Did you know that Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state? There are over 100 lighthouses along our miles and miles of freshwater coastline. When I saw galvanized metal lighthouse decorations at Dollar Tree recently, I took the opportunity to make a DIY nautical wreath for cheap. Read on to see how to make your own perfect summer wreath!
DIY NAUTICAL WREATH TUTORIALS
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A DOLLAR STORE LIGHTHOUSE WREATH
Dollar Tree has a big beach-themed section in their craft and decor aisles right now, so head over to grab some craft supplies for summer crafting! You can likely find similar materials at your local craft store or online.
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- Wreath form
- Nautical rope
- Sisal rope
- Lighthouse shape
- Straight pins
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue
- Optional: Galvanized sign
- Cricut Joy
- Smart vinyl
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HOW TO MAKE A ROPE-WRAPPED NAUTICAL WREATH
I layered cotton and jute rope to create interest and texture for my nautical wreath. I love how the rope and galvanized metal pop on our navy front door. I like the simplicity of my wreath, but you can definitely add more embellishment. Driftwood, seashells, and colored ribbon would all add more interest to this wreath.
Add the wreath to your front door to beautify your porch. This wreath would also look beautiful with other nautical decor inside your home!
Dollar Store Nautical Wreath
- Begin by wrapping nautical rope around the foam wreath form.
Use straight pins to hold the rope in place.
- Wrap sisal (or jute) rope around the wreath, placing the rope between each wrap of the nautical rope.
Use hot glue to glue both types of rope to the wreath form. Remove the straight pins when the glue has dried.
- If you want to add some color to the wreath, wrap colored rope or ribbon loosely around the wreath. Secure with hot glue.
- Use hot glue to attach the galvanized lighthouse to the middle of the wreath.
- Remove the starfish shape from the dollar store galvanized sign.
- Open Cricut Design Space and use the Text tool to add the word “WELCOME” to your canvas.
- Resize the design to fit the dimensions of the sign.
- Cut the design out of Smart Vinyl, weed the design, and use transfer tape to apply the vinyl to the sign.
- Attach the sign to the wreath with hot glue.
- Add a length of jute rope to the top of the wreath and secure it with double knots. Place your new cute wreath on a hanger on your door or wall.
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