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

Beachy Summer Bathroom Makeover + FREE Bathroom Printable

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So it’s going to be a LONG time before we really do anything permanent to the master bedroom or master bathroom. I’m still trying to decide exactly what I want to do in there so I’m just not prepared to make a commitment.

So until then, I’ve decided to create a few fun beachy home décor projects to brighten the space this summer… including a FREE printable just for you guys!

beachy summer bathroom makeoverSo this whole mini-makeover idea came when I was shopping at Dollar General. I first spotted some little bags of seashells and sand for $1 each. I also grabbed 3 glass vases, one glass pillar candle, a small candle, teal tart burner, 8×10 inch gold frame, and a basket. Total was less than $30.

summer bathroom printable dollar generalFirst thing I created was with the little glass vase trio. I put the tall pillar candle inside the largest vase to act like a hurricane and filled around with sand. The other two vases I just filled about 1/3 with sand.

dollar general seashell hurricanesThen I just evenly spread the 4 bags of seashells between the 3 vases. Seriously, easiest summer home decor project ever.

seashell hurricanes

thrifty seashell hurricanesNext up was the basket. I wanted it to match the little teal tart burner I purchased so I decided add a bit of paint to the $6 basket.

beachy summer bathroom makeoverI mixed some green and blue paint I had on hand to color match. Then I taped off the basket and painted with a small brush.

beachy bathroom makeover painted basketTwo minutes later I had a fun little basket to store extra hand towels in my bathroom.

beach summer bathroom makeoverTo stick with the teal accent color, I created a little printable for the 8×10 gold frame I purchased from Dollar General.

jesus and germs bathroom printableAnd of course I’m letting you download it for FREE!

wash your hands free printable

To download the file just right click and save to desktop.
Then trim and place in an 8×10 inch frame.

summer bathroom makeoverAnd that’s it. A couple little bathroom summer home décor projects for less than $30! And I’m guessing that this won’t last long in my bathroom… Ellie already wants to steal everything, especially the seashells and printable. Well she might just have to fight me for them. Don’t worry, I think I can take her.

beachy summer bathroom makeover

I had a great time shopping at Dollar General and can’t wait to see what projects this next year brings as one of their Brand Ambassadors. Just a couple things I wanted to show you that I totally LOVED at my local store…

dollar general store

1. Plastic dinnerware, drinkware, platters, and more!
2. TONS of barbecue supplies, even grills and charcoal
3. Cute party supplies… umm hello adorable colorful chevron!
4. Adorable little lamp shades
5. Lots of organizational supplies
6. Photo frames and wall art
7. Hot dog holders and hamburger baskets. Perfect for summer cookouts!
8. Fun garden and outdoor decor

So if you’re looking for affordable craft supplies, check out Dollar General!

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