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DIY Nautical Rope Wreath Dollar Tree Craft

DIY Nautical Rope Wreath with 3 starfish

Use this neutral DIY Nautical Rope Wreath to decorate your home all summer long. It’s easy to make and costs under $10 in Dollar Tree supplies!

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Welcome back to the monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop! A big thank you to Sara from Birdz of a Feather for hosting us during the summer months.

If you’re stopping by after a visit with my friend Lynne from My Family Thyme, welcome! There will be links to all of the creative craft projects at the end of this post.

How to Make a DIY Nautical Rope Wreath

green foam 10 inch wreath form, 5 packages of jute, hot glue gun and assorted sea shells.

Supply List

  • 10″ round foam wreath form (Dollar Tree)
  • (5) packages of 8 ft Nautical Rope Jute (Dollar Tree)
  • (3) starfish and assorted sea shells if desired
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
attaching a piece of jute to a foam wreath form with hot glue

Step 1.

To start the wreath, glue an end of the rope to the wreath form.

winding jute around a foam wreath form and securing it in place with hot glue

Step 2.

Wind the rope tightly around the wreath form, and secure with hot glue after every turn.

foam wreath form 3/4 covered with jute

Step 3.

Continue winding the packages of rope around the wreath form until you reach the end. Try to match up the cut ends of rope on the underside of the wreath form.

securing the last piece of rope with hot glue to a wreath

Step 4.

Wind the remaining rope around the form, about 2 1/2″ wide, to create a decorative accent. Secure the end in place with hot glue.

completed rope wreath before adding starfish

Step 5.

Decide the placement of the shells. At first, I was going to use quite a few shells, but then decided that I didn’t want to cover up too much of the rope. Instead, I kept it minimal with just 3 starfish.

attaching starfish to a rope wreath with hot glue

Step 6.

Hot glue the starfish (and/or shells) in your desired pattern on the wreath. You can add a bow if you like, but I chose to keep mine simple and unadorned.

DIY Nautical Rope Wreath with three starfish

I love how my DIY Nautical Rope Wreath turned out! Can you believe I made it for only six bucks?

DIY Nautical Rope Wreath with three starfish

I had the starfish in my stash, but you can find them at craft stores. If you want to use just shells, they sell bags of shells at Dollar Tree, too.

If you like nautical decor, you may enjoy my coastal inspired tablescapes:

Thanks for stopping by today! Now it’s time to check out what my creative friends have been up to this month. Next on the hop is my friend Sonya from Sonya Burgess. Be sure to visit all of the amazing crafters below!

Until next time!


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  1. Rebecca, this is such a cute wreath and so perfect for summer! It is always fun to hop with you! xo

  2. Rebecca I love this little nautical wreath. It’s great that these items can be found at the dollar store making it an awesome budget friendly craft. So happy to be on the hop with you.

  3. Rebecca, you created a darling nautical wreath and a centerpiece for a tablescape! Yea for your creativity 🙂

  4. Rebecca, I am a huge fan of dollar store projects and your nautical wreath is perfect for summer! I love the texture the rope adds–pinned! Have a lovely weekend, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. Love your wreath Rebecca! It looks so high end, no one would ever guess you put it together for $6! Happy to be hopping with you again ♥

  6. I can’t believe this was only $6; it turned out amazing Rebecca! The only thing that could improve on this would be if the rope came in bigger packages – lol!

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