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17 Coastal Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

17 Coastal Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

  1. Turquoise Ring – bring her one of her favorite stones, something she can always wear
  2. Tinted Lipstick – this moisturizer lipstick has just a hint of color, perfect for the mom on the go!
  3. Beach Bag – this fun bag is perfect for all the things mom needs to carry
  4. Personalized Stationary – personalize her gift so she knows it’s just for her
  5. Sea Shell Display Box – let her show off her favorite shell collection
  6. Handmade Wall Art – handmade and special, I love this wall art’s beachy vibe!
  7. Sea Glass Wind Chime – how sweet is this?!  Every time she hears it, she’ll think of you
  8. Greeting Card – don’t forget to tell mom how much you love her
  9. Seahorse Bracelet – perfect for the beach-loving mom!
  10. Initial Keychain – another personalized gift and this one’s great for a small budget
  11. Anchor Candle Holders – these come in a set so they can be scattered around the home
  12. Pearl Stud Earrings – pearls are a classic mother’s day gift!
  13. Makeup Bag – This is something she’ll use everyday
  14. Sea Glass Print – this would go perfect with the sea glass wind chime
  15. Seahorse Wine Glasses – made from recycled glass, great for the eco-friendly mom
  16. Cline Viognier Wine – this has been my go-to wine this year!  Don’t let the twist off cap fool you, this bad boy came rated in at 91 points
  17. Perfume Gift Set – pick up her favorite scent in a gift set.  Bonus, it already comes beautifully wrapped!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

This DIY for my Coastal Easter Eggs is incredible easy and uses only a few materials.  It can be a little bit messy but I think that’s how most egg dying events go down.  I’ll show you all my tips and tricks for making this process as easy and effortless as possible. As well as a quick and easy fix if you mess up any of your Easter eggs!

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

  • Eggs – the amount is up to you.  I made sure to have a few extra on hand.
  • Glass
  • Water
  • Vinegar – I used white vinegar
  • Paper Towels
  • Egg Dying Kit – I bought one similar to this one at a local craft shop for about $4.

If you don’t want to use an egg dying kit, I’ve included the other materials you’ll need below:

  • white crayon
  • spoon
  • dye

 

 

 

 

You’ll want to start by placing your dye tablet in the glass with 1 tbsp of vinegar.  Allow it to sit for 5 – 10 minutes until it’s fully dissolved. (see below)

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

While your dye is dissolving take your crayon and begin drawing on your eggs.  *Quick tip* Go over each line of your design 5 – 6 times.  This will ensure your design really comes through the dye.  Once your dye has dissolved add 1 cup of room temperature water to the glass.  The instructions on my kit said 1/2 cup but I found that I didn’t want my dye as strong so I added more water.  Place your first egg in.

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

I left my eggs in for about 3 – 4 minutes.  When you take your eggs out put them some place to dry.  If you don’t have a kit, I suggest using the egg crate.

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

 

 

 

 

You may notice (see above) that some of your designs didn’t come out very clear.  I have a really easy solution for this, one that you most likely have hanging around the house. A Tide To-Go pen!  After letting your eggs dry for about 10 – 15 minutes, you can go over your designs with the Tide pen and then quickly dab with a paper towel.  I recommend being very gentle with the Tide pen on the egg because you don’t want to much liquid to come out.  You can see my before/after below:

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

 

 

 

 

Once your eggs have dried and you’ve fixed any mistakes, you’re ready to display them!  Overall this is a pretty easy way to get that coastal look for your Easter holiday.  One last tip – avoid any designs that are more intricate, i.e. a lighthouse or a nautical flag.  I tried a more detailed sailboat and even with the Tide pen there was no saving it (but that’s what the extra eggs are for!) and you can always turn it around to use it as a blank colorful egg.
DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

DIY Coastal Easter Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Tour this Nautical Beach House

If you love all things shiplap, dutch doors, and stripes then this nautical beach house is for you!  I’ve expressed my love of dutch doors before in this Coastal Home post, and just like my love of tiny houses, my love for dutch doors is never ending.  I think my love for this style door comes from the fact that you really need to live somewhere warm and sunny if you plan on getting any real use out of it.  Also if I’ve never told you how much I love shiplap, let me take a minute… or two.  Being the nautical lover that I am, I gravitate towards stripes.  I feel like shiplap is the stripe lover’s architectural equivalent.  The bonus of shiplap, if you happen to love stripes too, is that it’s a sort of neutral stripe.  Therefore, you can layer other stripes (think pillows and fabrics) on top of stripes (aka shiplap).  It’s an abundance of stripes, and I’m loving it!

Nautical Beach House

Dutch door love!

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

a little closeup of the entry way – notice the rope-like mirror, this is a theme throughout the house

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

In love with these rope mirrors and lobster wallpaper!!

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

This simple set up makes my heart swoon

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

I love the coastal blue walls and shiplap ceiling

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

My new life’s mission is to find myself some anchor sheets stat!

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

If you love coastal living rooms as much as I do, this would be a very easy one to recreate. There’s only a few key elements but they make magic when they come together!

Nautical Beach House

Nautical Beach House

 

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DIY Coastal Rope Planter

Last week I spotted something (gasp!) unsightly in my home.  A clay pot that about a month ago I’d painted white, was slowly reverting back to brown.  After a few weeks of watering, the clay color was starting to come through the paint.  (pictures below)  Instead of repotting my plant, which it didn’t need, I choose to give it a little makeover.  This DIY coastal rope planter is incredible easy!  Although I suggest using a planter that doesn’t currently have a plant in it.  Check it out:
DIY Coastal Rope Planter

Above is the after pic.  I had all the materials on hand and you really don’t need that many.  I would say it took me about 45 minutes BUT only because I left the plant in the pot and used a very skinny rope.  It would have been a lot quicker if this was just an empty pot.  Not to mention that a thicker rope will take up more space, which in turn will take you less time to cover it.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

You can see the brown clay starting to leak through in this close up (yuck!)

 

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

  • Clay pot – any size will do
  • Rope – I used macrame rope because it was what I had on hand but again a thicker rope would take you less time!
  • Glue – I used E6000 which you can pick up at any craft store.  You’ll also want to make sure that you have enough glue for your project because you’ll be using a lot!
  • Toothpicks – I used these to dab the glue onto the pot because I found it allowed for neater gluing
  • Something to cover the table – I used parchment paper to put the pot on and a ziplock bag to put the glue on
  • Lazy susan – I didn’t have one on hand but it would have made the whole process a lot simpler!
  • Bag clip – You’ll need something to hold the end of the rope until it’s done drying once you’ve finished the project

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

I made sure to start my rope at what I considered the back side of my planter.  I put a huge pile of glue of the ziplock back and dipped the toothpick into it.  Then dotted the glue along the outside of my pot.  (See arrow in above pic)  Initially I started without the toothpick but the glue comes out in large goops that showed through the rope, something I didn’t want.  The toothpick allows for a much neater and cleaner look.  As you start to glue it’s also important to lightly push down the rope so your pot isn’t showing through in any spots.  This also allows for much neater horizontal lines of your rope.  You’ll keep going till you get to the very top.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

I found that once I got to the top of my pot that dabbing the glue on the pot wasn’t enough.  Put a dab of glue on the pot AND on the top of the previous rope.  This helps hold your rope in line as you go along the very top portion of your pot.  Below is a bird’s eye view of this.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

Once you’ve completed gluing the rope around your pot, you’ll want to grab your bag clip to hold the end of the rope in place while it dries.  I picked up these cute anchor bag clips at Home Goods (see below)

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

I gave my rope planter a good 72 hours to dry.  Another tip that I realized before starting this diy project: Make sure you don’t need to water your plant during the time it will take your glue to dry.  I made sure to start a full four days ahead of when I would need to water my plant.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

Here’s a close up of the before and after. I think my Coastal Rope Planter looks so much better now!

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

DIY Coastal Rope Planter

After I finished my coastal planter I wanted to put her somewhere she’d be seen.  Especially since she looks so much better in my white and turquoise home than all the brown clay pots I have!  I really love the look of this planter and how it fits in perfectly with my coastal home.  I have enough leftover rope to probably do two more smaller pots.  I also like the idea of using a thicker rope on the bottom of the planter and a thinner one on top (or vice versa!).  Just to change up the look a bit, since I don’t want all my planters to look exactly the same.  You can see more pics and a close up below of the finished project.

DIY Coastal Rope Planter DIY Coastal Rope Planter

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Receive a Gift with Purchase

Gift with Purchase from Nautical Wheeler Jewelry

Gift with Purchase from Nautical Wheeler Jewelry

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The Nautical Lover’s Gift Guide 2016

Here’s my go-to guide for gifts this holiday season for any fellow nautical and seafaring friends or family members!

Nautical Gift Guide 2016

anchor tee // nautical iPhone case // nautical rope coasters

anchor ring // anchor marquee // striped pajamas

anchor candle // whale stud earrings

anchor socks // nautical knot keychain // nautical anchor pillow

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