Upcycling Ideas for Beach Home Decor and Coastal Crafts

Upcycling Ideas for Beach Home Decor and Coastal Crafts

Beach home decor or coastal decor, whether it be for a lake or an ocean, is near and dear to my heart, despite the fact that I am currently landlocked. I just LOVE the color palettes associated with it; the soothing combination of blues, greens, neutrals, and white. Even though I don’t have much nautical decor in my home, I love it just the same, as well. And there are SO many upcycling ideas for beach theme decor, that I decided to gather a few of them to share with you.
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Sea Glass Bottles from the Recycling Bin

Sea Glass Bottles from the Recycling Bin

Earlier this year, our county stopped recycling glass of any kind. So, not only did I become a more mindful consumer at the store, but I started thinking of ways to upcycle our glass bottles. And transforming some of our empty wine bottles into sea glass bottles seemed like a GREAT place to start. Read more ›

Mosquito Candles with Local Beeswax in Vintage Planters

Mosquito Candles with Local Beeswax in Vintage Planters

Let’s face it, summer is NOT my favorite season in the South. Between a constant case of “humidity hair” to a melted make-up sweaty glow, it just leaves much to be desired. But, I still love sitting out back and listening to the summer yard sounds as the sun goes down. So, I desperately needed to make some mosquito candles that would keep the bugs away.

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Reusable Bowl Covers from Bandanas

Reusable Bowl Covers from Bandanas

If you are looking for ways to reduce waste (like me), then this idea might be for you! I love using my antique stoneware bowls, but because they don’t have lids, I end up using foil or plastic wrap to cover them. So, I decided to make some reusable bowl covers for a recent Independence Day party.
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Umbrella Wreath for Cinco de Mayo Decor

Umbrella Wreath for Cinco de Mayo Decor

This is one of those projects that I have wanted to make for a very long time. I kept meaning to start it, but other projects kept cutting in line. I also never remembered to look for paper umbrellas for drinks when I was shopping. So, I finally buckled down the other day, hopped on Etsy, and purchased two boxes of vintage drink umbrellas. Now I could finally make an umbrella wreath to use as Cinco de Mayo decor and really, all summer long!

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Beach in a Jar

Beach in a Jar

Over the years, I’ve procured several blue ball mason jars, particularly those with air bubbles inside the glass. I’m such a sucker for old aqua jars with their vibrant color and crusty zinc lids. So, I decided to upcycle a few of my own into coastal decor or “Beach in a Jar” with seashells and beach treasures I had collected over the years.
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Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Decor this Summer

Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Decor this Summer

Up until 2009, I’d always lived near a shoreline- half my life along the shores of Lake Michigan, and half my life bouncing between the Gulf and the Atlantic in Florida. My fondest beach memories are those of the windswept, deserted beaches in Southwest Michigan that were filled with beach glass and pieces of driftwood. And to celebrate those memories, I decided to make a driftwood wreath for our front door this summer.

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Beach Themed Jewelry from a Vintage Pearl Necklace

Beach Themed Jewelry from a Vintage Pearl Necklace

The first time I saw my friend, Emily, after she had returned from a trip to France, she was wearing this amazing pearl necklace crafted from linen and pearls. It was positively gorgeous in person and I just fell in love on the spot. But, seeing as I couldn’t just jet off to France and buy one myself, I decided to DIY my own version. Wouldn’t it be a fun project to upcycle a vintage pearl necklace from the thrift store into beach themed jewelry like this?Read more ›