Are you heading to the beach for a family vacation this Summer? I’ve got a great project to help you remember the special moments spent by the surf! This summer beach DIY frame is fun to make and super easy to customize with miniature accessories. You can’t help but feel warm fuzzies every time you see this cheery frame. You’ll thank me six months from now when we’re all bundled up and surrounded by cold!
As I mentioned above, you can totally customize this DIY frame with any beach-themed miniatures you like. Making a frame with this Miniature Metal Pail, Mini Flip Flops, and a sandcastle cut from sandpaper would be adorable! And what about using drink umbrellas and some mini soda cans for a beach party scene DIY frame? Seriously, there are so many cute options!
Supplies needed to make your own beach DIY frame:
- Wide Unfinished Wood Frame
- Paper Mod Podge® – Matte
- Decorative Tan Colored Sand
- Ohhh So Trendy Accents™ Jute Cording
- Square Wood Craft Picks
- Miniature Signs
- Mini Life Preserver Set
- Mini Seagull
Step One. Spread a liberal amount of Mod Podge over the front of the frame. Feel free to really pile it on so that the Mod Podge doesn’t dry out before you can get the sand on it.
Step Two. Working quickly so that the paste doesn’t dry, pour sand over the frame and shake off excess. I did this over a mat so that I could easily pour the unused sand back into the container. Wouldn’t want to waste craft supplies!
Step Three. After the first layer has dried completely, fill in any bare spots with another layer of glue and sand. I repeated this step about three times until I was happy with the sand coverage and look.
Step Four. Working about an inch at a time, squeeze a small strip of hot glue onto the frame and position a few craft picks in place. Continue until the entire “fence” is in place. Glue a strip of jute over the sticks to hide the previous glue strip.
Step Five. Time to add the beach themed embellishments! I used just the seagull portion of my miniature and tied the buoys together with jute. The customized miniature sign was the final perfect touch!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.