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Anchor Wreath: A Nautical Decor Idea for Summer

Create an Anchor Wreath to give your house a little coastal style this summer. This nautical home decor idea uses driftwood, pink flowers and teal letters.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by your front door – indoor or outdoor! This beautiful craft idea will brighten your front door when guests arrive.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!It’s always fun to have something beautiful by your front door when friends and family come over for a visit. Some people hang seasonal wreaths or other outdoor decor directly on their front door. Before visitors even knock, this added little touch gives them a warm and friendly greeting.

At our house rather than hanging decor right on the door, we have a large empty space to the left of our front door.

Outdoor Decor - Big Empty Boring Space by Front Door

We’ve been slowly working on creating something different for each season to hang in that big empty boring space.  For Christmas, we have a faux evergreen wreath that includes ribbons, beads and other embellishments. This past winter, we created a big monogram letter “Y” on a grapevine swag to hang there after the holidays.

The past few summers, we’ve had a large orange polka dot and chevron burlap wreath hanging by our front door. This summer, I thought it would be fun to come up with something more coastal or nautical. While beach or nautical decor always makes me think of summer, I also wanted to coordinate with our inside decor this summer. Furthermore, I wanted to create something with the same teal and hot pink color scheme we used for our summer mantel decor and wall art.

When I was shopping for our new mantel decor, I came across a fantastic anchor made of driftwood. It was already wrapped with sisal rope, so all I had to do was embellish it with a few flowers and painted letters.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

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How to Make an Anchor Wreath 

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This Anchor Wreath is incredibly easy to make. You just need a few supplies and you can whip this together in under 30 minutes – now that’s my kind of crafty home decor!

What You Need:

NOTE: The craft store where we bought the letters, flowers and anchor didn’t have identical products available online, so we’ve included links to similar products on Amazon and Etsy for your convenience.

Instructions:

1. Paint the letters. 

Lay out your small wood letters to spell your desired greeting for the Anchor Wreath. The top bar on my driftwood anchor isn’t very wide so I kept the message short: HELLO.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

Next I mixed DecoArt’s True BlueCanary (yellow) and Cotton Ball (white) Multi-Surface paints to form a rich teal color. Earlier this summer, I got this gorgeous Anchor and Fresh Crabs Wood Sign Set from The Summery Umbrella. I ordered it in aqua and tried my best to have my paint match the signs. (NOTE: If you love this sign set too, Kenarry readers get a special 20% off discount at The Summery Umbrella. Just use the promo code KENARRY when you check out.) I did two coats of paint on the front of each wood letter with ample dry time between coats.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

2. Hot glue the wood letters.

Carefully put hot glue on the back of each letter and press it firmly on the cross bar of the Anchor Wreath.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

Start with the middle letter and work your way out to the edges to get your message centered and spaced correctly.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

3. Attach the flowers.

Use wire cutters, if necessary, to remove the stems from your artificial flowers. Apply hot glue liberally to the back of each flower.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

Press the artificial flower to the front of the Anchor Wreath where you want it to go. I was able to press the stub of the stem down between a few of the driftwood pieces to help hold the flower in place.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

4. Allow the hot glue to cool. 

Within a few minutes the hot glue should be cool enough to hold the wood letters and flowers securely in place on the Anchor Wreath.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

5. Hang the Anchor Wreath.

Our Anchor Wreath hangs on a nail in the three foot board and batten space to the left of our front door that I mentioned earlier.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

If you want to hang the Anchor Wreath directly on your front door, there are numerous wreath hangers that I think would work. Because the Anchor Wreath is heavy, I would avoid using magnetic wreath hangers or suction cup wreath hangers for this one. There are some heavy duty wreath hangers that would be better for displaying this Anchor Wreath.

I just love the way this Anchor Wreath looks next to our front door. It’s the perfect size for that space and the driftwood gives it the coastal look I wanted for summer. Of course, you could also easily hang something like this indoors, if you prefer.

I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

Now there you have a super easy and fast home decor idea you can throw together quickly this summer. Now your friends will love it when they come over for glass of wine or grilled meatloaf burger. What do you hang on or by your front door for summer? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new ideas.

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I love coastal or nautical style for home decor in the summer. This anchor wreath idea would look great by the front door - indoor or outdoor!

31 Comments

  1. Hi! I love this project, it looks really beautiful and anchors are a symbol of security and stability, just what I love to have in my house! Best regards from a reader from Spain,
    Marta

    1. Hola, Marta! thank you for reaching out to us from Spain. We’re thrilled to hear from you and are so glad you like our anchor wreath.

  2. This looks like a lot of fun to make. Even if I weren’t to make this for the entryway or front door, it would still look fantastic in my nautical themed bathroom!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

  3. This is so cute Carrie! I love nautical things… I think it reminds me of when I lived in Boston by the ocean. The pop of blue and pink is perfect with the driftwood <3 Thanks so much for linking it up to our Bewitchin' Projects Block Party last week. You are one of my featured picks tomorrow over at http://www.recreateddesigns.com. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Lisa

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  5. Cute idea. we just visited our local beach town & we love beach decor. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party. Pinned & shared.

  6. I love your wreath! The nautical, summer decor trend is one of my absolute favorites, and sometimes I wish I could decorate my house this way year round. Thanks for sharing this project!

    1. You’re so welcome! Hope you enjoyed your month of being unplugged. What a great idea to take some time to enjoy the end of the summer away from electronics.

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