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…
I 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.
- straw wreath form (still in plastic)
- 100ft sisal rope
- greenery pins
- 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.
Because 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.
And here’s what it looked like when I was done with the rope layers…
Next 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.
I attached to the wreath form with a little bit of twine.
I 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.
So are you guys headed to the beach this summer,
or do you have different vacation plans?
I love it! So beachy fresh and cute.
Love it! Gives me inspiration for the collection of sea shells I have lying around the craft room. Thanks!
I’m hosting a nautical themed baby shower and I think a wreath like yours would be so cute to help decorate. Where did you purchase the sisal rope?
You can get the rope from any hardware store (Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, etc). Good luck with yours. Would be so cute on the front door as people enter the party!
Hi Erin! I love your wreath and re-created it for my newest how-to. Come check it out…www.craftcuts.com/community/home-decor/monogrammed-nautical-wreath/
Looks great Molly! Love the monogram.
I think you mean “hodge podge.”
YES! Thank you 😉
Lisa Jordie @TheDriftingDesk says
I love this so much and I’m going to give it a try! I have most of my supplies, but I’ve got a question for you on the garland. Did the white finger starfish and the smaller shells all come in the garland? I can’t seem to find anything like it!
Yes, it came together on a garland from Michaels! I think they have it in stock year-round, too!
Hey HowToNestForLess you say this wreath takes 100′ of sisal rope but I don’t see what size/width you used. Maybe 1/2″? Thanks.
I love this wreath, it is adorable.