Summer Nautical Wreath: Say Hello Summer and A Summer Celebration Series

I’m super excited to share my summer nautical wreath today!

Summer time is upon us and I am looking forward to lots of beach days, grilling out, and just enjoying the California sunshine. Are you ready for summer?

summer celebration save the date

You guys are in for a HUGE treat because today, I’m kicking off 11 days of Summer a Summer Celebration Series. (Check out that line up!) Over the next 11 days, my friends and I are going to be sharing some fantastic summer projects! Sound good?

Let’s get this party started, shall we?

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

 If you’ve been around here a while you may have noticed that I enjoy nautical themed decor. As a part of my summer decor, I created a summer nautical wreath. I’m sharing a simple tutorial here so you can make your own!

Supplies: Wreath form or a dollar store pool noodle, tape, navy and white yarn, sisal rope, ribbon and burlap for embellishment.
welcome aboard summer nautical wreathIf you have a wreath form you are ready to start wrapping. If you are using a pool noodle you’ll need to cut about 6 inches or so off your noodle (I used a bread knife) and then form a circle and tape the two ends together.

Next you’ll want to mark off four quarters of your wreath so your yarn sections will be somewhat even. Then you can get started wrapping. Dab a little hot glue to the back of the wreath to hold the yarn in place and start wrapping. Once you’ve gotten to the quarter mark, cut the yarn, dab a little hot glue to finish off that section. Repeat for the other three sections. Place your sisal rope in between the sections (you’ll also want to hot glue the sisal rope in place).
welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

Now your wreath will look something like this. Ready for embellishment.

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

The little package of ribbon came from Michaels. The colors are perfect for a nautical wreath!

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

To embellish the wreath, I hung the ribbons banner style with a little bit of hot glue and then created a little burlap bunting with “Welcome Aboard.” The burlap bunting was just scraps cut into little triangles about an inch and a half in size.

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

I’m totally loving the summery nautical look! welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

We are all ready for summer over here! My friend April from House By Hoff is sharing another awesome summer project tomorrow, be sure to pop in you won’t want to miss it!

Linking up to here and I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Clean & Scentsible, Savvy Southern Style, Liz Marie Blog

Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. Jessica says

    Chelsea I have been following your blog! This idea is so cute. I can’t wait to see what other ideas you will be sharing for summer. We just bought a home I’m excited for all the decorating to be done.

  2. says

    What a cute idea for a wreath Chelsea! I love the nautical look, and especially that you wrapped some jute around it too. It’s adorable!


  3. Dana says

    I love love love this! I am totally Into nautical décor right now, so this is right up my alley! (And I am in the same boat as you– I’m about to become a military spouse and am trying my best to decorate our drab little home. This will be the perfect way for me to bring a little NJ into my new WA home!

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  5. Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog says

    I LOVE this wreath, Chelsea! The nautical look is so super cute and the bunting is just perfect. I popped over from Project Inspire{d}–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  6. says

    That is the cutest wreath I’ve seen!! OMG, i’m in love with it! Found you at “I should Be Mopping the Floor” and wanted to say hi. (and see the wreath in a bigger picture!) ;)

  7. says

    Hi, Chelsea. I wanted to stop by and let you know that I am a curated for Looksi. As part of that, I chose the theme of “beach/nautical” decor for my curated collection this month. i included your wreath in my collection. it”s beautiful! of course, the link i submitted as part of my collection goes back to you, and i’m also including all the projects of my curated collection in a beach decor roundup on my site later next week. thanks for having an awesome wreath!


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