Coastal Table Centerpiece

How to make an easy coastal beachy centerpiece for any occasion. I'll show you the easy steps at apurdylittlehouse.comHiya! I’m Sue Purdy and I blog over at A Purdy Little House, where I’m all about DIY and home decor on a budget. I’m so excited about the warmer temperatures and it inspired me to create a fun coastal table centerpiece for my recent outdoor dessert party.

This coastal table centerpiece was created using things I had around the house. The items I used include:

Mason Jars (3)

Twine

Sand

Shells

Tea Light Candles (3)

Tray

Starfish (3)

Glue Gun

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

 I started with tying some twine around the mason jars.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

Next I went out to the kid’s sand box and scooped some sand into the jars to vary the height of the candles.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

Then I added in some sea shells that I had on hand from another project. They are typically found at the dollar store and I love how inexpensive they are. If you’re lucky enough to find some on the beach, the price is even better than the dollar store’s prices.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

This galvanized tray was purchased at the dollar store as well for $3.00, but any tray would do for this project. I put some sand along the bottom of the tray to act as a base for the mason jars.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

We attended a destination wedding several years ago and each guest got to take home a starfish as a wedding favor. I kept them to use as summer décor, and they worked out perfectly for this project. I glued each starfish to the twine using my glue gun.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

After placing the mason jars in the center of the tray, I added some additional shells on each side.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

Here is the completed centerpiece. I added some tea lights to each mason jar and pushed them into the sand so they would stay put.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

I love the beachy coastal vibe.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

The shells are so pretty with their pink and purple tones.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

My table is now all set for my dessert party. The tea lights give off a wonderful and warm glow into the summer evening, which makes this centerpiece perfect for small intimate gatherings.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

I added these napkins that echo the sand tones of the centerpiece, and the blues remind me of the ocean.

How to create a coastal beachy centerpiece using items you likely have lying around the house at apurdylittlehouse.com

Thank you so much for checking out these easy steps to creating a fun and beachy coastal table centerpiece. See you next time my friends. Happy Crafting!

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I'm Sue Purdy from A Purdy Little House. I have a passion for DIY, home decor & design; all while spending the least amount of money possible. I love making something out of nothing, dollar store shopping trips, and thrift store treasure hunting. I tackle all projects big and small (and everything in between) from setting a perfect tablescape to full room remodels. I love for my home and decor to tell a story and I'm so pleased to have you join us on our journey as we transform our 1970's house into our Purdy Little dream home.

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