Buoy Wreath

I was helping out with a nautical-themed bridal shower and wanted the perfect thing to hang on the door to set the mood.  Voila!  The buoy wreath was born.Nautical Wreath finished 2Supplies:

  • Styrofoam wreath (I used the flat kind)
  • crisp white and navy blue fabric
  • pins
  • wooden letter
  • paint brush or foam brush
  • paint of your choice
  • sandpaper
  • paste waxNautical Wreath suppliesDirections:

To give this wreath a shabby touch, I tore the fabric into inch wide strips instead of cutting it.Nautical Wreath prepThen I wrapped the wreath in the fabric to get the desired buoy effect, using pins to secure.  For the wooden letter, I painted it in this fun raspberry (in keeping with the color scheme of the bridal shower).  When it was dry, I used the sandpaper to distress the edges.  When I was happy with the antiquing effect, I applied paste wax then buffed it off.  See other projects done with this technique here and here.Nautical Wreath finished 1

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