Faux Shell Wreath for a Housewarming Gift

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Katie from Addicted 2 DIY loved the look of the Faux Shell Wreath she saw on Pottery Barn’s website. Not a fan of the price, Katie was inspired to create her own version for less than $12. Katie doesn’t live anywhere near the beach, but her brother-in-law and his family just moved into a new house in California. What better housewarming gift for them than a wreath with coastal charm?

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Rope Wrapped Lamp

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It’s about that time of year again when rope décor can be seen all over home décor stores and throughout catalog pages. Elissa shares at Clever how to give a lamp that much-desired nautical flair with some rope and a hot glue gun. I love how the little extras of the rope-trimmed shade and darker sisal tied around the neck of the lamp really bring the whole look together and give a high-end finish.

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Whale Wall Décor

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Mable from Lilato Laka finally decided to give her son’s room some TLC after nine months of avoiding the task. A simple and timeless nautical theme rekindled her excitement to work on the space, and Mable spotted a piece of whale wall décor that she loved. She couldn’t find where to buy whale, but that was hardly a problem when Mable could make it herself. She broke out her beloved jig saw to bring the 34”x20” whale to life for a mere $12!

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Driftwood Orb

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After a beach trip, Zoe from Creative in Chicago was feeling inspired to create coastal décor. So it was no surprise that a driftwood orb from Crate & Barrel sent her on a mission to collect driftwood and make her own. Zoe’s orb is so stunning that you’d think it was a difficult project to tackle. So not true! Once you check out Zoe’s tutorial you will see how easy it really is (which will, of course, make you want to schedule your own special beach trip to collect driftwood and make an orb)!

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Silver Starfish Bowl

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Gail from Purple Hues and Me had been eyeing a starfish bowl from the Z Gallerie for some time, trying to figure out the best way to recreate it. Amanda at House Revivals got Gail going with her paper mache starfish tutorial. Gail crafted several starfish and then attached them together to form her own [...Read More]

Nautical Jute Knob

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Jessica from Dear Emmeline distressed a hand-me-down coffee table for a beachy, weathered finish and needed knobs to complete the look. After researching and perfecting her monkey fist knot tying skills, Jessica was able to easily update her old cabinet knobs with a roll of jute. This is such an inexpensive way to refresh some [...Read More]

Seashell Topiary

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Ninety-nine buckaroos was just a little (okay, a lot!) more than Vanessa from At The Picket Fence was willing to spend for a beachy coral topiary. When her quest for faux coral came up dry, Vanessa turned to a coral-esque sea sponge to get the job done. I actually prefer the color and texture of [...Read More]

Beach Inspired Glass Hurricane

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Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} was inspired by Pottery Barn’s beachy summer vases to create her own. Kathleen gathered items from around her home, including  sand and shells from a beach vacation, to pull together her summertime hurricane. She says, “I just love it when I can make something inexpensively that sells for [...Read More]