Another completed project for my beach themed shelf, a rusty old anchor. Actually, it's not old, it just looks that way. I am so excited about how it turned out, but I'm even more excited about how I much it cost me...$0! Usually, even cheap projects costs me a little something, but not this one. A cardboard box, tinfoil, paint, and a little sand were all I needed to create this amazing anchor!
I started by finding an image online of an achor I liked. I made it the right size, printed it, and cut three out of cardboard.
I used foam sticky tabs to add some depth to each one.
Then I stuck the three layers together.
I ripped some tin foil into strips and squares and used Mod Podge to cover the entire anchor.
After it was covered, I did one good coat of Mod Podge over the top to secure any loose pieces. Then, I took it outside and spray painted it a dark brown. While the paint was still wet, I threw it in a pile of sand until it was completely covered and then waited for it to dry.
Faux rusting! I first dabbed on patches of dark brown.
Then, where I hadn't put any brown paint, I dabbed on an lighter brown color.
With a spray bottle, I lightly wet random areas and dabbed on a light blue-gray color. With a paper towel, I blotted off most of the paint.
Finally, I splattered on some orange paint and then dabbed it off.
I made a rope out of jute and threaded it through the hole on top.
Isn't it cool? I love how it turned out!
I put it on the shelf next to the sign I made.
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