Hi friends! Alli here from Partyography and I can’t wait to share these baby shower centerpiece ideas with you!
I love the nautical themed baby shower printables from the Love the Day archives and thought it’d be fun to create an easy centerpiece to go with them!
When it comes to baby showers, I love using decorations that also serve as gifts the momma-to-be can bring home with her. This lighthouse with the baby blocks would be so cute on a shelf in a little boy’s room. You could even customize each set of blocks with a name rather than “baby”.
All of the supplies are from my favorite store, Michaels, and even though the list might seem long, it’s really simple and inexpensive, I promise!
Nautical Themed Baby Shower Centerpiece
- Wooden lighthouse
- Wooden circle plaque (mine was around 6” though)
- 1″ Wooden blocks
- Wooden anchor
- Wood letters
- Jute rope-thick
- Jute rope-skinny
- White spray paint
- Navy paint
- Red paint
- Paint brush
- Hot glue
- Red washi tape
The first step is to spray paint the circle plaque, lighthouse, and wooden blocks white. I love spray paint! I think I use it on every project because of how easy it covers every item and it dries so fast!
One of the great things about this centerpiece is you don’t have to worry about perfection. Lighthouses always look a little worn and distressed so I kept that in mind as I painted each item. If some of the natural finish is showing through, it’s okay!
Next, I added a navy trim to the lighthouse to give it some character. I also painted the anchor with the red paint and the letters with more of the navy paint. I used two coats on each of those, but it’s really up to you with how dark you want to go.
While those items were drying I used the red washi tape to create stripes on the blocks. I know a lot of lighthouses have stripes and I was determined to have stripes somewhere, if not on the actual lighthouse. Washi tape was of course easier than painting!
The next step involves gluing! I glued the letters onto each block. I then hot glued the lighthouse onto the plaque and then the blocks as well.
The final step in tying the whole project together is adding the jute rope. I used the skinny rope on top to create a little handrail like you see on real lighthouses. I then used the thicker jute rope and wrapped it around the actual lighthouse to hold down the anchor. Since it is a little thicker, I used hot glue to make sure it was really secure.
I think my favorite part about this project is how easily you can customize the lighthouse to your party theme. I went with blue and red to match the nautical baby shower printables, but you could certainly switch up the colors to make it girlier or change out the blocks and use these for a nautical themed birthday party!
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