Beautiful Coastal Starfish Projects

I'm already loving the beach this summer so when
I found this bag of starfish I was all about the coastal decor. 

Grapevine wreath with starfish

There was a lot of thought given to the fact that these starfish might be real or fake.

You can read about the project that made my decision here. 

DIY summer starfish projects

I was busy as a bee in my workshop making fun starfish projects for days. 

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The first one started with a small canvas made of pallet wood. I painted it light blue and gave it a white dry brush technique over the top. 

I attached the starfish with E6000 glue

DIY Pallet starfish decor

On another starfish project,  I used the reclaimed wood from an old wire spool. 

Almost as cool as the starfish was the center of the wire spool, see it below, I've just got to find something do with this piece when I'm finished!

Empire wire company wooden spool

I used hemp oil to condition the already beautiful wood from the top and bottom of the spool then glued the starfish in place once again with E6000 glue

Round starfish plaques on reclaimed wood

Another project that was just as quick and easy... 

I glued the starfish to a small grapevine wreath then attached the mesh bag the starfish came in as the bow. 

You can read about many more summer shell projects in detail in these posts. 

starfish grapevine wreath with net bow

This starfish project began with an old piece of furniture

I cut the leg off at an angle then glued on the starfish. 

Using hot glue I added small shells and sea glass then tied on a nautical knot with cotton rope

It created a stand for the starfish, the perfect nautical display.

starfish with small beach shells

These were all quick and easy projects that create a whole lot of coastal charm this summer. 

Summer projects using shells and starfish

If you missed the starfish photo holders please take a peek!


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .