All Things Nautical: 25 Projects for Home and Fashion

Are y’all aboard with the nautical look this summer? It’s getting toasty here in Texas and it has me dreaming of setting sail with the breeze in my hair. I’ve never been on a cruise but now that I have three kids, and I’ve been perusing sponsor Norwegian Cruise Line itineraries, it seems like the perfect family vacation. When I close my eyes and fantasize about this perfect family vacation, we are stepping out in stripes, buttons, and red, white and blue. Do people do that on cruises? I would. Alas, there is no family cruise on the agenda this summer, so we will have to bring the nautical look home with decor fit for the high-seas. Here are 25 fashion and home projects that will make you feel like you’re 10 miles from land with an icy drink in your hand.

Anchors Away!

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  • Multi-Use Sailor Knot 1 of 25
    Multi-Use Sailor Knot
    This sailor knot can be used for home decor or as a doorstop and paperweight.
    Find out more at Design Sponge.
  • Out to Sea Coasters 2 of 25
    Out to Sea Coasters
    Bring the nautical theme into your home with easy to make coasters.
    Get the tutorial at Bayside Bride
  • Knot Headband 3 of 25
    Knot Headband
    Start perfecting your knots to make this nautical headband.
    Find out more at Presser Foot.
  • TV Tray Turned Nautical 4 of 25
    TV Tray Turned Nautical
    Give a cheap TV tray a whole new look with some paint and rope.
    Find out more at Apartment Therapy.
  • DecOars 5 of 25
    DecOars
    Make sure to pick up those antique oars you see next time you are thrift store shopping.
    Find out more at Frugal Farmhouse.
  • West Elm Inspired Whale Pillow 6 of 25
    West Elm Inspired Whale Pillow
    Make some whale, boat, and anchor pillows to go with the theme.
    Find out more at A Crafty Bee.
  • Yarn Bracelets 7 of 25
    Yarn Bracelets
    Add an inexpensive nautical bracelet to your jewelry collection for a stylish look.
    Get the tutorial at Katy Elliot.
  • Sailor Knot Bracelets 8 of 25
    Sailor Knot Bracelets
    Make yourself a collection of nautical bracelets to wear all summer long.
    Get the tutorial at A Blissful Dream.
  • Porthole Mirror 9 of 25
    Porthole Mirror
    Bring life at sea into your home with this rope mirror.
    Get the tutorial at Martha Stewart.
  • Nautical Watches 10 of 25
    Nautical Watches
    A great gift idea!
    Find out more at What I Wore.
  • Mini Lifesavers 11 of 25
    Mini Lifesavers
    Turn vintage drapery rings into mini lifesavers to use on hooks around the house or to hang up drapes.
    Find out more at Just Something I Made.
  • Nautical Bunting 12 of 25
    Nautical Bunting
    A simple project like this anchor bunting is great for parties.
    Find out more at Hank and Hunt.
  • Refashion Sailor Top 13 of 25
    Refashion Sailor Top
    This Anthropologie inspired tank will cost you way less and is totally adorable.
    Find out more at Ali Foster Patterns.
  • Octopus Shower Curtain 14 of 25
    Octopus Shower Curtain
    Make your own nautical themed shower curtain with a plain cotton curtain and fabric paint.
    Get the tutorial at Casa Sugar.
  • Striped Bow Pillow 15 of 25
    Striped Bow Pillow
    Sewing up striped bow pillows is enough to get you started on your nautical makeover.
    Find out more at E Tells Tales.
  • Sailor Collar 16 of 25
    Sailor Collar
    Keep it nautical by adding a sailor collar to a dress or top.
    Find out more at Burda Style.
  • Rope Railing 17 of 25
    Rope Railing
    Replace a bar with a rope for railing.
    Spotted at Iron Fish Art.
  • Sailor Dress 18 of 25
    Sailor Dress
    Sew up a summer sailor dress for a little girl.
    Find out more at Happy Together Creates.
  • Driftwood Rack 19 of 25
    Driftwood Rack
    Change out your coat rack for a piece of driftwood.
    Find out more at Design Sponge.
  • Nautical Ottoman 20 of 25
    Nautical Ottoman
    Use striped rugs to create this ottoman.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Buoy Decor 21 of 25
    Buoy Decor
    These seaside buoys are easy to make out of wood and are perfect for nautical decor.
    Get the tutorial at Simple Daisy.
  • Driftwood Mirror 22 of 25
    Driftwood Mirror
    Next time you're at the beach collect some driftwood pieces to create this pretty mirror.
    Find out more at A La Mode.
  • Nautical Nails 23 of 25
    Nautical Nails
    The easiest way to keep up with the trend is to paint some nautical nails.
    Get the video at Youtube.
  • Sailor Napkin Rings 24 of 25
    Sailor Napkin Rings
    These are perfect for any nautical themed or 4th of July party.
    Get the tutorial at Martha Stewart.
  • Wooden Sailboat 25 of 25
    Wooden Sailboat
    Make a wooden sailboat for home decor or make it useful and use it as a bookend.
    Find out more atWhile Wearing Heels.

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