10 DIY Beach Decor Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining

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Beach decorations for your patio this summer.

With summer just around the corner, don’t you just wish you could throw a beach-themed outdoor party? But what if you live nowhere near the ocean? No problem! With inspiration from these 10 cool and creative DIY decoration projects, you can transform your patio, porch, sundeck or a corner of your garden into a beach-inspired party place you’d be proud to invite guests to! Plus, you get to savor the seaside ambiance with these crafty pieces in your home all summer long!

Beach-inspired Decorating Projects to DIY!

Beach-inspired Decorating Projects to DIY!

1 – Beach glass bottle centerpiece – Assemble a charming seaside vignette with painted bottles in a shell and sand-filled galvanized iron tray, as found at Living Well, Spending Less (follow the tutorial here).

2 – Weathered beach signs – Set the beach vibe with these charming pastel-hued DIY signs from Crafts By Amanda.

3 – Coastal burlap upholstered footstool – Upcycle a thrift store stool with a burlap seat cover stencilled with a cute crab (or your fave sea creature), using tips from this project by Hometalk.

4 – DIY recycled wine cork charms – Our long-time blogger friend Dinah of DIY Inspired shows how to craft these wine glass charms from cork slices and glued-on seashells.

5 – Seashell stamped pillows – Plain cotton pillow covers channel the beach with a clever stamping technique using real seashells, from The Kim Six Fix.

6 – DIY coastal rope mirror makeover – Got an old mirror in need of a makeover? See how At the Picket Fence turned one into a striking decor piece, covered with raw hemp rope and trimmed with starfish.

7 – Seashore windchimes – Follow the lead of Home Sweet Homemade and string together those seashells and bits of driftwood from past beach trips, along with assorted buttons and beads. Result: the perfect beach party backdrop!

8 – DIY nautical rope charger – Thanks to super-creative blogger Nikki Wills of Tikkido, you can make these perfect table accessories for a beach party!

9 – Shell cluster place card holders – Want to go a bit fancy with place card holders at your beach bash? Glue clusters of seashells together, as shown in our post here.

10 – Lighthouse centerpiece – Create this accent piece for an outdoor coffee table or tablescape out of paper, following Bellenza’s step-by-step tutorial here.

With these delightful DIY decorations, can’t you almost hear the waves and smell the salty air? We’re sure your summer beach party guests will, too!

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