DIY Wedding – Beach Inspired

Even books look good for a beach theme

Even books look good for a beach theme

 

If you are lucky enough to have a beachside wedding what more do you need? How about some fun easy DIY decorations to compliment the awesome surf and sand?

I just want to show all the great pictures!

The beach inspired theme for today came from having to restage my booth at Southern Crossing. When you have retail space staging never ends. I am not complaining it’s just that sometimes I get everything looking picture perfect and then a few days later things have been bought, moved, shuffled and it looks like I neglect my space.

Well yesterday was one of those staging days and since the weather has warmed up dramatically (it was 90 yesterday) thoughts of summer came to mind and when I think summer I think, Beach Time!!

I didn’t even realize I had been accumulating beachy stuff until I started pulling it out to take up to Southern Crossing.

I know, where is the DIY wedding idea for today? It’s coming right now.

First let’s think out of the box a little bit. What would make a great bar/buffet table at the beach? Something portable maybe? No, not an igloo cooler silly. How about a cool vintage wooden ironing board. Can’t get that in your head? How about a couple of pictures?

Now think about this as a set up for cocktails or maybe trays of hor d'oeuvres

Now think about this as a set up for cocktails or maybe trays of hor d’oeuvres

The really cool thing about the ironing board is folds flat for easy transport and doesn't it just have that time washed look

The really cool thing about the ironing board is folds flat for easy transport and doesn’t it just have that time washed look

Now let’s take a look at some of the other easy things you could do for a beach side wedding. How about painting some old drawers to use for storage of glasses?

I have these great glasses in those sea glass colors. Stored in the drawers easy transport and clean up

I have these great glasses in those sea glass colors. Stored in the drawers easy transport and clean up

Shop the thrifts for the sea glass colors. The mix and match is perfect for the laid back beach style. Remember start early when you are planning a DIY wedding.

chalkboards are good for providing directions to your guests. This one I made from an old cabinet door

chalkboards are good for providing directions to your guests. This one I made from an old cabinet door

The always lovely Amy from Three Painted Owls made these sweet salt dough starfish.

The always lovely Amy from Three Painted Owls made these sweet salt dough starfish.

I have a picture on my wedding pinterest board that shows these starfish used as a runner on a table. They painted them turquoise. When you are done here click on the Pinterest button and take a look.

Here is a link if you want to make some starfish

 http://thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com/2011/11/salt-dough-starfish-garland.html

 Now how about something fun for table numbers.

I acquired a lot of plastic seahorses and while the shape is good that is about it. So, to turn them into fab table numbers I spray painted them with a base coat of turquoise and then I add some blues and greens with acrylic paint.

You should probably seal them with a clear coat to make them hold up, just saying.

I then cut out my table numbers from—sandpaper. You laugh?

What goes better with a beach theme than sandpaper? Hey, I am trying to use things we all have.

You don’t have plastic seahorses? Well, that is where starting early comes in. The dollar stores usually have similar items on their shelves in the spring and early summer so stock up.

Plastic seahorses for table numbers?

Plastic seahorses for table numbers?

Here’s how

You could do any color you like. Pink would be kind of cool.

You could do any color you like. Pink would be kind of cool.

And here is the seahorse as a table number

Seahorse and sandpaper table numbers

Seahorse and sandpaper table numbers

How about some sweet ribbon streamers

easy ribbon streamers. It is just ribbons tied to a dowel

easy ribbon streamers. It is just ribbons tied to a dowel

You can even find wedding toppers in beach themes.  I added a few to my pinterest wedding board

bride and groom beach inspired

bride and groom beach inspired

Well, that’s all I have for now. Enjoy the day

 

 

 

 

 

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