Make a statement without a lot of effort with this adorable nautical DIY idea. Our Ahoy – Nautical party theme is our inspiration for this easy party craft that will give you a lot of bang for your buck.
What you will need:
From Big Dot:
Glass Milk Bottle Jars
Red Striped Straws
Hot Glue, Optional
Cut a length an 18 – 24 inch length of twine, depending on how many times you want to wrap the neck of the glass milk bottle jar, and fold in half. Thread the folded portion through the Lifesaver.
Place the loose ends of the twine through the loop and pull tight.
TIP: Play with how the Lifesaver and the letters face to get the look you want. Letters up with loop showing in front, letters hidden with loop in back, etc. The placement will give your table a different feel so go ahead and try threading the twine different ways to get it just right.
Pulled tight, we decided on a letters out Lifesaver with the loop in front for a truly nautical feel.
Hold the Lifesaver at the front and wrap one end of the twine clockwise, then the other end counter clockwise. Continue wrapping until you have the desired amount around the neck of your glass milk bottle jar.
Tie off with a simple knot pulled tight. Add a dab of hot glue if you are concerned about it coming loose. Most twine is rough so you shouldn’t have any issues, but if you use a slippery ribbon or string, you may want to add a bit of glue just to be sure.
Check out your handy work and make sure the knot and letters are facing the way you want them to. Embellish with red striped straws or other nautical party supplies and you are ready to impress all your guests!
And that’s it! A simple and easy way to add a nautical touch to all of your party supplies. Don’t you just love the Ahoy – Nautical party theme?!?
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