WOODEN FISH – DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

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Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

DIY Nautical Decor is perfect project for anytime of the year.  If you follow my blog then you know I love creating nautical/coastal inspired crafts all year long.

I was really excited to get started this new project. I found these wooden fish on the Darice website and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.  I had to give them a nautical makeover for the house. But I also think this  DIY Nautical Decor fish would make a great kids craft as well. Follow along as I show you how easy it is to make your own fish trio!

DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

WOODEN FISH - DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

Step 1 – Paint First Coat

Before I painted the wood fish, I decided to remove the top and bottom part of the fish with an X-Acto knife.

WOODEN FISH - DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

Then I painted the front and back of the fish with two coats of white paint.  Let each coat dry for 10 minutes.

WOODEN FISH - DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

Step 2 – Paint your Design

Now let’s add our second color!  I picked out some of my favorite colors for this step.  You can get as creative as you want with this step.

WOODEN FISH - DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

I decided to paint the gills only for this DIY fish decor project.

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WOODEN FISH - DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

Step 3 – Add Screw Eye Hooks

Finally it’s time to add our hooks so we can hang our fish up!  I used some small screw eye hooks for this step.

WOODEN FISH - DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

The jute cord is perfect to hang the fish up and still gives it a nautical feel.

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I think my fish trio all turned out super cute and were so easy to make.  Like I said this could be a kids or even an adult craft, totally up to you!

WOODEN FISH - DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

These fish would be great for any nautical themed room. I could totally see them in a nautical themed baby’s room!

WOODEN FISH - DIY NAUTICAL DECOR

Have fun creating your own DIY nautical decor using the awesome wooden fish!

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