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DIY Starfish Wall Art

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I’m sure most of you have recognized a theme when it comes to the majority of my household DIY projects. Most of it is nautical ocean themed. No I do not live near the ocean, but that doesn’t mean I can’t bring the ocean to me. I was a water baby when I was little and I never outgrew my love for it. Maybe it is from growing up in the Okanagan or maybe from spending every summer on road trips to the coast. Either way I find my peace and relaxation close to the water, so naturally when it came time to decorate my home and get my DIY on, I instantly gravitated towards anything that reminded me of the sea.

A while back I did this diy craft for homemade salt dough starfish. Click on the link HERE.

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I used them in containers, as Christmas tree ornaments, as garland, and lastly for this wall art. I love the natural elements and how easy it was. Seriously, if you’ve already made the starfish it takes about 60 seconds to hammer in the nails, a few minutes to tie the starfish and bow on the top and seconds to hang your lil creations. Nobody loves a 5 minute diy project more than a stay at home mom during nap time!

All you need is:

  • a piece of wood in your desired length and color
  • 5 nails
  • 5 salt dough starfish
  • jute/hemp string for starfish
  • string or rope for top of wood

Step 1. Hammer in your nails evenly spaced apart, leaving a little extra space at the top for wrapping string.

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Step 2. Using your jute, wrap a small loop on the top of your starfish and then wrap several times around the base. It’s optional, but I used a hot glue gun to secure the loop and wrapping so that I didn’t have to rely on my knot tying skills.

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Step 3. Wrap second string/rope around the top of the wood and tie a simple bow in the front. This doubles as a nice finishing touch and also a simple way to hang your art on the wall.

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Then just hang your little starfish! Ta da!!

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On the beach you can live in bliss ~ The Beach Boys

 


Salt Dough Starfish

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It’s getting closer and closer to that time of year! 41 days if anyone is counting. When the smell of pine trees, candy canes and nutmeg dances through the air and the inside of your house starts to resemble a department store seasonal section. Christmas time!!! I can officially revel in the idea of this upcoming holiday with Halloween now behind us. I am left contemplating whether it is an appropriate time to start decorating or not and I believe the answer is yes. If Starbucks can change their cups then I can change my decor right?!

 Since my house is nautical inspired I wanted to make something that would tie into my existing decor as well as be suitable for Christmas. I have been seeing rustic ocean design everywhere in home decor stores so I figured it was time to create my own version. Continue reading