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With a little rope and glue, almost any object in your home can become a piece of nautical décor. Think outside the box and wrap those vases, boxes, frames and more with rope as shown below. You can add these nautical accents to your home just for summer or leave them up all year. Either way, you are sure to love the beach-like ambiance that pieces like these give to any room in your home.

Start by going around your home and collecting objects you already own. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • vases
  • picture frames
  • storage boxes
  • bottles
  • jars
  • plates
  • candles
  • mirrors
  • clocks
  • lamps
  • metal tins
  • trays
  • baskets
  • glasses
  • and so much more

You will also need some rope and a hot glue gun for each project. I added a few shells and starfish to my crafts, but these are optional.

Start at the bottom or edge of any object and start wrapping with rope, gluing as you go along. The rope or twine you choose will determine how long it will take you to complete your project. Always use caution when dealing with hot glue!

You can hot glue on additional embellishments after the object is covered in rope. A great tip is to use a hair dryer to remove any hot glue strings once your project is finished.

Rope not only comes in a variety of widths but also different colors. Be sure to consider colors other than the standard tan when choosing materials for your project. White rope will really stand out against a dark or tan-colored object like this storage box.

You can wrap the entire object with rope or just add a small accent area. Both will convey a nautical feel, but sometimes less is more.

Consider giving some objects a rustic coat of paint in white before adding the rope accent. Paint will give even more of a beach feel to the project while still keeping it looking worn and weathered.

If you’ve scoured your home and still want more, head to the thrift store to pick up a few finds. Add a quick stop at the hardware store for rope and you will be well on your way to creating these rope-wrapped nautical décor ideas for your home.

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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage about DIY, home decor, crafts, and recipes. When she is not blogging, you can find Angie hanging out on her farm with her hubby and three kids. Angie has a love for all things farmhouse especially mason jars. Be sure to follow along with Angie's blog for more. Visit The Country Chic Cottage


  1. LOVE all of these ideas! Love the rope.

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