
Learn how to plank a wall and paint it with beach inspired colors of chalk paint - for under $100! This would be beautiful in guest bedroom.
Learn how to make seashell Christmas ornaments - with glitter! These are so easy. They're great for the holidays but also for hanging around your home any time of year.
Seaglass and Cedar Mermaid Art
This beautiful art was inspired by the city of mermaids, Norfolk, Virginia. Kim made this piece with beach glass and wood. It would look perfect on an outdoor patio or porch!
Driftwood Candle Holder
Add a coastal touch to your home cottage or special event decorating with an easy upcycled driftwood candle holder! It's fun to collect the wood from the beach for this project, and even kids can get in on it.
DIY Weathered Beach Signs
Bring a little of that beach feeling into your home by making some rustic looking beach signs. Learn how to turn regular wood into weathered looking beachy signs perfect for your coastal themed home.
I love some of the beautiful blues you see in DIY beach decor - they are my favorite shades! I'm a big fan of this wreath from Julie because of the neutrals and blues combined together with the seashells. So pretty!
Coastal Fall Pumpkins with Sand
These sand pumpkins are EASY to make and perfect for adding to a coastal fall decor display! So simple that even kids can help.
Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar
This pretty mason jar makes me feel like I'm in vacation mode 24/7! This would look cute in a bathroom . . . and you can add tea lights inside and watch it glow.
Rustic Fisherman Ombre Fish Frame
Do you love to fish at the beach? This is perfect decor for the home where fishing as just as important as the sand and salty beach air.
Mason Jar Lamp Tutorial
This mason jar lamp is a unique way to showcase your collections! To turn this into beach decor, add some sand and shells (or any other beach treasures you find).
DIY Rustic Coastal Blanket Ladder
Gather some larger pieces of driftwood and use them to make this beautiful coastal inspired blanket ladder! It adds the perfect touch to cottage decor.
DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe
This coastal tic-tac-toe board is a pretty easy DIY project that you can knockout in an afternoon. If you own a beach house, then you need this!
DIY Beach Decor Using Ropes
Did you know that you can make your own DIY beach decor in minutes using ropes? Use this technique on a candle holder, but any surface is perfect for DIY beach crafts like this one. Perfect in the bedroom or bathroom.
IKEA Hack: Coastal Nightstand
Turn a plain pine chest into a sophisticated coastal styled nightstand with this easy IKEA Rast hack. There is some simple woodworking involved, but it's not hard! The hacking combined with the paint and handles makes this perfect for the beach.
Repurposed Denim Fish Pillow
I love these cute pillows made using repurposed fabric and denim! These would look perfect in a coastal inspired living room or even kids' rooms.
Driftwood Crab Wall Art
Next time you're at the beach, don't forget to collect some driftwood for making your own crab coastal decor, like this driftwood crab wall art!
Beach Glass Inspired Votive
I love the beautiful pastels, greens, browns, and turquoise shades you always see in beach glass! Pick your favorite shades of glass filler and hot glue gun, and you can have this DIY beach decor done in minutes.
Coastal Driftwood Planter
Turn a piece of driftwood into a succulent planter - that looks perfect on a coffee or dining table! Use real succulents or fake.
Quick Burlap Beach Decor Frames
You won't believe how quickly you can accomplish this pretty beach art! Grab some burlap and frames . . . if you can stencil, you'll be able to do this in minutes.
Make a Clock with Driftwood
Sonja held on to this perfectly water-worn, sun bleached piece of driftwood for quite some time. She was going to make a shelf out of it, but she decided to make a clock! I love the results.
DIY Gilded Seashells
There's the beachy look, and then the beachy glam look! Amy went for the latter by adding gilding to some beautiful seashells. I absolutely love the results.
Easy to Make Oyster Shell Mirror
Can you glue shells to wood? I think you're going to be surprised at how easy it to make this beautiful oyster mirror! Get the tips and tricks at the post.
DIY Driftwood Towel Rack
What to do when you find a large, beautiful piece of white washed driftwood? Transform it into useful DIY rustic coat rack or towel hooks for your home or cottage.
Sea Glass Christmas Tree
If you want a beautiful piece of beach decor, you need to DIY this gorgeous sea glass Christmas tree! It’s not hard to make, and each one turns out differently.
Coastal Cloche Decor
Kim uses these post to show a variety of ways to decorate cloche with a coastal theme! If you're looking for beautiful DIY beach decor, you need to see her ideas.
Vintage Beach Decor
Paula shows us how to create beautiful beach vignettes using vintage items. I love Paula's style and I think you will too - see how she put everything together in her post.
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