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DIY Best of: 10 Beach Inspired Projects

by Amy Azzarito

Last week I took a little time off to see my family. I’m on the East Coast, along with my parents, but all of my siblings are on the West Coast. And since two of those siblings had babies this year, we decided it was easier for us East Coasters to fly West. I spent a few days in Santa Cruz relaxing by the beach. It was a great escape from the New York City heat. And now that I’m back, I’d love to find a way to bring a little beachy relaxation into my New York City life. I just want to park myself in front of the air conditioner, craft and watch Orange is the New Black (Grace got me hooked).   –Amy
Image above: Paper clay barnacles – perfect for storing small objects, table centerpieces or votive holders. See the full project instructions here.

Image above: Capiz shell chandelier made from wax paper. See the full instructions here.

Image above: A DIY mesh screen beach bag. See the full project instructions here.

See more beach inspired projects after the jump!

Image above: Bring a little of the sea to your table with simple DIY shell napkin rings. See the full project instructions here.

Image above: A clothing hanger made from a found piece of driftwood. see the full project instructions here.

Image above: Turn your beach finds into candles. See the full project instructions here.

Image above: Fish scale inspired pendant lamp. See the full project instructions here.

Image above: “Coral” table decor made from plastic straws. See the full project instructions here.

Image above: Towel roll-up to take to the beach! See the full instructions here.

Image above: Lobster bait bags turned into hanging planters. See the full project instructions here.

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