Add a touch of coastal farmhouse decor to your home by decorating a dough bowl with seashells and soft aqua colors reminiscent of the ocean!
Dough bowls are simple yet elegant to decorate with, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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Did you see the easy decorative balls I shared last week? I LOVE how they look in my farmhouse-style dough bowl.
For this coastal farmhouse dough bowl decor, I’m using a combination of easy crafts and supplies from the Dollar Tree that I’m adding to this extra large and GORGEOUS wooden dough bowl!
Shop My Favorite Dough Bowls Below
You know I love a good dollar store project and this one checks all the boxes-it’s quick, easy and inexpensive to make!
Have you seen their summer decor yet? Check your area to see if you can find a store with a “crafters square” section.
They will have more craft supplies than a store without them!
Supplies for Coastal Farmhouse Decor Dough Bowl
All supplies are from Dollar Tree except the Dough Bowl
- Dollar Tree Wooden Mermaid Tails
- Votive Candles and Holders
- Assorted fillers sand and crushed stones
- Jute and Rope Balls
- Coastal Stickers
- Dough Bowl
Coastal Farmhouse Decor Dough Bowl Instructions
This DIY is super easy and a whole lot of fun to put together! You can get creative with the new “coastal grandmother”, “coastal grandma”, and “coastal granny” decor ideas! It all makes me laugh!
Shore Living Coastal Dough Bowl Video Tutorial
If you’d rather watch a step-by-step video tutorial on how to decorate a dough bowl for a beach house watch it below on my YouTube channel! Subscribe while you’re there, too!
Step 1. Add parchment paper to the dough bowl
I like to layer it with parchment paper first so it is easy to remove.
Just cut out a template that works with your size bowl.
Step 2. Add rice to the bowl
A quick tip is to place rice down first on top of the paper. It gives it dimension and the sand and stones will layer much easier than if you just added the sand.
Step 3. Add your sand and stones
Now you want to slowly pour in the sand and crushed stones to your dough bowl.
Look how pretty these aqua crushed stones are:
Step 4. Paint the Mermaid Tails
I found the most beautiful colors of spray paint from Crafters Square at Dollar Tree that instantly made me think of summer and the ocean. The soft aqua and lime green colors are perfect for the mermaid tails.
The bottles are a spray which makes them so easy to craft with.
Step 5. Blend paint with wet wipes
Simply spray a mix of colors onto the mermaid tails and use wet ones (also from the dollar store) to blend in the paint. It reminds me of the old sponge-painting days. Does anyone remember that?
Step 6. Add Diamond Dust
Everything is better with a little sparkle, especially mermaids! Add a little diamond dust to the wet tails so the dust will stick.
Look at how pretty that is!
Step 7. Add stickers to the votive
Place assorted coastal glass stickers onto each candle votive holder. This is such a simple way to update plain glass.
Step 8. Add jute and rope dog toys
I’ve been having fun decorating with dollar store dog toys! Did you see the coastal wreath I just made? That also used a different style of dog toy!
Simply place a couple of different style decorative balls into the bowl. Easy peasy!
Step 9. Arrange candles
Next up, arrange candles randomly around the dough bowl so it doesn’t look “arranged”. 🙂
Step 10. Add mermaid tails
Now that the mermaid tails are dry, you can place them in the bowl. They look great standing in the bowl. It gives it a little bit of height and dimension.
It’s all coming together!
Step 11. Add seashells
Place seashells of assorted shapes and sizes around the dough bowl. Be sure to collect some if you can the next time you are at the beach!
Step 12. Layer glass beads
Did you see the lovely glass beads I found? You may have seen a sneak peek of them on Instagram. They are even prettier in person.
If you don’t have glass beads, you can definitely add wood beads. With the jute balls, they will also work just fine! That’s all there is to it…
Now just light a candle, pour yourself your favorite drink, and enjoy your beautiful coastal farmhouse decor dough bowl!
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Dough bowls are something I love to decorate with. You can even add a touch of glam to a wood bowl by updating it with silver leaf like I show HERE.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy summer!
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Coastal Farmhouse Decor Dough Bowl
- Mermaid Tails Assorted
- Votive Candles and holders
- Sand and crushed stones
- Jute and Rope Balls
- Coastal Stickers
- Dough Bowl
- Add parchment paper to the dough bowl.
- Place rice down first on top of the paper.
- Slowly pour in the sand and crushed stones.
- Spray a mix of paint colors onto the mermaid tails and use wet ones to blend the paint.
- Add a little diamond dust on top of wet paint.
- Place coastal glass stickers onto each candle votive holder.
- Place a couple of different style decorative balls into the bowl.
- Arrange candles
- Add painted mermaid tails, seashells and glass beads.