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Crafts, Ahoy: DIY Nautical Decor and More

Oh, the beautiful sea. It’s no wonder why the ocean is an inspiration for many writers, musicians, artists, and poets. One of nature’s most beautiful gifts is that big blue mass of water and all the treasures it contains. With this DIY nautical art, you can practically close your eyes and feel that breeze rolling off the ocean.


If you are planning a beachy trip, make “shore” you collect shells for this DIY nautical décor (as long as it’s legal at your beach). You can also dress in the loveliest crochet accessories that would make a sailor blush (because of your beauty). Even in the cooler months, the ocean can provide feelings of relaxation and adventure. Bring some of that nautical inspiration into your home with these beach crafts, and you will feel as happy as a clam. Best of all, many of these crafts utilize recycled material, so you will be saving the ocean as you create.


DIY Nautical Wall Art

Coastal Wall Art

Nautical inspiration is in style, so jump on board and let your creativity test the waters. These beautiful wall art ideas will make you feel right at home by the sea. Whether you like seashells or sea glass, you will love this DIY nautical wall art.

Nautical Wall Art

Seashell Mosaic Wreath

Embellished Antique Mirror


DIY Nautical Décor

Under the Sea Hanging Votive Holder

Everything from candles to recycled bottles can be found in this charming collection of DIY nautical décor. In the morning by the sea, or wherever you are, you can enjoy the sensations of beach like through these décor ideas.

Under the Sea Hanging Votive Holder

Old Textured Beach Bottles

By the Sea Potpourri Jar

Beach and Seashell Glass Candle Rings

Infinity Rug

Decorative Seashell Spheres

Sparkly Sea Shell Ornament


Seaside Crochet Patterns

Starfish Dishcloth

Live your life as the islanders do and take some time out of your day to just chill. These free crochet patterns are inspired by the big blue and will help you feel cozy as you’re dreaming of the sea breeze. Enjoy these crochet patterns that will wrap you under an afghan and take you under the sea.

Starfish Dishcloth

Beachside Afghan

Sea Grass Table Runner

Tequila Sunrise Afghan

Pretty Pink Crochet Afghan and Pillow Set


DIY Nautical Accessories and Apparel

Beachy Boot Cuff

As John Denver once sang, “To live on the land, we must learn from the sea.” These DIY nautical accessories will help you keep that oceanic wisdom with you wherever you go.  Create a necklace to help you remember past trips to the shore or create a shirt to wear on your next vacation. With these crochet and jewelry patterns and your imagination, you will emulate the spirit of the sea to everyone you meet. Greet every day with a smile and the song of the ocean in your heart with these DIY nautical accessories and apparel.

Beachy Boot Cuff

Memories of the Sea Beach Necklace

Desert Sunset Paradise T Shirt

Shibori Chic Tie Dye Tee

Nautical Sleeveless Shirt

Cool Summer Hoodie

Beach Mat and Tote Bag

Beachy Wrap


Beachy Wall Art


If you love this DIY nautical décor and accessories, check out these Top 20 Craft Ideas for Seashells and 19 Beach Crafts for the Home.


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