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Sailors Valentine DIY

Sailors valentine

Try your hand at an age old coastal tradition, the Sailors Valentine. Purchase a kit or try it on your own design for a unique, one of a kind coastal valentine.




Cardboard Box- Octagon shape is classic Sailor's Valentine but any shape you like will work

Picture Hanging Hooks

The secret to a creating a nautical sailors valentine are repetition and symmetry. Most of the space in your sailor's valentine will be taken up with shells of similar shape and size but of course you be able to highlight special seashells or seashore treasures that remind you of a beach vacation you and your loved one took.

Using any type of glue , lay out a design with your seashells, radial symmetry is a good choice if you’re using the traditional octagonal base. Traditional sailors valentines cover all the available space with shells, filling all the spaces and even layering them for a special effect.You can even  sketch out a design right on the cardboard before you glue on your seashells.

After your design is complete, set your sailors valentine aside for at least 24 hours so that the glue can fully cure.

 Once the shells are dry turn over the valentine and write a note on the back. Maybe mention the beach vacation you found the seashells on or a romantic note.

 Your sailors valentine can be hung on the wall if you like by using picture hanging hardware. Or you can opt to sit yours on the table.

Sailors Valentine Kit

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Sailors Valentine DIY

Sailors Valentine kit

Whale sailors valentine

Aqua sailors valentine

Beach house with outdoor seating and fire pit

Coastal outdoor beach house living with fire pits

Beautiful beach settings with outdoor coastal seating, ocean views and warm toes by the fire. These fire elements will warm you up in style.

Beach house deck with fire pit

Coastal chic beach side living with beautiful built in outdoor seating to lounge by the fire all night. 

Modern beach house outdoor seating with fire pit

Coastal outdoor wicker sofas and a Malibu Fire Table create the perfect beach house oasis.

Inspiring and irresistible coastal outdoor fire pit area trends we love. Take a look at some of our favorite outdoor coastal living designs with fire pits.


Fire Pit With Wicker Seating By The Ocean

Coastal Outdoor Living Room With Fire Pit By The Ocean

Beach House With Outdoor Sitting And Fire Pit

Beach House Deck With Coastal Modern Outdoor Space With Fire Pit

 Modern Beach House Outdoor Wicker Seating With Fire Pit

Beachy bedroom

1. Think beachy. Light aqua ocean waters and stretches of sandy beaches. Keep these hues in mind when decorating your coastal oasis. Textures, tones and colors mesh perfectly in this coastal beach house bedroom with wicker inset bed, aqua accents and sandy cottage painted furniture.

Light and bright coastal bedroom

2. A great coastal chandelier can add ambiance and the perfect seaside lighting touch to your bedroom, taking your design to the next level. This seaside wood bead and iron chandelier is the perfect example.

3. Light  paint, coastal bedding and trims with bright accents give the room an open and inviting feel.  Choose your colors wisely, light ocean tones will create a seaside breezy design.

Coastal slipcover bed

4. A slipcovered headboard can change the feel of your room by creating a comfy coastal design with a simple change. Slipcovers soften the design and add a coastal touch.

5. Statement art like this driftwood wall hanging might be all the decoration you need. Keep it simple and hang one statement piece for a big coastal design impact.

Nautical design ideas to make over your coastal bedroom with some seaside style and a little salty imagination. Create a coastal retreat or seaside paradise in your bedroom with these simple nautical design ideas.


Coastal and seaside bedrooms

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