I am absolutely crazy about all the nautical decor I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. From driftwood to weathered oars, nothing says “summer” quite like nautical decor! Whether you’re planning a Bon Voyage party or looking for decorations for your beach house (I wish!), this nautical DIY flag garland is tons of fun to make!
- Natural Wood Craft Blocks
- Jute Cording
- Americana Decor Chalky Paint in:
- Washi Tape
- Core’dinations Sand It Set
Step One. Apply a solid coat of white paint to all of the blocks. I didn’t want my garland to be too long so I used 9 blocks. You can increase or decrease the amount of blocks if you want a longer or shorter garland.
Step Two. Do an online search for “nautical flags” and pick which ones you’ll be recreating. I went with a variety of shapes and colors that I knew were going to be easy to recreate on each block. Keep your lines nice and crisp by blocking off your painting area with washi tape. It’ll create clean lines and can be removed easily when done.
Step Five. Cut a strand of jute to the size you want your DIY flag garland to be. (Mine was approximately 32″ long.) Take a strip of washi tape and wrap tightly around the end of the jute cording. This will prevent the cording from unraveling and make it rigid enough to easily slide through holes.
Hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial on how to make a nautical DIY flag garland! As I mentioned above, you can make it as short or as long as you want by increasing/decreasing the amount of cubes.
Keep the nautical theme going with this beachy DIY driftwood wreath!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.