A few weeks back, I was in Anthropologie and they had all of their gift wrapping supplies from Christmas on super clearance. Pretty papers, cards, and some incredible cording-- some awesome stuff. I couldn't let the cording pass by, so I bought it and let it sit around until I came up with a good enough idea to use some of it. It seems like every year around February there is all this nautical inspiration floating about as soon as the first spring break bathing suits make their way into stores. Since I'm not going anywhere warm this spring, I decided to make a little nautical headband instead. :)
Whale. Necklace. Schooner. Lighthouse.
One for me, some for friends.
To make the nautical knot necklace, you need two pieces of cording that are equal length. I'd measure against your head and give a little bit of extra cord. You also need a few inches of elastic, a needle and thread, and some scissors.
Some tips-- make sure to stitch your knot in place after your're done tying it up. This will ensure that nothing looks out of place when you're wearing it. Also, mess with the knot a few times when you're tying it. It takes a little patience, but once you see how it works, it will come together perfectly. :)
And that's it!