47 In Summer

Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes

Oh no, another 5 minute deco idea….. said noone ever! I love 5 minute decor and easy and quick and simple and what you want to call it! But you know that by now and oh well, here’s another one! Check out this easy nautical lantern deco using ropes! 

Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes [kreativk.net]

Remember these babies?? The lanterns that got a quick restyle not too long ago became my victims once again! 

    Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes

Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes [kreativk.net]

I had a lot of rope as you can see…. a lot of it! I had used some for the nautical style rope jars, I made the other day. I wanted some blue rope as well, but the only one I could find at the store was plastic and didn’t look nice at all. So I just dyed some of this rope blue. With acrylic paint and water. I just soaked the cut rope in the acrylic/water mix and then squeezed it out a bit and let it dry in the sun. That probably took longer than the whole deco mini project itself. 

Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes [kreativk.net]

I cut off parts of rope and also some yute rope to have a different texture and rolled it all up over my hand as if you were rolling up yarn or something similar. Then I stretched it out a bit, loosening it all up and just put it inside each lantern. 

Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes [kreativk.net]


Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes [kreativk.net]


Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes [kreativk.net]


Easy nautical lantern deco using ropes [kreativk.net]

It’s probably not even worth a post almost, cause it is that easy and simple, but I just wanted to share it with you cause I’m so happy with how it looks! Really different and nautical! 

Have a great day!!!

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  • Beverly
    16/07/2016 at 18:44

    Sometimes, simple projects are the best! I love the look of the lanterns, Katrin. Pinning. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    • Katrin
      17/07/2016 at 20:15

      Aw Thanks Beverly!!! 🙂

  • Sandra
    14/07/2016 at 21:09

    This was definitely worth a post and I never tire of 5 minute decor.

    • Katrin
      14/07/2016 at 22:08

      Sometimes 5 minutes is all there is, right? It still gives me my deco fix and i enjoy it a lot! Thanks for the visit !

  • Sarah Eliza @devastateboredom
    14/07/2016 at 18:56

    How lovely! I love how creative you are with simple things. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your talent at #FridayFrivolity! Pinning and tweeting.

    • Katrin
      14/07/2016 at 22:04

      Thanks so much Sarah Eliza!

  • Laurie
    14/07/2016 at 04:59

    Haha, your comment about being your victims again made me smile! Love this simple style. Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned to share 🙂

    • Katrin
      14/07/2016 at 16:35

      Hahaha, I’m happy to have made you smile Laurie! 🙂

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  • Liz Jo
    13/07/2016 at 16:31

    I love these!! Perfect as just a small accent piece.

    Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays! Live every Wednesday at 7AM CT.

    liz @ j for joiner

    • Katrin
      13/07/2016 at 19:36

      Thank you Liz!

  • Denise
    13/07/2016 at 13:38

    Effortless and adorable décor. Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up with Waste Not Wednesday.

    • Katrin
      13/07/2016 at 19:53

      Thank you Denise!

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  • Nikki
    12/07/2016 at 22:10

    You amaze me. I love how effortless your style is, and that you can take something and turn it into a really cool accent piece. The different types of rope make this so interesting, the different textures and colors. Love that color blue! It looks great against the white of the lanterns! LOVE this!

    • Katrin
      13/07/2016 at 09:01

      You’re so sweet, Thanks so much! I really love the nautical style and yes that blue is really my favourite accent this summer!

  • Carol
    12/07/2016 at 18:37

    It’s a fun look

    • Katrin
      12/07/2016 at 21:11

      Thanks!! 🙂

  • Sherry
    12/07/2016 at 01:22

    The nautical lanterns are awesome. I love the blue rope. It’s a nice touch. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

    • Katrin
      12/07/2016 at 15:01

      Thanks you Sherry!

  • Gina
    09/07/2016 at 15:59

    This is so fun! I love how fast and simple this is. And hey, rope is the best! I like the pop of blue in it. It’s very eye catching.

    • Katrin
      09/07/2016 at 21:07

      Thanks so much Gina!!! I’m super happy you like it and yes, the pop of blue is a fun detail! Happy Birthday Girl!

  • Cathy Lawdanski
    09/07/2016 at 15:12

    I love the way the rope dyed blue turned out. Simple & so creative!

    • Katrin
      09/07/2016 at 21:07

      Thanks Cathy! Yes, the rope turned out ok, I couldn’t find any blue rope I liked so this is what I thought of… love that blue!

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    09/07/2016 at 00:04

    These are very pretty! I love the idea that they can be changed up so easily. And the blue rope is a nice way to add a pop of color. I love quick and simple projects whether it takes 5 minutes or 3 minutes it doesnt matter, just love seeing what new ideas you have.

    • Katrin
      09/07/2016 at 10:05

      Thanks so much Linda! Yes, it’s fun when I can exchange decor in no time, I love that!

  • Sarah - Craft Invaders
    08/07/2016 at 23:22

    Love this and love the blue rope – acrylic paint is turning out to be this months must have item!

    • Katrin
      09/07/2016 at 10:01

      Yes! It definitely is Sarah, lol! I’m loving that blue this season! Thanks so much!

  • sherry
    08/07/2016 at 20:37

    These look coastal now! I love what you have done with them and I love that you can change the look of lanterns when you want.

    • Katrin
      08/07/2016 at 20:57

      Thank you Sherry! I love it when i can change decor out without doing much to it!

  • Kellie
    08/07/2016 at 17:36

    What a creative idea! I have these lanterns, I want to try this!! Thank you for linking up to Waste not Wednesday!!

    • Katrin
      08/07/2016 at 20:56

      Thank you so much Kellie!

  • Sam@Raggedy Bits
    08/07/2016 at 09:20

    You never cease to amaze me with your cleverness Katrin! Your lanterns look FABULOUS!

    • Katrin
      08/07/2016 at 17:03

      Lol, Thanks so so much Sam!! 🙂

  • Michelle
    07/07/2016 at 16:20

    Well I’m really glad your shared. Super idea and it looks so awesome.

    • Katrin
      08/07/2016 at 17:02

      Thank you Michelle! 🙂

  • Christina Makri
    07/07/2016 at 10:34

    So simple but so beutiful!!! You created an instant summer decor for your house. Have a nice day 🙂

    • Katrin
      07/07/2016 at 13:27

      Thanks so much Christina! Have a lovely day as well!

  • Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage
    07/07/2016 at 03:53

    How simple and easy, Katrin! Why didn’t I think of that…LOL!

    • Katrin
      07/07/2016 at 13:26

      Hahaha, yes, this is like less than 5 minutes even, if you have blue rope, if you dye it like me, than that takes a little more time, but overall really simple! Thanks Carol!

  • Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    06/07/2016 at 16:19

    I love the way you think outside of the box, Katrin! Acrylic paint and water mix huh – I will remember this tip 🙂

    • Katrin
      06/07/2016 at 23:03

      Marie, Thanks so much! I really didn’t want to go and look for blue rope everywhere so this was the easiest solution at the time… and it worked!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    06/07/2016 at 15:49

    It does look very summery and nautical. I like how you were able to use three different types of rope. It has loads of texture and that is what makes it interesting. Katrin, I think you’re hooking me on these 5-minute projects.

    • Katrin
      06/07/2016 at 23:00

      Hahaha, that’s great, cause 5 minute projects are super fun! Give it a go Mary! lol. Thanks friend!

  • Keri
    06/07/2016 at 15:09

    Katrin, you did it again! Another simple yet lovely deco idea! The blue rope looks great with the neutral colors. The lanterns now have a wonderful summer time feel. Nice!!

    • Katrin
      06/07/2016 at 22:58

      Hahaha, yep I did! Thanks so much Keri!