I grew up on an island. So it goes without saying that a big part of my heart is filled with love for the ocean. There’s this mysterious beauty and majesty about the ocean. It can be so dark and so lighthearted simultaneously. It has the power to consume as well as to uplift. It comforts while possessing the ability to burden one’s heart. The ocean is a place of awe. All the sentiments aside, just because some of us don’t live near the ocean doesn’t mean we give up on our love for it! There is a way to bring the ocean to where you are, with the help of a glue gun and some yarns. Turn your home into a beach house, even though it may be hundreds of miles away from the nearest beach, with this DIY nautical wreath!

Things You Need

1 12" Wreath foam ring

1 Skein of navy yarn

1 Skein of white yarn

Manila rope

Small glass bottle

Mini colored seashells

Decorative sand

Small anchor decor

Glue gun

Glue sticks

Heavy-duty scissors

Step #1

Measure the length of manila rope needed to make two handles on the wreath as pictured. Cut accordingly and glue onto the ring.

Step #2

Cut a long strand of yarn and fold it in the middle, glue the mid point to the back of the wreath ring and loop around the ring until a quarter of the top half above the rope handles is covered with the yarn. Make another quarter section with the yarn in the other color. Repeat until the entire ring is covered with yarn with alternating color as pictured.

Step #3

Pour sand into the bottle and fill with seashells and insert a rolled up piece of notecard to resemble a letter in the bottle. Position the anchor décor on the bottle and secure in place with glue.

Step #4

Glue bottle to one side of the wreath. Use remaining rope to make a handle for hanging.

You can substitute the glass bottle décor with whatever you desire. Just use the yarn and rope covered wreath as your canvas and design away!

Credits // Author: Sue Ann Chong  -  Photos: Sue Ann Chong

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