Who doesn’t love a nautical party?! I’m excited to share this easy $10 anchor DIY decoration.
Made out of a simple sheet of foam core board, this project is a $10 investment for a big splash.
Permission to board, captain?!
Foam Core Board Anchor
For this project, you’ll need:
- Anchor design (see below for download)
- Foam core board large enough for your anchor
- Scissors or an x-acto knife (an x-acto knife will give you a cleaner cut)
- Rust-Oleum Hammered Spray paint
- Chalk (optional)
To start this project, download this anchor design or find an anchor design that you want to use. The anchor I’m using is roughly 20” tall. Using Acrobat or another PDF reader, print the file out. Make sure it is set to “Poster” setting so it will span multiple pages and be as large as the PDF. You can do this at home or at a print shop such as FedEx Office. You can also change the scale to make it larger or smaller depending on how big you want the anchor. Mine printed out on four sheets of 8.5” x 11” paper.
Next, trim out each sheet of paper and tape them all together to create the large anchor. Tape that image to the foam core board.
Using an x-acto knife or scissors, cut out the anchor.
Once your anchor is cut out, head outside so we can spray paint it. I’m using Rust-Oleum’s Hammered grey spray paint for this project. This will give it a nice metal look finish.
Spray paint your anchor using light strokes. It may take a couple of coats to get an even coverage all around. Don’t forget to get all the sides. Let the anchor dry.
The next step is optional, but I like the look that it gives. Once the anchor is dry, lightly rub chalk all over the anchor to give it more of an aged look.
This finished piece will look great for any nautical themed party!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY! If you create this DIY, please share it on social media! Tag us using @helloinvites and the hashtag #helloinvitesparties so we can see them!
Have a great party!