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Mini Beach Art Canvas Tutorial

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It’s pretty easy to tell from my tutorial topics that I love beachy decor! Folks seemed to enjoy the wine cork starfish beach art tutorial from the other month, so I decided to share another fun and easy way to add a splash (hehe) of the beach to your decor with this mini beach art canvas tutorial.

DIY Beach Art Panel

Isn’t it sweet? I wrote “love Hawaii” on mine, but you an write whatever you’d like. Maybe you heart Boca Raton or Cape May or someplace I haven’t heard of yet! Customize away.

Materials needed for a mini beach art canvas

  • A mini canvas! I used a 5″ square flat panel like these
  • Painters tape – I used 1″ but use what you’d like
  • Craft paint
  • A foam paint brush
  • A starfish or other shell
  • Craft adhesive (E6000, Tacky Glue, etc) or hot glue
  • Gold paint pen – I used a broad nib DecoColor Liquid Gold – or metallic gold paint and another brush

supplies for beachy art panel
1. Place your painters tape across your canvas panel, as shown, to create stripes. You can make as many or few stripes as you like, just remember to apply the tape so it’s level and press down firmly to minimize the chance of paint leaking under it!

tape the canvas panel

2. Paint the exposed areas of canvas. I like to do two light coats instead of slapping a lot of paint on at once. Using lots of paint increases the chances that it will leak under the painters tape.

paint the canvas panel

3. While the paint is drying, use your gold paint marker or gold paint and a brush to bling the starfish. =)

paint starfish gold

starfish with gold tips

4. Once the paint has dried, remove the painters tape and play around with the starfish position to a bit to see where you’ll want to glue it.

dry fit starfish

5. Before gluing the starfish down, write on your panel, if you’d like. I wrote (heart) Hawaii on mine!

write on art panel

6. Glue your starfish in place and allow the glue to dry fully before moving the panel to a vertical position.

starfish beach art panel

7. Enjoy!

DIY Beach Art Panel

When I first sent a preview image to my sister ages ago, she said she wanted to make this beachy art panel. I hope she still thinks it looks fun and do-able after seeing the tutorial! I probably won’t know for a little while, though, since when this publishes she should be with us in West Virginia without internet!

More beachy craft tutorials

Mermaid scale picture frame tutorial

DIY mermaid picture frame

Easy mermaid sign

easy beachy mermaid sign tutorial

Beachy upcycled vase

I hope y’all are having a great summer! Have you taken any summer trips yet? Been to the beach? Have any fun plans?

natashalh

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  • Julie June 22, 2016, 23:09

    So cute and easy enough for even me to do!!

  • Megha June 22, 2016, 04:31

    Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing this lovely DIY!

  • Edi June 22, 2016, 04:30

    What a fun and easy little piece! I love that you can mix up the colors and embellishments to match any space.

  • Malia June 18, 2016, 10:47

    These are so cute and would perfect favors for a wedding or any other beach themed party! You’re so crafty!

  • Cynthia June 18, 2016, 03:40

    cute idea – love that beach boho look

    • Natashalh June 20, 2016, 14:28

      Thank you! I’d better never live too far from the beach or all my decor will look very odd!

  • Duni June 17, 2016, 20:26

    That is such a cute idea and perfect beach house decor!
    Pinned to my beach house board 🙂

    • Natashalh June 20, 2016, 14:33

      Thank you!! I hope you get some summer-y weather soon.

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