Yesterday I was trying to figure out what I was going to do with a lot of leftover rope, so I decided to try to make a nautical rope wreath. I had six packs of 9.5′ nautical rope from Dollar Tree, so I tried to figure out how I could make them into a wreath. I tried wrapping them around a small 10″ stryfoam wreath form, but I didn’t like the look. There have been some braided rope wreaths on Pinterest, so I decided to give it a go in my own way.
I braided three of the packages together in one rope, but I didn’t like the look. It looked cheap. My plan was to use wire forms that I had somewhere in my craft room, but they were no where to be found. I saw a few braided wreaths that were glued onto a flat wood form. I thought I’d try to make one of my own and it worked out!
To make a nautical rope wreath you need (everything bought from Dollar Tree unless noted):
- 6 packs of nautical rope- Each pack was 6.8ft long I believe.
- foam board or cardboard
- bowl as large as you want your wreath to be (you will trace it on the foam board)
- hot glue gun (can’t be bought at Dollar Tree) and glue sticks
- regular glue stick or liquid glue
- clear tape
- cardstock (DT does have them now!)- I used navy and white.
- craft knife
- seashells (optional)
- anchor wood shape or other nautical shape (or you can use your Cricut to cut one, or a stencil)
- letter stencils or stick on letters
- update- someone asked about adding real items to the wreath. That’s perfectly ok too.