DIY: Nautical Knot Necklace

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We’ve been going nuts over knots the last few days, and we’ve finally decided to do something about it! We wanted a nautical-inspired accessory that could add a little class to any outfit, while also looking casual and simple. We created a knotted necklace using twist cord and tape in red and navy, but you can customize the materials to make this knotted necklace in whatever colors and styles you like!

Nautical Knot Necklace Materials

What You’ll Need:
3/16” Rayon Twist Cord (keep the ends secured with tape to prevent fraying)
1/4” Heavy Apron Tape
Jump Rings
E6000
End Caps
Lobster Clasp
Scissors

Nautical Knot Necklace Diagram1. Using two sets of two cords, create the knot above by following the arrows above.

Measuring Nautical Knot Necklace2. Measure to make sure the necklace is your desired length, and cut off any excess.

Nautical Knot Necklace Gluing Apron Tape3. As you cut, add glue and apron tape to the ends. Cut and glue each end one by one to prevent fraying.

Nautical Knot Necklace End Caps4. Add E6000 to the inside of the end cap, and insert the cord tip into the end cap.

Adding Jump Rings to Nautical Knot Necklace5. Attach jump rings to each end cap, one jump ring for two cords.

Adding Lobster Clasp to Nautical Knot Necklace6. Add a lobster clasp to one end of the necklace.

Nautical Knot Necklace

Nautical DIY Roundup

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Nautical style isn’t just for the open sea! Bring a little bit of sand and salty air back from the beach with these fun DIYs!
NauticalInspiredToteWe love this canvas tote DIY from Lil Blue Boo. It’s perfect for taking to the beach or pool this summer!

dresser2You need a steady hand and artistic eye to pull off this dresser upgrade, but the results are worth the effort.

3611-1These rope heels are not only easy to DIY, but they look like a million bucks!

IMG_6651Let this little lantern light up your summer nights! It’s the perfect decoration for a beach-themed party!

525561d1697ab06b1a0008a2._w.540_h.357_s.fit_A simple TV tray table gets a nautical upgrade, and makes the perfect end table to display vacation photos!

 

Patriotic Pattern Play Street Style

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Not feeling the red, white and blue trend this Memorial Day?  These street style pics may change your mind. The All-American colors have been making waves in the fashion industry for years. Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren have defined themselves as the go-to All American shops time and time again using these three colors within their collections. This look is simple to achieve by mixing and matching pieces from your own wardrobe. We love how each of these girls have created an All-American look while remaining sleek and sophisticated.  Try incorporating stripes into your outfit for a preppy, yet polished look.
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Nautical Editorial Prints

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This season, stripes have been incredibly popular. The nautical-inspired trend has been swooping the fashion industry season after season. The trend remains popular year after year due to the classic essence and conservative vibe it gives off. Each of these editorial prints displays an All-American nautical image from various standpoints. Vintage sailors, rocky waters, knotted ropes, ribbons and poofy dresses each examples of what various editorials exemplify as All-American. How do you rock your stripes?

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DIY Nautical Rope Vase

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How lovely is this DIY Rope Vase by Julie Blanner? It’s so easy to do, and looks great with a simple bunch of flowers. You just need some rope trim, a vase, and a glue gun, and you’re all set. Head over to JulieBlanner.com to see the tutorial!