I love decorating my home this time of year for the summer! I love adding fun beachy touches like my beach inspired mantel. So to go along with my beach theme, I wanted to add a few nautical touches to my home with a cute and simple DIY nautical candle display! This was so fun to put together and adds a really fun and festive touch to our home. Read on to see how to make this for yourself.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY nautical candle display:
- Party Light Candles (3)
- Wood Trays (I used the smallest one)
- Martha Stewart Nautical Sea Stencils
- Foam Paint Brushes (3)
- Painter’s Tape
- Red, White and Blue Paint (I prefer chalk paint for a project like this, but it’s up to you.)
I began by painting the inside of my wooden tray. I used the anchor stencil, red paint and a foam paint brush to give the inside a quick touch of color. I also really liked the sail boat stencil though and think that would be equally as cute!
Then I used the same paint brush and paint to add a little nautical rope design to the outside of my wooden tray. Again, there are so many cute options in this stencil kit, it was really hard to decide which stencils to use, but I thought this one was perfect for the front of the tray.
While my wood tray was drying, I used painter’s tape to tape off 3 candles. I began by placing my tape at an angle at the top of the candle and let it naturally go around the candle in a diagonal fashion. Each of my candles turned out slightly different but I like the handmade look, so this worked well for me.
I painted two of the candles with blue paint and one with white paint. I let them dry completely and then I removed the tape.
I really love how the wooden DIY nautical tray turned out too!
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.