Happy Halloween Nautical Style!

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Happy Halloween Nautical Style!

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Nautical Striped Starfish

Etsy Nautical Red Striped Starfish

Bring the coast to your home with this hand painted real starfish. Available at Etsy

Paint Colours

Available in these different colours of Farrow & Ball paint.

Painted Nautical Pumpkin

DIY Painted Pumpkins, create artistic pumpkins easily.

Now that Halloween is over, instead of throwing away your pumpkin transform it into a decoration. I painted a little sailboat onto my pumpkin to keep in with my nautical theme at home.

Don’t just stop at paint, get the glitter out! If you’re feeling creative take a look at this post by Green Wedding Shoes for more inspiration.

Have fun!

Nautical Anchor Pumpkin

With Halloween fast approaching I got busy carving my pumpkin. Naturally it was going be nautical style!

I decided to use an anchor shape. To make yours simply paint an anchor and then carefully cut around the painted outline with your knife (I used a craft knife). I wanted to carve away just the top layer  of the skin, but if you want to cut out the shape of an anchor you will need to remove the inside of the pumpkin first.

You will need to buy a fairly big/tall pumpkin for this design. I hope you have fun making yours.

Happy Halloween!

Nautical Anchor Button Tutorial

 

On a recent trip to Hobby Craft I came across Fimo which is a polymer clay. I have never used this product before but after studying ceramics at art college I thought I’d give it ago. For this tutorial I have decided to make some nautical anchor buttons for my navy cardigan.

I’ve always had a love for buttons and have them stored in tins and jars around the home.

For this tutorial you will need: Fimo, sculpting tools, a round cutter or stencil, a plastic rolling pin, a needle, a craft knife,  a board to lean on and a plastic sheet to roll you Fimo out onto.

I chose white Fimo for my buttons as they will stand out on my navy cardigan, you can used what ever colour you like.

Because Fimo is new to me I don’t have all the correct tools for the craft… I ended up using a deodorant can as my rolling pin!

I used a round stencil for the outline of my buttons. You can use a round cutter or make your own stencil by using a piece of card and a protractor.

You will then need to cut out your buttons with a craft knife if you don’t have a round cutter.

You’ll need to repeat this for however many buttons you need.

To make the anchor shape, I used a large needle to make the holes. I then placed them onto a tin foiled lined baking tray and placed them in the oven for 30 minutes on 130 C.

This button is fresh out of the oven!

I used navy thread to sew my buttons on.

This is my finished cardigan, I’m really pleased with the finished result. I will definitely be making more Fimo buttons in the future.

Here is a close up of  my finished nautical anchor button. I hope you have fun making yours!