- Anchor stencil
- White craft foam
- X-Acto knife
- Gray spray paint
If you're hosting a nautical-themed party or putting on a play set at sea, you may be in need of a prop anchor. You can easily make the item yourself using a bit of craft foam and spray paint, which will cut down on the cost and difficulty of working with a real anchor. The prop can be attached to the wall as a decoration or placed at the center of the table to make for a unique and creative centerpiece.
Find a stencil of an anchor at a craft store. If you can't find one, make one yourself. Photocopy a picture of an anchor from a book and blow it up to about 10 inches x 8 inches. Cut along the lines of the image to create a stencil that can be traced.
Place the stencil on a square of white craft foam. Make sure the craft foam is about 2-inches thick. Trace the outline of the anchor onto the foam using a pencil.
Cut along the traced image of the anchor using a sharp craft knife, like an X-Acto knife. Continue until you have cut out the entire anchor.
Place the foam anchor on a sheet of newspaper and spray with a gray spray paint. Let dry, then flip over and spray the other side. Let dry.