Get organized with a decorative oar wall hanger! These large unfinished wood oars can be decorated in lots of ways. By adding beautiful knobs, you instantly create a perfect way to keep scarves, bags, and other items organized. If you’re a fan of nautical DIY decor, this project is for you!
- Darice Wood Oar (30 inches)
- Paint (Colors of your choice)
- Paint Brushes
- Darice Ceramic Decorative Knob (Black and White Compass)
- Darice Metal Decorative Knob (Silver Mesh)
- Darice Miniature Life Rings
- Darice Mini Laser Cut Wood Shapes (Sea Life Theme)
- Darice Wood Glue
Step 2. Paint the oar with your desired color. I used a deep blue color on one oar and an off white paint on the other. Let the paint dry completely.
Step 3. Place the desired stencil on the oar and tape it in place.
Step 4. Use a sponge to dab paint over the stencil to create the design. Dab the sponge in the paint, blot off the excess, and then dab over the stencil. Do multiple light applications to avoid smearing paint under the stencil edges.
Tip: I like to paint over the stencil with the base paint color first to help “seal” the edges and reduce paint bleeding under the stencil.
Step 5. Paint the mini wood nautical DIY embellishments. When they are dry, glue them, along with the mini life preservers, onto the oar.
Step 6. Use a pencil to mark where to place the knobs. Use a drill to make holes in the wood, then insert the knobs and screw them in place with the included hardware.
Add a photo hanger or saw tooth hanger to the back of the oar, and your new nautical DIY wall decor is ready for display! This would make a fun towel hanger in a bathroom or at a beach house. You could also use it as a pretty jewelry organizer. There are lots of ways to decorate and use these versatile wood oars! Have fun crafting and creating nautical DIY decor!
If you’re looking for more DIY decor projects to coordinate with your new oar wall hanger, check out these nautical themed DIY summer candles that would look great in an ocean themed bedroom, bathroom or nursery!
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.