Squeal!!! I am sooo excited for two reasons; 1) It’s spring! Officially spring! 2) My nautical wreath is so stinking cute! It turned out even better than I pictured in my head, and I am so in love with it! As most of you know it’s National Craft Month, and one of the spring trends right now is nautical decor…I am so all over crafting that, especially living here in the Pacific Northwest. Makes me want to pull out some flip flops and drive a couple hours to sit in a weathered Adirondack chair and look at the ocean all day long! Ahhh, lovely days are here again!
First a little disclosure: This project is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores National Craft Month. I received a gift card to purchase my supplies, I got to go shopping and pick out my own supplies and design my own craft, and this little nautical cutie is what I came up with.
Well let’s get to it, and see how I made this adorable little wreath shall we?
DIY Wreath Nautical Decor
- Foam wreath form
- 1/2 yard of blue and white striped knit, this one has a cute lacey texture on the white stripe.(you’ll have lots left over to make more for friends, or a cute scarf or pillow or…)
- Jute Cord
- Wooden Anchor
- Glue Gun
- Cut strips of fabric just wide enough that it will fit comfortably around wreath.
- Wrap around wreath and pin in place (this will help you get everything lined up before you do anything permanent)
- Overlap where you need to, and fold under rough ends. With a half yard and a 12″ wreath, you should only have to use 2 strips.
- Using a hot glue gun, glue fabric to wreath and remove pins as you go, be sure to glue only to the underside for the cleanest look.
- Cut two long strands of jute cord and glue one end of one to the underside of the wreath, over the overlapping part preferably.
- Wrap around until you have the desired look, glue the end.
- Repeat cord wrapping on the opposite side.
Now paint your wooden anchor white (the anchors are in the wood crafts, mine cost .29 cents, sweet!)
Now to get the jute to look like rope around the anchor follow these steps.
- Cut a long string of jute
- Fold in half and slide through the hole to about half way up the cord.
- Loop your jute and tie a knot on the front side of the anchor, so there is a little loop on the backside.
- Using both of the strings of jute, wrap it around the knot and down until you have a long enough wrap. Secure with hot glue as you go.
- Now twist remaining jute around anchor for your desired look and secure the end with hot glue, clipping the end if needed.
To attach the anchor to the wreath use hot glue, and if needed use a pin through the jute into the wreath to make sure it stays secure.
To make the loop to hang the wreath cut a long strand of jute, wrap it around and tie a knot where you want the wrap to start. Make another loop for the top part and tie a knot next to the other knot and then using the remaining jute wrap it around the knots to make another wrap. Use hot glue to secure, and hang that baby up!
Isn’t she cute!?! Such a fun welcome home!
You can purchase all the supplies to make this project at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Jo-Ann makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website.