10 Cute Crafty Nautical Gifts on Etsy

Melissa Breyer
Living / Green Home
July 12, 2012

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burlap banner

credit: winkandasmilepc

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Knots, yachts, anchors and orcas -- themes from the sea have been making a splash on everything from soap and jewelry to walls and tea towels. Part Herman Melville, part Thurston Howell III, the maritime motifs run the range from old-timey to preppy kitsch. With these nifty nautical finds from Etsy, you can indulge your inner sea captain or pin-up sailorette -- all handmade or sustainable style. Anchors away!

Pictured above, banner made of natural jute burlap with hand-painted anchors. (winkandasmilepc, $17.50)