Nautical DIY: Personalized Life Preserver

Nautical DIY Life Preserver

Large Foam Art Board 

1 Yd. Fabric

Alphabet Stencils

Craft Paint


About 10 yds of Thick Rope



Cut out a large 20" diameter circle with a utility knife. Then cut a 15" diameter circle inside and cut it out. 

Lay your stuffing over the board and tape it down.

Life Preserver How to

lay your fabric over half the stuffing, trim in a "U" shape, and tape it to the back, securing the stuffing as you go.  Do the same for the top half.

Choose a font and trace around the letters with pencil.

Lay down tape to make a perfect "X" for the rope to go on later.

Nautical Life Preserver DIY

Paint the letters with craft paint, with an uneven coverage for a more vintage look.

Wind the rope around your preserver 5 times around the top, bottom, and sides. Tuck the rope in and hot glue the rope at each corner.

Nautical Life Perserver DIY

A Nautical DIY to add a touch of the sea to any coastal room.  Nautical Life Preserver DIY to give your coastal home some personalized ship decor. 


Personalized Nautical Life Preserver DIY by Life Love Larson


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