Today’s Friday Favorite topic was inspired by my lunch yesterday. As I was enjoying a tasty bowl of salmon chowder, I started thinking about all the nautically influenced crafts and fashions I’ve noticed lately. It’s a trend I really like, and I’m always happy to see it come around again.
Until I read it, I never would have guessed that these Decorative Nautical Pilings from Miss Kopy Kat began as foam pool noodles.
I can’t even imagine the amount of patience required to make this Herringbone Driftwood Table from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs, but totally worth it.
This adorable Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set from Doodlecraft would be a great activity to keep in the car to entertain the little ones on their way to school. Fish…school…
Out there in cyberland, this quote is attributed to a number of people and places, but I love it, regardless of its origin. Get this Smooth Sea Printable from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.
This Kaleidoscope Mariner’s Compass Quilt Block from Trillium Design on Craftsy would be a great way to add a little nautical feel to a room without necessarily using traditional colors.
This DIY Shelf from My Home Ideas would perfectly in a seaside cottage.
This Seashell Sailboat from Spoonful is easy to make and combines two nautical favorites – shells and boats.
These Wire Work Anchor Necklaces from RefreshingDesigns on Etsy are just beautiful, and there are tons of color options.
I’m not sure from the instructions, but I think this Life Saver from Traveling with JC is made from a foam wreath base. Great idea!
These Lighthouses from My Insanity are a great recycling craft, and any of the components could be substituted with whatever you have available that fits.
If you have any doubt about the popularity of nautical décor right now, a quick search on Etsy turns up nearly 200,000 items. That’s a lot of rope and anchors.