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DIY Beachy Accents

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Bring a bit of sun, surf, and sand into your home with these easy DIY beachy accents, plus a table setting to show them off! Perfect for your next summer cookout!
Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $10-15 Difficulty: Easy
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Here's the quick how-to:
For the twine and string balls, you’ll need a styrofoam ball, a hot glue gun, some scissors, and twine, string, or yarn- anything of that nature that you’ll be using to wrap around the ball.
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Step 1: Tie a knot at the end of your string and hot glue it to the styrofoam ball.
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Step 2: Tightly wind the string around the ball, gluing as you go to secure the string.
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Step 3. Wrap, wrap, wrap.
Step 4: Finish it off by tying another knot at the end and gluing the knot into place.
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See? So easy!
The other ones are just as simple. For the seashell and sea glass balls, you’ll need a styrofoam ball, a hot glue gun, and a bunch of glass stones (they sell these at any craft store). Let me warn you- you’ll need a lot of these guys… you’ll use up more than you think to cover the whole thing! I probably used about 70-80 to cover the 4″ ball and half that amount to cover the 2″ ball.
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I don’t even think this one needs a step by step breakdown. All you’re doing is gluing your stones onto the styrofoam ball, one by one, until you’ve covered the whole ball.
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Now that you’ve made the “stars” of the show, it’s time to get that table setting put together!
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All I did for this was look around my house for anything beachy that I could come up with. Sea shells, a blue table runner (you could even use a Pashmina scarf!), woven balls, jars or glass vases, etc. Maybe even a book or two with a blue or gray spine that would fit in your color scheme.
I started with the runner (it kind of looked like little bunches of seaweed to me) and just plopped my newly “beached” styrofoam balls inside with a few extras I found and a sprinkling of seashells. On either side, I put a collection of oceanic things I found around the house- try to keep it balanced, but it doesn’t have to be completely symmetrical!
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Just add place settings and you’re good to go! Oh, and don’t forget the FOOD!!! There you have it- a beachy tablescape to liven up any summer party.
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To see more: http://ohthefun.com/2015/07/lifes-a-beach/

Got a question about this project?

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY

    LOVE these!

  • Patrizia Zardi

    Nice idea...and I love the table arrangement!

  • Leslie
    Leslie Lansdale, PA

    Thanks ladies! Glad you enjoyed the post! :)

  • Della
    Della Canada

    What a nifty idea! I really need to stay off here, there are just so many good ideas!

    • Leslie
      Leslie Lansdale, PA

      Thanks, @Della! I know how you feel... it's a dangerous place to browse sometimes!

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