Whether you have your own personal beach house (lucky you!) or you just love to decorate with beach decor (me too!), you’re going to love how easy it is to make this DIY beach sign with whale hooks. The steps are really easy to follow and you can either use the free “Seas The Day” file I’ve included below or customize with your own saying. From the words to the colors, there are so many different ways to make this sign all your own! I’ll be hanging ours near our front door as a catch-all for coats and bags but wouldn’t it also look super cute near a swimming pool for beach towels?
Supplies needed to make your own DIY beach sign:
- Decorative Whale Tail Wall Hooks
- Wood Pallet Sign
- Americana Decor Chalky Paint (Yesteryear, Serene Sky Blue, Vintage Gray-Green, Relic Dark Grey, Everlasting White)
- Black Graphite Paper
- Sand It Set
- “Seas The Day” free file
Step 1. Apply a light coat of white chalky paint to the pallet sign. Allow to dry completely before moving onto next step.
Step 2. Paint each wood stripe a different color of chalky paint. Don’t paint too thick a layer or you won’t see the white underneath when distressed.
Step 3. Use sandpaper to distress the wood, focusing especially on the edges. Use the Sand It Kit cloth to wipe away any paint dust.
Step 4. Use free printable file and graphite paper to transfer the words “Seas the Day” to the wood. Remember, you can totally add your own saying!
Step 5. Use a small paintbrush to paint in the words with the dark gray. Allow to dry completely before distressing with sandpaper.
Step 6. Mark position of wall hooks holes and drill pilot holes first. Highly suggest not skipping out on this step so that you don’t split your wood! Place hooks over holes and insert properly sized screws.
How adorable are those whale tail hooks?! Consumer Crafts has tons of wall hook options to switch out just in case you’re not a big fan of beach house decor (gasp!). Hope you enjoy this tutorial have have fun making a DIY beach sign of your own!
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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.