Add some beach home decor – free vintage shell prints

DIY HOME DECORATION, Painting, Paper Crafts

Last year, we started building this series of fun summer beach cottage crafts tutorials. After you’ve made our previously posted summer crafts for your beach cottage (see list of links below), perhaps you’d like to create wonderful additions to your beach home decor.

5 Free Vintage Beach Themed Prints

I found these 5 stunning vintage shell and fish vintage prints, free for you.

For the easiest craft of all, simply print and frame them and hang them in a grouping.

Simply beach and simply beautiful.

vintage sea shells beach cottage decorating

vintage botanical print beach cottage decorating
salt fresh fish graphics fairy
conch shell graphic fairy

(click the images for your large, printable downloadables)

Decoupage with Vintage Images

If you want to craft a bit more, print an additional set  of these vintage images for your decoupage decoration projects.  Vintage images are perfect for decoupage.  At least three of them you can hand color as well, to suit your particular decor color scheme.  You’ll find that, again, with just little effort, you’ll have great result.

image source: The Graphics Fairy

Decoupage, Do it Right

Remember however, for decoupage to come out right, you should really use special decoupage glue for best results: Mod Podge.  Dependent on what kind of decoupage project you are doing and what your decoupage object will be used for, here are three options:

1. Mod Podge CS11202 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Gloss Finish

2. Mod Podge CS11302 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Matte Finish

Mod Podge Hard Coat All-In-One Decoupage Sealer / Glue / Finish (8 fl. oz. )

If you’ve never have used Mod Podge, you should try. You’ll love the features of this particularly excellent decoupage glue:

  • Quick-drying for multiple coat build up
  • Dries clear
  • Cleanses up easily with soap and water
  • Certified AP non-toxic, water-base
  • All-in-one glue, sealer.

If you use the links above, you’ll find really good prices for this glue (over 40% off RRP)

Ref. Which Glue to Use for the Job  (Yes, I also love Yes glue)

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