A Nautical Themed Wreath
Nautical themes are everywhere! My mom has a spare bathroom decked out in all things lighthouses, seashells and life preservers, so that was the inspiration for my project today!
I started with a wire wreath base that measures 7.75″ at the widest point. The spans between the outer ring and the inner ring measures 1.5″, so a nice thickness for creating a little life preserver decor.
Using a spool of jute cord, I began wrapping the wires. I did find that cutting a yard or two at a time helped to keep the jute from becoming tangled. When you run out of length, tie on a new strand (to the back) and begin wrapping again.
At the 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock positions, I wrapped a small piece of chevron ribbon around the jute covered wreath and glued in place at the back.
I didn’t have any red jute on hand, so I dyed my own! I poured a little of the Firecracker Lady Bug spray into a bowl and dredged a piece of jute through. Use an old cloth to wick away the excess ink. Allow to dry completely. Attach to the wreath in a fun looping pattern.
In finishing, I added a bow of matching chevron ribbon, along with a chipboard banner that I created with Authentique Paper’s “Anchored” Collection. “Ahoy” was spelled out with some cork sticker letters. Now it’s all ready for hanging or displaying on a shelf! Would also be a cute accent for a boy’s baby shower or nursery 🙂
Other Supplies Used:
- Authentique Paper– Anchored paper and sticker
- Misc- wire floral wreath; cork letters
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko– Fireworks Lady Bug Spray
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