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33 Ways to Bring the Beach Home With You This Summer

These simple and stylish projects will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by shells, waves, and nautical goodness!
08/03/2015 10:11am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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The best part of the summer is spending a day or a weekend at the beach. The worst part? Leaving the sand, sun, and shore behind. These simple and stylish projects will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by shells, waves, and nautical goodness!

1. Make a coastal themed photo display with rope
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Project via Doreen @Hymns and Verses

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2. Turn seashells into sweet tea lights
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Project via Janet @Shabbyfufu

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3. Create nautical string art
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Project via Evey @Evey's Creations

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4. Fill seashells with tiny succulents
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Project via Shelley @Sow & Dipity

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5. Turn beach treasures into wall art
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Project via Nancy @Artsy Chicks Rule

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6. Wrap decor in rope for a nautical flair
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Project via Maryann @Domestically Speaking

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7. Tie linens and towels with jute and add seashells for decoration
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Project via Randi and Carol @FrugElegance

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8. Turn a couple sticks and twigs into a charming sailboat
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Project via Pam @House of Hawthornes

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9. Make a seashell display with picture frames and wood shims
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Project via Kathy @Vintage, Paint and More

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10. Add a beach mural to your children's playroom so they have a play-cation
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Project via Beth @Unskinny Boppy

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11. Upcycle an old oar into an attractive address sign
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Project via Jenny @Refresh Living

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12. Arrange a coastal soap dispenser by every sink
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Project via Anne @DesignDreams by Anne

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13. Whitewash a set of storage baskets
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Project via Karianne @Thistlewood Farms

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14. Mix some beach-toned tiles
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Project via Wendi @H2O Bungalow

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15. Use ropes as drawer pulls
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Project via Larissa @Prodigal Pieces

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16. Paint empty glass jars in beach colors
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Project via Nicki @Sweet Parish Place

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17. Make cheerful beach signs from reclaimed wood
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Project via Donna @Funky Junk Interiors

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18. Paint your own burlap covered throw pillow
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Project via Sarah @Creative Ramblings

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19. Turn pieces of driftwood into tea light holders
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Project via Heather @New House New Home

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20. Distress furniture for a weathered look
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Project via Malia @Yesterday on Tuesday

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21. Display cute beach-themed messages
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Project via Amy @Stow & Tell U

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22. Keep memory jars from previous beach trips
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Project via Ann @On Sutton Place

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23. Decorate a cheap basket with seashells
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Project via Kathy @Petticoat Junktion

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24. Add these netted mason jars to your decor
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Project via Amy @Stow & Tell U

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25. Cover an ordinary bowl in sea glass
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Project via Carolyn @Homework

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26. Use this faux beach glass technique on empty jars and bottles
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Project via Lucy @Patina Paradise

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27. Fill a glass ornament with sand from a memorable trip
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Project via Steph @Crafting in the Rain

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28. Repurpose an antique printer tray into a shell shadowbox
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Project via Lauren @Bless'er House

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29. Cover a candle holder in driftwood
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Project via Susan @Love of Home

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30. Coil rope into nautical chargers
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Project via Nikki @Tikkido

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31. Turn a glass bottle into a beachy lamp
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Project via Erin and Dan @DIY Passion

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32. Fill shells with birdseed to invite feathered friends to your yard
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Project via Emily @Table + Hearth

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33. Upcycle can lids into sea glass ornaments
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Project via Patti @Garden Matter

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For more amazing beach decor ideas, check out the beach ideas page on Hometalk!