5 Creative Crafts That Make Beautiful Beach Souvenirs
Beach vacation memories are always worth keeping and preserving. If you're looking for some crafty ways to create souvenirs from your Ocean Isle, NC beach vacation then you've come to the right place. We love the look of these simple beach projects that double as souvenirs—as well as making unique gifts. Only a few basic supplies are needed for each of these DIY endeavors, and most of them you can do right in your Ocean Isle Beach rental. It's a wonderful way to end your beach vacation or when you want a quiet afternoon inside. Enjoy!
Beach Vacation in a Vase
Put some remnants of your Ocean Isle Beach vacation in a glass jar or vase and you can reminisce about it for years to come. From sand and shells to sharks teeth and sand dollars, a little bit of the beach strategically placed in a beautiful vase is the perfect way to preserve your beach vacation memories. The vases shown here are from Pottery Barn, but you can also find a nice selection at most dollar stores. Add a pillar candle for a nice finishing touch.
Seashell Coasters Made with Resin
What a wonderful way to remember your Ocean Isle Beach trip than by showcasing your shell collection and creating a beautiful (and useful) keepsake. All you need are a few of your favorite shells, lids, resin mix, and you're ready to go! This one is easy enough for the kids to do, too. This is also a great gift idea for the beach lovers in your life. You can find the full instructions with a how-to-mix-the-resin video here.
Weathered Beach Signs
Sometimes you just want to recreate the beach vibe in your own home. Well, here's how you can do it! Create some coastal-inspired beach signs to hang on your walls or display on a shelf. Choose whichever words gets you in a beach state of mind—and start painting. It only takes a few common supplies to get your creative juices flowing. You can find the weathered beach sign instructions here. Ocean Isle Beach would look great on three hanging signs, don't you think?
Decorative Seashell Letters & Words
Here's another super simple way to put all of your collected seashells to good use. Find some wooden letters of your liking at any local craft store, grab some tacky glue, and start arranging. Whether you choose a letter or an entire word, you'll love the look of these beachy letters reminiscent of what you might find in an Ocean Isle Beach rental. Great for a child's room (their initials or first name), a fun gift to give to others (like a monogram), or added to a tablescape or fireplace mantle. We would choose OIB! Instructions here.
Seashell Wind Chimes
Bring a little beach decor home with this simple seashell wind chime idea, which can also be used as coastal home decor in a nursery or bedroom. This is a simple and quick craft which makes an inexpensive piece of art for your wall or a relaxing wind chime for your porch. All you need are some shells, a hot glue gun, one 12" piece of driftwood or wooden dowel, a tape measure, drill, and craft twine. You can watch the YouTube video tutorial here.
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WHICH OF THESE BEACH CRAFTS WILL YOU TRY ON YOUR NEXT OIB VACAy?
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