The beach is my favorite place to visit. My dream is to one day live on the coast and enjoy that beauty year round. Until then however, I try to make do with what I have, which is what has led me to this latest post. I wanted to add some beach themed décor to my outdoors, so I looked and found 20 amazing DIY beach décor projects. You can use any or all of these to make your outdoors look just like you live on the beach! How amazing is that?
Rope is an integral part of any beach themed décor and there are several great DIY rope projects in this collection. Plus, you will find so many ways to light up your patio in a coastal theme and there are some great ideas for using seashells to decorate your outdoors. If you are looking to add that beach look to your lawn and garden, you are definitely going to find the perfect DIY beach themed project in here. And, if you really love the nautical rope look, be sure to take a look at these 20 stylish DIY rope projects to further beautify your home and garden.
1. Repurposed PVC Pipe Seagulls
What better way to add the allure of the beach to your garden than with a seagull? And, these little seagulls are made from repurposed PVC pipe. They are so adorable and really easy to make. Or, if you prefer to have them already made, I found these little gems on Etsy. They’re just over $30 each and they are the perfect way to bring some coastal flair to your outdoors.
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2. DIY Glass Beach Bottles
Add some coastal décor to your patio and garden with these easy to DIY glass beach bottles. You make these with cheap glass bottles from the Dollar Store and a little paint. They are so quick and easy to make and when you wrap a little twine around them, they give off the perfect beach vibe. Add these to your patio table or various spots around your garden for just the right touch of coastal décor.
3. Gorgeous DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse
I love this little lighthouse that you can make yourself from a few terra cotta pots. This is the perfect way to add some beach flair to your lawn and garden, and it is really easy to make. The solar light at the top gives it a real lighthouse look and it adds some great lighting to your garden. You will love showing this one off almost as much as you love making it.
4. DIY Burlap Upholstered Footstool
If you need something for the patio area that just screams coastal, this DIY burlap footstool is the perfect project. This one is really easy and it gives you a lovely little footstool that is perfect for adding a coastal theme and it’s really comfortable, too. You build this completely from scratch and it’s pretty cheap. Plus, if you love DIY burlap projects, then this is definitely something that you will want to try.
5. DIY Buoy Fence
I love the idea of decorating the backyard fence with old buoys. This is such a quick and easy project and it will definitely add some beach décor to your lawn and garden area. You just need a collection of old buoys, which you can find online or at several thrift stores. You don’t even need to do anything to the buoys when you find them. The more weathered they are, the better they will look on your fence.
6. DIY Ceramic Planter Beach Table
I really love this little outdoor side table that you can make from a large ceramic planter. You just fill the planter with sand – which gives it a great coastal look – and then add in seashells or any number of other beach themed items. This is one of the easiest ways to get some coastal décor in your outdoors and it’s pretty cheap, especially if you already have a large planter on hand that you can use.
7. Repurposed Wooden Spool Nautical Table
Take an old wooden spool and turn it into the perfect nautically themed side table. This is a really easy DIY project and it is perfect for adding a bit of the coast to your patio or garden. You can find old wooden spools at many hardware stores or check with local construction businesses. Once you have a spool, you just paint it a nice coastal color and add some rope for that great beach look.
8. DIY Beach Themed Chandelier
Add a gorgeous chandelier to your outdoors and get a nice coastal feel at the same time. You just take an old chandelier – that you can get at most thrift stores for really cheap – and add rope and a few seashells to give it that great coastal feel. This one is super easy and it’s a great way to use up those seashells from your last beach vacation – or you can buy seashells at the Dollar Store for really cheap.
9. DIY Nautical Coasters
These DIY outdoor nautical coasters are the perfect way to add a bit of the beach to your patio. You make these with blue and white nautical style rope – which you can get at the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree for just a dollar. One package of rope is enough to make four coasters and they are weather proof so there are no worries of rain or snow ruining them.
10. Easy Rope Wrapped Nautical Planters
These planters may just be the easiest things that you have ever made and they are perfect for giving you a bit of coastal themed décor for your outdoors. You can do these with terra cotta pots or even those cheap plastic ones from the Dollar Store. You just cover them in rope and you’re done! You could even paint the rope to give it a nice weathered look.
11. Simple DIY Starfish Mason Jars
If you need to create some lighting for your garden area, these DIY starfish mason jars are the perfect way to do so. You can add tealight candles to these or use LED Lights so that they double as beach décor and garden lighting. They’re super easy to make and this is a wonderful way to put all of those empty mason jars to good use. I really love DIY decorative mason jar projects.
12. DIY Nautical Rope Door Stop
You just need a strand of rope to make this adorable little nautical themed door stop and it is perfect for putting on the patio to hold your door open during outdoor events. This one is super easy and it will only take you an hour or less to make. You could even do a few of these and hang them from your deck if you wanted to add some additional outdoor beach themed décor.
13. Cute Upcycled Oar House Sign
Head to your local thrift store and find an old oar or boat paddle to make this adorable house sign. This would be perfect for hanging on the front porch with your house number on it or you could paint any message that you want and hang it on the back porch with your other beach themed décor. This one is super easy and you won’t believe how cheap you can find an old oar for.
14. DIY Seashell Succulent Garden
Turn your succulent garden into a gorgeous beach themed garden by adding just a few seashells. If you don’t have any seashells from a recent vacation, you can buy these by the package at any hobby or craft store and the Dollar Store sells them, too. You just add your coastal décor to your succulent or flower garden and you’re done. It’s a cheap and easy way to get that beach look to your outdoors.
15. DIY Rope Wrapped Planter Boxes
Take a few cheap planter boxes, which you can make yourself or buy plastic ones from the Dollar Store, and then turn them into coastal décor with just a bit of rope. These are great for lining your porch or deck railing or you can put them right out in the garden to give your flowers a great beach appeal. You just need cheap plastic or wooden square planters and some rope!
16. DIY Outdoor Seashell Stamped Pillows
These DIY outdoor pillows are really easy to make and they are perfect for bringing the beach to your outdoors. You just need a few outdoor pillows and some seashells for stamping. Just dip the seashells in paint – grays and blues work well for the coastal theme – and then stamp your way to the perfect outdoor coastal décor.
17. DIY Seashell Stepping Stones
If you really want to bring the beach to your lawn and garden, these DIY seashell stepping stones are the perfect way to do so. I love DIY garden stones and these are some of the easiest ones that you can make. This is a great way to preserve those seashells from your family vacations or if you don’t have any seashells on hand, you can buy them by the package at any Dollar Store for really cheap.
18. DIY Seashell Embossed Outdoor Table
You can turn your patio table into the perfect piece of coastal décor with just some glue and a few seashells. I love the look of this table! It’s perfect for adding a beach theme to your outdoors and it is so fun and easy to make. You will need quite a bit collection of seashells – depending on how much you want to cover your table.
19. Easy DIY Seashell Wind Chimes
This is one of the easiest ways to add some coastal décor to your outdoors. This DIY seashell wind chime is made from seashells and a piece of driftwood. You just hang the seashells from the wood and then hang the entire thing on your porch or deck. This one is so easy that you can let the kids help you to make it. In fact, they could all make their own seashell wind chime and you could hang them all over your porch. DIY wind chimes are so easy to make and lovely to hang.
20. Coastal Wood Anchor Décor
These wooden anchors are the perfect way to add some coastal décor to your outdoors. You can put them on the porch or deck or stick them right there in your flower garden. They are gorgeous and so easy to make – or you could save yourself some time and just check out these that I found on Etsy. You can get them for under $20 and they come in a wide selection of sizes and colors.
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