Make your own DIY Beach Wall Art to create custom home decor.

DIY beach decor

I absolutely love beach living!  I used to live on an island, and I miss the feel of sand under my feet and the sounds of waves crashing in my ears.  I’m land locked now, so I turn to crafting to bring the feel of the beach to my home.  This colorful sea horse wall art will be a fun addition to my summer patio decor.

DIY Beach Wall Art

Supplies Used to make DIY Beach Wall Art

  • DIY Wood Pallet Sign, 15 x 9 inches
  • Darice Unfinished Nautical Wood Ornaments, Seahorse Cut Out, 11.7 inches
  • Darice Finishing Accents Mini Laser Cut Wood Shapes, Sea Life theme
  • Craft Paint in various shades of blue and blue-green
  • Wood Glue
  • Stencils
  • Plaid Coastal Texture Paint in Sea Salt and Ocean
paint wood slats
Step one:  Paint the slats of the wood in various shades of blue and blue-green paint. (I used Caribbean, Aquamarine, and Grotto from Plaid Crafts.) I painted one color over the entire board, then added other shades while the base paint was still wet.  This helped blend the colors together.  Let the paint dry.
sea horse
Step two:  Brush Coastal Texture Paint in Sea Salt on the wood sea horse cut out.  I sponged over it to give it a bit of texture.  Let it dry.
Step three: Use coastal themed stencils and paint to add details to the painted wood board.  Tape the stencil in place, then use a foam pouncer to dab paint over the stencil.   Be sure to blot excess paint off the pouncer before painting over the stencil.  I dabbed on Coastal Texture Paint in Ocean first, then dabbed over it with Aquamarine paint to highlight it.  I wanted to create an “under the sea” look.
wood glue
Step four:  When the paint has dried, use wood glue to add the sea horse to the wood board.
DIY Beach Wall Art
This piece would coordinate nicely with the wood paddle hanger I made one summer.  Have fun crafting and creating nautical decor for your home!
DIY Beach Wall Art


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