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


suzanne chabot
11 months ago
WoW! Sooooooooooo beautiful!
Carol Kitchin
11 months ago
So sorry to hear of his passing ... he certainly looked like someone who was full of life. Prayers offered for those that were touched by his passing.
Angie Arnsbarger
1 year ago
This looks good will be making this could use shrimp or salmon
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