DIY Jenga Block Nautical Vase

DIY Jenga Block Nautical Vase

If you're a fan of nautical decor or simply looking for a fun and affordable way to add a touch of charm to your space, you're in for a treat. With just a few supplies from your local Dollar Tree and a sprinkle of crafty magic, you'll transform ordinary mini jenga blocks and a plain vase into a coastal-inspired masterpiece. So, grab your glue gun and let's dive into this easy and stylish project that's sure to make waves in your home decor!

What you need

7 inch vase from Dollar Tree

Mini jenga blocks (dollar tree)

Nautical Jute Rope (dollar tree)

Hot Glue Gun/ glue sticks


Not only will these charming candle holders add a touch of coastal magic to your space, but they also make incredible table centerpieces for weddings and parties with a nautical theme. Imagine your guests being enchanted by the rustic elegance of these handmade treasures, bringing the spirit of the sea right to their tables. So, gather your supplies and let’s embark on a crafting adventure that will make waves at your next special occasion!


First things first, lay out five of those mini jenga pieces on your work surface. Personally, I went with the natural colored ones, but you could easily paint these with a white or blue finish. If you are using this vase outside, I suggest sealing it with some clear spray varnish also to protect it from the weather.

Time to bust out that trusty hot glue gun! Apply a line of hot glue to the ends of each jenga piece. Your first layer down should have the glue facing upwards. (other wise you are gluing it to the table) You can add a base if you wish, such as a coaster, or chunky wood off cut.

Then, get creative and start stacking them on top of each other around the vase.  Keep going until you reach the height that tickles your fancy. For mine, I went with a 5-jenga-piece tower, but hey, it’s your creation, so go as high or as low as you like! This would also be dependent on what you want to use your vase for. For a candle, keep it low, for flowers make it higher to cover the stems.

Now, let’s add that nautical touch! Grab that hot glue gun again and run a line of glue along the top of the jenga pieces.

Now, take that fabulous Nautical Jute Rope and wrap it around the jenga tower. I wrapped mine around twice, but you can adjust it to your liking. Once you’re satisfied, just trim off any excess rope at the end.

Voilà! You’ve got yourself a stunning Dollar Tree Nautical Jenga Block Candle Holder that’ll be the envy of all your friends. Plus, nautical decor is all the rage right now, so you’ll be right on trend!


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