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Personalized Nautical Wall Art for Beachy Decor

Create the prettiest personalized nautical wall art using faux burlap – made with a cool Duck Tape print! This project couldn’t be any easier.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make this project. You’ll be taping, painting, and gluing.

Create the prettiest personalized nautical wall art using faux burlap - made with a cool Duck Tape print! This project couldn't be any easier!

I’m very excited to announce a new partnership with Duck Tape! Because here’s the thing – everyone loves Duck Tape, right? I know I do, and I know you do too from the projects that are viewed on this blog.

With my new partnership, I get to do fun and amazing Duck Tape projects each month. My first monthly project? This easy nautical wall art, made with Duck Tape in a burlap pattern!

Create the prettiest personalized nautical wall art using faux burlap - made with a cool Duck Tape print! This project couldn't be any easier!

For whatever reason when I see burlap, I think “nautical.” I might not live by the ocean, but I love the colors, patterns, and textures of sea-inspired prints.

I also have friends like Crafts by Courtney and Sand & Sisal who are constantly encouraging me to do these types of projects by sharing their beautiful work. As soon as I got my hands on a roll of burlap patterned Duck Tape, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

The good news is this nautical wall art could not be any easier. If you get itchy and scratchy working with regular burlap like me . . . you don’t have to worry about that here. I can’t wait to show you how it’s done!

DIY Nautical Art

Gather These Supplies

  • Duck Tape – Burlap
  • Wood shadowbox canvases
  • Canvas letters
  • Acrylic paint – colors of your choice; I used Light Peach, Patina, and White
  • Crackle medium
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes
Step One

I purchased my canvases and canvas letters from Michaels. You can get a boatload of Duck Tape there too, including burlap! My paint colors were nautical inspired, include a blue and peach.

Step Two

I started by remove the plastic from my canvases and separating the two pieces – the actual canvas and the wood frame. I painted the outside wood frame with Patina and left the canvas plain. Then I painted the letters with Light Peach and let everything dry.

Step Three

While your letters are drying, Add Duck Tape to your canvas. Start in the middle – you can tear off or cut a strip (it’s easy to tear) and fold over the back as shown.

Step Four

Add a strip of tape on both sides of the middle piece. You can slightly overlap if you like; the pattern won’t necessarily match but with the way the pattern is, you can’t tell if you butt the seams together.

At the edges, cut and fold as you would a package.

Step Five

Keep going until both canvases are “wrapped” in Duck Tape!

Step Six

You get to use crackle medium for this project – did I mention I LOVE crackle medium!? All you do is paint it on . . . and let it dry according to bottle instructions. Then paint your contrasting color (in my case, white) on top, without over brushing. You’ll see the crackle start to appear right away!

Let your letters completely dry.

Step Seven

While your letters are drying, insert your canvases into the frame. The Duck Tape added a little extra that made a perfectly snug fit – you could glue in if you had to.

Step Eight

Glue your letters onto the Duck Tape. I thought you’d be impressed with the bubble at the end of my craft glue. That’s one in a million!

Create the prettiest personalized nautical wall art using faux burlap - made with a cool Duck Tape print! This project couldn't be any easier!

Your nautical wall art is complete – and you can display it in your home – or in your beach house! I wish I had a beach house to display these in . . .

Create the prettiest personalized nautical wall art using faux burlap - made with a cool Duck Tape print! This project couldn't be any easier!

I’m in love with everything about these canvases – the patina color, the crackle letters, and of course, the Duck Tape!

Yield: 2 canvases

Nautical Wall Art

Create the prettiest personalized nautical wall art using faux burlap - made with a cool Duck Tape print! This project couldn't be any easier!

Learn how to make nautical wall decor using simple items from the craft store.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Duck Tape
  • Wood shadowbox canvases
  • Canvas letters
  • Acrylic paint - 3 colors
  • Crackle medium

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. Remove the canvas from the wood frame and set the canvas aside.
  2. Paint the outside frame with your choice of colors. Let dry.
  3. Paint the letter with another color; let dry.
  4. Add Duck Tape to the canvas. Start in the middle - you can tear off or cut a strip and fold over the back.
  5. At the edges, cut and fold as you would a package. Wrap the entire canvas.
  6. Paint the letter with crackle medium following bottle instructions. Apply your contrasting color. Let dry.
  7. Insert the canvas back into the frame. Glue the letter to the Duck Tape.

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I’d love to know what you’d make with burlap Duck Tape. Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: I’m working with Duck Brand as an ambassador for the year. While I am compensated for my time, all opinions are 100% my own and honest – I absolutely love Duck Tape!
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Nancy P.

Monday 18th of July 2016

Oh my goodness! I didn't even know duct tape came in this pattern. What a find! Thanks

Anna Rivera

Monday 2nd of May 2016

This is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration! I’m trying to make my apartment feel beachy right now. I found a bunch of ideas here https://www.homeyou.com/how-to-make-your-home-beach-cottage-chic when I was looking for ideas and this will look perfect! Where can you buy the burlap duct tape? I’ve never seen it in stores.

Leanne

Friday 22nd of April 2016

I had no idea that was duct tape! It looks great! I'm going to have to get some for those projects that tape would be easier than real burlap.

Mary Beth

Friday 22nd of April 2016

I had no idea the burlap in your project was Duck Tape! It's so pretty. If I had some of the burlap Duck Tape I think I'd make some placemats and coasters for summer entertaining.

Taryn @ Design, Dining and Diapers

Friday 22nd of April 2016

These are adorable! What fun tape, it seriously looks real!

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