It’s already the mid of summer and I feel the happy urge to add more and more summery touches to my little house. Today I’ll share with you some ideas about how to decorate your place using a theme I love : beach huts!
1. A wall scene
If you have a guest room or a room for your children that you would like to transform using a beach hut theme , that’s how you can do it.
STEP 1: Use paper tape to create a huge stencil of a beach cabin on the wall .
It is not difficult to make, but you should be careful with measuring the length of both the vertical ,the horizontal lines and the diagonal ones you will use for the roof. If the measurement is accurate, then the final outcome will be a success.
It’s a pity I can’t show you the process in detail , but I made this cabin few years ago and I have no photos of the making .
STEP 2: Paint the inner part of your ‘stencil’ using the colours of your choice. I suppose navy blue and sky blue , plus a bit of black and red or orange are the most suitable colours for this project.
STEP 3: When the paint is dry , carefully remove the paper tape. This is ‘the time of truth’ for your little creation! If your measurements are OK, the final outcome will be a success.
STEP 4: To make the cabin more realistic, you can add details using pieces of wood to create a frame for the door of the hut and the window. You can also make a ‘fence’, to complete the scene you have created , on the side of the cabin.
STEP 5: Use little decorative touches on the wall to give ‘depth’ to the scene.
I used some self adhesive flying birds for the background and hung a bunting with stripes at the foreground.
This way you can transform, an otherwise uninteresting room, into a beach scene , where your family and guests will enjoy spending time in!
2. Cabins on canvas
If you feel like overdoing it a bit with the beach cabin theme, why don’t you make some tiny cabins using balsa wood, pieces of fabric and some acrylic paint.
Cut out cabins in different shapes and then start adding detail, using paint , string, pieces of fabric and whatever else you may like, to make your huts more realistic.
When you are ready, stick them on a rectangular,framed canvas, in a row.
You can also add some pieces of wood to create a little fence on either side of the row.
Finally, hung your make on the wall and admire it!
3. Cabins on pebbles
Paint tiny beach huts on a nice, flat pebble. Add some colour and texture using a fabric bunting. You can paint a nice summery background for your huts, if you like.
Place the pebble on a little table or a mantelpiece and let your guests admire your talent!
4. Napkin rings
An easy but impressive make that will bring the breeze of the coast to your dining table, are these napkin rings made of small pieces of balsa wood , fabric, paint and string.
Use the fabric to make beach huts, boats , hearts , bunting etc. and stick them on the balsa wood. You can paint them, instead, if you prefer that. Then, make a small hole on the top and pass some string through it. This will be the ring for the napkin.
You can invite your guests to take the rings at home to remind them of a lovely summer day spend at your house.
I hope I have inspired you dear readers to make something similar for you and I’m sure you will be happy with the outcome.
Enjoy the summer days and nights that lie ahead and think positive .There are things we can change and others that we can’t, so take life as it comes and carry on!
My love to you all!