37 Creative Beach Craft Ideas to Try During the Summer
Make Fun Beach-Themed Crafts!
If you are decorating for a summer beach wedding, you’ll find perfect ideas here. If you are looking for ocean or beach craft ideas for the kids, you’ll find them here also! Make this summer memorable with fun crafts!
For the directions to put together the mason jar votives above, go to Confessions of a Plate Addict.
1. Driftwood Vase
Simplicity at its finest! The driftwood vase is unbelievably easy to make, and its simple beauty is undeniable. Now, you can walk along the beach and pick up the driftwood to make different projects!
2. Seashell and Glass Floats Wreath
I do wish I had a beach home to hang a nautical wreath like this! This is so beautiful and has a very unique and seaworthy look.
3. Coastal Mirror
Your friends will never believe that you did this mirror makeover yourself. Just follow the instructions at At The Picket Fence to replicate the mirror makeover.
4. Sea Glass Candle Jar
Imagine making these sea glass candle jars to give to your friends as gifts! They will be impressed with your crafting talent. You don't even have to tell them how easy these were to make!
5. Terry Towel Cover-Up and Beach Pillow
Look what you can make using a beautiful beach towel. There are so many terrific towel prints on the market that you may have to make more than just one.
6. Framed Shells
Here is an easy craft that would be a nice gift for Dad's office as a reminder of a special summer vacation. Better Homes & Gardens shares the instructions for these framed shells as well as 28 other beach projects.
7. Beach-Themed Solar-Light Jars
8. Sand Casts
Not only will the kids love making these sand casts, but you'll also have a memento to save as a family heirloom for the future.
9. Hand Towel Beach Bag
I love these Martha Stewart hand-towel beach bags. You can make one to carry all your essentials for the day!
10. Popsicle-Stick Beach Sign
This beach sign is really a nice craft for the kids to make. They'll love having this to remember the trip to the beach.
11. BBQ Apron
Dress the cook right for grilling the BBQ at the beach party. You'll find this pattern at Sew4Home.
12. Pebble Sphere
At last, a project using all the pretty rocks that the kids like to pick up is here! This is a beautiful decorator piece for any décor style.
13. Easy Beach Kimono
14. Hooded Beach-Towel Backpack
I have a few little grandkids that would love this hooded backpack. Do you know a few people who would love receiving this DIY project?
15. Bottle Octopus
This little octopus was made with a plastic water bottle. It would be so fun to have the kids personalize the creature with their favorite colors and decorations.
16. Starfish and Burlap Art
Giving a gift like this framed starfish and burlap art would be so appropriate for a beach-themed wedding.
17. Beach Flag
By going to Crafts by Amanda, you can learn to make this beautiful beach flag out of paint sticks. This is really a great, easy, and inexpensive craft that will enhance your nautical room.
18. Flip-Flop Transformation
Refashion a pair of flip-flops using Mod Podge and following the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed. This simple project results in a great looking pair of beachwear!
19. T-Shirt Beach Swimsuit Coverup
20. Beach Bottles
This is another of the beautiful decorator projects. This looks like it could have been purchased at Pier 1. Charcoal & Crayons shares the instructions.
21. Foot Jewelry
You will definitely be noticed on the beach when wearing beautiful foot jewelry. Learn how to make your own and use the colors and beads of your choice!
22. Starfish Coffee Mugs
You probably won't be drinking hot coffee at the beach, but you can enjoy a cuppa this winter while recalling all the fun you had at the beach. This coffee mug would make a great gift for Mom or Dad.
23. Beach Hat
You can make this attractive beach hat from an inexpensive straw hat and ribbon. What a great item to take with you during the summer!
24. Beachy Lantern
Add this beautiful lantern to your summer cottage-themed décor!
25. Seashell Letters
Make one letter or create a word—whatever works for you! Find the tutorial for making these seashell letters at Beach Bliss Living.
26. Sunbathing Companion
Once you use this beach companion, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. Find the instructions for this project at Very Dark Horse. Carry everything you need to go to the beach.
27. Faux Driftwood
For all of us landlocked folks, here is a tutorial to make your own driftwood from sticks or branches of the trees near you.
28. Paint-Stick Picture Frame
Imagine making this beautiful picture frame using paint sticks. This is an outstanding picture frame for a beach-themed photo.
29. Faux Starfish
Make a faux starfish to add a fun touch to your home!
30. Driftwood Fish
If my style of decorating included a beach theme, this driftwood fish would definitely be a project that I would want to do.
31. Seashell Hairpins
Making shell hairpins is so easy when you know what sort of glue to use. Find the directions for making these hairpins at Swell Life.
32. Shell Candles
Consider making shell candles in wine glasses for a beach-themed wedding table decoration!
33. Party Favors
This would be a perfect wedding favor for a beach or ocean destination reception. Find the instructions for making these beach favors at Living Well Spending Less.
34. Driftwood Houses
The kids will love making these driftwood houses!
35. Driftwood Wreath
I love this for its simplicity. Find the tutorial for making this driftwood wreath at Klienworth and Company.
36. Ocean Slime
Kids love making and playing with slime. Find the tutorial for making this ocean slime at Buggy & Buddy.
37. Kinetic Sand
Make a large tub of this and the kids will think they are at the beach. One Little Project shares the recipe and instructions for this activity.
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