Today on the blog, we have guest bloggers Jess and Monica from East Coast Creative stopping by to share a super easy, and a super fun DIY Nautical Wreath! Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to greet the new season, than we a fun, festive, and relatively inexpensive door wreath? Read on for a step by step guide of this innovative door decor.
One of the biggest problems people who rent face is a lack of space. Most people really want to make their homes reflect their style. When renting a home, it’s important to get creative to let your style shine through. We’ve found that one of the easiest ways to showcase your style without taking up a lot of space is by seasonal door decor. It’s the first thing your guests will see when then enter your home, so it’s the perfect opportunity to make an impression. You don’t have to pay big bucks for a gorgeous wreath, either. We’ll show you that you can make one of your own for right around $10!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Wreath form, rubber hose or pool noodle
- Multi-color braided rope
- Natural-colored rope
- Hot glue gun
- Masking or painters tape
- Ribbon for hanging
Step 1: Cut your hose or pool noodle to size, if using.
We are big fans of using what we have. Not only does this keep the cost down, but it’s environmentally friendly, too. I found this hose laying in my basement and decided it would be perfect as a wreath. Don’t be afraid to scout out your house to see if there is something you could use before going to buy a traditional wreath form.
Step 2: Attach the ends together to make a circle shape using tape.
Step 3: Place hot glue on the back of your wreath and begin wrapping with the first color rope.
This project uses a lot of hot glue, so take extra caution not to burn yourself. You’d be surprised at how hot that glue can get!
Step 4. Wrap, wrap, glue, wrap, wrap. Repeat.
In order to keep my rope secure with no gaps, I used hot glue every time the rope wrapped around two or three times. I actually counted how many wraps I did with each rope to keep a uniformed look. I wanted to make sure that both color ropes were used evenly.
That’s it! I love the simplicity of this wreath and the way it gives a nod to nautical style without being over the top. It gives a pretty good glimpse at what my house is going to be like inside- simple, a little bit nautical and laid-back.
We love non-traditional wreaths and have made several others that match our style and were easy on our budgets.
Dressing up your front door is so much fun, go on and get crazy with your creative, wreath-loving self!
We’re the bloggers formerly known as “The Real Housewives of Bucks County” (if Prince can do it, so can we!) As of April 2012 we’re East Coast Creative. We’re passionate about DIY and Design and we like to keep things Real (sometimes really real). We feel pretty darn lucky to write this blog together. We met in high school (when Monica stole Jess’ boyfriend-not really… well, kinda) and have been best friends ever since (14 years).
If you stick around a while, you’ll hopefully pick up a few tips on how to DIY (and perhaps some on how NOT to!) but most importantly we hope you’ll be inspired to live authentically, dream big, and take a few risks in your home (and we’re aware that sounds slightly cheesy).