DIY Rope & Shell Beach Flag | Spark Your Summer
Next up for Spark Your Summer is Laura from Finding Home! Laura and I got meet and hang out at SNAP a few months ago and and let me tell you……..Laura is one awesome lady!! She has mastered decorating traditional with modern decor and is a pro at DIY projects!! Today she’s going to show us how to bring a little beach to the house with a DIY Rope & Shell Beach Flag! I love it!!
Hello sweet readers of TidyMom. I am Laura of Finding Home and I am so excited to be here today to share a rope & shell beach flag with you. Thank you Cheryl so much for having me here today, you are truly an inspiration!
For my family, summer is about waiting to get to the beach! But, before we can get there, there are softball games to be finished up and camps to be attended. So, this year, I thought I would bring a little bit of the beach right to my front porch while we are waiting.
It is a super simple project that requires just a little paint, glue, rope and shells.
This is what you will need for this project:
– Rough plywood. We cut ours down to 36” wide by 20” tall. Make your life easier and make it 21” tall for simpler math. Large hardware stores will cut the wood down for you.
– Stain of your choice
– White Paint
– Heavy rope – I got mine at the local hardware store and they cut it right to the length I needed. Calculate your length of rope based on your size. I did 7 rows of rope and then went all the way around the perimeter. I bought 35’ of rope and that was more than enough for the project.
– Around 12 shells of your choice
– Hot glue gun and glue sticks
How to make a Beach Flag
Step 1 – Stain your plywood.
Step 2 – Lightly coat the plywood with white paint so that some of the stained wood still shows through in the rough spots.
Step 3 – Measure out where you want to place your rope. If you do 21” high, then you can mark a straight line, with a pencil, every 3 inches.
Step 4 – Eyeball where you want your corner “star” section based on your proportions.
Step 5 – Cut your rope to 36” lengths. I used a heavy duty pair of snips.
Step 6 – Use hot glue to attach the rope along the pencil lines. Run one short piece to frame out the “star section” and then use shorter lengths for the top 2 sections.
Step 7 – Hot glue rope around perimeter to create a frame. (note – if you are placing this in direction sunlight, the hot glue will not hold up. You will need to use an outdoor approved adhesive.)
Step 8 – Use hot glue to attach your shells.
And then you are finished and ready to enjoy it. I have mine just resting on my front porch, but it could easily be hung or placed on a mantel.
Thanks so much for letting me share this project today. I have also made a baseball bat flag that you might also enjoy. You can visit all of my projects by clicking here, or you can subscribe to receive projects to your inbox by clicking here.
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