I make no secret of my love for all things nautical. It’s more of an obsession, really. Growing up along the water in the Northeast, I’m kind of crazy about anything that involves anchors, rope, stripes…you name it! And it’s pretty obvious that nautical touches are perfect for summer, whether you’re a landlubber or what we call in our parts a river rat. Ready to channel your inner sailor? Click on through for 10 DIY nautical crafts – from tote bags to necklaces to throw pillows!
10 DIY Nautical Crafts 1 of 11
Click through for 10 perfectly summery DIY nautical crafts!
Anchor Tote Bag 2 of 11
I'm outright in love with this nautical tote bag! The anchor motif is created with a stencil and various shades of blue paint to create a cool ombre effect on a basic canvas tote.
Get the how-to at Bayside Bride
Braided Yarn Pillow 3 of 11
An easy way to add a nod to the nautical in your everyday decor, this throw pillow is made by attaching braided yarn knots to a standard pillow cover.
Get the how-to at By the Crafty CPA
House Number Wood Buoys 4 of 11
I have a love affair with wood buoys and this idea for creating your own to serve as house numbers is pretty brilliant! They're made from cutting down pressure treated posts and adding paint and rope. So fun!
Get the how-to at By Stephanie Lynn
Rope Placemats 5 of 11
A really simple way to add a nautical flair to weekday dinners or more elegant weekend dinner parties, these placemats are made with just sisal rope and a hot glue gun.
Get the how-to at Tara Dennis
Braided Rope Necklace 6 of 11
The perfect accessory for virtually any summer outfit, this braided rope necklace is right up my alley. Make your own with basic white cotton rope and gold jewelry bushings and chain.
Get the how-to at Lovely Indeed
Nautical Burlap Wreath 7 of 11
A fresh and super easy way to gussy up a basic straw wreath, a bit of burlap and watered down paint creates a perfect beach-inspired look!
Get the how-to at Margitta
Nautical Chart Wall Art 8 of 11
I am in love with nautical water charts - we have two large ones hanging in our home! This idea for creating a cool gallery wall just requires a water chart, a craft knife and super simple glass frames.
Get the how-to at Revamp Homegoods
Nautical Coasters 9 of 11
Nautical Glasses 10 of 11
Give basic glasses a completely new look with the addition of cute nautical motifs! Create the look with transfer paper and glass paint.
Get the how-to at Plaid
Striped Beaded Bauble Necklace 11 of 11
Another fresh new wardrobe staple you need to rock this summer, create this amazing striped bauble necklace with wooden beads, striped fabric and cotton string.
Get the how-to at Sweet Paul
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