DIY beachy buoys.

$10.00
60 Minutes
Easy

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?
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
Cynthia Weber @ A Button Tufted Life...

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