I’m excited to share my latest DIY with you! This DIY is for a nautical rope tray which gives that perfect coastal vibe to an entryway or coffee table. I used mine on my entryway table and I love it! Not only does it help brighten up the small space but it always creates a stylish vignette with pieces I already had grouped together. I used the same rope from my other DIY, DIY Coastal Rope Planter. I had a bunch of rope left over from that project and still have some more even after making this rope tray. Not sure what else I can do with it, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something. Check out the step by step to create your own nautical rope tray for your space:
DIY Nautical Rope Tray
- liquid stitch
- something to protect your counter or table
*Note for size reference: The first bend you make and how many times you go around that bend with rope will determine the overall size of your finished tray. I made a bend at about 1.5″ and my overall tray size was 8.5″ x 7.25″.
Step 1: Make the first bend of your rope and glue together using a line of liquid stitch. You’ll want to tie a piece of thread around the bended portion (see below) to help hold it in place while the glue dries. *Note: Make sure you don’t get any glue on the thread, this will let you cut the thread and pull it out once you’ve finished your tray. **Also note that you will not need to keep tying thread around every bend just one or two in the beginning.
Tying a piece of thread around your first bend after placing a line of liquid stitch will help hold it together while you work on your piece.
Step 2: Continue adding a line of liquid stitch as you move your way around. I only needed to tie one more piece of thread and the rest of the tray held together pretty well, even while I was still working on it. Keep going around till you get to the size that you would like.
This is what my tray looked like finished while drying. You can see the two pieces of thread tied in the middle. Once the tray was fully dried, I cut them and pulled them out from between the rope.
Step 3: (Optional) I added a short wall around my tray to give it more of a tray like feel and less of a large coaster vibe. This step is optional and if you don’t want to add a wall then your tray is done. If you would like to add a wall, simple start putting the liquid stitch on top of the rope and stacking it. Very gently press down on the stacked pieces of rope as you go around to ensure connection. This way you won’t have any gaps in your wall once the glue dries.
A closeup of my finished rope tray.
Step 4: Once you’ve reached the wall height you would like, cut the rope and voila! your tray is finished! Let dry for a full 24 hours or per instructions on your liquid stitch, before placing objects in the tray or placing the tray on a table.
Not too long ago it was National Stripes Day! (3/31) Something I didn’t know existed until only recently. I shared some of my favorite stripes in my Instagram stories that day. Including a blue and white striped top that I will forever obsess over! When it comes to stripes, I find that I lean towards the blue/white color combo. It’s such a classic combination of pattern and color. Which is why I think it’s trending for Spring this year. Check out some of my favorite fashion picks (including stripes!) for Spring:
- wave bracelet
- straw bag
- tie front top
- striped swimsuit
- striped linen pants
- anchor ring
- striped scarf
It’s that time of the year again! Let’s break out the dye, silly plastic table cloth and get creative. Today I’m sharing my top 7 coastal Easter eggs. These DIYs work if you’re having a beachy, coastal or nautical Easter celebration. I always love to add a little coastal inspiration into my holiday! and Easter is no different. So take a look at some of my favorite ways to dress up your Easter eggs:
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As we approach the New Year I thought a countdown seemed appropriate. So today I’m sharing a countdown of my top 5 favorite tiny houses. If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I have a penchant for these little homes! If you scroll down to #1, you’ll see the tiny house that started my love of tiny houses. Also click any pic to take the full tour of your favorite tiny house!
#4: Tiny Beach House – This one is filled with lots of nautical decor, Wait till you see what the bed posts are made out of!
#1: A Tree House in Brooklyn – This is what started my love of tiny houses. Technically this isn’t a “home” because there’s no bathroom or kitchen but this was the house that alerted me to the tiny trend.
I don’t know about you but I really get into the Christmas spirit as soon as the sun sets on Thanksgiving! I’ve already started decorating although I’m not quite finished. So I thought a little inspiration could come in handy to get my butt in gear and wrap up the holiday touches on my home.
via holiday + seasonal inspiration