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How To Make A Beach Crab Sign Using Rocks

Hi there and Happy July! It is finally July, summer is here and I can’t quite believe it just yet that I have the next two months off!! Whoot!! Last week was originally going to be our Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge for June, only that I completely messed up and forgot all about it. But my lovely friends from the club are so amazing and had no problem postponing it for today.ย  Thank you girls, I appreciate you so much!

We have such a fun theme this time, [we actually do every time, but I really liked this one!] it is all about pebbles, or little rocks and such. Very summery and perfect for me as we live a few steps away from the Atlantic Ocean here in the South of Spain. Our beaches are beautiful and sandy and every time we go, we bring home pebbles, rocks and shells as well.

I kinda knew right away what I wanted to make, but just really planned it wrong. The project I’m going to show you today turned out cute, at least I am happy with it, and it really adds to the beach vibe that I have going on in our home. Here’s how to make a beach crab sign using rocks.


How To Make A Beach Crab Sign Using Rocks

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What you need:

small and medium sized pebbles and rocks [depending on the size of your canvas]

one bigger rock for the body of the crab

hot glue gun

reversed canvas painted all white


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I re-used a canvas I had already. There is something painted on it on the other side, the side you actually would use to paint on canvas. But I just really like the deconstructed look when turning it around and that, turned around, it has a frame. I painted the wooden frame with white chalk paint and also the inside, the canvas, with brushes of white chalk paint before I started with my beach crab.


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Then I started by arranging the crab with my rocks and just trying out different ways of making the crab with them.

When I had my crab all ready in front of me on the canvas I ยจfiredยจup my hot glue gun and simply glued on all the rocks and pebbles.


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And that was basically all I had to do! I now use it in a vignette and really like the beach vibe it ads to my decor!!


how to make a beach crab sign using rocks kreativk.net


how to make a beach crab sign using rocks kreativk.net


how to make a beach crab sign using rocks kreativk.net


how to make a beach crab sign using rocks kreativk.net


how to make a beach crab sign using rocks kreativk.net


how to make a beach crab sign using rocks kreativk.net


how to make a beach crab sign using rocks kreativk.net


how to make a beach crab sign using rocks kreativk.net


So here you go, you can make your own beach crab sign right away if you can find pebbles and rocks in your garden or if you live close to a lake or beach, have an old canvas and a hot glue gun ready to be used.

I hope you go and see what the other ladies have been up to! I can’t wait to see!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today, wishing you a great day…




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  • Liz
    13/07/2018 at 09:03

    Wow, that’s a lovely idea! Looks really great!

    • Katrin
      16/07/2018 at 21:24

      Thanks so much Liz!

  • Amber Ferguson
    12/07/2018 at 00:40

    This is so beautiful! I hope you will come over and share your posts at Thursday Favorite Things! The party starts at 9:00 a.m. EST Thursday and runs through Saturday at midnight. Hope you can join us!

    • Katrin
      16/07/2018 at 21:22

      Thank you Amber!!

  • Lisa // Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing & Crafting
    10/07/2018 at 13:18

    Oh my gosh! I love this! My son is obsessed with collecting empty crab shells from the beach, and then they stink when we get home. This would be a fantastic way to make him happy without the stink! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lisa

    • Katrin
      10/07/2018 at 19:13

      hahaha, I can only imagine that. Yep this definitely comes without the stink ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks Lisa!!

  • Joanna @DIY Project
    09/07/2018 at 04:37

    Looks so awesome. Beautiful crab wall decor

    • Katrin
      10/07/2018 at 19:10

      Aw thanks so much Joanna!!

  • Pili
    07/07/2018 at 23:52

    So creative, Katrin!! That crab looks really cool on the canvas! It fits your style and its totally nautical vibe would be great for any coastal home

    • Katrin
      10/07/2018 at 19:09

      Thanks so much friend, it does bring in a fun nautical vibe for sure.

  • Emily
    06/07/2018 at 16:33

    Katrin, this is so creative! And what a neat way to use the pebbles & shells collected at the beach, instead of just putting them in a bag or a jar! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday; I’m going to feature your crab art at next week’s party!

    • Katrin
      07/07/2018 at 08:44

      Aw Thanks so much Emily, that is awesome news!!

  • Jenny
    03/07/2018 at 11:33

    What a cute idea to use the rocks to make a crab. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. See you next week

    • Katrin
      03/07/2018 at 15:19

      Thanks so much Jenny!!

  • Pamela Smith
    03/07/2018 at 03:29

    Oh! I love this! We are going to the lake soon and I will have to look for some perfect rocks! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Katrin
      03/07/2018 at 15:19

      Oh great, Thank you so much Pamela, have fun at the lake!!

  • Keri
    02/07/2018 at 21:42

    Katrin, this crab wall art is so cute and clever! I like how it looks in the vignette.

    • Katrin
      03/07/2018 at 15:18

      Thanks so much Keri!!

  • Ellen
    02/07/2018 at 17:19

    Benjamin and I are always picking up interesting rocks and pebbles on our walks. I carry an old backpack just for our found treasures. Your kreative mind is amazing! Now, we have an easy and fun project to make with our finds. We will give one to his Uncle for his pool party decor. Re-using the canvas is a brilliant and thrifty idea, consider it borrowed. Enjoy your summer! Thank-you!

    • Katrin
      03/07/2018 at 15:18

      Oh I’m sure Benjamin & you will come up with all kinds of rock creatures!! How fun and what a fun grand-ma you are!

  • Marie
    02/07/2018 at 16:37

    This is really cute, Katrin! My sister collects rocks from her travels – this would be a great idea for displaying them. Pinning and sharing with her.

    • Katrin
      03/07/2018 at 15:16

      Oh Thanks Marie, yes that would be a great way to remember the travels!! Love the idea!

  • Michelle Leslie
    02/07/2018 at 15:39

    Ahhh you made a crab. How super clever and creative Katrin and it does fit the beachy theme so perfectly. And as always it’s got your unique touch to it.

    • Katrin
      03/07/2018 at 15:15

      I love crabs! We love to sit at the beach and just observe them. Til they come too close, lol, then we’re screaming. But rock crabs are nice to have at home ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Mary
    02/07/2018 at 13:49

    Katrin this is such a fun project. It is fun of whimsey and really put a smile on my face. Pebbles and rocks are so close to our hearts and I just took them for granted till now.

    • Katrin
      03/07/2018 at 15:12

      Thanks friend, it is a fun little project for a quick summer afternoon craft ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Julia @ Vintage with Laces
    02/07/2018 at 10:35

    This is such a cute idea, Katrin! I love how you crab turned out. It’s a perfect coastal decoration piece.
    Enjoy your summer holidays. Hopefully it won’t get too hot.

    • Katrin
      03/07/2018 at 15:11

      Thanks Julia!! So far the temps are just perfect, not hot at all but still summer! ๐Ÿ˜‰