A seashell wreath is a fun way to bring the playful beach spirit home. Continue reading “5 Tips for a Fabulous Seashell Wreath”
A mermaid or fish scale tote bag is the perfect accessory for beach trips, library trips, and just about anywhere. Continue reading “DIY Mermaid Scales Tote Bag”
Looking for a stress-free way to bring a meal to someone in need? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading “DIY Stress Free “Take-Them-a-Meal””
Who doesn’t love to add a little touch of the beach to their Christmas decor? Continue reading “DIY Coastal Christmas Ornaments 3 Ways”
With Christmas on its way, getting friends together to craft ornaments is such a fun way to share in the holiday spirit! Continue reading “How to Host an Ornament Party”
A luxurious yet simple DIY body scrub that’s kind to all, including the sea. Continue reading “A Simple and Sensational DIY Gift (that’s ocean-friendly too!)”
We love the tradition that Thanksgiving brings — a time to give thanks for all of life’s blessings and share it with those around us. To mark the tradition, we made a simple beadboard sign reminding us to give thanks, coastal style of course! Continue reading “DIY Seashell Turkey Fall Wall Art”
One of the beautiful symbols we love of the fall season is the cornucopia! We put a twist on the classic symbol by giving an update to an old weathered queen conch shell. Continue reading “Our DIY Thanksgiving “Conch-ucopia””
This “sea oats” (wheat) and nautical rope wreath will make you think you can hear the sea oats rustling in the breeze. Perfect for a coastal fall! Continue reading ““Sea Oats” & Nautical Rope Wreath”
Do you have a Halloween tradition? Ours is a pumpkin carving and pumpkin seed toasting tradition that might just become your new Halloween go-to if you try it. (FREE fish skeleton & octopus printable!) Continue reading “Your New Halloween Tradition”
We got the itch to makeover our fireplace mantel, just in time for fall! We re-did the mantel itself with a distressed look using chalky paint, and added some subtle coastal inspired decorations for a neutral fall look. Continue reading “Coastal Fall Mantel”
Just like our new children’s book, Shalloween, this roundup is full of fun, ocean-themed Halloween spirit that will delight all ages. Continue reading “Ocean Halloween Costumes Roundup”
Easy no-carve pumpkins made with river rock and rope! Continue reading “DIY Rock & Rope Pumpkins”
The spirit of fall and cozy coastal vibes all in one DIY, with the help of rope, distressed paint, and “sea oats”. Continue reading “DIY Coastal Fall Vase”
This could be the easiest yet most heartfelt gift that works for so many different occasions. Continue reading “The Perfect DIY Housewarming Gift”
This simple shell bloom craft made of mussel shells we picked up on the coast of Maine brings back such blissful memories! Continue reading “DIY Mussel Shell Bloom”
A beachy bulletin board (full of ocean puns!), a “Whalecome” sign, and a “No Shell Phones” box — all DIY! Continue reading “3 DIY Crafts for an Ocean-Themed Classroom”
In the hustle-and-bustle of our daily life, it’s so easy to take our friendships and connections with loved ones for granted! It’s one of life’s true blessings — good friendships — and what better way to celebrate them than with a craft party, where creativity and good vibes are contagious?
So I set out to see if those sweet friends of mine would be up for such an adventure! With them on board, the planning began. Here’s my adventure “how-to” so that it might make it easier for you to plan such a joyful gathering (not everyone has summers off like I do, I know!).
A printable shopping list, tips, setup ideas and photos are all here for the taking!
These beachy Mason jars can’t help but ooze vintage seaside charm! Continue reading “DIY Color Duo Mason Jars”
It’s that time of the year to get patriotic! To celebrate our nation, I had a hankering to make a sea inspired wood flag to hang on our door or wall. But do I want it to be a classic red-white-and-blue? Or a more toned-down, neutral wood plank style? I couldn’t decide, so I made both!
Which one do YOU like best?
If you’re up for making one (or both) of these, I included a ‘how-to” below. For both flags, here’s the basic formula:
wood rectangle + painter’s tape + paint + starfish = flag!
Take your pick and I’ll walk you through making it. With the painter’s tape, it’s pretty simple and no freehand required! Continue reading “DIY Sea Inspired Patriotic Flags: Classic vs. Neutral”
A beautiful canvas project inspired by one of the most intriguing of shelled creatures. Continue reading “DIY Paper Nautilus Canvas Art”
A cute carryall for a kids’ room that you can decorate yourself makes for a sweet personalized gift. Continue reading “DIY Baby Gift”
On one of my recent pottery painting adventures, I was graciously introduced to silkscreens! If you’re like me and aren’t familiar with these, it is such an easy, foolproof way of getting a detailed design to perfection. It almost felt WAY too easy and addicting, as if I could have picked out ten other items to paint the same way right there and then. Continue reading “Pottery Painting With Silkscreens”
I’ve been working with burlap lately, and it is such a great material to bring that coastal feel to your home, whether it’s near the beach or not. There are so many different combinations and looks that you can get from using burlap, but of course in true beach style I had to make my wreath beachy. Here are the supplies and process that I used, but there are so many possibilities! Continue reading “DIY Burlap & Sea Star Wreath”
One of the most exciting things about illustrating children’s books is choosing colors! We wanted to show the ocean and its creatures accurately but VIBRANTLY to really captivate the imagination. So, at the craft store down the acrylic paint aisle, our conversation went something like this: Continue reading “Illustrating Behind the Scenes: Choosing Colors”