I LOVE working on nautical inspired crafts for the house. So I was really excited to get started on a new project. I found these wooden fish on the Darice website and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I had to give them a nautical makeover for the house. But I also think this nautical DIY fish decor would make a great kids craft as well. Follow along as I show you how easy it is to make your own fish trio!
DIY Fish Decor Supplies:
- Craft Paint (in your choice of colors)
- Darice Flexible Wood Fish
- Darice Paint Brush
- Darice Jute Cord
- Darice Gold Screw Eye Hooks
Step 1 – Paint First Coat.
Before I painted the wood fish, I decided to remove the top and bottom part of the fish with an X-Acto knife.
Then I painted the front and back of the fish with two coats of white paint. Let each coat dry for 10 minutes.
Step 2 – Paint your Design.
Now let’s add our second color! I picked out some of my favorite colors for this step. You can get as creative as you want with this step.
I decided to paint the gills only for this DIY fish decor project.
Step 3 – Add Screw Eye Hooks.
Finally it’s time to add our hooks so we can hang our fish up! I used some small screw eye hooks for this step.
The jute cord is perfect to hang the fish up and still gives it a nautical feel.
I think my fish trio all turned out super cute and were so easy to make. Like I said this could be a kids or even an adult craft, totally up to you!These fish would be great for any nautical themed room. I could totally see them in a nautical themed baby’s room!
Have fun creating your own DIY fish decor!
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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney is a mommy to three great boys (who keep her busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where she makes easy-to-follow craft tutorials and posts all the do-it-yourself parties she’s created! Crafting has always been a big part of Courtney’s life since she was a child, and some of her favorite childhood memories are crafting with her mother and sister.