This anchor wreath project began as a challenge to myself to see if I could copy another one that I saw, and also to see if I could make it for less than the one that I saw, was being sold.
I started out by purchasing rope, polka dotted navy ribbon, and anchor themed ribbon.
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Things that I had already purchased previously included:
- burlap mesh
- gold chevron ribbon
- cream ribbon
- burlap ribbon
- brown and white pipe cleaners
- wire wreath frame
- craft wire
The ribbon and the mesh I had purchased at Christmas clearance prices.
I started the wreath by attached the burlap mesh with the pipe cleaners. Then I added the burlap ribbon by winding it around the mesh. I cut the chevron ribbon and the cream ribbon into equal lengths, and cut the ends into an inverted V.
I decided to make a matching swag because I had enough leftover material. It was the first swag that I’ve ever tried to make. Again, it was a challenge to myself to see if I could make one that looked nice.
For the swag, I started with a length of craft wire. I attached the burlap mesh, burlap ribbon, and chevron ribbon to the wire with pipe cleaners. I made sure to cut them long enough to allow for curling the ends on each side. Then I attached the cream ribbon lengths (with inverted Vs cut into the ends).
I bought some ceramic starfish like this one. The trick was– how to attach the starfish to the wreath and swag? After some searching, I hot-glued craft wire to the back of the starfish. Then it was very easy to attach the starfish using the wire ends.
I wrapped the rope around the anchor like I had seen in the wreath that I was copying. Then I attached the anchor to the middle of the wreath. I wrapped the anchor ribbon around the wreath.
I attached the navy polka dotted ribbon to the wreath and the swag. I made bows out of the burlap ribbon and attached them to the swag in three places.
Here they are! The anchor wreath and matching swag. Do you like them?
I was happy with how they turned out. And yes, I was able to create them for a little less than the wreath I had seen.
To see how I remade a wooden Anchor Basket, Click Here.