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Best DIY Beach Decor Ideas for the Summer

We’re joining with fellow coastal bloggers to bring you some of the best summer beach decor and DIY ideas on the web. These ideas are a great way to bring a little beach into your home, year-round.

Over a dozen fabulous summer coastal decor ideas

DIY Beach Decor Ideas

Although we don’t necessarily consider ourselves a coastal decorating blog, many of our projects here on Sustain My Craft Habit tend to be inspired by the beach. The shores of Lake Huron, Ontario, where we spend much of our free time, are a constant source of ideas and nature-made supplies. In fact, we have a whole section of our blog dedicated to beach-themed decorating ideas!

So when our friend Wendi from H2OBungalow invited coastal bloggers to share some of their favourite summer DIY and beach decor ideas, we were happy to join in. Wendi shares our love of sand and water, DIY, budget-friendly decorating and upcycling.

Be sure to hop over and visit her beautiful blog for plenty of breezy ideas such as this lovely coastal rope handled crab serving tray:

In case you missed it, we recently finished our coastal kitchen makeover at the Graystone Beach cottage.

Let us know in the comments below which of the following DIY beach decor ideas we should add to the kitchen:

Virginia Sweet Pea – Decorating for Summer with Vintage Beach Decor

Dazzle While Frazzled – DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art

Small Home Soul – Coastal Drink Coaster Makeover – Outdated 70’s to Beachy Chic

Shoppe No. 5 – Fab Furniture Flippin Contest Coastal Inspirations

DIY driftwood blanket ladder plus over a dozen crafts you can make with drift wood collected on the beach!

Sustain My Craft Habit (THAT’S US!) – DIY Blanket Ladder with Driftwood

Up to Date Interiors – Seashell Door Hanging

Simple Nature Decor – Oyster Shell Candle Holder

Petal + Ply – Seashell Specimen Art

Green With Decor – The coastal rustic living room reveal

Artsy Chicks Rule – Coastal Farmhouse Laundry

Sand Dollar Lane – Coastal Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

Lovely Etc – DIY Beachy Sunburst Mirror 

We hope you enjoy all this beachy goodness and introduction of some of our coastal blogging friends! Are there any other beach decor bloggers we should be following?

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Tuesday 21st of August 2018

Where do I buy drift wood

Jane and Sonja

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

Hi Kathy. Have you looked on There are a number of people selling driftwood. You could also check Amazon - sometimes there are independent sellers on there as well.

Sandy Bates

Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Wonderful ideas 0 everything looks so beautiful Thank you for sharing this inspirational post.

Nancy - Artsy Chicks Rule

Thursday 26th of July 2018

So many great projects and I just adore your driftwood ladder! xoxo


Tuesday 24th of July 2018

I really enjoyed seeing all of the great ideas for a coastal look. It is so inspirational to see the different projects. I just love your ladder.

Jane and Sonja

Friday 27th of July 2018

Thank you so much Debra! We're really enjoyed them as well - it's been nice connecting with other coastal lovers like us :)

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