DIY Rope & Shell Beach Flag
We are looking forward to some beach time again this year, so I thought I would share this fun beach themed flag with you again.For my family, summer is about waiting to get to the beach!¬† But, before we can get there, there are softball games to be finished up and camps to be attended.¬† So, this year, I thought I would bring a little bit of the beach right to my front porch while we are waiting. And now on to the project...a DIY rope & shell beach flag. It is a super simple project that requires just a little paint, glue, rope and shells. This is what you will need for this project: - Rough plywood.¬† We cut ours down to 36‚Äù wide by 20‚Äù tall.¬† Make your life easier and make it 21‚Äù tall for simpler math.¬† Large hardware stores will cut the wood down for you. - Stain of your choice - White Paint - Heavy rope ‚Äì I got mine at the local hardware store and they cut it right to the length I needed.¬† Calculate your length of rope based on your size.¬† I did 7 rows of rope and then went all the way around the perimeter.¬† I bought 35‚Äô of rope and that was more than enough for the project. - Around 12 shells of your choice - Hot glue gun and glue sticks Step 1 ‚Äì Stain your plywood. Step 2 ‚Äì Lightly coat the plywood with white paint so that some of the stained wood still shows through in the rough spots. Step 3 ‚Äì Measure out where you want to place your rope.¬† If you do 21‚Äù high, then you can mark a straight line, with a pencil, every 3 inches. Step 4 ‚Äì Eyeball where you want your corner ‚Äústar‚Äù section based on your proportions. Step 5 ‚Äì Cut your rope to 36‚Äù lengths.¬† I used a heavy duty pair of snips. Step 6 ‚Äì Use hot glue to attach the rope along the pencil lines.¬† Run one short piece to frame out the ‚Äústar section‚Äù and then use shorter lengths for the top 2 sections. Step 7 ‚Äì Hot glue rope around perimeter to create a frame.¬† (note ‚Äì if you are placing this in direction sunlight, the hot glue will not hold up.¬† You will need to use an outdoor approved adhesive.) Step 8 ‚Äì Use hot glue to attach your shells. And then you are finished and ready to enjoy it.¬† I have mine just resting on my front porch, but it could easily be hung or placed on a mantel. Thanks so much for letting me share this project today.¬† I have also made a baseball bat flag that you might also enjoy.¬† You can visit all of my projects by clicking here, or you can subscribe to receive projects to your inbox by clicking here.