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10 Easy Beach Treasure DIYs for Your Coastal Home

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Headed to the beach this summer?

If you’re like most beachgoers, you normally come home with a few beach souvenirs. Whether you’re finding beautiful seashells or unique driftwood, make any (or all) of these beautiful and easy DIY crafts to make your coastal home treasures even more special!


1. Make a cool shape out of driftwood.

white driftwood crab on wood pallet frame

Feeling crabby? While any shape will take some creative planning, I love how beautiful this painted driftwood looks framed on a wooden board. Check out the Crafts by Amanda tutorial.


2. Update your outdoor space with seashell string lights.

seashell string lights on floor lit up

Light up your life with these adorable string lights! This is an extremely budget-friendly way to spruce up your outdoor (or indoor) lighting situation. Check out the tutorial.


3. Turn trash into treasure with this beach glass windchime.

green and blue ombre beach glass hanging on driftwood

I love the idea of using different colors to create a trendy ombré windchime. This can also double as an adorable and one-of-a-kind mobile in a nursery! Check out this The Nautical Wheeler tutorial.


4. Create a driftwood mirror to hang on your wall.

round driftwood mirror sitting on white shelf with artwork

This driftwood mirror is not only gorgeous but really functional! This would give you a reason to go check yourself out more often. 😉 Check out the Learner Observer tutorial.

Hip Tip: Love starburst mirrors? Here’s another DIY driftwood mirror tutorial you won’t want to miss! 😍


5. Give your succulents a seashell they can call home.

large and small decorative seashells with succulent arrangements inside

Large or small seashells look stunning with some fresh succulents. While this example uses faux plants, you can plant real succulents for the ultimate seashell garden! Check out the Crafts by Courtney tutorial.

Hip Tip: Using real succulents? Check out our ultimate guide to caring for succulents and which succulents you should buy!


6. Set the mood with a driftwood candle holder.

driftwood candle holder on white glossy surface

The next time you see a large piece of driftwood, make sure you scoop it up to make this easy and gorgeous candle holder. I can already see this as the perfect table centerpiece for your next gathering. Check out the Kim Power Style tutorial.


7. Or make mini candles with seashells.

mini seashells with candle wicks on white surface

Speaking of setting the mood with candles, these mini seashells tealights are the cutest DIY! They’ll look beautiful, scattered around your house or gifted to a friend. Check out the Burkatron Tutorial.


8. Sail away with these driftwood sailboats.

person holding driftwood sailboats on sandy beach

Making sailboats out of small pieces of driftwood is such a great gift for any coastal lovers and makes the most perfect nursery decor. Check out the White Gunpowder tutorial.


9. Display your favorite jewelry with this driftwood hanger.

driftwood with crystal knobs and necklaces hanging on it

Find some of your favorite knobs, and within minutes you’ve got a beautiful way to display some of your favorite statement jewelry. Check out the DIY Candy tutorial.


10. Make a nightlight with larger seashells.

side by side of seashell nightlight turned on and off

Perfect for any bathroom in your home, this easy seashell night light is the perfect way to showcase your most prized seashell. Check out the DIY Thrill tutorial.


Sara (sara@hip2behome.com) loves sharing decor that inspires people on a budget and finds joy in traveling to new places.  


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  1. Ginger

    I love coastal decor and these ideas are so great!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Ginger! I hope you can try some!

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