Free Printable Set of Nautical Gift Tags

Free Printable Nautical Gift Tags // Pretty Peas Paperie [pinit]

 

Finally getting around to posting another freebie! With this PDF you can print 8 gift tags per sheet (4 of each design). They're the perfect finishing touch to a nautical-themed party gift!

DOWNLOAD THE *FREE PRINTABLE* HERE...

...Then print it on high quality matte paper, punch a hole, and thread your ribbon or twine. Enjoy!

*Free for personal use only. This PDF may not be copied, redistributed, or sold.

DIY Nautical Baby Shower Invitation

Welcome to our first DIY Project! (This was first posted in July 2011 on our sister blog at Akula Kreative - hence the smaller photos.) DIY Nautical Baby Shower Invitation

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Here we are going to show you how to make your very own nautical-themed BABY SHOWER INVITATION. (We just made them for a very special friend, so now we get to share the know-how with you!)

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Supplies (for 12 invitations):

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 red card stock
  • 3 sheets of 8.5 x 11 white matte presentation paper
  • 3 sheets of 12 x 12 brown card stock (we used Bo Bunny Chocolate Stripe)
  • 6 pieces of 18 gauge floral cloth wire
  • 1 pack of Therm-O-Web 3d foam squares (or any permanent foam tape)
  • 1 roll of double-stick tape
  • 1 roll of red ribbon (we used Celebrate It ribbon from Michaels)
  • a 1.5″ scalloped circle paper punch (we used a Marvy Uchida)
  • a Xyron Create-a-Sticker (optional)
  • a hot glue gun
  • a pair of scissors
  • a pair of wire cutters (optional)
  • a paper trimmer (to make life easier)
  • a color printer
  • 1 white gel pen (we suggest a Uniball Signo – White Pigment Ink UM-153) OR Marcelle Script (if you plan on using the MS Word template)

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Instructions:

1. First, download the templates by clicking on the links below. (These are free FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.)

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2. Print the sails and anchors on the 8.5 x 11 white presentation paper. Each sheet will provide 4 blue sails and 4 red anchors. Turn your paper over and print the blue dots on the back. We suggest printing photo-quality sheets to keep the color vibrant and the lines crisp.*

With your white gel pen, write the details of your baby shower or event.

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NEW! Download the Microsoft Word template and customize your text by clicking on each text box. If you want to use the same script as the example, download Marcelle Script for free HERE and install it before you open the Word doc. Please note that we are providing this file as a courtesy and will not offer technical assistance with software, printing, font installation, etc. Microsoft Word is not design software, but we realize that most people have it and know how to edit this type of file.

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Next, cut out each sail with scissors. Stay as close to the outer blue line as possible and be careful to leave a wide border around the anchors.

Using the scalloped circle punch, punch out the red anchors.

3. Cut appropriately-sized flags from the red sheet of card stock. (We didn’t give you a template for this one because we figured this one was pretty easy.)

4. Print the boat outlines on your 12 x 12 brown cardstock. Each sheet will provide 5 boats. Using a paper trimmer, make horizontal cuts to divide the sheet into 5 long strips. (Feel free to cut each out by hand, but this is a shortcut.) Then, fold each boat in half down the center of the strip. Keep the fold on the left-hand side. Trim the sides of the folded boat with scissors.

DIY Nautical Baby Shower Invitation

5. Next, cut your floral wire. (Wire cutters make this easier, but you can use a good pair of scissors if you don’t have any.) Each piece of wire should be about 7.5″ long. The floral wire we used was long enough to get 2 “masts” out of each piece. While you’re at it, you can also cut your strips of ribbon. Each strip should be 6″ long.

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6. Now it’s time to glue your flag and sail to the floral wire. Before you do anything permanent, try lining everything up so you can get an idea of where you need to apply the glue. After your glue is HOT, apply a thin line at the top of the floral wire. Attach your red flag. Next, apply a second thin line of glue on the back of the sail, near the top. Do the same near the bottom of the sail. Place the paper sail on top of the wire and press down quickly to make sure it sticks!

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Optional: curl the top and bottom of the sail around the wire.

7. With your brown boat opened (so the side with the stripes is facing down), place the wire/sail/flag inside. Make sure everything is lined up properly. Keep the wire in place with 2 strips of double-stick tape. Add more tape around the edges of the boat.

DIY Nautical Baby Shower Invitation

Close up the boat neatly so the edges line up.

8. There are several ways to stick the ribbon on, but our favorite method uses the Xyron Create-a-Sticker. (We used the 1.5″ mini version.) Hot glue and double-stick tape works, too. Using the Xyron, put two 6″ strips of ribbon through the machine. Peel and stick along the top edge of the boat. Trim the excess ribbon.

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9a. Apply one 0.5″ x 0.5″ foam square on the back of the punched-out anchor.

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9b. Stick it on the boat. Keep it straight-up or give it a tilt…whatever you prefer.

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And voila! A lovely, one-of-a-kind invite to wow your guests!

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DIY Nautical Baby Shower Invitation

MAILING:

We mailed these out this June using 5 x 7 photo mailers. (You can find these at Staples or any other office supply store.) Each mailer required $1.08 to mail within the U.S. (Double-check with your local post office before dropping them in a mailbox - chances are, postage rates have increased.) We also made custom wrap-around labels and business-card size inserts with the Guest of Honor’s registry info.

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We'd LOVE to see the invites you make. Send us pictures and we'll post them on our Facebook page!

DIY Nautical "It's a Boy" Hanging Sign

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This easy-to-make “It’s A Boy” sign makes a great addition to the DIY Sailboat/Nautical Baby Shower. Just download our templates, cut out the pieces, tape them together, and voila! A fun paper element to hang at your party!

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Supplies (for 1 sign):

  • 1 sheet of  8.5 x 11″ white card stock
  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11″ navy blue card stock
  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11″ brown card stock
  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11″ baby blue card stock (we used a textured one that reminded us of water)
  • 5 safety pins
  • 1 long strip of coordinating ribbon
  • a pair of scissors
  • 1 pack of Therm-O-Web 3d foam squares (or any permanent foam tape)
  • 1 glue stick
  • a standard single hole punch

Instructions:

  1. First, download the templates by clicking on the links below. (These are free FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.) Letters Sails Boat Hulls Anchors
  2. Print the letters on your red card stock, the sails on your navy card stock, the hulls on your brown card stock, and the anchors on the baby blue card stock. (There are two extra anchors in case you want to use them for something else.)
  3. Carefully cut out each piece.
  4. Glue the baby blue anchors onto the sheet of white card stock. Cut them out again, leaving a border of white around the blue.
  5. Lay out all of your pieces so you know how they’ll line up and fit together.
  6. Apply the foam squares to the letters – be careful to plan this out so everything lines up properly.
  7. Punch a hole in the top of each assembled piece. Leave enough room at the top so it isn’t flimsy, but not TOO much since you’re going to have to hang it with a safety pin.
  8. Put a safety pin through each hole, attach to your ribbon, and you’re done!

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DIY Nautical "Welcome Aboard" + "Happy Birthday" Mini Banner

Nautical Baby Shower Decor & Inspiration

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A Simple, Sweet Mini Banner for Baby Showers and Nautical Themed Parties

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Supplies (for 1 banner):

  • 3 sheets of 8.5 x 11 navy blue card stock (#5)
  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 red card stock (#5)
  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 white matte presentation paper (high quality matte photo paper)
  • a 1/8″ hole punch (#1)
  • a pair of scissors (we like the mini ones in #2)
  • a 1.5″ scalloped circle paper punch (we used a Marvy Uchida – as seen in #3)
  • 1 pack of Therm-O-Web 3d foam squares/circles (or any permanent foam tape – #4)
  • 1 roll of double-stick tape (#6)
  • at least 5 feet of jute, twine, string, or ribbon (we used a thin braided jute – #7)*
  • a color printer
  • a paper trimmer (optional)

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Instructions:

Download the free printable template by clicking on the link below. (This is free FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.)

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If you download our free templates, we’d really appreciate it if you liked our Facebook Page! It’s a great place to find news about promos, coupon codes, and giveaways!

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  1. Print the letters and anchors on the 8.5 x 11 white presentation paper. (We included some extra letters and sailboat graphics because we hate wasting paper. If you want to make a mini “Thank You” banner to display near your party favors, just print extra sheets of the flags. The letters for THANK YOU! are included on the template.)
  2. Punch the letters and graphics out with the scalloped circle punch.
  3. Print the flags on your colored card stock. You’ll need 3 sheets of one color (we used navy) and 1 sheet of a second color (we used red). Feel free to mix it up with other colors or patterns!Keep in mind there are 6 flags per sheet. So, if you need 13 flags to cover the letters in WELCOME ABOARD (or HAPPY BIRTHDAY), you’ll need 3 sheets. You’ll have extra flags, so don’t freak out prematurely…These flags are double-sided, so if you want to save resources, you can make them single-sided, cut each flag in half, and print half as much.
  4. Cut out your flags using scissors or your paper trimmer.
  5. With your little flags folded in half, punch holes into the top left and right corners. If you have wide ribbon, use a bigger hole punch. Make sure your jute/twine (or whatever you’re using to string through the banner) fits through a 1/8″ hole!
  6. Now it’s time to attach the scalloped circles to the flags using the foam tape. We suggest laying the letters and graphics out in order first…just to make sure you spell everything correctly.
  7. We used a super cute braided jute* to coordinate with the sailing/nautical theme, which worked out great. The only tricky part was keeping the frilling ends under control when we were stringing the flags together.Tip: wrap some scotch tape around the tip of the twine as tightly as possible (like the end of a shoelace). This will make stringing MUCH easier.
  8. Once the flags are strung, you can put a small piece of double-stick tape on the inside of each of the flags to keep them flat. This is optional, of course.
  9. You’re done! Now you have an adorable hanging banner to add to your nautical decor! Easy PEAS-y!

Nautical Baby Shower Decor and Inspiration

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Nautical Baby Shower Decor and Inspiration

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Ideas for Displaying the Nautical Mini Banner

In the photo above, we didn’t have a wall behind the display table, so we improvised. In addition to making a hanging ribbon backdrop, we put together a little vase ensemble so we could hang the banner.

Supplies:

  • 2 small containers (we used small square glass vases/votives) – although mini buckets would be cute here!
  • white or light-colored sand
  • 2 small blocks of floral foam
  • 2 skewers (the kind for kabobs that you can get at the grocery store)
  • shells for decoration
  • painted nautical wood “ornaments” (we found these at Michaels in the wood supply section)

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Nautical Baby Shower Decor and Inspiration

Basic Instructions:

First, we cut out blocks of floral foam to fit into the vases. We left about 1 mm of space between the foam block and the interior walls of the vase so we could pour the sand in and hide the foam. Then we stuck the skewers in. (The foam is key here. If you just stick the skewer in sand, it will not hold up.) Then we poured the sand in. Then we decorated with sea shells and wood pieces!

Make a third vase if you want to hold your banner up in the middle. We taped the center red flag to the ribbon backdrop.

 

We hope you enjoyed this DIY post! Good luck with your nautical themed party or baby shower!