DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art…

Hey there…so glad that you are visiting us today and hope that your week is off to a great start. Jennifer and I have each been busy bees in our homes cleaning, purging, decorating and creating. We have a few projects to show you in the coming weeks.

This past weekend was my birthday and I was excited to celebrate for three days. Yes, I know I’m spoiled but it was alot of fun. We get to do it all over again this weekend as it is Jennifer’s birthday! Yes, we are that close – even our birthdays are close together πŸ™‚

Lately I have been dreaming of days spent on the beach. I feel the need for the sunshine on my face, the sand between my toes and a special bev with a tiny umbrella in my hand. Luckily for me, my dream is coming true and in a few short weeks we will be visiting our best friends in their new beach condo.

Which brings me to today’s project. Because I was feeling “beachy” and becauseΒ I wanted to create a meaningful gift to give my friend I came up with this idea. I love craft projects, especially when they are quick and easy and this is just that!

A few months ago I purchased several burlap canvasses at the craft store. They were very inexpensive as they were on sale and sold in sets – two canvasses were only $4.00. I knew exactly what I wanted to create. My friend and I have been fortunate to travel together and share meaningful trips. I decided to incorporate a couple of my beach-found items onto the canvas art.

Here’s what you will need to make this DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art:

  • Burlap canvas – I used 8×10
  • Jute rope
  • Hot glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • Anything else that you might want to glue onto your art piece. I chose to add sea glass and shells.

Here is the exact jute that I used…purchased with a 40% off coupon πŸ™‚

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!Using a pen I wrote out the word “Beach” onto the canvas…

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!… I then traced the letters with a hot glue. I basically glued half of a letter at a time.

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!I love the 3-D effect of the raised rope lettering.

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!After all of the lettering was complete, I laid out the shells and sea glass for placement before gluing.

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!I’m very happy with this art piece…it looks so cute on my shelf – my friend may not ever receive it πŸ™‚

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!These are some of my ocean treasures that I have collected over the years. I love this little bottle…it was covered with barnacles that I managed to scrape off. The aqua glass became frosted from rolling and crashing through the ocean against the sand. I’m amazed that the bottle never broke.

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!Most of my sea glass collection was collected on one trip from one beach…

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!The corks were given to me years ago by a fisherman that deemed them “worthless” and he thought I was crazy for wanting them πŸ™‚

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!This project took just 10 minutes – beginning to end. Like I said, quick and easy!

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!Now, I’m off to create something else beach inspired! I hope that you try to make you own beach art. Have a great day and see you back here tomorrow!

Β XO~Vicki

Comments

  1. says

    You are so creative! I LOVE this and I know your bestie is going to love it too. You’re always so thoughtful to include items that hold special memories for both you and the recipient. That is one of my favorite things about you – you’re a giver πŸ™‚

  2. says

    Love this craft! Quick and easy but looks so great when finished. I love your little bottle too. I can only imagine its history! It was an amazing find and I’m glad you rescued it πŸ˜‰

    Love ya!

  3. says

    I absolutely love, love, love this! Your inspiration, was the perfect coastal craft I was looking for! If you have time, stop by for a visit at my blog, to see what I created! It also warms my heart the memories your sea treasures bring you! Hope you have a wonderful week! πŸ™‚

  4. says

    Love this idea Vicki, and there are so many ways to personalize it as a gift! You added special touches for your friend, and I know they will so appreciate your thoughtfulness. Hope you enjoy your time at the beach πŸ™‚ Bwg ~~~ {PS I’m totally stealing this!}
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