DIY Nautical Anchor Wall Art

With summer being around the corner you may be trying to spruce up your space with some new home décor. One great way to bring that summer feeling indoors is to add a few items which have a nautical theme! Now, the nautical theme (in general) is something that never goes out of style and always seems to be ”reinventing” itself each year. For example, this year I have seen tons of nautical theme items that are bigger in size and are much brighter in color. However, like most nautical theme pieces of home decor, they are a bit pricey.

Nautical Anchor Wall Art

Seeing all of these new nautical pieces of home décor (along with their price tags), got me inspired to create my own. So today, I’m going to teach you how to create your own piece of nautical wall art, but for half the price!

Nautical Anchor Wall Art Supplies


  • Wooden Anchor
  • White Rope
  • Red Burlap Ribbon
  • Canvas
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks (not pictured)
Nautical Anchor Wall Art Step 1

Step 1: Paint your wooden anchor white and set it aside to dry.

Nautical Anchor Wall Art Glidded

Step 2: Grab your Mod Podge and apply a layer on top of your wooden anchor. Then sprinkle glitter on top to cover the Mod Podge. Once you’re happy with the look, set your anchor aside to dry. When your anchor is dry, go back and add another coat of Mod Podge to really seal in the glitter.

Nautical Anchor Wall Art Paint

Step 3: Paint your canvas and set it aside to dry.

Nautical Anchor Wall Art First

Step 4: Grab your wooden anchor and wrap some rope/burlap ribbon around it. Then hot glue that rope/burlap into place on the back of your anchor. Finally, hot glue the whole wooden anchor down in the middle of your canvas.

Nautical Anchor Wall Art DIY

Step 5: Take your white rope and begin wrapping it around your canvas. Then as your wrapping, hot glue it down into place. Once that is done, you can add more of the rope/ribbon combination (that you used in step four) to create a nautical type knot on the bottom of your canvas.

By doing this, it gives the whole piece a more completed look and covers up the place where both ends of your rope meet on your canvas.

When you’re done gluing your rope onto your canvas, then you’re ready to hang up your new piece of nautical wall art!

Nautical Anchor Wall Art Display

I just loved how this nautical piece of wall art turned out! Personally, I think this piece would look so cute as part of a gallery wall or in a Florida type of room.

Also, don’t forget, you can really make this nautical piece your own. Get creative by using different colors, different size canvases or even different types of textures! For example, you could add your wooden anchor to a burlap canvas instead of a plain white canvas (which I think would look really cute)!

If you were making this nautical piece of wall art, what would you change/add to it?