Vintage Shell Prints for Beach House Decorating

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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Coastal Interior Design ideas:

How to Live in a Coastal Cottage (many miles from the ocean)

Bed Sheet with Beach Shell Print

Shell Picture Frame



Summer Crafts FOR the Beach

Nautical Tote Beach Bag

Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Fun flipflops


Summer Crafts FOR Your Garden

a Beach in a Pot

Waterproof Picnic Blanket




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