Happy Friday! Today I have a very simple but very cute tutorial for you- nautical party suckers!
I am absolutely head over heels in love with anything nautical, as I’m sure you know by now. 😉 If you’re planning a nautical or under the sea party or baby shower (like the gorgeous under the sea party I put together here), then these suckers will be the perfect addition!
It took me under 20 minutes to make an entire set of 24, and the suckers were pre-bought to make this a very quick painless project.
If you follow me on Instagram (@makelifelovely) you might have seen this photo of the anchor necklaces that I made for the girls at my church for our annual New Beginnings program coming soon. Stay tuned for more nautical goodness for that event!
Nautical Party Suckers:
- Blue suckers (I bought at Joann with a 50% coupon which made them only $5)
- Navy cardstock
- Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine (or an anchor paper punch)
- Sizzix Nautical Thinlits die set
- Magnetic Platform
- Cutting pads
- Adhesive (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Tip Glue Pen by EK Success)
Step 1. Cut out the anchors. I did this by making a Sizzix sandwich with the magnetic platform on the bottom, a cutting pad on that, then the navy paper, the medium-sized anchor die, then a cutting pad on top of that. Roll it all through your Big Shot (or other die cutting machine). You could also use an anchor punch for this job if you don’t have a die cutting machine.
Step 2. Use a paper piercer or pick to poke out the anchor and paper.
Step 3. Glue an anchor to the front of each sucker. My trusty Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Tip Glue Pen worked like a charm for this part!
So simple, and yet so cute! In just a few minutes you can turn some plain suckers from the store into custom nautical goodness for your next nautical or under the sea party or baby shower. If you are LDS like me, then these would also be perfect for this year’s mutual “Embark” theme for New Beginnings or Evening of Excellence.
Here are some other fun under the sea and nautical party ideas-