Oh Buoy! Nautical Decoration

Hello my friends! 

 I have missed you all so much!  I never believed when I decided to take a break that I would be gone so long.  I hope that you are all well and that your families are thriving.  How have you been?  Happy Summer!

Even though I haven't been in my craft room very much, I have made a few projects.  Here is one.

I have fish netting on the gazebo on my deck.  It looked a little empty so I decide to give it a little more decoration.  I started with plain buoys that I purchased from amazon.com.

I attached some nautical stickers to them and then painted over the stickers with Heavy Gesso White.  When that dried, I sprayed them with Krylon Matte Finish.

Warning: picture heavy, you may want to get a cup of coffee or tea...

This is the finished net with the buoys attached.

This was a fun project that I really enjoyed.  I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Decorate to Celebrate - Challenge 12 Anything Goes
OLLCB - Challenge #207 Sand, Sun & Sea

Now for news about my puppy Duncan.  He is a hand full!  I feel like I have a two year old running around the house again.  His personality is very different from Louie's (even  though he looks more like Louie every day) he is super out going, very fearless and funny!  We are taking him to obedience classes but this dog only obeys when he feels like it!  In keeping with the nautical theme, here his is out on our boat....yes, he is hanging off the side..luckily we taught him how to swim in our pool and bought him a life jacket!

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope to be around more this summer!



  1. Good to have you back Chriss and what an amazing creation you have made. Seeing Duncan makes me smile. I have a 9 yr old Cocker spaniel who too obeys us when he feels like!! Hehe seeing your Duncan with the life jacket makes me chuckle!!
    Dr Sonia

  2. You've been missed, this project is SO cool!! Great work! The puppy is super cute, I'm glad to see you've got a life jacket on him. I've heard too many stories of dogs drowning after falling off boats. hugs and crafty love!

    1. We taught him to swim in our pool before we took him out on the boat Marji!

  3. Welcome back my friend!! You've been missed!! Your netting looks amazing!! I love how you decorated the buoys!! Gorgeous!! And oh my gosh, Duncan is precious!! I love his lifejacket!! What a sweetie!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Your netting looks like a fabulous decoration and that pup sure is spunky! Super cute life jacket.

  5. This is such a cool set of decorations. Loving the lobster and sandcastle additions. Your puppy is so so sweet.

  6. It is nice to see you back my friend!!The decorations are awesome!! Duncan is a cutie pie!!
    \Have a blessed day my wonderful friend,
    Crafting with Creative M

  7. Chriss I absolutely adore your creative netting and Duncan looks like a seasoned sailor lol.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. Wow! This is such a clever decoration!! I love the addition of the lobsters!! Your puppy looks so cute!! Enjoy! :)

  9. Oh my goodness such a fabulous project, thank you for doing us over at Decorate to Celebrate!

  10. Hey there Chriss, so glad to see you back at it! It has been a busy summer for me to...not much for posting lately! These Grandbabies are keeping me on my toes, lol! But, not complaining, love spending time with them! Aaaw, look at Duncan! What a cutie!
    Your netting looks amazing! Fantastic job on this:)
    Sherrie K

  11. Fab summer decorations!
    Your furbaby Duncan is so fun and cute!

  12. LOve that project you did, sure looks awesome... Aw Duncan looks like his a big spoil baby.... His so cute.... Woof woof Duncan....

  13. This is fabulous, so many super nautical details.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

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