I’m sure most of you have recognized a theme when it comes to the majority of my household DIY projects. Most of it is nautical ocean themed. No I do not live near the ocean, but that doesn’t mean I can’t bring the ocean to me. I was a water baby when I was little and I never outgrew my love for it. Maybe it is from growing up in the Okanagan or maybe from spending every summer on road trips to the coast. Either way I find my peace and relaxation close to the water, so naturally when it came time to decorate my home and get my DIY on, I instantly gravitated towards anything that reminded me of the sea.
A while back I did this diy craft for homemade salt dough starfish. Click on the link <a href=”https://domesticingenuity.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/salt-dough-starfish/” target=”_blank”>HERE.
I used them in containers, as Christmas tree ornaments, as garland, and lastly for this wall art. I love the natural elements and how easy it was. Seriously, if you’ve already made the starfish it takes about 60 seconds to hammer in the nails, a few minutes to tie the starfish and bow on the top and seconds to hang your lil creations. Nobody loves a 5 minute diy project more than a stay at home mom during nap time!
All you need is:
- a piece of wood in your desired length and color
- 5 nails
- 5 salt dough starfish
- jute/hemp string for starfish
- string or rope for top of wood
Step 1. Hammer in your nails evenly spaced apart, leaving a little extra space at the top for wrapping string.
Step 2. Using your jute, wrap a small loop on the top of your starfish and then wrap several times around the base. It’s optional, but I used a hot glue gun to secure the loop and wrapping so that I didn’t have to rely on my knot tying skills.
Step 3. Wrap second string/rope around the top of the wood and tie a simple bow in the front. This doubles as a nice finishing touch and also a simple way to hang your art on the wall.
Then just hang your little starfish! Ta da!!
On the beach you can live in bliss ~ The Beach Boys