Welcome to this year’s first Craft De-stash post. It’s my first craft project of the 2019 year and I’m sharing a DIY Love Nautical Knots with Sea Glass tutorial.
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If you aren’t familiar with the Craft De-stash challenge, it’s a monthly blog hop by C’mon Get Crafty to challenge us to create a new craft or project from own stash of goodies! Everyone is allowed a $10 allowance for necessities to complete our project (i.e. paint brushes, glue, etc), but the bulk of it must be created from our own stash of goodies. And this month, I bought nothing! Everything used in this project came from my existing stash.
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Let’s meet this month’s bloggers!!
C’mon Get Crafty | Purple Hues and Me | Home Crafts By Ali
Eye Love Knots | Stone Cottage Adventures | Across the Blvd
Domestic Deadline | Shoppe No 5 | Modern on Monticello
My Pinterventures | This Autoimmune Life | Sew Craft Crochet
Salvage Sister and Mister
DIY Love Nautical Knots with Sea Glass
Before I get started, I want to give credit to the inspiration for this craft. I first saw a pin on Pinterest that led to an Instagram page that no longer exists. However, upon further research, I found the Etsy shop, High Plain Knot Work, that is currently closed. If you want to attempt to make this on your own, here is a tutorial on my DIY Love Nautical Knots with Sea Glass.
The main item needed for this project are the monkey fist knots. My husband brought these home from a convention when he found out these were going to be tossed, can you believe it?! I’ve been sitting on these for quite some time, so I’m really happy to finally make use of them!
- sea glass (I make my own using a tumbler and bottles)
- 4 large monkey fist knots (about 5″ round with a 2 1/4″ wide paint area)
- acrylic or chalk paint in your color choice
- sponge brush or stencil brush
- small stiff paint brush
- Silhouette machine or stencils (l,v, & e + a heart)
- sticker paper
- Clear drying craft glue
Shop the Supplies:
In Silhouette studio, create the stencils for the letters L, V, & E in the size you need. Once the letter design is made, cut it out on sticker paper. If you have a heart graphic in Silhouette studio, make a stencil for that too. If not, draw the heart free-hand and cut out a stencil.
Cut out the letter stencils and place onto the monkey fist knots. I placed mine with the rope going horizontally, but you can also place it with the ropes going vertically.
Add paint to a sponge brush and dab excess paint off onto a paper towel. Dab the sponge brush in an up and down motion over the stencil to fill in the letter. Repeat this 2 to 3 times until there is a nice color transfer for all the stencils. DO NOT swipe the sponge brush back and forth or the paint may seep under the stencil.
Use a small brush to add paint into the crevices between the ropes. To create a clean edge for the letters, sweep the paint brush from the outside of the stencil towards the inside of the stencil. Repeat this step for all the stencils and let the paint dry.
Fill in the painted portion of the heart with clear drying craft glue. Add pieces of sea glass onto the glue, following the painted heart shape. If needed, use a toothpick to help push glass into place. Let the glue dry completely or the sea glass will start to slide down.
Once the paint and glue are dry on the knots, the DIY Love Nautical Knots are ready to be displayed. These make the perfect Valentine’s Day decor for any coastal theme.
Now, let’s check the other craft de-stash creations! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge