This starfish wall art will give your home that beautiful coastal look and feel on a budget.
Lately I’m feeling as if I spend my days on the laptop or computer or my phone. I’m constantly on my blog and on social media, mainly learning and researching how to to better my blog but I’m struggling to write consistent content for the blog. It’s not that I’m not inspired… Trust me when i tell you I always have about five million ideas running around in my head at any given moment. I just lack time. As a mum to two toddlers who are 16 months apart can be busy, specially with no family around. They, of course are my priority but this also impacts the amount of projects I can take on around the house.
A couple of weekends ago my husband was kind enough to give me some “me” time. It was fabulous and aside from ground to the gym and having a nice time in the sauna and spa I also got to make this starfish wall art for Cooper’s nursery. A project well over due.
I have been trying to decorate Cooper’s nursery for over 12 months without much luck of finishing it. I really don’t know why. I think I have a bit of an issue that I start a million projects and never finish any and add some kids and no help from family or friends and that creates one big mess of unfinished projects and dreams! Haha. But I’m slowly working my way down the list and I’m hoping I can share the finished nursery with you guys in the next month or two!
The thing I love about this gorgeous starfish wall art is that it would look great in any room in your home, specially if coastal is what you’re aiming for in terms of decor style. When I was thinking of how to display this craft in my photos I first put it next to my computer and I loved how it looked next to my computer. I was tempted to keep it there but then remembered it’s for my SON! haha. I decided against taking the photos next to my computer though because I wanted a lighter feel to these photos and no black in the images. Just a bit of behind the scenes talk for ya! ; )
DIY Starfish Wall Art
Before I start with the finer details of how to make this project I just want to say how pretty is this gorgeous Baby’s Breath (proper name Gypsophila- totally Googled that for you!). I LOVE these flowers. I had them in my displays for my wedding and I just loved them. So small and delicate but they last and they’re actually really resilient. I love the name Baby’s Breath. So pretty. I have two displays right now with them. This one in a mason jar which is still going strong two weeks later and one on my desk in a rustic vase that I love.
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Oh the pretty …
Alright, now that I’ve stopped daydreaming about adorable tiny flowers and sharing my love for them with you we can get on to learning how to make this DIY starfish wall art.
Nautical Wall Decor Starfish Wall Hanging
Materials for this DIY Starfish Wall Art
DecoArt Chalky Finish Chalk Paint in Serene
Wood Craft Shadow Box / Frame
2 x Large Starfish
Foam Paint Brush
Wood Craft Shadow Box / Frame
Large Paper or Cloth (to protect the surface you’re working on)
Step 1: Place your frames on the burlap material and trace the outline of the frame.
Step 2: Once traced, cut the burlap fabric. Make sure to be precise with your lines so it fits into the frame perfectly.
Step 3: Paint the outside of the frame. I didn’t worry about painting the back because no one will see that once it’s hung. Allow to dry
Step 4: Using an old brush, paint all-purpose strong hold glue on to the inside of the frame. Do not brush up the sides, only where the burlap fabric will be placed. Be thorough but don’t over do the amount of glue.
Step 5: Place the burlap material on the glue covered frame. Make sure to press down on all the edges and corners and smooth it out. Hold down for a minute or two. I used small books and placed it on top. Worked very well.
Step 6: Once the burlap fabric is stuck on to the frame and the glue is set, place hot glue on the back of your star fish and gently place on the burlap. Hold for a few seconds and add extra hot glue if need be.
Step 7: Measure out the amount of twin you will need for your starfish wall art to hang nicely in your space. I didn’t want mine to hang too low. Once you have measured it out, cut and get ready to stick it down.
I didn’t use any fancy products. I used hot glue. It doesn’t look amazing but no one is looking at the back of your frames. Hot glue the twine to the outer edge of the frames. To measure the distance between the two frames I used a remote control but you can use a ruler
(I just couldn’t find mine and I’m also all class). Allow the hot glued twine to set on the frame. Once the glue is set it’s all done and ready to hang!
Here’re the end result! Easy huh! This didn’t take long at all. Remember chalk paint dries in minutes ( I only used a small amount and painted a think layer) so I was able to complete this project in about 30 minutes.
I’m so happy with my cute starfish wall art! The thing about this craft is it is perfect for my sons nursery but also for any spot in the house! If I want to use this for my Summer decor, I can easily put it in another room in my home without it looking like it was made for a child’s room.
Some more baby’s breath prettiness! You getting bored of it yet? haha.
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What do you think of my Nautical Wall Decor Starfish hanging? Have you made anything like this before? What have you made with starfish?
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