Rope Nautical Wreath

Every year my entire family (brothers, sister, parents, grandkids and all) head to Panama City Beach for 1 week of vacation relaxing on the beach. This year though we decided to try something that we haven’t done in 15 years… head to Breckenridge, Colorado for a week in the mountains. We leave mid July but it can’t come soon enough.

So I think this next project came from wanting a little piece of the beach with me at home this summer since I won’t be seeing it in person. So say hello to my Rope Nautical Wreath…

rope nautical wreathI have to admit, I totally winged this project. I would like to say that I totally thought it out and planned all of the pieces, but it was really a hodge podge of different items I had in my craft stash, plus one or two new finds.

rope nautical wreath suppliesSUPPLIES:

  • straw wreath form (still in plastic)
  • 100ft sisal rope
  • greenery pins
  • twine
  • seashell garland from Michael’s (on sale for $10)
  • anchor hook from Hobby Lobby (on sale for $4)

Start my wrapping your rope around the wreath form. Pin in place on the back side every so often with a greenery pin.

rope nautical wreath tutorialBecause the rope is a little thick, you’ll need some gaps in your design. I just went back over my gaps with another layer of rope afterwards.

rope wreathAnd here’s what it looked like when I was done with the rope layers…

rope nautical wreath craftNext it was time to add the little anchor I found at Hobby Lobby. Since it was a hook, I just unscrewed the hook part off the back so I could use the anchor part on my wreath.

nautical rope wreathI attached to the wreath form with a little bit of twine.

wreath rope nauticalI added the seashells the same way… just wrapped a little bit of twine about 2 times around the wreath and shells to secure in place. I tied a knot in the twine on the back side of wreath form.

And that’s it. Pretty simple wreath but I love the look! I’m thinking about adding some nautical fabric as a bow or hanger but for now this suits me just fine.

rope nautical wreath

rope seashell wreath tutorial

rope seashell wreathSo are you guys headed to the beach this summer,
or do you have different vacation plans?

I have to admit, I’m pretty stoked about Colorado.
Ellie has never been and her favorite activity right now is hiking.
Plus getting a break from the heat will be SO NICE!

rope nautical wreath

Wild Berry Cheesecake Rolls

This time of year I often have lots of fresh fruit in the house and try to find new ways to use it before the week’s end. And there’s nothing better than a fruity, sweet dessert in my opinion.

wild berry cheesecake rolls recipeI actually got this idea from my chicken bacon ranch egg roll recipe when I had leftover egg roll wraps from dinner last week. Why not use the egg roll wrappers for something somewhat healthy ;)

wild berry cheesecake rolls ingredientsINGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • egg roll wraps
  • cinnamon sugar
  • nonstick cooking spray

wild berry cheesecake roll

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in bowl and whip together.
  3. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of mixture onto egg roll wrap. Next add a small scoop of strawberries and blueberries.
  4. Work the egg roll wrapper as a diamond. Roll the bottom corner up over the ingredients tightly. Next fold the left and right sides over, then finish rolling the wrapper. Use a little bit of water to seal the flap down.
  5. Place egg roll on baking sheet. Spray with nonstick spray and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

wild berry cheesecake rolls recipeThen sit back and enjoy the deliciousness of this fruity treat!
They’re best straight out of the oven. All gooey and warm.

HOPE YOU ENJOY!

wildberry cheesecake rolls

wild berry cheesecake rolls recipe