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
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.
Then I painted the front and back of the fish with two coats of white paint. Let each coat dry for 10 minutes.
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.
I decided to paint the gills only for this DIY fish decor project.
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.
The jute cord is perfect to hang the fish up and still gives it a nautical feel.
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!
These fish would be great for any nautical themed room. I could totally see them in a nautical themed baby’s room!
Have fun creating your own DIY nautical decor using the awesome wooden fish!