How to Make a Rope Wreath

By Elizabeth Arnold
Use a charming wreath using nautical rope.

Don't buy a costly nautical-themed wreath when you can save money by easily making your own. To make the wreath, have plenty of rope, as well as other nautical-inspired items, on hand. Use the ocean-inspired wreath to enhance a living room, bedroom, bathroom or porch wall, or your front door. The wreath will give your home an authentic beach house vibe, even if you live nowhere near the ocean. The rope wreaths also make thoughtful gifts for beach lovers.

Cut 1/2 yard of sisal rope with heavy-duty scissors or a sharp knife. Place a vertical strip of hot glue on the front of a 12-inch polystyrene wreath base and press one end of the rope onto it.

Wrap the rope tightly around the wreath until the entire surface is covered. Place a strip of hot glue on the opposite end of the rope and press it onto the wreath base to secure.

Decorate the front of the wreath with small, nautical-themed items. Use hot glue to attach small seashells, starfish and pieces of driftwood to the rope. Enhance the wreath with miniature wood anchor, ship wheel and lighthouse designs for a whimsical look.

Slip a navy blue grosgrain ribbon through the wreath and tie it into a knot so you can hang the decor item on a door or wall.

About the Author

Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.