The question that tends to automatically go off in my head is “Why not make them myself?”
Well, that’s a brilliant idea, Dee. As always. Let’s do this!
And we did. I did. This is getting weird.
Here is what you need:
Exacto knife or awesome scissors = On hand
Twine or rope or jute (you get the picture) = $1 at the Dollar Tree
Glue gun = On hand
Wrapping skills = Priceless 🙂
Using two big pieces of cardboard (two walls of an Amazon box) I drew and cut out an anchor. Glue both pieces of cardboard anchors together to keep them from shifting while you wrap them.
I also used twine to complete the anchor, since I ran out of the clothes line.
The front had to look pretty so I glued everything on the back side to make sure it wasn’t going anywhere. Especially around the curves of the anchor. So we will not be looking at the back.
Basically what you want to do is wrap around both cardboard cutouts. On the straighter areas, I glued once every few go-rounds. On the curvier parts, I had to glue every time I went around it. As you wrap, keep it tight.
To display, I had some hooks from IKEA that were not occupied at the time. I took one and hung it on my pallet for the porch display. Then I placed the anchor on the hook. You can definitely get creative. Use burlap strips, rope from the hardware store, chain, strip of coordinating fabric, etc.
Also check out this link for the sailor-themed invitations I made: