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Come Sail Away With These Nautical DIY Projects!

First of all, if the Styx song doesn’t immediately pop into your head when you read the words “come sail away,” then I just don’t understand. But I guess that’s okay. Speaking of, here’s some mood music for the rest of this post!

Moving on… Nautical crafts. I love them because I love all things boating. My dad’s side of the family were big on boating and watersports. In fact, I can’t remember a summer where I didn’t go boating or hop on a WaveRunner. Whenever we went on vacation, we went to places in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Kentucky where we could spend the majority of our time on a lake. Though I was nowhere near an ocean, I quickly hopped on the nautical trend.

It wasn’t until a few years later that I figured out that nautical DIY projects made for the best summer crafts! I’m especially a huge fan of nautical crafts that incorporate navy blue and white; it’s just such a classic color combination!

I’ve sought out how-tos for everything from nautical decor crafts to beach-themed crafts to fun nautical jewelry. If you’re like me and you love the look of nautical DIY projects, then you’re really going to enjoy these cheap crafting ideas!

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Cheap Nautical DIY Projects

Easy Knitting Project for the Nautical Fan

Sailor’s Infinity Cowl
Simple Seven Seas Dishcloth
Hello Sailor Handwarmers
Sundance Beach Bag
Seamless Knit Starfish – Made with scrap yarn!
Seaside Stripes Blanket
Vintage Inspired No Sew Sweater
Easy Fisherman’s Rib Scarf and Cowl
Sea Creatures Throw
Breton Striped Hat
Cute Knit Fish

Other Fun Nautical DIY Projects

Nautical Quilt Block Pattern
Popsicle Stick Beach Sign
Paracord Sailor Knot Bracelet
Sand-Dipped DIY Candles
Nautical Applique Pillows
Nautical Knot Necklace
Nifty Nautical Expanding DIY Tote Bag
Rustic Sailboat Craft
Gone Fishing Anchor Bracelet
Finger Knitted Nautical Necklace
Anchor Crochet Applique
Nautical Ocean Breeze Crochet Throw
Braided Anchor Bracelet


Obviously, these cheap crafts aren’t the end-all be-all of nautical projects. Check out this Pinterest board for more awesome DIY projects!


Would you rather make nautical DIY projects or go outside and do nautical things (like boating and sailing)?

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