DIY Beach Themed Decor Idea – Sea Shell Wall Art

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Quick and easy DIY beach-themed decor idea using an old pinboard and your favourite seashells.

Summer Beach themed decor idea - Easy DIY using shells, mini wreaths and an old pin board.

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Do you like to bring a coastal feel to your home decor in the summer?

I certainly do.  I love changing things around from season to season just to freshen things up.

This simple DIY beach-themed decor idea is very easy to do.

I think it looks rather effective and can help bring a touch of the coastal beach style into your home during the summer months.

DIY Sea Shell Wall Art Idea

DIY Coastal Decor Wall Art

What You Need To Make This DIY Beach Themed Decor Project:

  • Cork pinboard
  • Natural-looking fabric or paper to cover cork (burlap is a good idea)
  • Pinboard pins
  • Faux Leather Suede Cord, ribbon, or twine
  • Mini Willow Wreaths
  • White spray paint
  • Glue gun or Extra Strong Glue Dots
  • Seashells or other natural bits and bobs

DIY Sea Shell Wall Art Idea

Instructions To Make Sea Shell Wall Art:

  1. Either remove and cover the cork section of your pinboard and paint it white (I used spray paint)
  2. Spray paint your little willow wreaths and allow them to dry.
  3. Cut your fabric or paper a little bit bigger than the exposed cork area (I used a piece of the roller blind that I had leftover from my mod podge photo transfer projects), and make sure you make it a little bit bigger.
  4. Now put the piece of material or paper on top of the cork and tuck the edges under the wooden frame of the pinboard.
  5. When the wreaths are dry use either your hot glue gun or extra strong glue dots to attach your shells to the mini wreaths (regular ones don’t work – I tried them first and the shells fell off after a few hours)
  6. Push your 3 pins into the top of the pinboard
  7. Cut your lengths of string or cord
  8. To attach the cord to the mini wreath fold it in half, thread it through the middle of the wreath and feed the two cord ends through the loop and pull tight (if that makes sense).
  9. Work out where you want each mini wreath to sit (I staggered mine), tie a knot and trim any excess twine or cord.
  10. Then simply hang them on your pinboard.

Summer Beach themed home decor idea - Easy DIY using shells, mini wreaths and an old pin board.


See, I told you it was easy and I think that it also can be adapted to suit different seasons – think leaves and seeds and things in the autumn and stars or Christmas tree foliage at Christmas, etc.


DIY Sea Shell Wall Art Idea


With this one, I may yet add some stencilled words to jazz it up a bit but I need to have a bit of a think about it.

What do you think?  Any Ideas?

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7 thoughts on “DIY Beach Themed Decor Idea – Sea Shell Wall Art

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    This is so simple and adorable! What a great DIY for the summer. I’m definitely pinning this to try before summer ends 🙂

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    How cute! And I love that you preface it with “easy!” I’m DIY challenged and I think even I could do this project! 🙂

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    These are really beautiful! They really make me want to strive towards that cottage/beach house dream life, even more!

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    So Cute! I love the beach and this is a cheap way to make something that will remind me of the beach every day.

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    These are darling! Love the beach scene and beachy style! Pinned for future projects with my huge bucket of shells I’ve collected!


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