I LOVE working on nautical inspired crafts for the house. So I was really excited to get started on a new DIY Beach Decor buoy craft for Crafts Unleashed last month! I made these buoy’s to go on my front porch area and adding my house numbers, but they can be kept in the house as well. Totally up to you.
Of course if you follow my blog then you know I’m all about DIY Coastal Decor. I did some foam buoy’s last year for the house and they still are my favorite. I love the idea of using the extra large wooden tags and some smaller ones for these. Once I saw them I knew they would be perfect for the shape I wanted. They look exactly like a buoy shape, right?!
So let’s get started!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY Beach Decor Tags:
DIY BEACH DECOR
For this craft I used DecoArt’s Outdoor Patio Paint, so these tags should be long lasting on my porch area.
Paint all your tags white first. I did a total of two coats, letting each coat dry 10 minutes. Make sure to remove the rope at the top of the tags, makes it a little easier when painting.
I used some extra washi tape I had on hand to tape my tags off. I looked Pinterest for some inspiration for my buoys.
Now it’s time to add your color! One thing I LOVE about these buoys, is you can get as creative as you want with the colors. You don’t have to do traditional nautical colors. Go bright and cheerful!
I wanted them to feel a little “aged” so once I painted on my colors I wiped it down with a paper towel.
I plan on hanging these outside on my front door, if that’s what you want to do then you can add your home address on the front. I used a basic stencil and a sponge brush for this step and let each number dry 5 minute before adding the next.
See how AWESOME they turned out. I can’t tell you how excited I was when I finished. I really can’t believe I didn’t think of this idea sooner!
Now it’ll feel like a beach home when you walk in! Too bad I actually live out in the country. Maybe one day that will change, here’s hoping!
Have you made any nautical beach decor crafts this Summer yet?