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Are you looking for some ideas for beach Santa decorations? Here is a cute and super easy diy that you will be proud to display in your beach house or in that beach themed bedroom or bathroom! Bring a little bit of the beach into your home this Christmas with this Santa is gone to the beach sign!
Supplies needed for this diy:
- Thrifted wooden sign, canvas, or piece of scrap wood, etc
- White paint and brush
- Red felt
- Black marker
- Mini clothespins
- Christmas greenery
- Shells, driftwood pieces, sea glass, etc.
- Gone to the beach vinyl decal
- White chunky yarn
- White pom pom
- Scissors and hot glue
- Staple gun (optional)
Step one: Prep your base
I used this thrifted clip board sign that I found at Goodwill. You could use a sign from the Dollar Tree and paint over it. A canvas or a piece of scrap wood would work, too. I’m just trying to use what I have. First I removed the sticker and the metal clip.
Then I sanded where I removed the clip.
Step two: Paint your base
First, I used an acrylic paint as a primer. I used two coats, letting it completely dry in between coats.
To complete the painting, I used a chalk paint to make sure that the writing was covered completely.
Step three: Draw and cut out your Santa suit
This is completely freehanded, so I don’t have a template for you, but you can do this. Try it on paper first, then draw it out on your felt. I drew one side of the Santa jacket first, then I folded over the felt, used pins to secure both layers, then cut out two sides.
Next, I drew some Santa pants.
See, they’re not perfect. Yours don’t have to be either.
Now, I needed a back to the Santa jacket, so I laid both sides down onto the felt and traced around them to create a “back”. Basically, it was a rectangle.
Last thing we drew and cut out was Santa’s hat. The hat is going to be draped over something, so I drew it like this.
Step four: Add your fur to your suit
The fur that I used was a chunky white yarn. I lined the jacket pieces and the bottom of the pants first.
Then I glued the pieces of the jacket together. Last, I added a white pom pom to the hat to finish it. Santa’s suit is ready.
Step five: Add your decal
I added the decal to the bottom of the sign, but you could add it wherever you like. If you would like this decal, get one >>HERE<<.
Step six: Build your sign
I used this piece of Christmas greenery as my clothesline for Santa’s suit, using miniature clothespins.
Then I added some beach elements on either side of my decal.
Using a staple gun, I attached the greenery clothesline to the sign.
Our last little detail was to add the hat to the small piece of driftwood.
Our Gone to the Beach Sign is complete!
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I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy gone to the beach sign and that it inspires you to make something similar for your home! Make sure to join our email family to keep up with us each week!