My daughter had a pool party last week, and like every DIY blogger out there, I just had to use some DIY projects as part of the party decorations. Of course, it’s always a good thing when you can keep your decorations up long after the party is over, and that’s exactly what happened with these DIY beach signs that I made.
In case you’re thinking that I may have gone overboard in preparing for the party, I should explain that we are still working on the landscaping in the backyard. When we first moved in, there was nothing in the yard but a pool and a bunch of dirt, not even a single blade of grass.
I should also explain that we live in a cookie-cutter neighborhood where the houses look pretty much the same, and I really, really want to achieve a more custom look for the backyard. Plus, many of you know that I just love anything beach related!
I started by painting three wooden stakes a lovely shade of aqua blue.
The stakes already have holes in them because they were previously signs we made for my older daughter’s Harry Potter party. There’s nothing like repurposing party decor! Actually, the other sides of the signs still have the names of key places in the Harry Potter series, and I’m planning on reusing the signs for Halloween!
When the blue paint dried, I painted the name of a different beach on each of the signs.
We’ve been to Ocean Beach many times, but I have to say that the bottom sign is my favorite! I gave the post a light coat of white paint, using an old, dry brush. This makes it look worn and chippy! The lettering isn’t perfect, but it’s supposed to look casual and beachy.
I wish the hibiscus flowers were open when I took the pictures, and I think the little garden angel has the same opinion!