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DIY beachy buoys.

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I had seen some of these cute beachy buoys in a shop and wanted to try a DIY version.
This is what we came up with.
We had some cedar logs in the backyard so that's what we used.
Kent cut the logs with a chain saw, first he cut the point then shaped the sides to a rough square.
Then he cut to length. We went with about 15-18 inches.
Random is the key, you don't want them to look to perfect.
We painted the rough surface with a good primer, then gave them a coat of white paint. After that I freehand painted the stripes . I didn't worry about being to neat, it looks more interesting and folky that way.
Kent drilled a hole big enough to put a 1/2" rope through.
After the stripes were good and dry we sanded back some of the paint exposing areas of raw wood. This gave them a nice soft worn look.
Finally we put rope through and tied them off.
I think they are fun, nautical and beachy !
What do you think?
Time: 60 Minutes Cost: $10.00 Difficulty: Easy
  • diy beachy buoys, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • diy beachy buoys, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • diy beachy buoys, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • diy beachy buoys, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • diy beachy buoys, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • diy beachy buoys, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • diy beachy buoys, crafts, repurposing upcycling

To see more: http://cynthiaweber.com/easy-diy-beachy-buoys/

Got a question about this project?

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy

    These look great @Cynthia Weber @ A Button Tufted Life... !

  • Cynthia Weber @ A Button Tufted Life...

    Thanks @Karen - The Graphics Fairy , They were fun to make and I use them a lot for beachy displays inside and out!

  • Chris aka monkey
    Chris aka monkey Mount Pleasant, TN

    they are not crap for sure lol they are fab xx

  • Joan Santa Cruz
    Joan Santa Cruz Ocean Springs, MS

    Great job with a great idea for adding a nautical look without great expense ~ you should be proud!

  • Annie Doherty

    These are so pretty and different and very cost effective yet look expensive I definitely will "steal" your idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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